Friday, June 3, 2016

Book Beginnings & Friday 56 - #35

Book Beginnings on Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Gilion at 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 Anatomist’s Wife (A Lady Darby Mystery, Book 1) by Anna Lee Huber

Be sure to live your life, because you are a long time dead – Scottish Proverb

August 1830


The scream froze me in my tracks, but the shout that followed propelled me out of my indecision and around the hedge line of the maze.
My Thoughts:  The Scottish proverb is pretty spot on…lol…The first sentence let’s me know someone is already dead!

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 at 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 Anatomist’s Wife by Anna Lee Huber): 

     He twisted his lips.  “It is unfortunately a well-known truism among sheriffs, constables, and military men that more trouble breaks out during a full moon than any other time of the month.”
     I lifted my eyebrows in skepticism but opted not to argue with him.

My Thoughts:  I would say that I kind of have to agree with him – I’m not superstitious but I do think that for some reason people act more bizarre at the full moon than another other time – it really seems to bring out the craziness in some people.

So what do you think?  Keep reading?  Leave your thought’s below and don’t forget to link up at Freda’s Voice.  

About The Anatomist’s Wife by Anna Lee Huber

Scotland, 1830. Following the death of her husband, Lady Darby has taken refuge at her sister's estate, finding solace in her passion for painting. But when her hosts throw a house party for the cream of London society, Kiera is unable to hide from the ire of those who believe her to be as unnatural as her husband, an anatomist who used her artistic talents to suit his own macabre purposes. 

Kiera wants to put her past aside, but when one of the house guests is murdered, her brother-in-law asks her to utilize her knowledge of human anatomy to aid the insufferable Sebastian Gage--a fellow guest with some experience as an inquiry agent. While Gage is clearly more competent than she first assumed, Kiera isn't about to let her guard down as accusations and rumors swirl. 

When Kiera and Gage's search leads them to even more gruesome discoveries, a series of disturbing notes urges Lady Darby to give up the inquiry. But Kiera is determined to both protect her family and prove her innocence, even as she risks becoming the next victim...

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

Have a great Friday! 


  1. Ooooh this sounds so good! I like the proverb, it's definitely a bit spot-on and a little bit spooky. I'd definitely like to read a little bit more I think! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

  2. Not for me but hope you love it. I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

  3. This one sounds like a good one. Thanks for sharing about it. :-)

  4. This sounds intriguing. I like the time period and the mystery. Enjoy!

  5. I like the opening and the 56. It's so true about the full moon. Just ask the emergency room attendants.

    My Friday 56 from Lady Renegades