Friday, February 4, 2022

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - February 4th

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 plan to start this one soon.  Excerpts are from the E-ARC.  

First Chapter


"We can take it in turns to sleep at each other's houses," Caroline said, glancing around at the other girls for approval.  "It'll be fun," she insisted.

From 56% on my Kindle...

My, she was getting romantic in her old age.  But she wasn't complaining.  This was the happiest she'd felt in a long time.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A gorgeously uplifting, feel good read!

When retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…

Meena Fisher is a middle-aged medical secretary with a husband, two grandchildren, a house to run, and more hobbies than you can shake a stick at. She is perfectly happy with her life just the way it is.

Her husband, Oscar, is a middle-aged workaholic who spends his days either in the office or on the golf course. With his wife looking after both him and the house, he gets on with the business of making money. He is also perfectly happy with his life just the way it is.

They share a bed, and they sometimes eat dinner together if they can both manage to be in the house at the same time. Aside from that, their paths rarely cross. The arrangement suits them both.

But when Oscar is forced to take early retirement and decides it’s only fair he takes over the running of the house, both their previously happy lives are turned upside down.

The question is, can they find a way to live together with the new status quo? And, more importantly, do they want to?

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. I hope this is an uplifting read as the promo says! Enjoy.

  2. I'm curious about the prologue, but the 56 makes this sound like a romantic comedy that's fun. I hope it is.

  3. This sounds like great fun and the cover is so eye-catching! I love that books are featuring more older characters because some books would have you believe life ends at 40! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  4. It sounds good, now on my TBR. Hope you will visit me!

  5. Oh, wow, this one sounds good! I can just imagine that scenario of the retired man running the house.

    Here's mine: “THE YOUNGER WIFE”

  6. Hmm, why would he suddenly want to run the house? I hope you enjoy this one.

  7. Sounds like a fun read!! Happy weekend!

  8. This sounds like a heartfelt story. I will have to keep an eye out for it. I hope you love it! Have a great weekend!

  9. Oh this looks like it could be fun and I have heard of issues like this. Any kind of role shift can be a challenge! I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of this one!


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