Teal Paisley Tights

Teal Paisley Tights

by Barbara Brutt

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ISBN-13: 9781732134881
Publisher: Vinspire Publishing
Publication date: 11/15/2018
Pages: 366
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)

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Teal Paisley Tights 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
BookishTay 5 days ago
I really enjoyed reading Teal Paisley Tights. It was a great new adult about a woman who'd graduated college and was navigating being a part of the business world when she really just wanted to create art. I loved Jayden and how much she grew throughout the story. She really discovered herself and it had a solid ending. I really enjoyed it! 3.5 out of 5 stars!
LJShuck 5 days ago
Teal Paisley Tights is a sweet debut novel by Barbara Brutt that deserves to be read, it is a good story. The format could use a little polish, however, despite saying that, the author shows definite promise. I look forward to reading more from Barbara Brutt and watching her grow as an author. As I consider the story, I wonder if what I perceive as an issue with format to actually be quite deliberate, an interesting way to reflect the it never stops lifestyle so many experience today. Consider this, Jadyn, having graduated college was eager to prove herself, to make her mark on the art world. In her desire to do so, she quickly falls into a trap many of us, no matter the age, fall into...the inability to simply say no. As Jadyn struggles to move up in the consulting position, she has less and less time to devote time to that which brings her real joy, water-color painting. Jadyn’s consultant position is exciting and she is good at what she does. Her abilities do not seem faze her very over-demanding supervisor and being her first position out of college, Jadyn silently suffers a good bit of mistreatment along with a continuous workload in order to not rock the boat or worse, get fired. As she struggles to carry the weight of her consultant position, she soon finds relationships with family members becoming strained, credit cards maxed out, the threat of eviction and exhaustion. Something, somewhere has to give. Young Jadyn is on a fast spinning merri-go-round, somehow the spin must stop, but what will happen when it does? Will Jadyn be able to pick up the pieces and move forward in a more healthy way? Or will she simply find another merri-go-round? I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Just Read Tours and am not required to provide a positive review. All thoughts and opinions therein are solely my own.
Phyllis_H 6 days ago
As Jayden struggles desperately in to fit in and to please those around her she is so dissatisfied! She is an artist, a creative soul, stuck in a world of rigid rules and expectations. Anyone who has struggled with pleasing others and doing the things expected of them will be able to relate to her. Watching her as she gets caught in the spiral of saying what she thinks is expected and almost losing the man she cares about because she doesn’t know how to say no to her friend. . . I felt so bad for Jayden! I loved how the author used the story of Enoch to help Jayden to begin to look at what it would be like to live in such a way to please God instead of just trying to please people. As a debut novel, I was glad to see that the story was not predictable and it was well written. It was a good look into the heart of a woman trying to conform to the world around her and hide the things that made her unique. Like her love of wearing teal paisley tights. Read with a Preview at AmongTheReads.net I was given a copy of this book for free. I was not required to give a favorable review nor was any money received for this review. All comments and opinions are my own.
GratefulGrandma 10 days ago
Barbara Brutt's debut novel is a combination of genres. We have Christian Fiction, Chick-Lit mixed with a bit of romantic comedy and family drama. Jadyn is a compassionate, creative, and hard-working young Christian woman. She’s also a hot mess. Not being able to say no to anyone, it leaves her little time to do the thing she loves the most, work on her art. She is overworked, underpaid and a huge people pleaser. She wants to make her mother and her sister proud of her, yet she really does not like the direction her job is taking her and now, being evicted leaves her another batch of problems to deal with. Throw in two guys, one she grew up with and one she works with, who both seem to have their eyes on her and she has more on her plate than any normal human being can deal with. What will she decide to do with her life? Will she listen to the messages that God is trying to send her about her future path? I loved the character's voice in this novel. I could almost hear her talking to me, although, if she had been conversing with me, I would have had a lot of words of advise. Her sister and mother were great supporting characters in that they loved and supported her, but didn't push her to think about her decisions. The two male characters were difficult to like. They were both like Jekyll and Hyde in various parts of the story. I like the way Ethan treated her respectfully, but there was something a bit false about his character and don't get me started about Travis. Having said all that, I will say it was a satisfying story, but there was not much to the story. I did like the ending and the fact that Jadyn finally listened to her heart to decide what to do with her life, but as I finished the book, I just thought okay, that was nice. I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by Just Read. The rating, ideas and opinions expressed are my own.
reader4ever1 14 days ago
I enjoyed this book. I thought the story was interesting and full of Good Life lessons. I liked how Jayden stepped out of he comfort One and did the things she loved. The sister relationship can be tough and I liked how Jayden had to learn good sister relationship and boundaries. I think the reader can learn valuable truths as well. I recommend this book to my family. I received this book from the publisher to read and give my honest review. I also purchased this book for myself as well.
Laundry_Whispers 18 days ago
