Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday Meme : Book Beginnings and Friday 56 - May 31, 2013 Edition

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. To play along, please do the following:

  • Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments
  • Make sure to share the name of the book and the author so we know what you're reading
  • Feel free to share your first impressions with us based on the first line
  • Link your post at RoseCity Reader, or if you don't have a blog, leave it in the comments below

The book I'm reading right now is Losing Faith by Jeremy Asher
(currently free on Amazon)


December 22

Rain fell onto Seth’s car, creating tiny explosions of water on his windshield.  He turned a dial, and his windshield wipers flipped back and forth.  A large bolt of lightning raced across the sky, sending a chill down his back.

My Thoughts:  Good beginning, it's been raining a lot here

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda at Freda's Voice. To play along:

  • Grab the book closest to you, any book will do.
  • Turn to page 56
  • Choose the fifth (5th) sentence or a few more (just don't spoil it too much)
  • Post it on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, post it in the comments below
  • Link your post to Freda's Voice 

I'm using the same book for my Friday 56:
Losing Faith by Jeremy Asher

Not sure what page on Kindle (lol)

She stood behind her chair and waited a few minutes while he continued watching television.  Another request of his.  

My Thoughts:  Okay, now I'm beginning to get a creepy feeling - like maybe there is some abuse in this particular relationship?  Or maybe I'm too

Seth Storm, a once famous musician from Nashville, is now nothing more than a fallen star. After climbing the music charts and making his dreams come true, his life took a turn that he’d never expected, causing him to lose it all. Now Seth is determined to do whatever it takes to turn his life around, even if that includes doing the one thing he swore he’d never do. After giving up music and the career he spent much of his life building, Seth embarks on a journey to get back what he cherishes the most: his daughter, Faith.

Trista Tilman, a single mother, finds shelter on the road as she and her daughter try to escape her abusive fiancé, Randall Tuck. As Trista struggles to repair her damaged relationship with her daughter, Tuck begins to close in on them.

Along the way, Seth and Trista encounter a storm that threatens their one chance at getting their lives back. Forced to travel together, they discover that success lies not just at the hands of fate but also within each other, two unlikely travelers fighting to survive not only the storm but also the demons of their past.

As the road takes them deeper and deeper into the storm, Seth and Trista find themselves face-to-face with their worst fears. Can love help them pick up the broken pieces of their lives?

Please play along and if you decide to follow my blog, let me know and I'll return the favor.


  1. Ah, this one sounds good...thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. I love lightning, so a mention of this will make me love the book!! I do hope the abuse on the book isn't too bad, cause sometimes I really don't like reading it!
    Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend!
    Juli @ Universein Words

  3. I think you're right about the abuse -- especially with the emphasis on the word "request" (as if it were really a demand.) This sounds like a book I'd enjoy. Thanks for posting the synopsis along with the Book Beginning and Friday 56 excerpts.

  4. Sounds like an interesting read. Happy weekend!

  5. I've always wanted to read this one. Sounds like an enjoyable book and lovely story.

  6. Oooh...this sounds good. I've seen it for free at Amazon. Maybe I should take a look :) Have a great weekend!

  7. i have this book on my Kindle but haven't read it yet. the 56 snippet does sound a little off to me and may hint at a possible strain or abuse in their relationship.

    thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog as well.

    have a great weekend Maria!

  8. It seems that we share the rainings beginnings (and the weather too).

    Thanks for sharing!

  9. The beginning sounds good - you can just feel the atmosphere. I got this book too for my Kindle, and I'm looking forward to reading it now!