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:
A Dangerous Place (Maisie Dobbs, Book 11) by Jacqueline Winspear
Arturo Kenyon stood in the shadows of a whitewashed building opposite a small guesthouse known as Mrs. Bishop’s, though it had no sign to advertise the fact. He was waiting for a woman who had taken a room under the name Miss M. Dobbs to emerge.
My Thoughts: All this really tells me is that someone is waiting to see someone walk out of a house – the interesting thing to note here though is that the woman is going under the name “Miss M. Dobbs” and at the end of the last book, Maisie had agreed to marry Viscount James Compton, so there is a question of what is going on at this point.
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)
*Add your post below.
*Don’t forget to add your post URL (not your blog url) at Freda’s Voice.
*It's that simple.
*It's that simple.
My 56 (from 56% of Kindle version of A Dangerous Place ):
Despite her fear of being in a place that was dank, dark, and musty, Maisie knew she must return to the cave where she had seen Miriam Babayoff and Aurturo Kenyon. If there was something untoward going on- and if nothing else, a man in a cave was untoward- then it would happen at night.
My Thoughts: I’m not keen on going into caves that are not well lit either – I will go into a cave if it’s a part of a tour but otherwise I would have to pass.
What do you think? Keep reading or not? Don’t forget to leave your link below and link up at Freda’s Voice.
About A Dangerous Place (Maisie Dobbs, Book 11) by Jacqueline Winspear
Four years after she set sail from England, leaving everything she most loved behind, Maisie Dobbs at last returns, only to find herself in a dangerous place . . .
In Jacqueline Winspear‘s powerful story of political intrigue and personal tragedy, a brutal murder in the British garrison town of Gibraltar leads Maisie into a web of lies, deceit, and peril.
Spring 1937. In the four years since she left England, Maisie Dobbs has experienced love, contentment, stability—and the deepest tragedy a woman can endure. Now, all she wants is the peace she believes she might find by returning to India. But her sojourn in the hills of Darjeeling is cut short when her stepmother summons her home to England; her aging father Frankie Dobbs is not getting any younger.
But on a ship bound for England, Maisie realizes she isn’t ready to return. Against the wishes of the captain who warns her, “You will be alone in a most dangerous place,” she disembarks in Gibraltar. Though she is on her own, Maisie is far from alone: the British garrison town is teeming with refugees fleeing a brutal civil war across the border in Spain.
Yet the danger is very real. Days after Maisie’s arrival, a photographer and member of Gibraltar’s Sephardic Jewish community, Sebastian Babayoff, is murdered, and Maisie becomes entangled in the case, drawing the attention of the British Secret Service. Under the suspicious eye of a British agent, Maisie is pulled deeper into political intrigue on “the Rock”—arguably Britain’s most important strategic territory—and renews an uneasy acquaintance in the process. At a crossroads between her past and her future, Maisie must choose a direction, knowing that England is, for her, an equally dangerous place, but in quite a different way.
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Have a great Friday!