Friday, July 16, 2021

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - July 16th

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.

First Chapter

Bethany kept her hands on the dashboard as she tried to grab a piece of mail that had slid up to the windshield when Benjamin had hit the brakes hard a few moments earlier.  She managed to grab it before he had to stop again.

From 56% on my Kindle...

Bethany set the phone on the receiver before letting her tears fall again.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The Wellington family is ready for another sun-kissed summer at their treasured beachside cottage. That is until the family's world is turned upside down following the unexpected death of the father, Benjamin. Things seem to go from bad to worse for his widow, Bethany, and her three young children when they find out that their beloved second home no longer belongs to them.

The Seahorse Cottage, located on the beautiful shores of Cape May, had been in the Wellington family for generations. But unknown to Bethany, her late husband had lost the cottage as a result of his secret life and the cottage is put up for sheriff sale after his sudden passing.

In a surprising turn of events, The Seahorse Cottage is purchased by the Wellington’s estranged neighbor, who seemingly knew about Benjamin’s secret life. This would only be the beginning of the journey for the Wellington's.

The family is left to mourn Benjamin’s tragic passing, and only later do they come to truly understand the lasting consequences of his secret life. Through it all, the Wellington’s grow closer than ever, ready for whatever troubles come their way.

The Seahorse Cottage is a touching feel-good beach novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat and fill your heart with warmth and love. 

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. I wonder how the author will make a story about a father with a second-life into a feel-good beach read! But I'm definitely intrigued! I hope you enjoy it once you get a chance to read it! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  2. Wow, a secret life sounds intriguing...but losing the beloved cottage is heartbreaking!

    Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE STRANGER IN THE MIRROR”

  3. Can't help but wonder what happened to her.... Happy weekend!

  4. A secret life? Yikes. This one sounds interesting though. Enjoy your current read!

  5. That sounds really interesting.

  6. That sounds like it has more to the story than a typical fuzzy feel-good. I'd read it!

  7. Well this looks intriguing! I always love the mysteries that involve a secret life but I don't think I've come across a book in this genre with that plot!

  8. Wow. Lots of plot twists. Oh dear. I hope all goes well for the family in this story. My Friday quotes from This Tender Land

  9. Wow, this does sound really good! Would love to see your review when you finish it! Happy reading!!!


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