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A Women’s Fiction Book that Evokes Emotion

I have been on a mission to find as many gems in the Women’s Fiction genre as I can. I was surprised to find one at a Heart hospital while waiting for my little brother to come out of heart surgery. I picked up a copy of Words by Ginny L. Yttrup. I started reading it while there and upon leaving, found the nearest book store to buy it ( I couldn’t take the hospital’s copy).

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About WORDS

Ten-year old Kaylee Wren doesn’t speak. Not since her drug-addled mother walked away, leaving her in a remote cabin nestled in the towering redwoods-in the care of a man who is as dangerous as he is evil. With silence her only refuge, Kaylee collects words she might never speak from the only memento her mother left behind: a dictionary.

Sierra Dawn is thirty-four, an artist, and alone. She has allowed the shame of her past to silence her present hopes and chooses to bury her pain by trying to control her circumstances. But on the twelfth anniversary of her daughter’s death, Sierra’s control begins to crumble as the God of her childhood woos her back to Himself.

Brought together by Divine design, Kaylee and Sierra will discover together the healing mercy of the Word-Jesus Christ.

I immediately connected with the main characters, Kaylee, because of her outstanding faith that her mother would return for her. Also her strength in enduring everything she was going through with a man her mother should have never left her with. Sierra because I could understand the pain she was going through with loosing someone she loved and blaming herself. It was overwhelming when these two characters met but also exciting to see help arriving for Kaylee after all. This book shares two people needing to be saved from their current situations. After reading WORDS, Ginny L. Yttrup’s writing made me connect so much with her characters  that I can’t help but read the rest of her work.

Emotions displayed: compassion, sympathy, frustration, excitement, heartbreak and hope.

If you would like to learn more about Ginny L. Yttrup and purchase any of her books, visit her at http://ginnyyttrup.com/.

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4 Women Fiction Books that Will Take You on A Rollercoaster

The women’s fiction genre continues to take readers on an emotional rollercoaster. From family secrets bringing characters back to the town they fought to leave, to mysteries behind disappearances, to secrets behind murder, to the bonding of siblings. Here are four books that are worth being on the rollercoaster.

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The Wishing Tide by Barbara Davis

In The Wishing Tide, Lane Kramer runs an inn in Starry Point, North Carolina. A storm comes in along with an unexpected guest, a English professor working on his book. Lane connects with him in ways she never imagined along with the crazy lady on the dunes.

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The Secrets She Carried by Barbara Davis

In The Secrets She Carried, Leslie Nichols inherits her grandmother’s farm, Peak Plantation and she can’t wait to sell it. Jay Davenport is the caretaker of the farm and wants to keep it. Leslie and Jay delve into the mysteries behind the farm and discover it holds a lot of family secrets.

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Lies and Other Acts of Love by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Lies and Other Acts of Love is about Annabelle, a woman who looks up to her grandparents and the love they share. Annabelle always does what is right but this time she calls off her engagement and marries an unlikely candidate. Her spare of the moment, love and first sight attitude changes her life.

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Dear Carolina by Kristy Woodson Harvey

This says it all:

One baby girl.
Two strong Southern women.
And the most difficult decision they’ll ever make.
It makes you want to read it, right?
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All Things Women Fiction: Three Women Fiction Books Worth Reading

I love suggesting and discussing books in genres I care about and believe avid readers will enjoy.  In All Things Women Fiction this month, I am sharing my three women fiction picks worth reading. This month I am featuring books written by Kim Boykin. I absolutely love the setting of her books, the hint of drama and the unforgettable characters. I enjoyed being on the journey reading how these women Nettie Gilbert, Vada Hadley and Zora Adams dealt with the obstacles in their lives. Here are my Kim Boykin picks for July:

A Peach of a Pair

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March, 1953. Nettie Gilbert has cherished her time studying to be a music teacher at Columbia College in South Carolina, but as graduation approaches, she can’t wait to return to her family—and her childhood sweetheart, Brooks—in Alabama. But just days before her senior recital, she gets a letter from her mama telling her that Brooks is getting married . . . to her own sister.

