Friday, January 12, 2018

Book Beginnings - 1/12/2018

 
*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 THE RECIPE BOX by Viola Shipman:


"Alice washed her hands in the kitchen sink, looked out the window, and smiled.  The last of the day's light filtered through the brightly colored leaves of the sugar maples and sassafras, basking the kitchen in an otherworldly glow."
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Books Finished:


LET ME LIE by Clare Mackintosh

Review will be on March 14, 2018.

Have to say it is one of her best.
 

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THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR by Sally Hepworth.

Review will be on March 13, 2018.

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NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA by Chanel Cleeton.

Review will be on February 14.


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WHERE THE WILD CHERRIES GROW by Laura Madeleine. 

The cover doesn't do this book justice.  A beautiful read. 

Review will be on  February 13, 2018.

  
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AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN by Susan Meissner.  

Review will be on February 1, 2018.

 
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SUNDAY SILENCE by Nicci French - review is in the book's title.

  
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DANGEROUS CROSSING by Rachel Rhys.

LOVED the book.

Review is on my blog today. 

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SISTERS LIKE US by Susan Mallery. 

An enjoyable read a bit out of my normal genre, but so happy I read it.  I would read more from Ms. Mallery.  

Review will be on January 23, 2018.


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THE ENGLISH WIFE by Lauren Willig - review is in the book's title.

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THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen - review is in the book's title.

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THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A. J. Finn - review is in the book's title.

  
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CARNEGIE'S MAID by Marie Benedict - review is in the book's title.

A lovely, interesting read. 
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9 comments:

  1. Happy Friday - Happy Reading!!

    Thanks for stopping.

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  2. You know I don't think I've ever seen sassafras in person before... Happy Friday!

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    1. Me either!!

      An interesting spice.

      Thanks for commenting, Lauren.

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  3. Hi!

    Oh, yes, Let Me Lie. I must read that! I'm going to look for it now. ;)

    Here is mine: https://wp.me/pEZs7-x5d

    Happy Friday Fun! Enjoy yourself. ;)

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    1. It was better than her last book.

      Thanks for commenting, Sassy Brit.

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  4. The excerpt sounds beautiful...and then there's that "otherworldly glow" that makes me wonder what lies ahead for her.

    Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “BEST DAY EVER”

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    1. It is VERY heartwarming and cozy.

      It has the delicious recipes in it too. I wish I had the print copy.

      Thanks for commenting, Laurel.

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  5. Interesting beginning. I am curious about where the story goes from there. This week I have A Merciful Secret by Kendra Elliot - one from my review stack. Happy reading!

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    1. It is a lovely story about family and food.

      Thanks for commenting, Kathy.

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