Friday, 13 January 2017

Friday Reads 13th January 2017

Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The idea is to share a sentence or so from the first page and the 56th page of the book you are currently reading! 

The Secret
Book Beginning:
"She had first married Thomas Roberts in the school playground when she was five years old."

Friday 56:
"She hadn't noticed Selwyn leaning in the doorway, a look of quiet amusement on his face."
I am only 80 pages into this so far and I am not really sure what I think yet. It seems to follow a number of different perspectives in different times and, as usually happens with a book like this, there are perspectives I prefer to others. At the moment I am most enjoying the 2016 sections! The mystery is very good so far - I am really keen to find out what decision Mary made. 

You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading

20 comments:

  1. I love the cover...and from the excerpts, I can feel myself engaging, wanting to know more. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  2. The snippets are quite intriguing. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. That's a beautiful cover and the lines are interesting. I'd like to know more about this story.
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    1. It was a really good story - definitely do recommend it!

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  4. I haven't heard of this one before I do like the beginning and 56. I hope you enjoy it! :-)

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    1. It was very good - I now want to read the author's other novel!

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  5. That opening is catchy and love the cover. I just finished a book written from different perspectives and different times. It took a bit to get the hang of it, and then it took off. Hope you enjoy this one.

    My Friday 56 from Deadly Spirits

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    1. It can be hard - especially when you get into one perspective more than the other!

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  6. Sounds good. I sometimes have difficulties with books told in various times and with various perspectives. It depends on the author's talent and interweaving them. I am spotlighting A Merciful Death by Kendra Elliott this week. Happy reading!

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    1. That's undeerstandable - both stories need to be compelling and cohesive or it just doesn't work! Luckily this one did for the most part!

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    1. Happy weekend to you too! Thanks for visiting!

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  8. Oh, that's a cute beginning. I hope you enjoy your weekend!

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    1. It was really sweet - I can remember playground weddings at my school!

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  9. The Secret is a mystery? The bits you quote make it sound like there's some romance involved. Is that part of the different perspectives?

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    1. There's a mystery surrounding Beth's parentage - there isn't really a romance as such. There is love and relationships but all of the relationships started before the book so they're all established couples.

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  10. I like the title and the book beginning.

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