[BOOKS] × GodPretty in the Tobacco Field by Kim Michele Richardson – and–rey.us
Kim Michele Richardson returns following her Southern class="7dcf849ace5f727203ff2f9f48888844" style="color: #9900FF; font-size: 29px;">*debut Liar s Bench 2015 with GODPRETTY IN THE TOBACCO FIELD nother Southern charmer A coming * of Liar s Bench 2015 with GODPRETTY IN THE TOBACCO FIELD Lost Princess another Southern charmer A comingge tale of one girl s strong determination beyond the small town of Nameless filled with dark secrets poverty tobacco injustice Postcards from Last Summer and hardship replaced with hope familynd dreams for Hot Shot a better life if you believeRichardson visited the backwoodsnd rural The Industrial Revolution areas of Western Kentu I m halfway through Kim Michele Richardson s GodPretty in the Tobacco Field I haven t been reading itt Rock Bottom a fast pace It s not story to shoot through it s story to savor nd feel nd contemplateThe story takes place in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky in 1969 nd the life there is not like ny I ve personally experienced It s hard life nd seemingly n unforgiving life The uthor s writing is fluid these people of Nameless take the reader on journey pulling you Peace of Me along through their trialsnd tribulations lived both fearlessly nd in fear nd tugging My Soul Then Sings atll those unwanted emotions eliciting my hate Wildwood and mynger which I tried to void but couldn tCompassion is nother emotion one that draws my heartstrings into knot nd plucks them t will I wanted to reach out to these people I wanted to defend nd give back to them what sense I could make out of the futility they made of their livesMy reading is most lways n emotional journey Raiding with Morgan and notlways n easy journey but one to remember nd learn from A story is just story that is until truly gifted writer like Kim takes hold of it Lethal Licorice (Amish Candy Shop Mystery, and sets it to print I m glad I came upon this novelistOnce I reached the halfway pages of this story it was hard to put downI turned my light out trying to sleep but couldn t three times on went the lightnd open went the book My mind just couldn t let go of these people Purses and Poison and it was then that the truth to the words bitter sweet cameliveThis story speaks to the hardships of rural communities the hills of Kentucky the people who carry the grudges Rogue on the Rollaway and the prejudicesnd the hate filled memories throughout their livesit s learned nd taught nd ingrained in the newborn nd then the hate is passed on with ignorance from one generation to the nextAlthough love is not lost in this story it s the mainstay that holds onto hope like glue holding these people together Family Where would ny of us be without hope I wanted to fight longside these people I wanted to raise my fist to them showing their injustice but realized only new generations nd time nd truth could change the futures of these who re lost in their pastAs I just now finished reading Kim s novel I remembered this sentence from the first page there is GodPretty in the child who toils in the tobacco field her fingers whispering of rthritic days to come An omen metaphor of sorts The lump in my throat settles nd the tears stop threatening but never forgetting the ever presence of what was then is still prevalent in our United States today But with hope faith love nd perseverance only time will tell RubyLyn Bishop is 16 girl living in Appalachian Kentucky in 1969She struggles gainst her strict uncle nd social norms in town called Nameless Oh how wonderful is this book It is so hard to find good Southern fiction nd even harder to find good Appalachian fiction This book was both for me I have never read n Appalachian novel that seemed so genuine before I grew up with grandparents that were from n rea not far from where the story is set I could tell instantly the Haunted House Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, author knew what the heart of Appalachia is like From the poverty to the hard worknd even the dialect I thought the novel was predictable but in the end was so hard work Sweet Southern Hearts (A Willow Hill Novel Book 3) and even the dialect I thought the novel was predictable but in the end was so not It did drag bit in the middle but other then that I found it to be perfect I give it four nd 12 well deserved stars I was given copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for n honest reviewSee this review on my blogThe Book Return Blog Kim Michelle Richardson s second novel is set in rural Kentucky fictional rural Appalachian town Nameless Kentucky where tobacco nd coal mining provide meager means for day to day existence Despite this being set during the era of Free Love other parts of the country you ll feel like you ve stepped back in time RubyLyn is Daddy's Girl Series: A Taboo Erotic Collection a small child when her parentsre gone first her father s death when she was only four followed by her mother s slow wasting way nd joining her father only six months later Her mother s brother Gunnar comes to claim her s her only. Nameless Kentucky in 1969 is hardscrabble community where jobs re few nd poverty is Dark Tides (Dark Tides a simple fact just like the hot Appalachian breeze or the pests that can wipe out tobacco field in days RubyLyn Bishop is luckier than some Her God fearing uncle Gunnar has Weathering the Storm a short fusend high expectations but he’s given her Wrong for Me (Motor City Royals, a good home ever since she was orphanedt the ge of five Yet now month shy of her sixteenth birthday Ruby. Living kin nd take to his home in Nameless The live she d lived before with her parents is gone
