Friday, July 25, 2014

Book Beginnings - 7/25/14


*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.

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This week's book beginnings is taken from THE WISHING TIDE by Barbara Davis.

"Through my fault.
Through my fault.
Through my most grievous fault.
The sea, it seems, has become my priest, the punishing, faceless thing to which I confess sins, silent witness to my self-inflicted wounds.  We're alike in many ways, a restless beating of water and salt, a shifting and seething of secrets, or treacheries.  Reckless.  Dangerous." 


It is a beautiful read so far.  There are chapter headings introducing each character.  The story is taking place at a bed and breakfast during a severe storm with a mysterious guest.  That's all the farther I have gotten, but it seems as if it is going to be quite good.

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What are you reading that you can't keep to yourself?  :)

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33 comments:

  1. I like the way she identifies with the sea. I'll bet it is written beautifully.

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  2. I love anything set near the sea...sounds poetic.

    Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “EVERYWHERE THAT MARY WENT”

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  3. I'm not sure I love the writing style but the premise sounds great! I'll definitely have to pick it up if I see it in the library. Glad you're enjoying it!

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  4. Very nice. I too love anything set near the sea. ^_^
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  5. Love the poetic beginning. The rhythm of the words mimics the motion of waves, to me. Sounds delightful.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: REMIX.

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  6. Beautiful, gripping beginning. Why does it seem that the sea calls to wounded souls?

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Off to add this to my TBR

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  7. Just finished The Blade of the Samurai, way ahead of the book tour schedule! A good historical mystery.

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  8. That beginning reads like poetry. Lovely!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Wow. That is a gripping beginning. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  10. What a beautiful beginning! Thanks for stopping by Shut up & Read!

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  11. This sounds like a wonderful read. I'll be adding it to my Goodreads list. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  12. Gorgeous cover! Enjoy and thanks for stopping by proseandkahn.

    brenda

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  13. This sounds as beautiful as it's cover. Am adding this one to my TBR :)

    My BB and 56 :)

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  14. It is beautiful writing and a good storyline.

    Thanks for stopping, Tea.

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  15. The bed and breakfast is described as a huge old house.

    Thanks for stopping, Laurel.

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  16. If you like Karen White's books, you will enjoy The Wishing Tide.

    THANKS for stopping, Katherine.

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  17. I think it is set near the Outer Banks.

    Sometimes it isn't clear where a book is located or I just miss that part of it.

    Thanks for stopping, Sherry.

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  18. There are three amazing main characters, Sandra.

    I am enjoying the book.

    THANKS for stopping.

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  19. That is what it seems like, doesn't it, Cassie.

    THANKS for stopping.

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  20. I love historical fiction, and I love being ahead of schedule for tours.

    THANKS for stopping, Harvee Lau.

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  21. The writing is quite good.

    THANKS for stopping, Bev.

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  22. Thanks for stopping, Anne.

    The character described is quite a character.

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  23. Thank you for stopping, Sheri.

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  24. I think you will like it, Catherine.

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  25. I love the cover too, proseandkahn.

    THANKS for stopping.

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  26. It is a beautiful read so far, Fiza.

    Thanks for stopping.

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  27. What a lovely beginning! Sounds very relaxing and poetic!

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  28. I am really enjoying the book.

    THANKS for stopping, guiltless reader.

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  29. I am really enjoying the book.

    THANKS for stopping, guiltless reader.

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  30. Hi Elizabeth,

    I have already added this one to my reading list from when you first featured it and I know now that I made absolutely the right decision.

    I love the style and descrptiveness of the writing and if the storyline is up to the same high standard, then this one is definitely a winner for me!

    I am not a huge fan of travelling by water, as to my shame, I have never lernt to swim. However I do love to just sit and watch the movememt of the water, particularly if waves are smashing onto rocks. As Barbara describes it ... Reckless and Dangerous ... but to me so powerful and mesmerising.

    I hope this book is continuing to shape up well and thanks for sharing,

    Yvonne.

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  31. The book is good, Yvonne. Shaping up nicely.

    There are three main characters, and they are all interesting.

    THANKS for stopping, Yvonne.

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  32. Interesting, poetic beginning. Thanks for sharing it.

    And happy Blogiversary!

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  33. Thanks, Gilion.

    I can't believe it has been four years.

    The book is very good.

    THANKS for stopping.

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