Friday, June 9, 2017

Book Beginnings & Friday 56 - #83

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 American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

Part One
Lady Fermor-Hesketh

Miss Florence Emily Sharon, daughter of the late Senator William Sharon of Nevada.  
My Thoughts:  I have had this book in my Nook's TBR since it came out.  Since I'm trying to read what I have before I go off on another deep end buying splurge, I picked this book to read next. So far it doesn't really tell me much.  

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 American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin – about 56% of book on Nook):  

The following day she was in Louvain’s studio, stretched out on the chaise lounge, Bertha sitting in her usual corner.  Louvain had barely spoken to her when she came in but when he looked at her, she noticed that his pale eyes were alight with excitement.  He was working very fast, almost quivering as he attacked the canvas with his brush. 

My Thoughts:  Since I'm just starting this book, I have no idea who the author is talking about other than obviously there is a painting in progress.  Sounds like the artist is very emotional about his painting. 

So what do you think?  Are you tempted to read this based on the teasers? Don’t forget to link up. 

About The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts', suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage.

Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Cora's story marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James.

"For daughters of the new American billionaires of the 19th century, it was the ultimate deal: marriage to a cash-strapped British Aristocrat in return for a title and social status. But money didn't always buy them happiness." --Daisy Goodwin in The Daily Mail

One of Library Journal's Best Historical Fiction Books of 2011

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

Have a great Friday! 


  1. I've been eyeing this book since its now I really must read it. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “EVERY LAST LIE”

  2. This does sound good. This week I'm featuring Come and Find Me by Hallie Ephron. Happy reading!

  3. Hi!

    Well, it is a lovely cover! I do hope you enjoy it.

    Here's mine:

    Have a fabulous weekend!


  4. Beautiful cover! Happy weekend!

  5. This one looks interesting. Enjoy your current read!

  6. I enjoyed this one - happy reading!