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message 1: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Nov 26, 2017 03:35PM) (new)

Jan | 12583 comments Nov/Dec 2017 Group Read
The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford


With the movie Murder on the Orient Express coming out in November, I thought it would be fun to read this book. So I'm inviting everyone to join me.

**Please use spoilers when posting your comments.



Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she can’t neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey.

Agatha isn’t the only passenger on board with secrets. Her cabinmate Katharine Keeling’s first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. Nancy Nelson—newly married but carrying another man’s child—is desperate to conceal the pregnancy and teeters on the brink of utter despair. Each woman hides her past from the others, ferociously guarding her secrets. But as the train bound for the Middle East speeds down the track, the parallel courses of their lives shift to intersect—with lasting repercussions.

Filled with evocative imagery, suspense, and emotional complexity, The Woman on the Orient Express explores the bonds of sisterhood forged by shared pain and the power of secrets.



message 2: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12583 comments I'm looking forward to reading this! If you can't find it at your library you can get it on Amazon for $1.99 or for free if you have Kindle Unlimited.


message 3: by Linda (new)

Linda Boyd (boydlinda95gmailcom) | 85 comments I love Mysteries so I’m pretty sure I will be reading this one!


message 4: by Cecile (new)

Cecile Grudzinski | 49 comments I too love mysteries. I’m going to check out my library tomorrow to see if they have it.


message 5: by Denise (new)

Denise | 2510 comments If you buy the Kindle $1.99 then you can get the audiobook for $1.99. I don't know if it works that way with Kindle Unlimited.


message 6: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12583 comments It does work...if you have kindle unlimited and check it out you can buy the audio for 1.99. That's what I did....lol.

I'm going to start this tomorrow. I have a drive to make and don't want to start another audio. I'm excited to start it!!


message 7: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 694 comments Oh, thanks. I wasn't sure about the audio with KU.


message 8: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Oct 31, 2017 09:16PM) (new)

Jan | 12583 comments I started this today and am really enjoying it. I'm not loving the narrator but I have the book also. So I'm listening and then reviewing with the book. I may end up giving up on the audio but I'm going to give it a little while longer.

Prologue & Chapter One: (view spoiler)

Chapter Two & Three: (view spoiler)

It's a great start and has captured my attention completely!!!


message 9: by Denise (last edited Nov 01, 2017 12:46PM) (new)

Denise | 2510 comments Too bad I read Murder on the Orient Express over40 years ago it would be interesting to compare it to how the story(ies) unfold and descriptions compare to The Woman on the Orient Express. At first I thought the premise was a bit too contrived, Agatha Christie on the Orient Express, but after having read the first few chapters I think the author makes it work - lets see how that goes.

Jan did such a good summary I won't repeat it. I'll add on when I can (I have a new puppy that came from the Cayman Islands hurricane area and is quite nervous - it is hard to be around such a stressed out animal and remain calm yikes!).


message 10: by Linda (last edited Nov 01, 2017 11:21AM) (new)

Linda Boyd (boydlinda95gmailcom) | 85 comments Jan, I was not thrilled by the author either, I listened to a sample to see if I wanted to go that route, I'm going to go with reading the book and should get started this weekend! I'm excited!

Your posts are taunting me! LOL!


message 11: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Nov 01, 2017 06:30PM) (new)

Jan | 12583 comments Linda wrote: "Jan, I was not thrilled by the author either, I listened to a sample to see if I wanted to go that route, I'm going to go with reading the book and should get started this weekend! I'm excited!

Your posts are taunting me! LOL! ..."


That's what they are supposed to do Linda!!!

I started out liking the narrator but she began to grate on my nerves after an hour. Oh well....


message 12: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12583 comments I read another couple of chapters!

Chapter 4-5: (view spoiler)


message 13: by Rosina (new)

Rosina Hi Jan.....

I will join you in this read....started and part way through Chapter one.....definitely an interesting start.....

Anyone going to see the new movie later this month?


message 14: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12583 comments Glad you are joining me Rosina!

I would really like to see the movie...think I need to twist my daughters arm.


message 15: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 694 comments Rosina wrote: "Hi Jan.....

I will join you in this read....started and part way through Chapter one.....definitely an interesting start.....

Anyone going to see the new movie later this month?"


