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Friday Spotlight: Strange Grace

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Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton

Strange GraceBook Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.

 

Opening Line:

In the valley beyond the forest, a bonfire burns on a hill: an orange beacon to oppose the silver moon, its flames flick and tremble like a pulse.

 

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Friday Spotlight: Thornyhold

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Thornyhold

Thornyhold by Mary Stewart

 

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.

 

Opening Line:

I suppose my mother could have been a witch if she had chosen to. Continue reading “Friday Spotlight: Thornyhold”

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Friday Spotlight: The Affair of the Mysterious Letter

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The Affair of the Mysterious LetterThe Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall

 

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.

 

Opening Line:

That I must begin these reminiscences with a description of myself and my origins is a necessity that runs contrary to both my character and my upbringing.

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Friday Spotlight: The Remains of the Day

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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Remains of the DayBook Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.

 

Opening Line:

It seems increasingly likely that I really will undertake the expedition that has been preoccupying my imagination now for some days.

 

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Friday Spotlight: The Priory of the Orange Tree

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The Priory of the Orange Tree

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

 

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.

 

Opening Line:

The stranger came out of the sea like a water ghost, barefoot and wearing the scars of his journey.

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Friday Spotlight: Bloody January

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Bloody January by Alan Parks

Bloody JanuaryBook Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.

 

Opening Line:

McCoy headed along the corridor towards the stairs, heels clicking on the metal walkway, breath clouding out in front of him. Never changed, Barlinnie. Freezing in the winter, boiling in the summer.

 

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Friday Spotlight: The Day of the Triffids

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The Day of the TriffidsThe Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

 

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.

 

Opening Line:

When a day that you happen to know is a Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.

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