#FridayBookShare The Disobedient Wife by Annika Milisic-Stanley @MilisicStanley @ShelleyWilson72 @rosieamber1

#FridayBookShare  brainchild of Shelley Wilson

Friday Book Share

With the weekend approaching it’s the perfect time to seek out new books to read, so Shelley has created a Friday Book Share game to help search for that ideal read.

Anyone can have a go – all you need to do is answer the following questions based on the book you are currently reading/finished reading this week and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare

First line of the book.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Your favourite line/scene.

I am delighted to have discovered my current read. I did so because I’m a member of the Rosie Amber Review Team and this one was recommended by Terry Tyler, thank you.

The Disobedient Wife by Annika Milisic-Stanley

First line of the book:

“In the early hours snow fell, covering grey high rises, broken pavements and potholed roads, transforming the city into a winter fairyland.”

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb:

Tajikistan is a harsh place of political and religious repression. It remains deeply patriarchal. The first modern-day novel in English describing Tajikistan, The Disobedient Wife is dedicated to the women of Tajikistan.

The Disobedient Wife tells the story of two very different women, both trapped in a fabric of a social environment that is hostile to them. Harriet Simenon is the rich wife of a powerful expat business man, with all the privilege that entails; yet her journal portrays a darker interior world of isolation and loneliness. Nargis is her Tajik nanny and maid who struggles with poverty and her subordinate role both at work and as a woman in society in general. Yet Nargis possesses a strength that Harriet comes to admire. As Harriet’s life unravels against a backdrop of violence and betrayal Nargis becomes her support and an unexpected friendship develops.

In a narrative rich with a sense of place and deeply humane, Milisic-Stanley brings the acute observation of an artist and social anthropologist to bear on this compelling story of two women surviving and thriving in difficult circumstances.

Introduce the main character using only three words:

Nargis – Inspiring, strong, survivor.

Delightful Design:

The Disobedient Wife

Audience appeal: Readers who like to find a beautifully written surprise on every page. Those who are interested in the lives of others, of the dynamics between different cultures and who like authentically told tales.

Your favourite line/scene: There are so many, but this, says it all.

“She was as Persephone, forced from summer on Earth to the chill of the Underworld.”

If you want to join in, then answer the F.R.I.D.A.Y questions and use the Friday Book Share meme. Tag Shelley (@ShelleyWilson72) and (@rosieamber1) in so they can read what you have added too.

About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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4 Responses to #FridayBookShare The Disobedient Wife by Annika Milisic-Stanley @MilisicStanley @ShelleyWilson72 @rosieamber1

  1. Rosie Amber says:

    Glad you are reading this after Terry’s recommendation.

  2. Shelley says:

    Great choice for the Friday Book Share, Georgia 🙂

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