book beginnings, The Friday 56

FRIDAY POTPOURRI: BOOK BEGINNINGS & THE FRIDAY 56 — NOV. 30

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Welcome to some bookish fun today as we share Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and as we showcase The Friday 56 with Freda’s Voice.

To join in, just grab a book and share the opening lines…along with any thoughts you wish to give us; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything on the page.

Then give us the title of the book, so others can add it to their lists!

If you have been wanting to participate, but haven’t yet tried, now is the time!

What better way to spend a Friday?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today I’m featuring The Search, by Nora Roberts.

 

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Beginning:  On a chilly morning in February with a misty rain shuttering the windows, Devin and Rosie Cauldwell made slow, sleepy love.  It was day three of their week’s vacation—and month two of their attempt to conceive a second child.  Their three-year-old son, Hugh, was the result of a long weekend on Orcas Island in the San Juans and—Rosie was convinced—a rainy afternoon and a bottle of Pinot Noir.

I love this scene!  It opens with such a dreamy feeling…and I just know that their idyllic world is about to crash and burn.

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56:  “A woman went missing mid-January back in California.  Sacramento area.  Went out for a jog one morning and didn’t come back….”

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Amazon Description:  To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life-a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school, and a challenging volunteer job performing canine search and rescues. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare…

Several years ago, Fiona was the only survivor of the Red Scarf serial killer, who shot and killed Fiona’s cop fiancé and his K-9 partner.

On Orcas Island, Fiona found the peace and solitude she needed to rebuild her life. But all that changes on the day Simon Doyle barrels up her drive, desperate for her help. He’s the reluctant owner of an out-of-control puppy, foisted upon him by his mother. Jaws has eaten through Simon’s house, and he’s at his wit’s end.

To Fiona, Jaws is nothing she can’t handle. Simon, however, is another matter. A newcomer to Orcas, he’s a rugged and in-tensely private artist, known for the exquisite furniture he creates from wood. Simon never wanted a puppy-and he most definitely doesn’t want a woman. Besides, the lanky redhead is not his type. But tell that to his hormones.

As Fiona embarks on training Jaws, and Simon begins to appreciate both dog and trainer, the past tears back into Fiona’s life. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands…

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Okay…it’s time to chat!  I hope you’ll come on by and share your featured books…or whatever.

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13 thoughts on “FRIDAY POTPOURRI: BOOK BEGINNINGS & THE FRIDAY 56 — NOV. 30”

  1. an idyllic beginning and a frightening 56! love ’em all. thanks for sharing another great read. your comment got through by the way over at my blog. if you want a copy, just click the link below the cover. all books at obooko are free to download. you need to register though but don’t worry. they don’t ask for any personal info. just your email and a password.
    thank again for stopping by my blog and have another great weekend Laurel-Rain!

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