Top Five Tuesdays: Books I Disliked But Am Glad I Read

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Hello and welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl!

You’ve picked up that popular book that everyone is raving about, but you thought it was awful. However, you can’t completely hate it because you also found yourself glad that you read it at the same time?

Rarely does this happen to me because I have a habit of choosing books that I know ahead of time that I will enjoy ahead of time. However, this happens from time to time. There are books that my close friends will rave about but I can still have discussions about it even I didn’t like it.

Here are some of the book that I disliked, but I’m glad that I read.

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First Line Fridays: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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Hello and good morning!

Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

Since Mother’s Day is happening on Sunday, this week’s theme is about mothers.

So I picked a classic that features one, my favorite fictional mothers. In fact, PBS will be airing a new TV show for this book. Unfortunately, I don’t have cable so I won’t be watching it, but I’m still excited about it!

The book I’m featuring is:

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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Just Read Tours: The Story Peddler by Lindsay A. Franklin

Series: The Weaver Trilogy, Book 1

Author: Lindsay A. Franklin

Publisher: Enclave Publishing

Release Date: May 1, 2018

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

The Story PeddlerAbout the Book:

Selling stories is a deadly business.
Tanwen doesn’t just tell stories—she weaves them into crystallized sculptures that sell for more than a few bits. But the only way to escape the control of her cruel mentor and claw her way from poverty is to set her sights on something grander: becoming Royal Storyteller to the king.

During her final story peddling tour, a tale of treason spills from her hands, threatening the king himself. Tanwen goes from peddler to prey as the king’s guard hunts her down . . . and they’re not known for their mercy. As Tanwen flees for her life, she unearths long-buried secrets and discovers she’s not the only outlaw in the empire. There’s a rebel group of weavers . . . and they’re after her too.

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WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wendesdays

Good morning!

WWW Wednesdays are hosted by Sam of Taking on a World of Words.

I personally think this is a fun meme because I love seeing how everyone answers the three W’s. It’s also a fun way to see what might be appearing on the blog next.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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A Twist of Faith by Pepper D. Basham

A Twist of FaithRelease Date: April 6, 2016

Publisher: Firefly Southern Fiction

ISBN: 9781941103883

Genre: Fiction / Contemporary / Romance

Series: Mitchell’s Crossroads, Book One

About the Book:

Love does not have an accent …”
Dr. Adelina Roseland has worked ten years in research as an accent reduction specialist to attain her dream job. But a secret wager to transform Appalachian cattle farmer Reese Mitchell into corporate material challenges Adelina in ways she never expected, threatening her new position.  Continue reading

Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer

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Release Date: March 20, 2018

Publisher: Waterbrook Multnomah

ISBN: 9780735290051

Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance

About the Book:

Readers rabid for the sweet historical romances of Tracie Peterson and Tamara Alexander will flock to Kim Vogel Sawyer’s prairie-set heartwarmer of a pair of opposites destined for love.

Estelle Brantley grew up in affluence and knows exactly how to behave in high society. But when she is cast from the social registers due to her father’s illegal dealings, she finds herself forced into a role she never imagined: tutoring rough Kansas ranchers in the subjects of manners and morals so they can “marry up” with their mail-order brides. Mack Cleveland, whose father was swindled by a mail-order bride, wants no part of the scheme to bring Eastern women to Spiveyville, Kansas, and he’s put off by the snooty airs and fastidious behavior of the “little city gal” in their midst. But as time goes by, his heart goes out to the teacher who tries so diligently to smooth the rough edges from the down-to-earth men. How can he teach her that perfection won’t bring happiness? Continue reading

Courageous Women of the Bible by LaTan Roland Murphy

Courageous Women of the Bible

Release Date: February 20, 2018

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 978-0764230523

Genre: Non-Fiction / Christian Living / Spiritual Growth

About the Book:

Learn to live, love, and lead courageously–as you boldly choose to trust God.

Whether you’re facing struggles with singleness, the mounting challenges of marriage and motherhood, health issues, a financial crisis–God has equipped you to walk in freedom and confidence as you abide in Him, strengthened by His power and provision. Through the stories of eleven brave women of the Bible who made faith-filled choices that positioned them for success, LaTan Roland Murphy exhorts, encourages, and empowers women of all ages. With warmth and wit, she illustrates how you, like Deborah, Jael, Mary, and others, can look beyond your circumstances and lay hold of the courage needed to  Continue reading