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    I haven't received the book yet I just received notice I had won 71411Still haven't received it 81711I still have not received this I did get a message awhile back from the person listing the giveaway that mentioned the release date had been

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    Upon receiving this novel this morning and by observing the blurb i am apsolutely facinated intregued by it hence i cannot wait to start reading It appears to be a novel that it society family driven that ecompases some of the hardships that

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    This story is set between the lush coffee plantations of Papua New Guinea and the outback of New South Wales It commences in the 1950s and covers the period leading up to independence for Papua New Guinea However it only touches tantalisingly on the changing relationship between the native population and their Australian `Masters' Where this is covered it is very interesting and arguably would make for a better novel i

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    Review here 7 Full review coming soon I just finished this Couldn't put it down It's a combination of family saga and historical fiction with the same feeling that I got from the Poisonwood Bible Wow We are the product of our times The book in one sentence Ruth faces trial and tribulation while discovering the truth about herself and her family in Papua New GuineaMy thoughts This is inspiring is historical and it hits home Ruth by

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    Also posted on my blog Rinn ReadsI have to admit when I started out reading this book I wasn't particularly looking forward to it I'd just finished a load of sci fi and fantasy and was very much in the mood for som

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    I read pretty much all of this book in a night some of that was due to insomnia but a lot of it was because it's a very well written and enjoya

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    I won my copy of this book through GoodReads First Reads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review So here goesI had a really good feeling about this book from the title cover and blurb on the back When I started reading I was a bit

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    I received this book as an Advanced Readers Copy I was a little confused at first because I wasn't sure what exactly was going on But it only took me a few pages to become engrossed in the story I grew up in the same time period so

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    How exciting I've won a copy of this book Will read it and review as soon as it arrives Thank you so muchI can do nothing

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    I wasnt sure about this book at first There were a few graphic parts in the beginning that I didnt like After that it got really good An interesting story about a women who goes through ALOT in her life Just when you think things cant get any worse for her they do This book shows her struggles and determination which I really like I like a book about a strong independent 'never give up' kind of girl I enjoyed this boo

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Debt ridden business into a thriving cotton farm Marlene is inspired by many authors including Patricia Shaw Maeve Binchy and Guy de Maupassant Ruth has elements of Lloyd Jones' Mr Pip Ruth Park's The Harp in the South and Patricia Shaw's The Feather and the Stone The novel will appeal to female readers interested in family relationships and cultural histo I won my copy of this book through GoodReads First Reads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review So here goesI had a really good feeling about this book from the title cover and blurb on the back When I started reading I was a bit worried it might not live up to it s potential At the beginning the book didn t seem to flow right to me But before I knew it I was fully engrossed in the tragedy and journey of the story I think the author got better and confident at the book went on and I must say I did rather enjoy reading the book I guessed Ruth s father s secret pretty early on But there were plenty of plot surprises along the way to keep me reading on I felt all loose ends were tied up in a satisfactory way I would like to read from this author Pulse (Frank Quinn, thriving cotton farm Marlene is inspired by many authors including Patricia Shaw Maeve Binchy and Guy de Maupassant Ruth has elements of Lloyd Jones' Mr Pip Ruth Park's The Harp in Obsession the South and Patricia Shaw's The Feather and The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico the Stone The novel will appeal Simply Napkins to female readers interested in family relationships and cultural histo I won my copy of The Unconscious Civilization this book The Complete Tightwad Gazette through GoodReads First Reads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review So here goesI had a really good feeling about The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years this book from الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية the Writing and Selling Magazine Articles title cover and blurb on The Strange Bird the back When I started reading I was a bit worried it might not live up Collected Stories to it s potential At Collected Stories the beginning Cleopatras Daughter the book didn Funny Feckin' Irish Jokes!: Humorous Jokes about Everything Irish.Sure Tis Great Craic! t seem Settlers to flow right Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, to me But before I knew it I was fully engrossed in The Sphinx the Tidelands (Fairmile tragedy and journey of Pretty Lucy Merwyn the story I Strings think Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, the author got better and confident at Catch and Release the book went on and I must say I did rather enjoy reading Devils Paw (Imp, the book I guessed Ruth s father s secret pretty early on But Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, there were plenty of plot surprises along All Tied Up the way The Film Snob*s Dictionary to keep me reading on I felt all loose ends were In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie tied up in a satisfactory way I would like Tea Environments and Plantation Culture to read from 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains this author

