Friday, October 18, 2013

Book Beginnings - 10/18/13

*Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.  *Taken directly from Rose City Reader's Blog Page.

This week's Book Beginnings is taken from THE SWEETEST HALLELUJAH by Elaine Hussey.

"The day Billie's life changed, she was already knee deep in trouble."


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This is one of the books I had featured last week on Book Beginnings, and it is worthy of mentioning it again.

THE TILTED WORLD BY Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly.

"During the winter of 1926 and spring of 1927, record level rains tested--and bested--the poorly engineered levees along the Mississippi River and its tributaries.  There were many small floods, many deaths, and still the rains worsened."


23 comments:

  1. They both sound good so I hope you enjoy them!

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  2. Thanks, Mary.

    I enjoyed THE TILTED WORLD.

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  3. I bought the Hallelujah book at Barnes and Noble. Then I started having second thoughts because it was published by Harlequin. Let me know how you like it!

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  4. Both beginnings made me want to read more. I'll look for these books.
    Here's My Friday Post.

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  5. Thanks for featuring 2 very interesting books, Elizabeth!

    Here's my Friday book: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/10/friday-focus-friday-56-book-beginnings_18.html

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  6. I love the look of The Tilted World...and now The Sweetest Hallelujah is grabbing me, too. Thanks!

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  7. Harlequin doesn't always publish romance so no worries.

    I have read a few books they published, and they were good, Heidi.

    THANKS for stopping. I went to your blog for a visit. VERY NICE BLOG.

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  8. Sandra...The Tilted World was good. You can check out more if you want to look at my review.

    Not too far into Sweetest Hallelujah, but it seems as though it will be good.

    THANKS for stopping.

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  9. You are welcome, Catherine.

    THANK YOU for stopping by.

    Going to check out your post.

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  10. You will LOVE The Tilted World, Laurel.

    THANKS for stopping by.

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  11. I love that already in trouble line. It is really an attention catcher. Thanks for visiting.

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  12. I have this on hold at my library. Can't wait for it to come in.

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  13. Looking forward to reading The Tilted World! So timely.

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  14. JC...it seems to be a pretty good read. Not too far into it, but it should be good.

    THANKS for stopping by.

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  15. Vicki...thanks for stopping.

    It seems to be pretty good.

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  16. Thanks for stopping, Harvee.

    I hope you get to read The Tilted World.

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  17. You've reminded me I have The Sweetest Hallelujah to read. Must get there soon! The cover I have says 'for fans of The Help' - do you think this is a fair comparison?

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  18. samstillreading....it is set in the same time period as The Help, but not necessarily exactly the same storyline.

    It is about a mother who is dying and she has her wonderful mother who used to be a maid taking care of her. The dying mother has the child Billie. There is also a secret. :)

    It is pretty good. I am on only on Page 100.

    I would recommend if you liked The Help.

    THANKS for stopping.

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  19. Hi, I've nominated you for a Shine On Award, I apologise if you're an award free blog.
    My post is here: http://bakeysbookblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/shine-on-award.html

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  20. THANKS, Samantha, but I am an award-free blog.

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  21. I'm looking forward to The Tilted World - hope you are enjoying it.

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  22. The Tilted World does look good! Thanks for sharing!!

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  23. It was very good, Diane and Kelsey.

    THANKS so much for stopping by.

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