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The House on Mulberry Street

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Good book. I would Buy another book by this author. I connected with the characters and plot. Highly recommend.

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I loved this sweet, romance book. I read it in one day. I loved the characters and really felt like I was there with them. I would definitely recommend this book to all my family and friends.

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This is the third book, and my least favorite of the Blue Cedar Falls trilogy. The plot felt a little slow, and anticlimactic. Elizabeth is the youngest of her sisters, and has always felt like the black sheep of the family, but I am not sure exactly why, or how it manifested in their family dynamics? This is an important detail (to her) that keeps coming up and defines some of the struggle internal to the character. She also seemed flighty, and not generally likeable, which prevented me from connected with her story. I like the author's writing style, and I am sure I will read more in the future.

I received a copy of this book through NetGalley; all opinions are my own.

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an excellent end to one of my all time favorite small town series. What a great story of sisters and i loved this second chance romance a lot! if you haven't read the first few books in the series, you should! so terrific.

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I actually never read the Blue Cedar Falls series, but this book was able to bring me into the story without much trouble. This is a beautiful story about accepting and prioritizing oneself. It was so funny to me to read about Graham being completely smitten with Elizabeth while she's just clueless lol. The characters were so complex, and the way their relationship progressed felt so real. I was super invested in both of the protagonists. I also loved the writing style -- it was really easy to read.

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Friends to lovers? Small town vibes? Small town fest? Sign me up! This book is exactly my comfort read and I was all in!

Thank you #foreverpub and #NetGalley for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review

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Thank you NetGaley, publishers, and Jeannie Chin for gifting me a copy of The House on Mulberry Street in return for my honest opinion.

3/5 stars

In this charming small-town romance, two best friends sharing a kiss might have made the worst mistake of their lives—or found the best thing that's ever happened to them.

Between helping at her family’s inn and teaching painting, Elizabeth Wu has put her dream of being an artist on the back burner. But her plan to launch an arts festival will boost the local Blue Cedar Falls arts scene and give her a showcase for her own work. If only she can get the town council on board. At least she can rely on her dependable best friend Graham to support her. Except lately, he hasn’t been acting like his old self, and she has no idea why.

Graham Lewis has been secretly in love with Elizabeth forever, but it’s past time that he faces the cold, hard truth: vivacious, amazing Elizabeth will never see him as anything but a platonic pal. He’s going to help her get the festival off the ground, but after that he needs to forget his one-sided crush. Until one impulsive kiss changes everything. Can they really rebuild their entire relationship—and the festival—from the ground up? Or will it all come crashing down?

Disclaimer: I am very picky with my romance novels, a 3 from me could be a 4 or 5 from others.

This is was a cute, fun, friends-to-lovers read. The characters and town were very well written and made me want to learn more about them. It had everything you expect with a small-town romance, with the small-town politics and the eclectic characters. It had a little bit of everything.

There was also nothing really special about it, the romance was cute but I did find it all that unique. If you want a quick easy to read romance then this is a great choice!

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The House on Mulberry Street in the final book following Elizabeth Wu in a friends-to-lovers story. I've loved the other books in this series, but this one fell short for me. I don't know if it was Elizabeth herself as a character since she lacks self-confidence in the art world or Graham Lewis, her best friend and love interest, who's way too overeager for a relationship with Elizabeth. I forced myself to finish it because I had loved the other books in the series so much. Friends-to-Lovers isn't my favorite trope, but I don't usually have a problem with it like I did with this one.

If you've enjoyed Jeannie Chin's other two books and novella in this series, I would say to give it a chance since it still has the same charm overall as her other books. Although I didn't love The House on Mulberry Street, I'll still read whatever Jeannie writes in the future because I love her writing style.

Thank you to Forever and Netgalley for a copy in exchange for review consideration.

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Elizabeth and Graham are best friends and things are seeming off when he breaks the news that he's moving into a new house. To Elizabeth was always there and dependable and now it's all the more confusing he's relocating from thier comfortable friendship. Graham always had a thing for Elizabeth and her flighty ways but he need to learn to move on. But after a impulsive kiss it seems there's more feelings going on. As they work on Elizabeths new arts festival project they navigate this new non platonic relationship they seem to be forming.