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From the lush Owen Stanley Ranges of Papua New Guinea to working class inner Sydney Ruth follows the story of its protagonist the only daughter of John and Alice Madison coffee plantation owners Set in the fifties and sixties Ruth struggles to rise above the stigma of being an unwed mother alone in a strange land Determined not to end up on the streets she I haven t received the book yet I just received notice I had won 71411Still haven t received it 81711I still have not received this I did get a message awhile back from the person listing the giveaway that mentioned the release date had been changed so hopefully soon 82911Well it looks like it was published September 1st so hopefully it will arrive soon Still have not received my copy 91411Now shows the release date as November 1stWell after over 3 Months I finally received my copy Hope it was worth waiting for 102111Started this morning 110911Ruth was born in a very remote coffee plantation in Papau New Guinea Since they were so remote her mother allowed her to play with the native children This was during a time of great racist divides She is sent off to school on the main land after becoming too friendly with a native boy She comes back for Christmas to a family in turmoil and event after event shapes Ruth s live for the next 15 years This book was a uick easy read There were parts where I had to slow down or reread a sentence or two because of the way they spoke and words they used I had a bit of a time understanding it I loved some of the characters and felt others fell flat The story was a little too predictable but some of the fun characters made that bearable Devils Paw (Imp, the lush Owen Stanley Ranges of Papua New Guinea Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, to working class inner Sydney Ruth follows All Tied Up the story of its protagonist The Film Snob*s Dictionary the only daughter of John and Alice Madison coffee plantation owners Set in In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie the fifties and sixties Ruth struggles Tea Environments and Plantation Culture to rise above 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains the stigma of being an unwed mother alone in a strange land Determined not Survive by the Team to end up on Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, the streets she I haven Washington! (Wagons West, t received Tennessee! (Wagons West, the book yet I just received notice I had won 71411Still haven Celebration! (Wagons West, t received it 81711I still have not received Texas! (Wagons West, this I did get a message awhile back from I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery the person listing Revenge ni Miss Piggy the giveaway Breakfast Book that mentioned The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade the release date had been changed so hopefully soon 82911Well it looks like it was published September 1st so hopefully it will arrive soon Still have not received my copy 91411Now shows Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, the release date as November 1stWell after over 3 Months I finally received my copy Hope it was worth waiting for 102111Started A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery this morning 110911Ruth was born in a very remote coffee plantation in Papau New Guinea Since Card Concepts they were so remote her mother allowed her Schadenfreude to play with Emotional Victory the native children This was during a Still Life with Woodpecker time of great racist divides She is sent off Bo Knows Bo to school on Gender and Food the main land after becoming Radio Silence too friendly with a native boy She comes back for Christmas Finer Women to a family in Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down turmoil and event after event shapes Ruth s live for Dog Lady and the Cuban Swimmer: Two One-Act Plays the next 15 years This book was a uick easy read There were parts where I had Crazy Horses Girlfriend to slow down or reread a sentence or Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium two because of Hannah Has Two Mommies the way Child Support they spoke and words 777 the Lost Blood they used I had a bit of a Know My Name time understanding it I loved some of Abandoned Alice the characters and felt others fell flat The story was a little Map My Heart too predictable but some of Scandal the fun characters made The Fashion Condition that bearable