Hubby and I are planning to see it.


message 16: by Bev(baglady) (new)

Bev(baglady) (blbaglady) | 239 comments I'm gonna join you in reading this one. I just downloaded it to my kindle and plan to start it tonight


message 17: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12583 comments Yay!!! The more the merrier :)


message 18: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Nov 05, 2017 12:18PM) (new)

Jan | 12583 comments Chapters 6-8: (view spoiler)


message 19: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Nov 07, 2017 06:11PM) (new)

Jan | 12583 comments Chapter 9-11: (view spoiler)

Anyone else making progress on this???


message 20: by Denise (new)

Denise | 2510 comments I finished the audiobook but I've not been well and couldn't concentrate enough to write anything. sorry! (hiding)


message 21: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12583 comments Sorry you have been sick Denise! No need to hide...hope you feel better soon!


message 22: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 694 comments I should get to it in the next week.


message 23: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12583 comments Great Karen!


message 24: by Jackie (new)

Jackie | 105 comments I will be able to read it this weekend.


message 25: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 694 comments Jan wrote: "I started this today and am really enjoying it. I'm not loving the narrator but I have the book also. So I'm listening and then reviewing with the book. I may end up giving up on the audio but I'm ..."

Started it today and I'm really enjoying it. Prologue & Chap 1 (view spoiler)

Chap 2 & 3 (view spoiler)

I am really enjoying this book already.


message 26: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 694 comments Jan wrote: "I read another couple of chapters!

Chapter 4-5:
I loved this line in chapter 4 when she is thinking about Hercule Poirot: "How is it, she thought,that one can create a character who is more inte..."


I really enjoyed these chapters too (view spoiler)


message 27: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 694 comments Chap 6-8 I agree. (view spoiler)

Chap 9-11 (view spoiler)


message 28: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Nov 09, 2017 07:08PM) (new)

Jan | 12583 comments Wow...you are making great progress Karen!! And I'm enjoying your comments. I agree about (view spoiler)

Chapter 12 - 17: (view spoiler)


message 29: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 694 comments Or I wondered (view spoiler)


message 30: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12583 comments That's an interesting thought Karen....hmmmm!


message 31: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Nov 10, 2017 08:31AM) (new)

Jan | 12583 comments Read a few more chapters last night.

Chapters 18-21: (view spoiler)


message 32: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 694 comments Hope to catch up to you today, Jan!


message 33: by Linda (new)

Linda Boyd (boydlinda95gmailcom) | 85 comments Prologue - (view spoiler)


message 34: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12583 comments I"m excited you started Linda!!! (view spoiler)

And I'm sure you will manage to catch up with me Karen. You've been flying through this book.


message 35: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 694 comments Chap 12-17 (view spoiler)


message 36: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 694 comments Linda wrote: "Prologue - [spoilers removed]"

I'm sure you'll enjoy it, Linda. I really am. I don't usually read this type of book (mostly romance for me) but it's so good.


message 37: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12583 comments I'm glad you are enjoying it Karen even if its out of our normal genre!

I listened to 2 chapters while driving around today and have to post!!!

Chapter 22: (view spoiler)

Chapter 23: (view spoiler)


message 38: by Linda (new)

Linda Boyd (boydlinda95gmailcom) | 85 comments Karen ♐ wrote: "Linda wrote: "Prologue - [spoilers removed]"

I'm sure you'll enjoy it, Linda. I really am. I don't usually read this type of book (mostly romance for me) but it's so good."



I’m all about a good Mystery!


message 39: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 694 comments Chap 18-21 (view spoiler)


message 40: by Karen ♐ (last edited Nov 10, 2017 10:02PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 694 comments Chap 22 (view spoiler)


message 41: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 694 comments Chap 23 (view spoiler)


message 42: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Nov 11, 2017 09:20AM) (new)

Jan | 12583 comments Karen...in response to:

Chapters 18-21: (view spoiler)

Chapter 22-23: (view spoiler)


message 43: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 694 comments I cannot stop reading this book!


message 44: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12583 comments Karen ♐ wrote: "I cannot stop reading this book!"

LOL...that's a good thing Karen!!!


message 45: by Linda (new)

Linda Boyd (boydlinda95gmailcom) | 85 comments Chapter 1 (view spoiler)


message 46: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Nov 12, 2017 11:58AM) (new)

Jan | 12583 comments Chapter 25: (view spoiler)

Chapter 26: (view spoiler)


message 47: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12583 comments Linda (view spoiler)


message 48: by Linda (new)

Linda Boyd (boydlinda95gmailcom) | 85 comments Chapter 3 (view spoiler)


message 49: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12583 comments Linda on Chapter 3 (view spoiler)


message 50: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 694 comments Chap 25 (view spoiler)

Chap 26 (view spoiler)


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