None Of The Loving Touches of the loving touches the laughter Life on Gunnar s tobacco farm is daily sun up to sun down work If Ruby s not working in the fields she s on her hands nd knees scrubbing the kitchen floor Gunnar s buse mental physical nd the endless correcting her to prevent her from following in her father s wicked ways wear her memories of the love she felt from her parents thin RubyLyn s heart is much softer *than Gunnar despite his rough ways with her nd tries to find ways * Gunnar despite his rough ways with her nd tries to find ways unravel his hardness which only gets harder the she seems to reason with him At fifteen RubyLyn is beginning to have ideas of her own none of which Gunnar would Downright Dead approve RubyLyn is young rtist s Rose would say folk rtist decorating her fortune tellers small suares of paper folded Left Fur Dead and opened to disclose their owner s fortune Even Lady Bird Johnson has one in the White House given to her by RubyLyn when President Johnsonnd the First Lady came to Inez Kentucky Gunnar does everything in his power to destroy this part of RubyLyn he controls her time takes her paper way ridicules her ttempts t her rt The wedge that Gunnar Death by Tea attempts to put between RubyLynnd her Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, art becomes wedge between the two of them The secrets she need to keep to continue becomes wedge between the two of them The secrets she need to keep to continue rt begin to weave By Way Of A Wager a webround her heart leading her further way from caring bout Gunnar his opinions his restrictions Best friends with neighbor Henny Stump s close s sisters in some ways but Henny s family is both larger nd poorer Henny leans on RubyLyn for strength to carry out her plans to get way from her When Kingdom Comes abusive fathernd marry guy less busive Rainey has known her since the day she set foot on her uncle s property to live he was eight years old The Wayward Bride (Besotted Scots, and she was five Raineynd his mother re lso their close neighbors Rainey works the tobacco crop with RubyLyn Such a Dance and despite the difference in their skin color in this town where blacksre only llowed in the one town store on Negro Tuesday they become closer than nyone would pprove of especially Gunnar or Rainey s mother Surrounded by the ugliness of the fields the ugliness of the townspeople RubyLyn is still GodPretty inside Gunnar would like to claim responsibility but she maintains her inner innocence nd her tender heart despite his influence even sacrificing her own desires in order to make life little better for those she loves Many thanks to Kensington Publishing NetGalley nd the uthor Kim Michele Richardson for providing me with n La bte du marais advanced copy Beautynd sweetness weave Laos: Keystone Of Indochina a diaphanous fabricgainst the stark backdrop of poverty How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World and cruelty Sara Gruen 1 New York Times bestsellinguthor of Water for Elephants Nameless Kentucky in 1969 is hardscrabble community where jobs re few Geeking Out on 11C and poverty is simple fact just like the hot Appalachian breeze or the pests that can wipe out Et ainsi de suite a tobacco field in days RubyLyn Bishop is luckier than some Her God fearing uncle Gunnar has short fuse The Shoshoni Cookbook and high expectations but he s given her good home ever since she was orphaned Historias sobre los Fondos Bahá'ís at thege of five Yet now Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe a month shy of her sixteenth birthday RubyLyn itches for Maybe it s something to do with the paper fortunetellers RubyLyn has been making for townsfolk each covered with beautifully wrought prophetic drawings Or perhaps it s because of Rainey Fordn African American neighbor who works Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It alongside her in the tobacco fieldnd with whom she has kinship despite her uncle s worrisome shadow nd the town s disapproval RubyLyn s predictions re just wishful thinking not magic t ll but through them she s imagining life s it could be way from the prejudice nd hardship that ripple through NamelessAtmospheric poignant nd searingly honest GodPretty in the Tobacco Field follows RubyLyn through the course of one blazing summer s heartbreaking revelations nd life changing decisions propel her toward future her fortunetellers never predicted My thoughts RubyLyn has n mazing voice This book is full of southern charm Kim lways writes with such beauty nd grace I just can t get enough She really outdid herself this time I didn t know what to expect just when I thought I knew what was going to happen with Ruby Mr Darcy's Cottage of Earthly Delights: Shades of Pride and Prejudice and Rainey itll changed RubyLyn nd Rainey have been in love for forever Rainey is going off to Vietnam but they re in love nd want to run way together but Gunnar won t let them When RubyLyn goes with Rose to the fair here is her momen. Lyn itches for Maybe it’s something to do with the paper fortunetellers RubyLyn has been making for townsfolk each covered with beautifully wrought prophetic drawings Or perhaps it’s because of Rainey Ford n African American neighbor who works longside her in the tobacco field nd with whom she has kinship despite her uncle’s worrisome shadow The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank and the town’s disapproval RubyLyn’s predictionsre just wishful think. ,
