Friday, January 20, 2023

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - January 20th

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.  It looks good.

First Chapter

Beatrice Rushton-Pike got married too young.  She mused over this thought as she ran a fingertip along the marble bar in the den.  It was dust free, and she smiled to herself, grateful for the cleaning crew that'd come through the previous day and scrubbed the house from top to bottom.

From 56% on my e-reader...

The inn was an elderly relic of yesteryear, standing vigil against the beach and glinting beneath the warm winter sun.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Beatrice is going back home to Coral Island after decades away.

She’s starting her life over after her husband broke the news of his affair moments before their anniversary party and vow renewal.

His revelation derails her. Her children have left home and she’d always imagined she and her husband would travel and grow old together. But now he’s gone and she’s unsure of where her life is headed.

With nowhere left to turn, she goes home to Coral Island to visit her estranged father. She stays in an old beach cottage that was her family’s when she was a baby and finds a hidden roll of fifty-year-old undeveloped film. Who put it there and why?

Will she find answers & purpose on the island, rekindling old friendships and rediscovering a long-lost love? Or will she be driven back to the city and her failed marriage?

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. The Island sounds heart-wrenching. This is a situation that many people I know are facing after a long marriage.

  2. I hope you are loving this one! Happy weekend!

  3. Looks good. I would love a cleaning crew. :)

  4. What a tough spot the main character in but I love the sound of the 50 year old roll of film and the mystery. I'm adding this one to my TBR. I love books where the main character is looking for purpose after fallout.

  5. Interesting sounding book and I'll take that cleaning crew too! Enjoy.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  6. Hmm, sounds like a deep read. I hope you enjoy it.

  7. I wish the view out of my window looked like that cover!


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