Friday, December 20, 2013

Book Beginnings - 12/20/13

*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.

This week's Book Beginnings is taken from JUBILEE'S JOURNEY by Bette Lee Crosby.

"On an icy cold November morning in 1956, Bartholomew Jones died in the Poynter Coal Mine.  His death came as no surprise to anyone.  He was only one of the countless men forever lost to the mine.  They were men loved and mourned by their families, but to the world they were faceless, nameless people, not worthy of mention in the Charleston Times."

If nothing else gets you, but I know it will, the cover is enough to draw you right in.  Don't miss this book and any of Ms. Crosby's books.

Ms. Crosby writes amazing books with wonderful characters.  This one will not be a disappointment in terms of characters either.  I am loving them all and am only on Page 100.

If you haven't read her book THE TWELFTH CHILD, you should.  Very heartwarming as all of her books.



  1. Enjoy your Friday.

    I love finding new books from this meme. :)

  2. I missed seeing the opening paragraphs, Elizabeth. Glad you enjoyed this one.

    Book Dilettante: Friday Book Memes

  3. Oh dear. I forgot to put the lines in.

    LOL. THANKS for the heads up v

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  6. Thanks for stopping, Laurel.

    I am off to add the beginning lines.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing, this sounds quite interesting! And thank you for sharing the Christmas Carol, it's an all time favourite of mine! Reread it every year. Merry Christmas!

  8. You are welcome, readatallhours.

    THANKS for stopping, band enjoy the download.

  9. Thanks for sharing this new-to-me author. I'm off to check out her books. And thanks for visiting my blog.

  10. You will LOVE her books, Catherine.

    She has more, but the two listed are the only two I have read, and they are WONDERFUL.

  11. Both the lines and the cover draw me in. Like others I am off to see what else she has to offer.

    Thank you for the free download. I will be doing that next.

  12. Oh my will LOVE her books.

    THANKS for stopping, DogsMom.

  13. You're right -- the cover definitely drew me in and so did the opening. Thanks for introducing me to this author.
    My Book Beginnings/Friday 56 post features MAGGIE'S TURN.

  14. Elizabeth thank you for featuring Jubilee's Journey and thanks to everyone for commenting. Yes, when I saw that photo I just knew she would be Jubilee. :)

  15. Another new author. I need double or triple my reading time to get to all the great sounding books. Thanks for visiting

  16. THANKS for stopping, JC.

    You will LOVE Bette Lee Crobsy...I hope you get to read her books.

  17. You are most welcome, Bette. You are amazing.

    Great to know about the photo. So it isn't anyone you know?

    THANKS so much for stopping.

  18. I have never heard of this author, but the beginning is great. Thanks for posting this beginning. Have a great weekend!

  19. pictureperfectcooking.....thanks so much for stopping by.

    You will LOVE Ms. Crosby's books. I hope you get to read them

  20. Sounds very good,glad you enjoyed this one. I've put it on my TBR list.

  21. It was VERY good.

    Can't wait to see what you think about it, Irene.

    THANKS for stopping.