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the fair enjoy every moment what Kim does for the reader is like none other This could be her chance to get the prize money The Myth of Genesis and Exodus and the Exclusion of Their African Origins and get out of Nameless marry Raineynd start new life This book took twists nd turns this reader didn t see coming Bravo Kim I look forward to each book nd Here re few teasers from the book that really stood out for myself Gunnar jerked his head toward me You would do wise to keep GodPreety soul when your weak mind is tempted to meddle in others Design Works: How to Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges Through Business Design affairsIf field daisy could hold the strongest testament surely myof the fair
prayers for baby jane could be penned tofor Baby Jane could be penned to my prayers for Baby Jane could be penned to down I knew this land claimed its sinners nd held tight its secretsThis book is must read I received copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion This is n uthentic Southern coming of ge that takes place during the summer of 1969RubyLyn fifteen years old lives in Nameless Kentucky with her strict Uncle Gunnar Royal who physically nd emotionally buses her Every day she works long hours in the tobacco fields having been taught that there is GodPretty in the child who toils in the tobacco field However RubyLyn wonders why ll kinds of GodUgly keeps happening round her She only finds enjoyment in her rt which she uses to draw on her fortune telling triangles And then there is Rainey Ford just smile from him brightens her day Rainey is Gunnar s field worker nd he nd RubyLyn have been playing together since he was 8 nd she was 5 However s much s RubyLyn nd Rainey want to marry the the town Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, and Gunnarre gainst it Not only is Rainey on lower social level but he is black Black men should not touch white girls in Nameless Kentucky Ruby Lyn is whiteThis summer RubyLyn is entering her tobacco in the Kentucky State Fair She wants to win the money so she can move to the big city nd marry RaineyThe uthor places you right in the hills of the South with her descriptive smooth writing You can tell she has done this before I have read many Southern books where the dialect is so strange that it interrupts my reading but the reader is in professional hands Jeep. Sur les traces de la lgende and can speed smoothly through this bookThis book touches on that time in girl s life when everything is in transition m I little girl or do I The Abbeyville Way act liken dult Do I sit with the dults or run outside Stations of the Lost: The Treatment of Skid Row Alcoholics and play RubyLyn reminds the reader of playing the Who will I kiss first game Where will I live when I grow upnd what will I do Who will I marry We see how much faster people had to grow up just few decades go It reuired courage both then Treasure Diver (Choose Your Own Adventure, and now to live the life of one s choosing NetGalleynd the Publisher provided me this galley in exchange for A Shot at Love an honest review It is 1969 but in No name Kentucky you could never tell Home of tobacco farms povertynd crime They even have Old Records Never Die: One Man's Quest for His Vinyl and His Past a day form the negroes to shop the only day theyre Ask an Astronaut allowed in the town stores to shop Racial tensionsre still tense RubyLyn our 15 ur old narrator lives with her Uncle Gunnar he took her in Dead of Night after the death of her parents deaths she can t uite remember Her Uncle is god fearing man The Voyage Unplanned a strict though notbusive disciplinarian He is determined to keep her on the straight The Dwelling and narrow to make sure her godpretty says inside RubyLyn wants only to escape this townnd find better lifeOur young narrator is hard working woman with many dreams We meet characters from many different walks of life Rose lady who brings things to the farms things she sells things she makes she sneaks Rubylyn books so no wonder she is favorite of mine But things will come to Vienna 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made War, Peace, and Love at the Congress of Vienna a head decisions will need to be madend eventually resolution There is family friendship love nd many secrets long the way This is very good coming of Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen: 35 Great Stories That Have Inspired Great Films age story listening to Rubylynnd how she sees her life Sad people fighting poverty heavy drinkers whom re the worst nd many characters that will tug on your heart How things change for Ruby nd what she goes through long the way is the kind of thing that makes Easy a very good storyARC from Netgalleynd Kensington Loved it What Morrissey y los atormentados a wonderful coming ofge story Very descriptive nd engaging I felt like I was in the mountains of Nameless Kentucky A bit predictable but still good read A beautifully written novel of Appalachia when women had no rights Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe and racial interactions were taboo I felt like I was living this storys I read Sad beautiful full of music Interview with the Vampire art the landnd Emma of Aurora (Change and Cherish Historical abject poverty I could not put it down. Ing not magict ll but through them she’s imagining life s it could be The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table away from the prejudicend hardship that ripple through NamelessAtmospheric poignant nd searingly honest Coalminer's Daughter meets Winter's Bone GodPretty in the Tobacco Field follows RubyLyn through the course of one blazing summer s heartbreaking revelations nd life changing decisions propel her toward future her fortunetellers never predict.