Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday Memes: The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

Happy Friday everybody!
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Barrons, Vermont
November 1950

The sun vanished below the horizon as the girl crested the rise of Old Barrons Road. Night, and she still had three miles to go.
Friday 56:
The records from Ravensbruck were destroyed," Ginette said, her voice clipped with calm anger. "They were incinerated right before the Russians liberated the camp in 1945. Records survive from many of the other camps, but Ravensbruck was obliterated. Willfully forgotten, if you will."
This week I am spotlighting The Broken Girls by Simone St. James. I got this eARC from Edelweiss. Here is the description from Amazon:
Vermont, 1950. There's a place for the girls whom no one wants--the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It's called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it's located, there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their budding friendship blossoming--until one of them mysteriously disappears. . . .

Vermont, 2014. As much as she's tried, journalist Fiona Sheridan cannot stop revisiting the events surrounding her older sister's death. Twenty years ago, her body was found lying in the overgrown fields near the ruins of Idlewild Hall. And though her sister's boyfriend was tried and convicted of murder, Fiona can't shake the suspicion that something was never right about the case.

When Fiona discovers that Idlewild Hall is being restored by an anonymous benefactor, she decides to write a story about it. But a shocking discovery during the renovations will link the loss of her sister to secrets that were meant to stay hidden in the past--and a voice that won't be silenced. . . .


  1. I've seen this all over the book blogs and book websites. I really am looking forward to reading this!
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  2. Thanks for sharing. I've been wanting to read this one. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. I'm adding this book to my TBR collection. I enjoy stories that take place during two time periods and then come together. This sounds like that kind of book.
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    Sandy @ Writing With a Texas Twang

  4. Sounds very interesting! Happy weekend!

  5. I'd really like to read this one. Hope you enjoy it!

  6. Just from pg 56-I would read it!! This is definitely not what I thought-what a nice surprise!!

  7. This sounds so good! I really enjoy dual timelines. Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)

  8. This is the first time that I have heard of this one. It sounds like the perfect thriller. I will have to add this one to my TBR. I hope that you continue to enjoy it. :)

  9. I'm on a blog tour for this one next month and it looks so good.

  10. This sounds like its right up my alley! Sounds like a great mystery. Have a great weekend and happy reading!

    Jo-Ann at Inspiration Pie

  11. Ahhh this sounds like something I would enjoy, thank you for visiting my blog and have a nice weekend!

  12. I can't wait to read this book! Sounds fascinating because it seem to have a gothic vibe. Enjoy!

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

  13. This looks so good and I love the sound of the teasers. I definitely would keep reading!

  14. I love the teasers for this! And that cover!! Happy Friday - I'll be back to comment on your latest one very soon! lol


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