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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Feature & Follow *7*


Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet people and gain more followers in the book blogging community.

Q: What is the last book that made you cry? Tell us about the scene...

Hmm....well, for me, it's very rare when I do cry from reading novels, but it does happen. As I'm typing, there are a few novels that come into mind:

- This was about over a year ago...
I do not usually read much Christian Fiction, but there was a good recommendation about the author: Francine Rivers. The recommendation was for Redeeming Love, a historical fiction story that takes place in the mid 1800's, but that's not the one that made me really, really weep. 
After reading that, I was very interested to see what else this Author wrote, and she has written many novels, but there was one that caught my eye. It's called Her Mother's Hope. O.M.G It's so well written and it starts out with a young teenager, Marta, who leaves her homeland of Switzerland, and leaves to go to Canada, then to the US. 
But, this story goes on to the Second book: Her Daughter's Dream and we read into Marta's daughter's and granddaughter's life, so this is basically a family saga that has heartbreaking and beautiful scenes, and for both of these books, I was up until literally the sunrise. I can't give a particular scene, but there are just well written characters, and great emotions that are so relatable, and I think some of the situations were relatable including dysfunctional parent and child relationships that sometimes hit home, and wow, at times, it was hard to see a word on a page because tears were coming out, so yeah those two books are a definite 'worth it' type of read. 


- Ok, this next one, was not actually in the book, but was a deleted scene, well actually it was a deleted ending. Yes, I'm going to bring up the novel that I have brought up the past 2 weeks, only because it's really one of my favorite reads ever! Thoughtless by: S.C. Stephens had another ending and I read it on a blogger's site last spring, and well even though it's not the real ending, it still had me freaking! *excuse the language* :)

But, I just could not believe I was getting so emotional over an ending that is not the one now, so I guess you can see how I just love this story, but WOW I'm so glad Thougtless ends the way it does, because with that original one, there, well I don't know, but it seems that there would definitely not be the second book: Effortless, so there you go.


Now, which book made you cry lately?
~Marissa

51 comments:

  1. I'm not familiar with your choices, but what you describe certainly sounds like tear jerker material.

    MY FF @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  2. I haven't read any of your choices, but both sound good and I will make sure I have tissues before I start to read them.

    Happy Holidays!

    My FF

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    1. It was so surprising for me, that I didn't have a dry eye, ridiculous, but good ridiculous :)

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  3. Haven't read any of those but when I read Christian fiction, I think I'm more likely to tear up than usual. :D My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

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  4. I am not really a crier either and am not familiar with your choices! Witchy Reviews

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  5. I don't read much CF either. But, I am from the south and Francine Rivers is a staple as far as authors go here. I have never read one of her books and not cried. Thanks for stopping by my FF. I followed back:)

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  6. Not familiar with that one. But I rarely cry when I read.

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  7. Haven't read any of them. GFC follower

    My FF: http://2ndbooktotheright.blogspot.com/2012/12/feature-and-follow-friday-3.html

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  8. Francine Rivers is an EXCEPTIONAL writer!!! I do believe I have cried at all of the books I've read of hers (Redeeming Love, and The Mark of the Lion series)! Great pick!!

    Old follower via GFC.
    Check out my F&F



    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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  9. Both of those are new to me, and I will add them to my TBR pile for sure.

    I'm an old Linky follower. Here's my FF post.

    Have a fantastic Friday.

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  10. I haven't heard of those books, I'll have to add it to my Goodreads TBR. :)
    Old follower
    my F&F
    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2012/12/friday-56-13-feature-friday-12.html

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  11. I haven't heard of either of those choices, but they sound really good. I'll have to add them to my TBR. Thanks for stopping by http://www.fortheloveoffilmandnovels.com/2012/12/feature-follow-7.html. Old follower :)
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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  12. Having family from the south, I've sure heard of Francine Rivers, but I still haven't read her yet. If I ever do, I'll definitely have some tissues around!

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  13. I haven't heard of these books but they sound interesting. You have me intrigued about Thoughtless.

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  14. Thanks for stopping by my site.
    I'm following you too

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  15. I never heard of these titles, sounds good.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/12/feature-follow.html

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  16. Congrats on 400! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I haven't heard of these picks, but I'll check them out!

    Followed back! :)

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  17. I don't read religious romance :(
    Thanks for stopping by My FF
    Old Follower!

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  18. Wow, those sound intense, I would definitely cry! I'm a new follower :D Here is my FFF

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  19. Thank you for stopping by my site :) I am not following you back. I have not heard of those books but they sound wonderful <3

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  20. Hi there!
    I never heard of either book... but I think I cry at pretty much every novel I read hehe

    Folling you back though GFC

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  21. They sound like really good books :)

    Thnks for the follow
    following you via GFC

    Ruty

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  22. AGREED!
    Thanks for the follow, I'm following you back via GFC.

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  23. I've heard of Thoughtless and its been on my TBR since long now! I better read it soon. :) As for your other choices, I'll have to check them out. Thanks for sharing!

    Old follower here! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post earlier!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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  24. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Followed back

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