Friday, April 1, 2016

Book Beginnings & Friday 56 - #26

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:  

In Her Eyes by Wesley Banks

June 12, 2015

The first time he saw her was on a day just like today. 

The sky was blue and cloudless, like the color of the ocean from a plane.

My Thoughts:  This makes me think of a perfect summer or spring day – I’ve actually seen the ocean from a plane and it’s a really great experience and vision.   

What do you think?  Don't forget to leave your book beginning below and to link-up at Rose City 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 In Her Eyes by Wesley Banks ): 

     “Joe Clemmons?” Casey said quickly.  Her tone changed, “Emma, you know you’re too young to be kissing boys, right?”
     “It was just a game.”

My Thoughts:  Emma is Casey’s five year old daughter and this is the first time Casey has introduced Ben to her.  It’s also when she finds out that her little girl has given or received her first “kiss”……I can just see this scene.   

What do you think?  Keep reading?  Don’t forget to link-up at Freda's Voice.  

About In Her Eyes by Wesley Banks

When Ben Wilder is given a second chance he focuses on the one thing he's always been good at: running. After walking on to the University of Florida Track and Field team he begins to quickly move up the national rankings, paving a path towards the NCAA Championships. Everything is going the way he planned, until the day he bumps into Casey Taylor. 

New to Gainesville, and focused on her first year out of medical school, Casey is initially hesitant to let Ben into her life. The truth is she's worried about letting a guy near the one thing she loves most: her daughter, Emma. After one fun and fateful night Casey can no longer bury her feelings behind these excuses, and takes a chance on a guy she is slowly falling for. 

Casey's relationship with Ben starts to gradually build into a love that she has never felt before. But more importantly, Emma has taken a particular liking to Ben. As they all spend more time together Ben is forced to confront painful memories when he starts to notice something hauntingly familiar about Emma. 

A local journalist soon uncovers the secret of Ben's past as their lives begin to converge on a single promise that Ben Wilder has long since made: to never give matter what.

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

Have a great Friday! 


  1. The ocean is beautiful seen from a plane. So vast and so many shades of blue and green. Aaw, puppy love:)

    My Friday 56

  2. Sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy it. I am featuring Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle this week. Happy reading!

  3. I love the cover.

    Sounds like the beginning of a good read. I hope it is.

    ENJOY your weekend.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  4. I'd like to hear more about it. :-) Happy weekend!

  5. Oh, I want to go to the ocean but it needs to be sunny (not cold and windy like it gets around here,) Thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. Love the cover and the blurb...very curious now! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  7. I love the description of the sky and the plot sounds really interesting. My vote is to keep reading!

  8. A new one for me. Sounds interesting though. Will need to check it out.

    Feel free to pop over and check out my Friday56

    Shubba @ Wee Shubba's World.

  9. I dream of skies like that. Minus all the snow we just got. Happy weekend :)

  10. You've piqued my curiosity for this book. I'm off to find out more.

  11. I think I would need a bit more to get hooked on this one. Enjoy!

  12. I like it - happy reading, and thanks for visiting my blog.