YOu Handle it?
What are some under hyped books that deserve to be loved? With so many options the list could be endless. While my main genres are Sci-fi or Fantasy, I also like to mix it up. Historical Fiction is at the top of my list after Fantasy and Sci-fi.
When this question first came to my attention, all the books I thought of were historical fiction. The stories still sit at the back of my mind, years after reading them. Each one of them reaches into your heart and holds you close so you can barely breathe. These books are not merely good reads, they are great reads. The beauty and horror of the eras, the love and hate, and the depth of the storylines will undoubtedly capture your interest.
My book recommendations for under hyped books are:
📚 Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrihim
📚 Four of a Kind A Women's Historical Fiction by Vanessa Russell
📚 Spit of a Minute by Linda Dickson
The story begins during the antebellum years on a Southern plantation. The focus of the story is on a slave woman and the child to whom she is wet nurse. The two have a deep bond. As the child grows older she begins to notice that the world is not equal for her and her beloved wet nurse. The story that ensues reeks of the injustice of the period and the desperation of the oppressed. Love and resentment can coexist, but have finite ability to survive in harmony.
Four of a Kind; A Women’s Historical Fiction
Four generations of women in a family get together to share their stories. Some do so willingly and others not. Each generation has its own secrets that surprise and shock their family members. The stories explain the difficulties of being a woman during the generation in which they grew up. Each member of the group discovered that all is not as it seems. Each faced terrible choices and heartbreaks. Understanding the past can reach a deeper understanding of what the civil rights movement faces.
Spit of a Minute
Anything can happen in the spit of a minute. Choices, both good and bad can have lifelong consequences. The situations women are faced with during some eras are impossible. Even today being faced with the impossible, women somehow survive and even thrive. Somehow in this story injustice paves the way for more injustice for some while others find redemption.
Your reading life can never be complete without these books in them. I read each of these three novels quite a while ago and the stories still resonate in my memory. Everyone I recommended them to also felt they were fantastic. If you pick them up and give them a try, please tell me what you think.
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