Friday, March 18, 2016

Book Beginnings - 3/18/16


*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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My book beginnings is taken from SISTER DEAR by Laura McNeill:

"In her final minutes as an inmate at Arrendale State Prison, Allie Marshall's body pulsed with tension.  Eyes averted, managing any movements with robotic precision, she remained on guard.

Only moments to go."
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I finished this book last week:  

THE SECRETS OF FLIGHT by Maggie Leffler
Loved it.

A marvelous debut

Loved the characters...wonderful description.

The only thing I had difficult with was getting the gist of the story at the beginning, but after that I couldn't put it down.

My review will be up on April 26.
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23 comments:

  1. Happy Friday!!

    What are you reading?

    Thanks for stopping.

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  2. I'd keep reading SISTER DEAR - would want to know what's going on.

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    1. It is quite good. I read until page 70 last night.

      Thanks for stopping, Kay.

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  3. I'm intrigued by the beginning of "Sister Dear" -- I'd definitely go on reading. Haven't heard of the book or the author before. Thanks for sharing, and happy reading this week!

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    1. This my first read by this author.

      It is good so far.

      Thanks for stopping, JLS Hall.

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  4. These both sound fascinating...I'd like to know how Allie ended up where she is.

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    1. I am about to find out that answer. :)

      The book is good.

      Thanks for stopping, Laurel.

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  5. Intriguing opening for Sister Dear. It makes me curious to find out more about the narrator.

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    1. Very intriguing. Looks like it will be a very good read.

      Thanks for stopping, Catherine.

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  6. Oh wow!! Secrets of Flight! Def looking into this book! :)

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    1. It was marvelous.

      Loved it.

      Thanks for stopping, Bemused Bookworm.

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  7. Quite an intriguing beginning!

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    1. I am enjoying the book.

      Thanks for stopping, fredamans.

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  8. I like the sound of Sister Dear - thanks for visiting my Friday meme earlier

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    1. It is pretty good.

      Thanks for stopping, Maria.

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  9. I am intrigued by the opening of Sister Dear!

    Have a lovely weekend, Elizabeth. I have just posted a review of a special and unique book.

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    1. I will check out the book review you posted.

      Sister Dear has a sister who isn't very dear. She actually is awful.

      Thanks for stopping, Suko.

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  10. Moments to go ... moments to go? Tell me more!

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    1. Smiling at your comment.

      It is very good...a thriller with an evil sister.

      Thanks for stopping, guiltless reader.

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  11. Hi Elizabeth,

    Allie definitely won't want anything bad to go wrong if she is about to be released from prison ... I do wonder why she thinks it might though ... Has she been threatened whilst she has been inside, or has she upset too many people who might enjoy seeing her have to stay behind bars for just a little longer?

    I must admit that I did check out the full premise for this one, as I was so intrigued. Guess What? .. It's now on my want to read list :)

    There seems to have been a spate of sister related thrillers going around just lately. The book I featured in my 'Book Beginnings', 'Orchids and Stone' has sisters at its heart. But if you want real sisterly rivalry of the worst kind, the book I am currently reading 'Beside Myself', certainly has that in spades!

    Thanks for sharing and have a good Monday :)

    Yvonne.

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    1. LOL...your TBR stack has to be as toppling as mine. :)

      You will LOVE Sister Dear, Yvonne.

      I saw you had a sister feud in the book you featured too.

      Thanks for stopping, Yvonne.

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  12. Such a great beginning. It definitely pulls me in. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. It was VERY good.

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

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