**Bookish Happenings**

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me-iiIt’s that time again for bookish happenings! Today, I am sharing a few things that have been going on in the world of blogging and at indieBRAG. We are completely drawn into the world of stories and the people who write them. Our passion is to share our love of reading, good reads and our hunt for them. Daily we are exploring social media and various book sites for the next great read.

This week has been a busy week! The Thanksgiving holiday is drawing near and lots of bookish things have been happening. Great blogs, announcements of new books to be released in 2017, lots of book reviews being posted and so on…

This week at Layered Pages, I have created several posts but would like to take this time to highlight my review, To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin. I REALLY wanted to love this story…Alas, there are so many miss opportunities with this book and that is a shame. This could have been a five-star story. To find out more, click on the link to read my review!

Currently I am reading several books! What else is new! *laughing* I really can’t help myself. My enthusiasm and love for reading knows no bounds. Ha! I am buddy reading a couple of books right now. Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister and The Guest on South Battery by Karen White (should be finished with it today). This weekend I REALLY hope to start, Ruler of the Night by David Morrell. His Opium-Eater (Thomas De Quincey trilogy) a Victorian mystery trilogy, is truly brilliant. 

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BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT!

This week I pre-ordered Kate Quinn’s upcoming novel to be released in June 2017. The title is, The Alice Network. How cool is that?! Check out the book description:

the-alice-networkIn an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.

1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She’s also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie’s parents banish her to Europe to have her “little problem” taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.

1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she’s recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she’s trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the “Queen of Spies”, who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy’s nose.

Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn’t heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth…no matter where it leads.

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Here is a few of my fellow book blogger’s book highlights for the week! Be sure to check them out. These bloggers are dedicated to their craft of sharing stories and a big support to the book world. I highly recommend you follow their blogs.

Erin has a new Cover Cliché over at Flashlight Commentary this week here.

Magdalena at A Bookaholic Swede reviews, The Royal Nanny by Karen Harper here.

Colleen Turner with A Literary Vacation reviews the audiobook of The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb here.

Holly with 2 Kids and Tired Books shares her Childhood Favorites…Heidi here.

Heather with The Maiden’s Court shares her November book Wish-List here.

Jenny with Let Them Rad Books shares her review of, The Earl by Katherine Ashe here.

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indieBRAG has a thanksgiving event going on starting today. Check back every day through Thanksgiving of the great blog posts here from our authors and team members-including a post from me.

Thank you for visiting Layered Pages today! I want to wish you all a great weekend and happy reading!

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