Hello and welcome to an exciting new post! Today I am taking part in the Random Things blog tour for The Book of Longings!

Many thanks to Anne as well as the author and publisher for my advanced copy of the book. Unfortunately I did have some issues with my copy which meant I was unable to finish it however what I did read was very promising and I will definitely be buying a copy to read as soon as possible so that I can see how it all turned out! So without further ado, let’s take a look at what this book is all about!



18th March 2021 I £8.99 I Paperback

Ana is born in Galilee at a time when women are seen as possessions, only leaving their fathers’ homes to marry. Ana longs to control her destiny. Taught to read despite her mother’s misgivings, she wants to be a writer and to find her own voice. A voice that will speak for the silenced women around her. Betrothed to an elderly widower, Ana almost despairs. But an encounter with a charismatic young carpenter in Nazareth awakens new longings in her, and a different future opens up. Yet this is not a simple love story. Ana’s journey will bring both joy and tragedy, but it will also be enriched by the female friendships she makes along the way. The Book of Longings is an exquisite tale of dreams and desire, and of the power of women to change the world.

‚ÄėOne of my favourites‚Äô Alicia Keys
‚ÄėTransporting, life-affirming, gripping. It is simply brilliant‚Äô Mel Giedroyc
‚ÄėFascinating . . . Clever, rebellious Ana is a memorable character‚Äô The Times
‚ÄėBrilliant . . . Brava!‚ÄĚ The Daily Mail






About the Author

Sue Monk Kidd is the author of The Secret Life of Bees, one of the most beloved novels of the 21st century. It spent 2.5 years on the New York Times bestseller list, and has sold over 8 million copies worldwide. It was long-listed for the Orange Prize (now the Women’s Prize for Fiction) and made into a film starring Sophie Okonedo, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson. Sue’s subsequent novels, The Mermaid Chair, The Invention of Wings and now The Book of Longings, were all New York Times bestsellers. Sue is also the author of several non-fiction books including the New York Times bestseller Travelling with Pomegranates, co-written with her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor. Sue lives in Florida.

www.suemonkkidd.com @suemonkkidd

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