Today I’m joining the My Little Ramadan Blog Tour. For those who don't know, My Little Ramadan is the fourth book of Devon author Abigail Yardimci, and it follows her brilliant Life is Yours trilogy. It can be read independently though.
I'm so excited about this book release as I absolutely loved Abigail’s first three books, and I was lucky enough to get an Advanced Reader Copy of My Little Ramadan and it was even better than I expected.
So, what’s it about? Well, in a nutshell, the main character Jess lives in a Scottish seaside town with her husband Mesut, who’s from Turkey. Struggling with motherhood and the cultural gap between her and her Muslim husband, Jess decides to support him by participating in Ramadan and writes about the experience on her blog.
Here's the official book description:
One moody Turkish husband, one screaming toddler, thirty days to find true happiness . . .
After marrying Mesut, the man of her dreams, having an adorable little boy and moving to a beautiful Scottish seaside town, Jess knows she should feel more grateful. But motherhood is so tough and the cultural gap between her and her husband is starting to show.
As Mesut prepares for the Islamic month of Ramadan, Jess figures she should support him. She decides to go nil-by-mouth from sunrise to sunset for thirty days, hoping that some spirituality might rub off on her, especially if she records it all on her blog.
When the blog becomes the talk of the town, Mesut objects to his faith being made public. But Jess is certain Ramadan will make her a better person as well as a better mum. With thirty belly-growling days to get through and thirty blog posts to write, could divine intervention be just around the corner? Or will it tear apart everything she loves?
My Little Ramadan can be read as a standalone book, but is also a sequel to the uplifting and inspirational Life Is Yours Trilogy.
A humorous, heartwarming read with real depth and charm, My Little Ramadan is perfect for fans of Elizabeth Gilbert, Jojo Moyes and Beth O’Leary.
Buy My Little Ramadan and find out if Jess completes Ramadan today!
It sounds like a great story, right? Well, I can tell you it is! I loved My Little Ramadan, it has absolutely everything! It’s engaging, fresh and at times brutally honest. It grabs hold of you and shares its message in such a frank and sincere way, and that’s what makes it such a great read. The book may be about one woman’s experience with Ramadan, but it also delves into many other subjects too, with situations that lots of readers will identify with. As a reader you also learn so much about cultural differences and how important it is to try and understand other people who aren’t from the same cultural sphere as you.
The characters (especially Jess) bare their souls and lives in complete honesty, through a multitude of situations that most would find incredibly difficult to deal with. The support and friendship Jess gets from the other characters throughout it all however is wonderful, and it makes you root for Jess and her lovely family even more. As the pages turn you start to feel like a part of that friendship network too, wanting to know what happens next.
My Little Ramadan is one of the best books I’ve read recently. It’s written from the heart and is incredibly honest. It’ll make you laugh, think and cry in equal measure. A truly brilliant book and I can’t recommend it enough.
You can get your own copy of My Little Ramadan from Amazon:
If you want to read any more reviews, then why not head over to some of the other bloggers sites who are posting about My Little Ramadan during the blog tour this week? Don't forget you can also follow the author Abigail, on social media or find out more about her and her books at https://www.abigailyardimci.com/
Karen Louise Hollis
3/31/2023 04:22:13 am
I loved it too!!
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