Welcome to another edition of our Friday memes. Book Beginnings, in which we excerpt opening sentences from our books, is hosted by A Few More Pages; and The Friday 56, that reveals excerpts from p. 56 of our books, is hosted by Freda’s Voice.
Today I’m spotlighting a book from next week’s stack: an ARC of She Makes it Look Easy, by Marybeth Whalen.
Prologue: (Ariel) —I saw her years later in the grocery store near my house. I had to look twice to be sure it was her. She has lost weight, a lot of weight. Her collarbones jutted out from the neckline of her shirt like the framework of a building.Chapter One: (Ariel) —I pulled the photo proofs out of the envelope, fanning them out on the granite countertop in my client’s McMansion with a flourish. I loved how the word client sounded, and I threw it around whenever I could.
From these beginnings, I glimpse something that hints at disillusionment (in the prologue), while in the very beginning, we see a woman poised on the threshold of a hopeful life.
From my vantage point on the deck, I spotted not the dog, but the culprit. The boys had left the back gate open when they had come in, but I had been too focused on the neighbor’s playset to notice whether or not they closed it.
So what excerpts are you sharing today? I can’t wait to see!