Friday, June 24, 2016

Book Beginnings & Friday 56 - #38

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 Lady Who Saw Too Much (The Sole Survivor Series, Book 2) by Thomasina Rappold

Troy, New York 1884

She was about to be tossed to the street.  Gianna York folded her trembling hands on her lap, lifted her chin, and did her utmost to maintain her dignity. 

My Thoughts:  It doesn’t sound as if Gianna is having a very good day, in fact I’d say that she’s having a pretty bad day so far.    

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 The Lady Who Saw Too Much)

Mr. Withers was a competent dancer, and Gia followed his lead.  The music floated through the room, but a strange humming tone rose over the tune.  She blinked, trying to stave off the buzz in her ears as it grew louder and louder.  She closed her eyes. A picture flashed in her mind.  Mr. Withers, eyes bulging in fury, red faced and yelling over a desk.  At Landon.  

My Thoughts:  I’m going to guess that Gia has had a vision of the future and that it shows her what kind of person Mr. Withers really is.  I know I would not be comfortable in that situation.

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

About The Woman Who Saw Too Much (The Sole Survivor Series, Book 2)
by Thomasine Rappold.

Cursed with prophetic visions and desperate to atone for a death she could have prevented, Gianna York swears she will never again ignore the chance to save a life. When she is hired by Landen Elmsworth to serve as companion to his sister, Gia repeatedly sees the image of her employer's lifeless corpse floating in Misty Lake. As subsequent visions reveal more details, Gia soon realizes her best chance to save this difficult man is by becoming his wife.

At first, Landen Elmsworth believes the fetching Miss York might be right for a meaningless dalliance, but he grossly underestimates her capacity for cunning and soon finds himself bound until death to a woman he may never be able to trust. Yet in the dark of their bedroom they discover an undeniable passion--and a capacity to forge their own destiny . . .

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Have a great Friday! 


  1. Gianna sounds like a fascinating character. I like the 1884 New York setting.
    My Friday post features THE LITTLE FRENCH GUESTHOUSE.

    1. I'm enjoying the book a lot so far! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. The Lady Who Saw Too Much sounds fantastic.

    1. It's really good so far - a little more sensual than I expected but not too much

  3. The cover is absolutely stunning. I hope things go well for Gianna. I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine...

  4. I love the setting, the time period and the characters sound good too. Enjoy. Here's my Friday Book.

  5. This sounds good! I love the beginning and definitely agree that she is having a very bad day. The 56 makes me wonder what's going on. I'm curious about the visions. I'll have to add this to my TBR. I love the cover!

  6. I like the sound of this one. I'll be eager to hear what you think about it. My book this week is Seconds to Live by Melinda Leigh - a romantic suspense title. Happy reading!

    1. I'm almost halfway through and really liking it!

  7. Great excerpts! I am now definitely curious. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “SWEETBITTER”

  8. That 56 kinda irked me... she was dancing with Withers, but took a minute to connect he was yelling at someone?! Meh.
    Happy weekend!

    1. Actually there's a lot going on in this part so it's kind of misleading but it's pretty good so far

  9. The excerpts have definitely piqued my interest. I'd like to know more. Happy Reading!

  10. I love that beginning. It would definitely makes me interested to know what happens.

    Sya @ Bookish Sya

  11. Well, the Book Beginning is definitely a teaser. What has happened to be so bad?

  12. Love the beginning. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend.

  13. I'll definitely have to add this series to my tbr. :)
    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).