Friday, October 2, 2015

Book Beginnings & Friday 56 - #3

Book Beginnings on Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader. Every Friday we share the first sentence (or so) of the book we’re currently reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

My Book Beginning:  

The Madness of Lord Westfall (Order of the M.U.S.E.)

The defining moment of my life occurred when I was eight years old and fell from the topmost limb of an oak tree.  I remember naught about the incident.  They tell me my head struck several branches on the way down.  I was insensible for the better part of a sennight, which was a mercy because it allowed the doctor to set my broken arm without my being aware of the agony he inflicted.  For the injury to my brain, he did nothing. 

My Thoughts:  This lets me know that the speaker is talking about whatever it is that makes him/her different from the rest of mankind.    

What do you think?  Don't forget to leave your book beginning below and to link-up at RoseCity Reader.  


Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice on every Friday.

To Play along here are the Rules:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your post below. 
*Don’t forget to add your post URL (not your blog url) at Freda’s Voice.  
*It's that simple.

My 56 (Also from The Madness of Lord Westfall ): 

     Nora didn’t know why she’d ridden this way.  It wasn’t her usual route through the woods surrounding Albion Abbey.  But when she’d learned that the Duke of Camden had a hunting lodge nearby, she was drawn to see it, as surely as a lodestone to true north.  There was no logic to it.

About The Madness of Lord Westfall by Mia Marlowe

He thought he knew madness... until he met her.

Pierce Langdon, Viscount Westfall is mad. Everyone knows it. He fell from a tree when he was a boy and woke to hear strange voices. When the voices grow stronger as he grows older, his family commits him to Bedlam. But what he hears are the thoughts of those around him-a gift to be used in service to the Order of the M.U.S.E. Until he falls again...this time for a totally unsuitable woman.

Lady Nora Claremont hides her heartbreak behind the facade of a carefree courtesan. Viscount Westfall is the most confusing man she's ever met. He seems to know exactly what she wants...and what she's thinking.

Which is a dangerous thing, because what Nora wants is Pierce. And what she's thinking could expose her as a traitor to the crown...

Don't forget to post your meme's and link up at both host locations.  

Have a great Friday! 


  1. I wonder what time period is a sennight. Poor girl. Brain injured?

    My Friday Quotes

  2. I do love the sound of this one...thanks for sharing! Enjoy...and thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. That sounds so interesting! Definitely adding to my TBR.

  4. The description sounds like something I'd like, but not so much the cover...

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  5. This novel sounds very intriguing, I'm going to add it to my wish list now.

  6. I don't read many historical novels, but I like the sound of this book.

  7. Sounds fascinating. I'll be adding this one to my wishlist. I am spotlighting Sinner's Steel by Sarah Castille this week. Happy reading!

  8. Sounds like a good story...and I do like that cover.

  9. Sounds like an unusual twist on historical romance. I think I'd enjoy this story.
    My Friday post features Beneath Montana’s Sky.

  10. I wonder how the untreated head injury will affect her later in the novel. Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!

  11. Interesting, though I'm not crazy about the use of Old English.
    Happy October!

  12. History and a little paranormal, interesting. Thanks for visiting today.

  13. I wonder what her affliction is stemming from her head injuries. I'd like to know more. And that cover is splendid:)

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