Friday, December 2, 2022

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - December 2nd

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 halfway through this one and loving it.  The excerpts are from the E-ARC.

First Chapter

When the calls started up again, Alana ignored them.  Ditto the texts and emails, including ones with red exclamation points attached.  She had a part-time job that felt full-time and a daughter who required around-the-clock care.  She had neither the hours nor the inclination to delve into family drama.

From 56% on my e-reader...

"Did you seriously just walk across the aft deck in those heels?"

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A deliciously sly, compulsively readable tale about greed, power and the world’s most devious family.

When Alana Shropshire’s seventy-six-year-old father, Ed, starts dating Kelly, his twenty-eight-year-old nurse, a flurry of messages arrive from Alana’s brothers, urging her to help “protect Dad” from the young interloper. Alana knows that what Teddy and Martin really want to protect is their father’s fortune, and she tells them she couldn’t care less about the May–December romance. Long estranged from her privileged family, Alana, a hardworking single mom, has more important things to worry about.

But when Ed and Kelly’s wedding is announced, Teddy and Martin kick into hyperdrive and persuade Alana to fly to their father’s West Coast island retreat to perform one simple task in their plan to make the gold digger go away. Kelly, however, proves a lot more wily than expected, and Alana becomes entangled in an increasingly dangerous scheme full of secrets and surprises. Just how far will her siblings go to retain control?

Smart, entertaining and brimming with shocking twists and turns, The Opportunist is both a thrill ride of a story and a razor-sharp view of who wields power in the world.

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. This is my first time to participate in these memes. It certainly does give you a taste of a book.

    We'll see. I thought I'd try it for December and maybe January...

  2. I'm curious for more! Happy weekend!

  3. I like the beginning. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!

  4. No.. The most devious family has to be the Trumps. Ha! Hope you enjoy this.

    My Friday quotes

  5. This looks like a good family drama.

  6. This does sounds interesting. I'll be curious to see your thoughts on the full book.


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