So I really enjoyed this book. It had the small town feels without the over dramatics. It seems there was alot going on when it came to Elizabeth she always felt like the black sheep. Then there was this one time run in with the law that everyone seems to never want to forget and she's grown but being in a small down trouble isn't something people easily forget and let go. So while reading reading this book the reader gets to know Elizabeth character and really understand why she is the way she is which I really liked. As for the ever-supportive Graham who is really there for her when she needed it it was interested in getting to know his story as well. He has a overachieving brother and the father who just wants more for him in his own grumpy way. It was interesting how he played his part in this book. As for the whole friendship to lovers thing I really enjoyed seeing how these two working on figuring out how things were going to be now that feelings were out in the open. It must also interesting seeing how they tried working together to form the Arts Festival. Over all this is a really good book I really enjoyed it.

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Friends-to-lovers set in a charming small town. I enjoyed the other two.books in this series, and this one was no exception. You could read it as a stand-alone. This book follows the slow progression of Elizabeth and Graham's relationship, which isn't without its challenges. I thoroughly enjoyed the adversity they faced throughout the story and each of their personal growth.

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This is a good book. The two main characters are Elizabeth and Graham. They have known each other all their lives. They are best friends, and they live together. Graham tells Elizabeth that he is buying a house and moving out of their apartment. Elizabeth can’t understand why Graham is moving out. They each have trust issues but together they work it out and fall in love.

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Thank you so much to Forever and Netgally for letting me read an eARC of The House on Mulberry street! I read this one back in December maybe, but I just realized that I had forgotten to review it, which is 100% my bad, especially since I love this series!
The House on Mulberry Street 4/5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads: In this charming small-town romance, two best friends sharing a kiss might have made the worst mistake of their lives—or found the best thing that's ever happened to them.
Between helping at her family’s inn and teaching painting, Elizabeth Wu has put her dream of being an artist on the back burner. But her plan to launch an arts festival will boost the local Blue Cedar Falls arts scene and give her a showcase for her own work. If only she can get the town council on board. At least she can rely on her dependable best friend Graham to support her. Except lately, he hasn’t been acting like his old self, and she has no idea why.
Graham Lewis has been secretly in love with Elizabeth forever, but it’s past time that he faces the cold, hard truth: vivacious, amazing Elizabeth will never see him as anything but a platonic pal. He’s going to help her get the festival off the ground, but after that he needs to forget his one-sided crush. Until one impulsive kiss changes everything. Can they really rebuild their entire relationship—and the festival—from the ground up? Or will it all come crashing down?
I really loved the other two Wu sisters’ books, so I was so incredibly excited to read Elizabeth’s book! She’s always been such a fun character and the whole friends to lovers trope is one of my favorites. Elizabeth was constantly underestimated and looked down on by members of the town, but the one person who always believed in her was Graham and that was adorable. And the way she helped Graham with his family issues was also adorable. Graham’s dad was for sure the worst- it’s definitely not good anytime a parent pits you against any of your siblings and minimizes your accomplishments. I really liked how Elizabeth and Graham’s relationship slowly evolved and even though it had some hiccups, it ended up being perfect- and all it took was Graham buying a house and taking steps forward in his life. Overall, I really enjoyed The House on Mulberry Street (and all of the books in this series really) and I highly suggest grabbing it today!

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I enjoyed The House on Mulberry Street by Jeannie Chin. The characters are wonderful. Happy Reading! **I received an ARC of this book courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and given freely**

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I'm not usually one for friends-to-lovers romance but whooo boy did Elizabeth and Graham win me over. Best friends since childhood, they both have insecurities about their ability to function as adults and be loved for who they are. I loved watching these two decide to love each other wholeheartedly. This is a romance novel for anyone who has ever been unsure if they're worthy of love.

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I am really struggling to put into words my feelings about this book, so I've decided to default to a quick plot synopsis and bullet points because sometimes that's just the best way to make things work. Or something.

