Friday, January 27, 2023

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - January 27th

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 reading and enjoying this one. The excerpts are from the E-ARC.

First Chapter


Camille heard her cell phone sing, but since it was four in the morning and she was violently trying to stay sleeping, she ignored it. A full day of rowdy sixth graders was going to descent on her life and sanity, in less than four hours.  She needed every hour of sleep she could beg, borrow or steal. It was a matter of survival.  

From 56% on my e-reader...

The taller one spoke to her sister as if he were deaf.  "Isn't he adorable?"

Synopsis from Goodreads:

If you love Jill Shalvis and Lori Wilde, then you won't want to miss this new novel--and start of a new series, The Snowflake Sisters--by USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Greene, who returns with a poignantly emotional story about the joys--and frustrations--of family, sisters, and self-discovery.

They say there's no place like home for the holidays...but Poppy McGuire is done with all that! Her sisters are suffocating, and her father hasn't done anything for himself in years. What she needs is a change--of pace, of heart, of attitude. ...and so she flees to an isolated Wisconsin cabin, determined to get through to a Happy Solo New Year's.

At first, Poppy's blissful solitude is only interrupted by a few welcome distractions in the form of her hunky, flannel-clad neighbor and his loveable--rather large--dog Bubbles. The weight of responsibilities falls off her shoulders, reigniting a joy in life she'd thought was long gone.

And then her sisters track her down--barging in unannounced with their problems and panics and overwhelming need to get Poppy to solve things. But a new year means new's time for all these sisters to grow up before their family falls apart.

Hideaway at Silver Lake is Jennifer Greene at her best--characters you can't help but love, a setting you can't help but pine for, and the happily ever after we all aspire to find. This novel is a like a warm cup of cocoa, perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber and Jenny Colgan.

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. I hope you continue to enjoy your selection. I am reading five books at once this week..on my very own 24 hour blog-n-readathon.

  2. Oh yes, this sounds like a delightful read. Don't we all want to get away from all the overwhelming problems our family is having and escape to a quiet cabin in Wisconsin!

  3. Sounds like a good read, perfect for this time of year too! I like that cover also! Happy weekend!

  4. You lost me with the 6th graders- sounds like torture. :)

  5. Sounds like an entertaining read - enjoy!
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  6. Looks like a good choice for the season.

  7. This looks like a good read and I absolutely love the cover.


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