Devastated, Nettie drops out of school and takes a job as live-in help for two old-maid sisters, Emily and Lurleen Eldridge. Emily is fiercely protective of the ailing Lurleen, but their sisterhood has weathered many storms. And as Nettie learns more about their lives on a trip to see a faith healer halfway across the country, she’ll discover that love and forgiveness will one day lead her home . . .

A Palmetto Moon

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June, 1947. Charleston is poised to celebrate the biggest wedding in high-society history, the joining of two of the oldest families in the city. Except the bride is nowhere to be found…

Unlike the rest of the debs she grew up with, Vada Hadley doesn’t see marrying Justin McLeod as a blessing—she sees it as a life sentence. So when she finds herself one day away from a wedding she doesn’t want, she’s left with no choice but to run away from the future her parents have so carefully planned for her.

In Round O, South Carolina, Vada finds independence in the unexpected friendships she forms at the boarding house where she stays, and a quiet yet fulfilling courtship with the local diner owner, Frank Darling. For the first time in her life, she finally feels like she’s where she’s meant to be. But when her dear friend Darby hunts her down, needing help, Vada will have to confront the life she gave up—and decide where her heart truly belongs.

The Wisdom of Hair

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“The problem with cutting your own hair is that once you start, you just keep cutting, trying to fix it, and the truth is, some things can never be fixed. The day of my daddy’s funeral, I cut my bangs until they were the length of those little paintbrushes that come with dime-store watercolor sets. I was nine years old. People asked me why I did it, but I was too young then to know I was changing my hair because I wanted to change my life.”

In 1983, on her nineteenth birthday, Zora Adams finally says goodbye to her alcoholic mother and their tiny town in the mountains of South Carolina. Living with a woman who dresses like Judy Garland and brings home a different man each night is not a pretty existence, and Zora is ready for life to be beautiful.

With the help of a beloved teacher, she moves to a coastal town and enrolls in the Davenport School of Beauty. Under the tutelage of Mrs. Cathcart, she learns the art of fixing hair, and becomes fast friends with the lively Sara Jane Farquhar, a natural hair stylist. She also falls hard for handsome young widower Winston Sawyer, who is drowning his grief in bourbon. She couldn’t save Mama, but maybe she can save him.

As Zora practices finger waves, updos, and spit curls, she also comes to learn that few things are permanent in this life–except real love, lasting friendship, and, ultimately… forgiveness.

*Click book images to Purchase. To learn more about Kim Boykin visit her online at http://kimboykin.com/

 

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All Things Women Fiction: Four Women Fiction Books Worth Reading

I shared before what I look for when purchasing women fiction books. In All Things Women Fiction, I am sharing four books in this genre worth reading. These four books provide enough drama, suspense and women trying to better themselves. These are books I have read and give my stamp of approval.

I love suggesting books I believe avid readers will enjoy. Here are my four picks for June:

Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

littlemerciesnew-197x300Talk about a book that captures your attention. Little Mercies draws you into the life of Ellen Moore, a social worker who has seen it all in her line of work. She is tired, goes over and beyond for her clients, and tries her best to keep her life in order. In one day that all changes and it gets a little tricky for Ellen when the tables turn and she is the accused. Click image to purchase.

 

 

Some Women by Emily Liebert

some-womenSome Women enlightens you on the bonding of three women and the importance of friendship. This book is about three women who meet at an exercise class, each going through their own issue but find the time to help each other through them. I can say there were some twists that I was not expecting. If you want to know more, check out My Fuzzy Findz on this title here. Click image to purchase

 

Second House on the Corner by Sadeqa Johnson

Second HouseThis is a book holds you captive as you enter the life of Felicia Lyons. She is a mother of three who is tired of the day-to-day of her life. Unexpectedly, Felicia is hit with obstacles threating the very life she cannot help but complain about and finds herself fighting hard to keep. Ladies, we all can relate to Felicia trust me after reading this book you will see. Click image to purchase.

 

 

The Accidental Bestseller by Wendy Wax

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This is my absolute favorite book by this author. It is about four aspiring authors Mallory, Tanya, Faye and Kendall who meet at a conference. All of them remain friends years later. Kendall has a deadline but also has writers block so her friends decide to come to her rescue. You just have to read it to see how helping friends just might backfire. Click image to purchase.