Thursday, April 14, 2022

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - April 15th

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 just finished reading this novella.  I borrowed it through Kindle Unlimited and really enjoyed it.

First Chapter

London, 1940

"It won't even seem like Christmas this year."  Maggie Harris's voice cracked as she swallowed back the tears.  She had resolved to be strong and brave for Jack's sake, but it was hard...

From 56% on my Kindle...

Jack came over to her and bent to give her a kiss on her forehead.  "Sleep well, love, and don't worry.  It will all work out all right."

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Christmas during World War II is a time for small miracles in this bittersweet short story by the New York Times bestselling author of The Tuscan Child and In Farleigh Field.

Jack and Maggie Harris are adrift on ravaged streets during the London Blitz. Their home is gone. They have nowhere to go and nothing left to lose. With only the memories of their greatest loss—the death of their child during a Christmas years before—Jack and Maggie settle in a seemingly deserted mansion for the night.

Inside they find shelter, warmth, and a bit of cheer. They also discover a surprise. Now, in the darkest of times, the unexpected compassion of strangers will make this Christmas one to remember forever.

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. This isn't my typical kind of read, but it looks interesting. Have a great weekend!

  2. I should resolve to read more Christmas-oriented books on my TBR during the year since they are never available at the library in December. Ha! I hope you enjoyed this sweet-sounding book. My quotes this week

  3. I read this several years ago. A very sweet story. Hope you enjoyed.

  4. I hope you enjoy this one! Have a great weekend!

  5. Lovely 56! Happy Easter weekend!

  6. I don't typically read WW2 books, they are often a little bleak, but if this isn't then I might check it out.
    My Friday: Marie @ Pages to Explore

  7. This sounds really good! I really enjoy this author and I love the teasers.


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