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    When Grumpy Met Sunshine

    A grumpy ex-soccer player hires sunshine-y ghost writer to write his memoirs, but when the paparazzi catches sight of the reclusive athlete and curvy writer together and mistakes their business arrangement for a new relationship, they are forced to continue with the fake relationship in order to keep the appearance that he's writing his memoirs himself. But what's real and what's fake?

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    Divine Rivals

    Winnow just wants to hold her family together. Her mother is suffering from addiction and her brother is missing from the front lines. Her best bet is to win the columnist promotion at the Oath Gazette. To combat her worries, Iris writes letters to her brother and slips them beneath her wardrobe door, where they vanish?into the hands of Roman Kitt, her cold and handsome rival at the paper. When he anonymously writes Iris back, the two of them forge a connection that will follow Iris all the way to the front lines of battle: for her brother, the fate of mankind, and love.

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    Lessons in Chemistry

    Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. It’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans, who falls in love with—of all things—her mind. But like science, life is unpredictable. A few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. As her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo.

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    The Perfumist of Paris

    The final chapter in Alka Joshi’s New York Times bestselling Jaipur trilogy takes readers to 1970s Paris, where Radha’s budding career as a perfumer must compete with the demands of her family and the secrets of her past.

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    Hotel of Secrets

    The glitz and glam of Imperial Vienna comes to life in this decadent novel. Equal parts romance, humor, and mystery, this charming and sweet story kept me enthralled and reading past my bed time.

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    How to Stop Time

    One thing that Matt Haig does so well is write about the nuance of the human experience. I love the way his mind works to come up with creative ways to explore everything about what it means to be humans, specifically in this novel, the way we let our emotions control us.

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    When We Left Cuba

    This is the second book in The Perez Family series by Chanel Cleeton. I'm happy to report that, in my opinion, this book is just as good as the first one! In fact, I think I liked it better.

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    The Ways We Hide

    Weaving more than just WW2 history into the story, this story about friendship, love, loyalty, and overcoming fear connects several different historical events in a thoughtful way, breaking your heart and putting it back together again as if by magic.