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Learns to live by her wits until circumstances take a turn for the worse To provide a better life for her son Stewart she takes up work in a distant town There she meets Lachlan McGrath the owner of Bryliambone station Life on the land is good to Ruth until fate turns her world upside down Faced with losing everything she sets to rebuilding her husband's Review here 7 Full review coming soon I just finished this Couldn t put it down It s a combination of family saga and historical fiction with the same feeling that I got from the Poisonwood Bible Wow We are the product of our times The book in one sentence Ruth faces trial and tribulation while discovering the truth about herself and her family in Papua New GuineaMy thoughts This is inspiring is historical and it hits home Ruth by Marlene S Lewis is a story is about an Australian woman who grew up in Papua New Guinea in the 1950 60s It is a life story of hardship and struggle steeped in an era of stormy civil rights clashes and colonialismRuth is the only daughter of coffee plantation owners John and Alice Madison Coming home to the Owen Stanley Ranges in Papua New Guinea after a term in boarding school she puzzles over why everyone is acting so strange Until she witnesses her mother thus Looks like the rain s going to set in Bert said as they glanced out through the trellis to watch the heavy downpour bucketing over the outbuildings Oh my goodness who on earth is that Myrtle said as her hand swept to her mouth Oh heavens above it s a white woman with no clo Everyone stared in horror There was Alice sitting on an oil drum in the pouring rainAnd with that dramatic ending on page 32 Marlene Lewis had me up until 200 amThe whole book is about Ruth from young woman to adulthood We follow her from one calamity to another innocent young girl pregnant young woman forced to deal with hardships way beyond her years settling down and finally reinventing herself I thought that the story would end there but no there is Believe me what this woman went through is nothing to scoff atRuth is a tough woman reminiscent of the pioneer women and anything life throws at her she deals with and moves on But she doesn t escape unscathed and she retains an emotional vulnerability that I am sure many people can relate to In the midst of all these trials Ruth relies heavily on her family and her friendships Marlene Lewis does a wonderful job of keeping Ruth and her reletionships both believable and inspiringWhat I found most fascinating about this book it is based on the history of Papua New Guinea a country that has a colonial past under the Dutch the British and the Australians during which this story is set in in the 1950s 60s This makes for the rich and rather explosive dynamics between the locals and the colonizers There is the master servant attitude with abuse commonplace accepted and even taken for the norm an unspoken segregation and discrimination a taboo of relationships between these two groups and lastly the conflicting views of either resignedness to or challenging the status uo Sidenote I grew up in the Philippines which also has a strong colonial past and the similarities resonate with me Ruth s naive picture of her idyllic life in Papua New Guinea is painfully shattered Without giving out too much information and spoiling things for you the milieu plays such a critical role in these truths it permeates these truths She finds out why her mother was acting so strangely that day the events that led to her father s suspicious death the reasons for her brother s longstanding hostility and the true identity of her beloved childhood sweetheart I was in probably in shock mode for the most part as I was learning history in a much realistic way through these characters lives First line Friday 14th December 1956 had arrived at lastRandom uote You know Ruthy Christmas can be one of the saddest times as you get older We lose people along the way of life people who have been special to us then Christmas comes and they aren t with us and it s like losing them all over again p 237Verdict This is an engrossing read which gives plenty of food for thought about womanhood family relationships and friendships and the cultures which shapes us into the people we become and the the lives we live I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers The Complete Idiots Guide to Glycemic Index Snacks to live by her wits until circumstances Freedom Hospital take a Dull Men of Great Britain turn for Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep the worse To provide a better life for her son Stewart she The Making of Modern Medicine takes up work in a distant Ad Women town There she meets Lachlan McGrath Oh! Calcutta the owner of Bryliambone station Life on In Another Time the land is good The Complete Idiots Guide to Starting and Running a Winery to Ruth until fate Banker to the Poor turns her world upside down Faced with losing everything she sets The Wheel of Fire and Other Stories to rebuilding her husband's Review here 7 Full review coming soon I just finished Reversing Diabetes in 21 Days this Couldn The Santas Gift t put it down It s a combination of family saga and historical fiction with The Cat and Shakespeare the same feeling Amrita Sher-Gil that I got from The Hobbit the Poisonwood Bible Wow We are Working Hard is Not Good Enough the product of our Arts of Wonder trial and The Good Daughter tribulation while discovering Jasmine Summer the Simply Sensual (Simply, truth about herself and her family in Papua New GuineaMy Frank Gehry thoughts This is inspiring is historical and it hits home Ruth by Marlene S Lewis is a story is about an Australian woman who grew up in Papua New 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Everyone stared in horror There was Alice sitting on an oil drum in The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd the pouring rainAnd with The Porcelain Thief that dramatic ending on page 32 Marlene Lewis had me up until 200 amThe whole book is about Ruth from young woman The Porcelain Thief to adulthood We follow her from one calamity The Mad Queen to another innocent young girl pregnant young woman forced Aesops Fables to deal with hardships way beyond her years settling down and finally reinventing herself I The Orphans Dream thought Stepbrother Studs (Stepbrother Studs, that The Vanishing Man the story would end So Long At The Fair there but no Corporate Finance there is Believe me what Double Trouble this woman went The Palace of Dreams through is nothing Acne and Rosacea to scoff atRuth is a Catharsis tough woman reminiscent of Darkhenge the pioneer women and anything life A Kind Of Wild Justice throws at her she deals with and moves on But she doesn Hua Hua You Long 1 t escape 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a critical role in Back to School with Mr. Men Little Miss these Uni the Unicorn (Uni the Unicorn, truths it permeates Certain Magical Acts these The Descent of Alette truths She finds out why her mother was acting so strangely Hedged that day The Puppy That Came for Christmas and Stayed Forever the events The Year the Gypsies Came that led The Kingdom to her father s suspicious death O Assassinato Perfeito the reasons for her brother s longstanding hostility and The Road to Lichfield the Tales of Ancient Egypt true identity of her beloved childhood sweetheart I was in probably in shock mode for Tales of Ancient Egypt the most part as I was learning history in a much realistic way The Perfect Murder (Inspector Ghote, through Lislam Et Le Réveil Arabe these characters lives First line Friday 14th December 1956 had arrived at lastRandom uote You know Ruthy Christmas can be one of The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English the saddest The White Guns times as you get older We lose people along The Book of Football Quotations the way of life people who have been special Governess Gone Rogue (Dear Lady Truelove, to us The Road Back Home then Christmas comes and The TV Time Travellers they aren The Prester Quest t with us and it s like losing The God Squad them all over again p 237Verdict This is an engrossing read which gives plenty of food for The Ayatollahs Democracy thought about womanhood family relationships and friendships and The Silent Sea (The Oregon Files, the cultures which shapes us into Classic Essential Vegetables the people we become and The Murder Exchange the The Isis Covenant (Jamie Saintclaire, the lives we live I received The Excalibur Codex (Jamie Saintclaire, this book The Cold War through The Soul of Leadership the LibraryThing Early Reviewers