Hello and Happy New Year! Can you believe it is 2020? Welcome to the future! Again, where is my flying car? Hmmm…
I received notice that my Goodreads 2019 Reading Challenge was an epic failure which is due to the fact that I didn’t review a good portion of the books I read. Time is my enemy. If I were to have any kind of “resolution” for 2020 it will have to be forcing myself to write my review before I can go on to the next book.
Okay, did anyone really believe that, even a little bit? Nah, didn’t think so but I will give it a try.
This week’s giveaway is a new twist on the Pride and Prejudice theme, which is a favorite story of mine, and this one has receive a lot of buzz.
Let us know if you hit year reading goal for 2019, do you even set one, and whether it will effect your new goal for 2020.
Giveaway open to U.S. residents. Giveaway ends Thursday, January 9.
A modern-day Muslim Pride and Prejudice for a new generation of love.
Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been set aside for a teaching job so she can pay off her debts to her wealthy uncle. She lives with her boisterous Muslim family and is always being reminded that her flighty younger cousin, Hafsa, is close to rejecting her one hundredth marriage proposal. Though Ayesha is lonely, she doesn’t want an arranged marriage. Then she meets Khalid, who is just as smart and handsome as he is conservative and judgmental. She is irritatingly attracted to someone who looks down on her choices and who dresses like he belongs in the seventh century.
When a surprise engagement is announced between Khalid and Hafsa, Ayesha is torn between how she feels about the straightforward Khalid and the unsettling new gossip she hears about his family. Looking into the rumors, she finds she has to deal with not only what she discovers about Khalid, but also the truth she realizes about herself.