30 Mar 2018

Book Beginnings on Friday and the Friday 56 #10

Book Beginnings on Friday and The Friday 56 are weekly memes hosted by Rose City Reader and Freda's Voice.


Book Beginnings: Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. 

The Friday 56: Grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% in you eReader. Find any sentence (not spoilery) and reflect on it if you want.

This Friday I've started the following book:

by Salina B. Baker


In the summer of 1869, beleaguered for-hire killer Zach Dimitru arrives in Eastport, Maine, bearing an amulet and searching for absolution. His salvation is dependent on the Benoit Family, who are also pitiless and tormented. Zach's deliverance is reliant on Juliette Benoit. The young woman is grieving the loss of her soul mate, whom she believes has reincarnated without her. Miraculously, the amulet imparts messages to Juliette. The fate of both Zach and Juliette, as well as the town, depends upon her ability to learn and convey those lessons before the arrival of a hurricane--one with the force to devastate Eastport.

Book Beginning:


Shelby Rolle's hands shook as he threw his fishing net into the blue water.

Chapter one:

The storm pummeling Eastport, Maine moaned in sympathy as Helen Vickers struggled to give birth.

Children born during a storm tend to be strong ones. I hope this baby will be healthy.

The Friday 56: 

The amulet was her secret – her precious companion. She believed that its murmurings were an exclusive part of her psyche. Sissy's calim to hear the amulet felt like a betrayal.

Ahh, the mysterious amulet. I'm curious what 'murmurings' mean here. Do they hear what the amulet 'says' in their head? We'll see...

What are you reading at the moment? Please leave a link to your Friday post below!

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