Thursday, April 1, 2021

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - April 2nd

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice. If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it here.

It's that simple.

I'm also joining in Book Beginnings on Friday. It's hosted by Rose City Reader

I'm hoping to read this one soon.  The excerpts are from the E-ARC.

First Chapter

The house, a stately brick Colonial, stood at the peak of a grassy hill, the slope of its great rolling lawn dotted with graceful elms and sycamores, on the easterly side of the tiny seaside town of Kent Crossing, on the North Shore of Massachusetts.  Perched on high as it was, overlooking the beach on one side and the quiet and compact Main Street on the other, it gave the impression of omniscience, as though it were guarding something.

From 56% on my Kindle...

He gave Brent a quick summary of everything that had happened over the past couple of days since the storm had hit.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Is a lie of omission still a lie? Larisa Pearl didn't think so and it got her into a heap of trouble.

When Larisa Pearl returns to her small seaside hometown in Massachusetts to manage her beloved great aunt's estate, she's a bit of an emotional mess. She's just lost her job and her boyfriend and she's struggling to cope with her mother's failing health. When she passes by the window of The Little French Bridal Shop, a beautiful ivory satin wedding gown catches her eye...

Now, to the delight of everyone in town, Larisa is planning her wedding. She has her dress, made floral arrangements, and set the date. The only thing missing is the groom. How did this happen? All she did was try on a dress and let her fantasy take flight. But word about her upcoming nuptials has reached the ears of Jack Merrill. As teenagers, they spent time together on her great aunt's estate, building a friendship that could have become something more had they chosen different paths.

Lost in a web of her own lies, Larisa must first face some difficult truths, including her mother's fragile future, before she can embrace her family, straighten out her life, and open her heart to finding love.  
What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. I love it when a house is described as something conscious, it gives me strong 'The Haunting of Hill House' vibes! I hope you enjoy this one when you get around to reading it :) I hope you have a lovely week and do drop by my Friday post if you have the time! - Juli @ A Universe in Words

  2. An intriguing story, and I like the description of the house. Here's mine: “BLOOD ORANGE”

  3. Being that I live in Massachusetts, I think I would like it. :)

  4. Pretty cover! I would love it if my house overlooked the beach. That description! I want to read this one so much now. Larisa really talked herself into a corner didn't she? I hope you are enjoying it, Yvonne. Have a great weekend!

  5. Great opening!! Happy Easter weekend!

  6. I like the whole premise of this book and love the cover.


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