Debut author? Check. Intriguing synopsis? Check. Throwing caution to the wind? Check. Sometimes, when you are checking out a new author you have to throw caution to the wind. One thing that brings me to that point is an intriguing synopsis, I mean come on I’m not a cover person. Sell me with words because pictures can never begin to tell me about the writing. Just sayin’ and no disrespect for all the cover people. We all gotta a thing. Barbara Brutt truly sold me with her words, not only in the synopsis but also in the book. You really get it all in this book, a touch of romance, a lot of real life that crumbles around you as it builds itself up, and a refreshing dose of gold ole fashion chick lit with a Christian theme. In the middle of my imploding romance burn out this book was exactly what I needed to sink myself into. Now, don’t get me wrong as it’s not perfect, I have to do the pickin’ thing a moment. The transitions between scenes were abrupt and didn’t necessarily give a good communication of time jumps. I struggled with maintaining if we were the same day to a week later as it wasn’t super clear and again, just abrupt. I also struggled a little with Jadyn. Here’s the gal who has all the cards crashing down around her. All. Of. Them. Here list of commitments is huge as well. I’m struggling through the abruptness and never quite get a handle on her. There was a lack of depth between her list of things that had to be done and how she actually accomplished anything. I got told a lot of things but in her falling house of cards I didn’t get shown a whole lot. I almost feel like this chick has a super power or something. Did I miss the cape? Everybody was just a tad too type-cast and a little light on depth. However. . . Like I mentioned above I’m imploding on romance overload. I needed something to shake it up and freshen my reading list. This book totally did the trick for me. Let’s face it, sometimes you just need a breezy fresh bundle of words to carry you through. Sometimes you need to step back from the overthinking and just go with the flow. I mean come on, we have a girl who talks like me – or at least close enough – hello pickled cucumbers! That’s close enough to grits and gravy or for the love of tomatoes right? We have eccentric characters who do exactly what they are expected to do. We have a little found love, a little broken-heartedness, and a little jerkwad toadnugget. We have central theme, that is not overbearing, of faith. And we have a whole lot of throw caution to the wind. I think for a debut novel Brutt brings so very much to the table. I am excited to see where her career takes her and I strongly urge everyone to throw some caution to the wind and nab this book. Read it for the breezy don’t-over-think-it book that it is and you absolutely will not be disappointed. I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by Just Read. I was not compensated for this review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.
Mylittlebirdie 3 months ago
Jadyn Simon is a twenty-something living in Pittsburgh and trying to stay afloat in her job as an account services consultant. Basically, she’s in marketing and advertising. She’s overworked, underpaid, and trying to avoid the wrath of her demanding, overbearing boss. With a passion for art as well as volunteering with youth, Jadyn also has a big heart but not a lot of life experience yet. As the story unfolds we get to see Jadyn learn to juggle and prioritize responsibilities, to rely on her faith in God a little better, and to decide what she truly wants out of life. Like all young adults, this doesn’t always go as planned, and she sometimes falters in her resolve. I feel like that’s a pretty accurate depiction of young adults, though. Sometimes she drove me crazy with her indecision and her less wise choices, and I feel like I can better understand how parents must feel about their young adult children! There are a couple of things about this story that bothered me. One conflict in the story is left unresolved, but that may be a deliberate decision on the author’s part because really, that’s how life is sometimes. Also, this book is a bunch of genres mixed together: chick lit, YA contemporary, and even a light Christian element. Again, maybe it was the author’s intent to show how muddy and complicated life can be during that part of life. It’s a light, fun story, and I’m curious to see if there are any sequels that feature other people in Jadyn’s life. I received a copy of this book from Vinspire Publishing through JustRead Publicity Tours and am under no obligation to leave a positive review. All opinions are my own.
Anonymous 5 months ago
If you've ever felt that there's too much to do and not enough time to do it (and who hasn't) then this book is for you. I love giving new authors a shot at reading their debut novel and Teal Paisley Tights did not disappoint me. What's better, this is a book that can be enjoyed by a young adult as well a mom like me. The plot was solid and the story felt believable. The main character, Jadyn, has lots of heart and the other characters were well developed. As a reader, I love being able to put myself into the different character's shoes and I found that I could easily identify with all of them. With a Christian undertone, this story is a good reminder that it's hard to always do the right thing for everyone all at once. I cheered for Jadyn when she finally realizes that sometimes you have to go against the grain and go for what makes you happy. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and this is author is definitely one to watch for future releases.
RachaelPhillipsauthor 5 months ago
In Teal Paisley Tights by Barbara Brutt, Jadyn Simon’s passions are her faith, her painting, and her teal paisley tights. She likes her challenging job at a PR firm—but she doesn’t like the way her boss, Victoria, bans her favorite tights and tries to cage her free spirit. Ditto for her older sister Mel. Throw in budding romances with two very different guys and an eviction from her apartment, and Jadyn wonders if adulting is highly overrated. . . The newly emancipated will find Teal Paisley Tights, Brutt’s debut novel, an entertaining read, with plenty of twists as Jadyn discovers who she is, what she really wants to do, and the person she wants to be. If your Christmas list includes a college age/twenty-something reader, Teal Paisley Tights will prove a fun, meaningful find under her tree. But be sure to read it yourself, first!