#FridayBookShare brainchild of Shelley Wilson
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.
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.