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The Red Tent | Anita Diamant
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This deserved all of the accolades and honors and awards it won. Beautiful book. Great story, fabulous writing, characters with some depth.
A retelling/twist on the Old Testament story of Jacob. It is not his story but that of his only daughter,Dinah. Told from her point of view and it is her life. I love the way Diamant takes this briefly mentioned in the Bible character and creates this entire life for her.
4.5⭐️ badass females all around.

dabbe I loved this one as well. 💚💙💚 2w
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TheBookgeekFrau
A Lineage of Grace | Francine Rivers
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I really enjoyed this series of novellas about Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary. These women were strong of faith and character and stood fast in their convictions when many around them were filled with doubt (about everything not just their belief in God). Ruth's story was my favorite.

There was a lot of bible study at the end of each story that I skipped. But as a historical fiction read--Worthy! I learned a lot.

34/62

#BookedInTime

Cuilin That sounds really cool. ( I would‘ve skipped the Bible study too.) 🤫 2w
dabbe Gotcha as a “pick“ on the spreadsheet! 🤩 2w
TheBookgeekFrau @dabbe 💛💛💛 2w
TheBookgeekFrau @Cuilin It was a lot better than I thought it would be! It leaned way more to historical fiction than religion (outside of the Bible study sections). I'm glad I read it, and if it weren't for #BookedInTime I probably would've overlooked it at the LFL where I found it 😊 2w
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The Robe | Lloyd C. Douglas
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"Because she was only 15 and busy with her growing up, Lucia's periods of reflection were brief and infrequent; but this morning she felt weighted with responsibility."

#FirstLineFridays
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Cuilin
The Secret Chord: A Novel | Geraldine Brooks
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#BookedInTime #BiblicalFiction

I gave it 5 ⭐️ Amazing storytelling, but the violence was difficult to read.
It is the story, told through Nathan the prophet, of King David from young child, to boy hero with a sling, to soldier, becoming king and ruler. This account sees him as both hero and an extremely flawed man.

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@thebookgeekfrau

dabbe On the list! 🤩🤩🤩 3w
Cuilin @dabbe thanks Denise. 3w
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Itchyfeetreader Oh I love this author .. I have a different book for this but suspect I won‘t get to it until next month. May has been all sorts of not what I planned ! 3w
Cuilin @Itchyfeetreader Every year I‘m surprised at how busy the month of May is. 3w
Aimeesue Great review! 3w
julieclair I think I actually have a copy of this buried somewhere in my bookshelves. 3w
Cuilin @julieclair it took me a little while to get into it. Glad I stuck with it. 3w
Cuilin @Aimeesue thanks 😊 3w
julieclair I dug around and found it on my shelf last night. Since I have only just started the book I had planned to read, I‘m going to switch to this one instead. Thanks for the heads up about sticking with it. 3w
Cuilin @julieclair I feel I would do you a disservice to also not give some trigger warnings for violence and rape. But I think the telling of the tale is worth the read. 3w
julieclair Thank you for the warning. I may skim over those scenes. 3w
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TheBookgeekFrau
A Lineage of Grace | Francine Rivers
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Back to my #BookedInTime read. Picking up where I left off with Ruth's story.

And yay! The weather is finally cooperating for reading in my new outdoor space ☀️😎

Bookwomble That looks like a tranquil, blissed-out reading space 😌 4w
Crazeedi What a lovely reading nook! 4w
TheBookgeekFrau @Bookwomble Thank you; and you hit the nail on the head! 😊 4w
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TheBookgeekFrau @Crazeedi Thank you 😊 4w
Read4life Woohoo! So happy the weather is good you can enjoy it. 4w
bookandbedandtea How wonderful! I'm enjoying my (semi)outdoor space at the moment too! (It's our back porch 🤷‍♀️😁) 4w
TheBookgeekFrau @bookandbedandtea I love the pix you've posted of your back porch; it looks so cozy!! The winds started kicking up shortly after I posted and I'm now watching some dark clouds making their way over Pikes Peak. I think it's a sign that there's things other than reading that need seeing to 😂 4w
TheBookgeekFrau @Read4life Thank you; me too! 4w
dabbe 💙🩵💙 4w
TheBookgeekFrau @dabbe 🙌🏼🙌🏼 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Nice 💙💙 4w
Suet624 Lovely. 4w
TheBookgeekFrau @Suet624 Thank you 😊 4w
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Deblovestoread
Prophet Song | Paul Lynch
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Tagged was best of the week.

I read six books, three of my May #ReadYourKindle numbers, one of my #SeriesLove24 authors and May‘s #BookedinTime #BiblicalFiction choice. A good reading week for me.

#WeekkyFavorites

@Read4life

CBee I started Prophet Song a couple of weeks ago but it didn‘t grab me. I should try again as I don‘t know if it was the right time to start it 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
Read4life 🤓🤓🤓 1mo
Deblovestoread @cbee. It took a bit for me to get into, partly because I didn‘t read the blurb so spent some time trying to figure out what year it was all taking place. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
CBee @Deblovestoread I read the description and it looks right up my alley so, maybe I‘ll try again at some point 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
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Deblovestoread
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#BookedinTime #BiblicalFiction

I was going to read Mary, Called Magdalene by Margaret George but its size made me change my mind. I just happened across this on Libby. A short novella read by Meryl Streep imagines a different Mary than the one we think we know. 4 🌟

@Cuilin @dabbe

dabbe On the spreadsheet! 🤩 1mo
Cuilin Oh I totally forgot about that one. I read it a few years ago. ✅🎉 1mo
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TheBookgeekFrau
A Lineage of Grace | Francine Rivers
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Starting this for May #BookedInTime biblical fiction

Since it's 5 novellas I'm not sure if I'm going to read it straight through or break it up with some other reading 🤷🏻‍♀️

Cuilin You got this 💪 Looks great. 1mo
bookandbedandtea I read these years ago and remember being impressed with the way the author filled in the stories for these women. I especially liked Tamar's and Rahab's stories. 1mo
TheBookgeekFrau @bookandbedandtea I'm enjoying it more than I thought. And yes, the author's storytelling is very impressive given the scraps she had to work with! 1mo
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TheBookgeekFrau @Cuilin So far, so good! 1mo
dabbe On the spreadsheet! Can't wait to read what you think about it! 🤩 1mo
TheBookgeekFrau @dabbe I'm being quite pleasantly surprised so far! 1mo
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Land of Silence | Tessa Afshar
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#BookedInTime Biblical fiction May 2024
@cuilin @dabbe
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I enjoyed the author's take on the passage from the Bible about the woman with the issue of blood. (See above) It's a heart-wrenching story of faith and redemption. Characters and plot are well developed. I would definitely recommend it.

dabbe On the spreadsheet! 🤩 1mo
Cuilin Wonderful ✅🎉 1mo
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