Thursday, May 13, 2021

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - May 14th

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 just about to start reading this one.  The excerpts are from the E-ARC...

First Chapter

The Storm

At first, when Piper scanned the docks and didn't see the familiar rickety white-pine-and-fir fisherman's trawler, she thought nothing of it.  Tom, like most Chesapeake Bay watermen, tried to beat the sun's rays onto the water every morning during crab season, squeezing in every minute of the government-allotted eight hours of crabbing per day.

From 56% on my Kindle...

From the moment she first laid eyes on Tom, she knew he was all she every wanted.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Sometimes all you need is one person to really see you.

Piper Parrish's life on Frick Island—a tiny, remote town smack in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay—is nearly perfect. Well, aside from one pesky detail: Her darling husband, Tom, is dead. When Tom's crab boat capsized and his body wasn't recovered, Piper, rocked to the core, did a most peculiar thing: carried on as if her husband was not only still alive, but right there beside her, cooking him breakfast, walking him to the docks each morning, meeting him for their standard Friday night dinner date at the One-Eyed Crab. And what were the townspeople to do but go along with their beloved widowed Piper?

Anders Caldwell’s career is not going well. A young ambitious journalist, he’d rather hoped he’d be a national award-winning podcaster by now, rather than writing fluff pieces for a small town newspaper. But when he gets an assignment to travel to the remote Frick Island and cover their boring annual Cake Walk fundraiser, he stumbles upon a much more fascinating tale: an entire town pretending to see and interact with a man who does not actually exist. Determined it’s the career-making story he’s been needing for his podcast, Anders returns to the island to begin covert research and spend more time with the enigmatic Piper—but he has no idea out of all the lives he’s about to upend, it’s his that will change the most.

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. Ever since you first showed this book on your blog, I've been interested in it! It really seems like a good read and I love that cover.

    Can't wait for you to finish reading it and telling us more about it!

    Have a good weekend Yvonne!

    Elza Reads

  2. Aw this sounds like a lovely read, but also one that will probably be a little sad at times! I hope you enjoy it! I hope you have a lovely weekend and do drop by my Friday post if you have the time! - Juli @ A Universe in Words

  3. This does sound intriguing. I hope you are enjoying it. This week I am spotlighting Amaryllis by Jayne Castle which is a "paranormal romantic suspense." Happy reading!

  4. Sounds like they have a great love story, but I just know there's more to it! Happy weekend!

  5. I'm so jealous you reading this! Hopefully I will be able to read it soon too though. :-) I am really looking forward to this one. Have a great weekend, Yvonne!


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