Friday, April 20, 2018

Book Beginnings - 4/20/2018

 
*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 WATERS & THE WILD by DeSales Harrison:

 

"Had you a nightscope, or the eye of a night bird staring down from the rafters of the church, you could make him out, the priest:  supine, sunk in darkness, wide-awake."
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Books Finished:

BEACH HOUSE REUNION by Mary Alice Monroe.

Review will be on May 23.

An easy, sweet read.



BOARDWALK SUMMER by Meredith Jaeger.

LOVED it -  It is set in 1940 and then moves to 2007. A lovely nostalgic read.

Review will be on June 19.


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DREAMS OF FALLING by Karen White.

Review will be on June 5.

Excellent as always.



Giveaway of her book THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT HERE.  GOOD LUCK.
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PAPER GHOSTS by Julia Heaberlin.

Review will be on May 15. 

A different kind of spooky.  :)

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A MATTER OF CHANCE by Julie Maloney.

Review is in the book's title.

Suspenseful and good.


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THE WAY OF BEAUTY by Camille Di Maio.

Review will be on May 2.

A marvelous book.


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WHEN NEVER COMES by Barbara Davis. 

Really enjoyed this book as I have enjoyed all of her books.

Review will be on May 1, 2018.

 
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THE ELIZAS by Sara Shepard

Review will be on April 26.

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THE HUSBAND HOUR by Jamie Brenner.

Review will be on April 24.


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THEN SHE WAS GONE by Lisa Jewell.


Review is in the book's title.

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AFTER ANNA by Lisa Scottoline.


Review is in the book's title
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17 comments:

  1. Happy Reading!!

    Thanks for stopping.

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  2. Not sure I like the cover of THE WATERS & THE WILD as I find it a bit too busy. I'm intrigued by that book beginning though.

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    1. That is funny because I think the cover is gorgeous.

      The story line is different and very scholarly. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Tracy.

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  3. So many tempting books! The Waters & the Wild is new to me.

    I'll be reading Paper Ghosts very soon.

    Here's mine: “LET ME LIE”

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    1. The Waters & The Wild is good, but it is a slow march to the end. Very scholarly but good.

      You will like Paper Ghosts.

      Thanks for commenting, Laurel.

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  4. Interesting beginning. This week I have a thriller - What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka. Happy reading!

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    1. I like thrillers.

      Thanks for commenting, Kathy.

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  5. The cover of The Waters and The Wild caught my eye. I rather liked it, too.

    Lisa Scottoline is doing a book signing nearby, and after reading your review of After Anna, I think I will make the time to go. Thank you!

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    1. Awesome on the signing. ENJOY!!

      Glad my review helped you decide. :)

      Yes on the cover.

      Thanks for commenting, Roberta.

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  6. Hmm. I am very curious about what is up with the priest. Guess I would have to rad the book to find out. Enjoy! My Friday Quotes

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    1. I feel bad for the priest. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Anne.

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  7. The cover is beautiful! The BB doesn't match it at all. I'd love for you and your readers to check out THE UNINVITED CORPSE . . . https://www.facebook.com/elleryadamswritesmysteries/

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    1. The book is gothic, erudite, and good. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Lisa, and for the link to the book.

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  8. That's a LOT of books finished, Elizabeth! (Trying not to be jealous....) But seriously, good on you! :D

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    1. Thanks, LuAnn, and thanks for commenting.

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  9. That book looks and sounds great! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. It was a deep, beautiful, thoughtful read.

      Thanks for commenting, Lauren.

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