Friday, February 13, 2015

Book Beginnings - 2/13/15


*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 comes from WHISPER HOLLOW by Chris Cander.


"Myrthen's mother and father had carried more hopes than means with them when they crossed the Atlantic Ocean in the middle of January 1910.  Rachel Engel was just sixteen when she left her home and family in Saxony, Germany, brave and willing and fiercely in love with Otto Bergmann, but nonetheless glancing over her shoulder all the way to the southern short of the river Elbe, the gateway to the world."



I have only read TWO pages.  :)  No opinion yet, but I think it will be good.



Love the cover.



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I didn't feature this book last week because I had just started it after last Friday's post, but it was soooo good, I am going to feature it here as a book you MUST add to your TBR stack.

A MEMORY OF VIOLETS by Hazel Gaynor


I LOVED this book.  Review is in the book's title.  

My only comment is:  READ IT!! :)

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What are you reading?




9 comments:

  1. These both sound really good! Thanks for sharing....

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  2. Sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy it!

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  3. Two pages can say a lot ... hopes it gets even better! :)

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  4. Sounds wonderful. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  5. Never heard of this one before. Gettin' a D.H. Lawrence kinda vibe from the plot description. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. They both look good, especially A Memory of Violets.

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  7. Hi Elizabeth,

    I really want to read both of these, but I am getting seriously scared at the number of books I am adding to my Goodreads 'Want To Read' list, plus all those I have on my Kindle, plus all the actual books I have on my shelves at home!

    I love both the covers, especially 'Whisper Hollow' and although those first lines might not have been enough to draw me in on their own, the synopsis definitely clinched it.

    I shall stop by as soon as I get chance, to check out your review of 'A Memory Of Violets'

    Thanks for sharing,

    Yvonne.

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  8. A Memory of Violets is on my to-read list. Waiting for a copy to come from my library. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  9. I like the opening and would keep reading! Thanks for stopping by my blog last week!

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