Book Beginnings is hosted by A Few More Pages. Just post the opening sentence(s), and then tell your reactions.
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Link it here.
Today I’m spotlighting a book I received from Amazon Vine (an ARC), called The Other Family, by Joanna Trollope.
An unexpected line in a will leads to complications and new beginnings in Trollope’s eminently readable latest (after Friday Nights).
Beginning: Looking back, it astonished her that none of them had broken down in the hospital. Even Dilly, who could be relied on to burst into tears over a shed eyelash, had been completely mute.
Now I’m curious…aren’t you? We know that some kind of hospital emergency has unfolded—something apparently astonishing enough to leave someone mute.
56: “It won’t take long,” Chrissie said. “It’s merely a formality. I know exactly what’s in that will because Dad and I agreed to it together…”
So that’s it for today…what did you choose? I hope you’ll stop by, share some comments, and link back to your own posts.