Friday, January 5, 2018

Book Beginnings - 1/5/2018

 
*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 FAMILY NEXT DOOR by Sally Hepworth:
 

"The funny thing is, I've spent my whole life wanting you. As a toddler, I was forever toting around a plastic doll--wrapping it and feeding it and changing its diaper.  As a child, my favorite pastime was making up baby names.  As a teenager, I babysat every chance I could, imagining you nestled against my hip instead of the stranger's child I carried.
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Books Finished:

NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA by Chanel Cleeton.

Review will be on February 14.



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.

  


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 will be on January 12, 2018. 

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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 will be on January 10.

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THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen - review will be on January 9.

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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 will be on January 11, 2018.

A lovely, interesting read. 
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19 comments:

  1. Happy Reading, and stay warm if you are in this deep freeze and snow.

    Thanks for stopping.

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  2. That is an interesting beginning. It might be just me but it seemed just a little ominous. This week I'm reading The English Wife by Lauren Willig. Happy reading!

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    1. Oooo..THE ENGLISH WIFE is good...ENJOY!!

      I agree the beginning is a bit ominous and didn't make sense at the time, but it is very clear after the book is done what it meant. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Kathy.

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  3. I agree with Kathy. Seems like there are some scary things about to happen. If it involves children, I don't want to know.

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    1. Nothing bad happens to children.

      Thanks for commenting, Roberta.

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  4. I love the opening lines of The Family Next Door. I can relate to that narrator, as I had Baby Love when I was a teen. Thankfully, I got over it, until the appropriate time for reality. LOL. I'm wanting to read this book.

    Here's mine: “NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT”

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    1. Awww on your baby love!!

      It was good..I finished it last night.

      Thanks for commenting, Laurel.

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  5. I've read all 3 of Sally's books and can't wait for #4.

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    1. It is good...I did enjoy her other books too.

      Thanks for commenting, The Book Sage.

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  6. I'm looking forward to The Family Next Door. I'm currently reading (just began) As Bright As Heaven. Also reading The Queen of Hearts. Have a good weekend!

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    1. I think you will like The Family Next Door.

      As Bright As Heave was good...very educational learning about the Spanish Flu.

      I don't know The Queen of Hearts.

      Thanks for commenting, Mary.

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  7. Lots of great books lately! I see two that I might have to add to my wishlist.

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    1. Great...enjoy the ones you choose.

      Thanks for commenting, Melissa.

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  8. The very book beginning is winsome. Is she talking to her own child? Or something more sinister? I am read nonfiction this week: Dreaming the Beatles

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    1. I can't give out that information or it will spoil the book. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Anne.

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  9. You've read some great books! I'm hoping to start Dangerous Crossing this weekend.

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    1. Ooooo....it was so good, Book of Secrets.

      ENJOY, and thanks for commenting.

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  10. I love the cover for The English Wife. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. It is gorgeous.

      Thanks for commenting, Lauren.

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