Long story short, Elizabeth and Graham are best friends for a really long time and also roommates. Graham is in love with Elizabeth, but he's bought a house because he "knows" that there will never be anything between them romantically and he needs to move on. Elizabeth is hurt by this whole Graham moving out thing. Also, Elizabeth has decided to put on an arts festival and there are a lot of side characters who are necessarily involved. The family dynamics in this book are excellent on both sides, also I loved the side characters a lot.

Why I Loved This Book:
- The characters feel real. All of them, honestly. Even the "villain" felt like a real person in a small town.
- The small town vibes.
- The dysfunctional family aspect on both sides
- The found family in the form of the friendships
- The siblings
- The way Elizabeth feels so messy and like everything about her is both somehow too much and not enough.
- The romance: specifically, I really love the way Graham and Elizabeth love one another.

I mentioned this in my short place-holder review, but genuinely, if your favorite of Kate Canterbary's Walsh siblings are Erin or Shannon, you should definitely read this book. Like... truly. So good. Amazing. I loved this so much.

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Jeannie Chin has me wrapped in her world of Blue Cedar Falls and the Wu family. Elizabeth, the youngest Wu daughter is ambitious in a different way than her sisters in that she wants to be an artist and has settled for teaching art classes in the Inn that her parents own and working at the Inn part time. Thank goodness for her BFF Graham who understands her dreams and her quirks and just her. The most supportive BFF who happens to be on the town council who can help her bring her small town dreams into reality.

Graham has been in love with his best friend, Elizabeth Wu for as long as he can remember but he has realized that maybe waiting for her to notice and fall in love with him too will never happen. So he kisses her and well, Nothing! Simply nothing, so Graham decides he should move on and look in other directions for love. But how does that impact his friendship with Elizabeth. And will either of their dreams ever come true?

Read the story of Elizabeth and her dreams of making Blue Cedar Falls better than she came into it with her BFF Graham to find out of dreams really do come true. Let me tell you this was a dream read for me.

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This is a classic friends to lovers with a small town feel. Graham has loved Elizabeth his entire life. Despite these secret feelings, he is content to just be her best friend, roommate, and confidant. This all changes when Elizabeth doesn't land an opportunity she wanted that would have had her moving away causing Graham to realize that nothing would ever happen between them and he needs to move on. He decides to buy a house, which really rocks Elizabeth's world. She has never thought of Graham that way, and has assumed he'd always just be there, but as things change so do her feelings.

I adored the friendship between these two. While this is the 3rd in the series, it reads fine as a standalone. However, it is great to see the build up to Graham's home purchase as he slowly begins to realize that Elizabeth is never going to see him the way he sees her. Of course, there is tons of angst and it only makes the connection that much sweeter. I really appreciated how their coming together was so easy because of their friendship but also filled with many questions and cautious steps as they both experience real growth. Chin is great at writing fully-formed characters and Graham and Elizabeth are great examples of this. They have friends, families, and relationships that are complex and they are both working on figuring out what they want in life.

If you love books by Jill Shalvis or Susan Mallery I believe this would be a great choice for you. I look forward to reading more from Chin in the future!

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A friends to loves with great characters. I love all the books in this series. Perfect for fans of Annie Rains and Reese Ryan.

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Jeannie Chin's sexy, small-town romance HOUSE ON MULBERRY STREET (BLUE CEDAR FALLS, #3) tells a heartfelt romance between longtime best friends Elizabeth and Graham. Not only does Chin excel in cozy, small-town worldbuilding, but she is aces at writing believable, relatable 3rd act breakups (unfortunately, an increasingly lost art).

A must-read for small-town romance readers who adore sexy friends-to-lovers romance novels.

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I will always love friends to lovers. While 2022 was the mood of enemies to lovers, I have fully committed to friends to lovers this year. And what I love about Elizabeth and Graham is how much history they have. It's also not like one of those stories where both friends have always kind of eyed each other, for Elizabeth an impulsive kiss has her questioning everything she thought.

Of all three, Graham has to be my favorite love interest of the series. He is one of those firm believers, stand by my side through it all, characters. Seeing through his perspective allows you to see the depths of his feeling and how committed he is. I love a committed character! Additionally, Elizabeth is struggling to process the past and the expectations and ideas people have of her.

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