Friday, October 28, 2022

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - October 28th

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 started reading this one.  Good so far.

First Chapter

Marlowe Banks never dreamed that an MFA from Yale would earn her a job organizing hangers, picking crusted insoles out of an old pair of Top-Siders, and busting every last fingernail in an attempt to resize a watchband using only a safety pin and the force of her formidable will.  The title Costume Production Assistant had sounded so glamorous.  More commonly referred to as a PA, she was a cog in a machine.  Nothing more.

From 56% on my e-reader...

"That's why you keep a guard posted?  So you can read without interruption?"

Synopsis from Goodreads...

In Marlowe Banks, Redesigned, Jacqueline Firkins wonderfully captures the messiness of failure, forgiveness, and embracing a second chance on life and love.

Marlowe Banks’s life has come apart at the seams. Her engagement ended abruptly. Her latest costume design was shredded by critics. Her student loans are overdue. Her parents have never been more disappointed. Desperate to hide from her failures, Marlowe flees New York City to embrace invisibility in Los Angeles as a menial Production Assistant on a popular TV show. While sorting socks and taking care of her boss’ spoiled Weimaraner, no one can confront her poor artistic choices or the end of her engagement, the end her ex refuses to accept.

When a costume mix-up requires Marlowe to step into in a scene, the camera catches a heated look between her and Angus Gordon, the show's arrogant bad boy, thrusting Marlowe into the spotlight. As the pair is forced together on set, Marlowe learns she's not the only one hiding. Walls come down for both of them, revealing a life Marlowe isn't sure she's ready for, and when her past comes calling, she has to decide if she's going to stay invisible or if it's time for a redesign.

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. I like both quotes, but the excerpt from the first chapter is attention-grabbing. Enjoy your current read!

  2. Sounds like a good read. I have seen this book somewhere else and thought that it looked interesting.

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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  3. Good as any reason to have a guard... LOL... Happy weekend!

  4. I love the line from page 56, I would love a guard so I could read uninterrupted, LOL. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!

  5. This sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing it. Happy weekend!

  6. If I could keep a guard posted so I could read without interruption I definitely would! This sounds like a fun read.


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