Friday, June 30, 2017

Book Beginnings & Friday 56 - #86

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:  

A Soldier Finds His Way (A Veteran's Heart, Book 1) by Irene Onorato

Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have just been cleared to land at Stewart International Airport. 
My Thoughts:  The beginning doesn't really tell us much but that's okay because I'm sure we'll find out a lot more soon.  

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 A Soldier Finds His Way – about 56% on Kindle):  

Audra paused at the door.  Could Edward actually be on the other side? Her trembling hand reached for the doorknob.  As the door opened, a light breeze danced in, carrying with it the scent of lilies.

My Thoughts:  This sounds like it has some potential, as far as a contemporary romance goes. I look forward to reading this book to find out what's going on with the characters. 

So what do you think?  Do the teasers tempt you? Don’t forget to leave your link below and to link up at Freda’s Voice. 

About A Soldier Finds His Way (A Veteran’s Heart, Book 1) by Irene Onorato

Sometimes getting lost is the best way home . . .

After a painful youth spent in foster homes, Special Forces soldier Edward Giordano has all but given up on love. Returning to New York from a dangerous mission in Costa Rica with no one to welcome him home, he knows he must find a way through his bitterness and embrace faith, or he’s destined for misery and loneliness. But he never expects that saving someone else’s life might help him save his own…

Audra Lorenzo is a first-year school teacher with a bright future. All she’s missing is a man to share her happiness. Her father wants her to rekindle her relationship with her ex-boyfriend, but she can’t stop thinking about the handsome, kind, and courageous soldier who rescued her from a near-deadly car accident…

Edward too, has not stopped thinking of Audra. After making peace with God and with his difficult past, he’s ready to re-connect with her and reveal his feelings. Edward knows that opening his heart will mean risking pain, but he’s prepared for whatever comes—from a perilous deployment to Audra’s meddling father…

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

Have a great Friday! 


  1. Tis the season for a good romance.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  2. Sounds like a nice romance :) Thanks for stopping by Inspiration Pie earlier!

  3. I really love the 56...suspense! Now I want to know more. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  4. Sounds like a great read! I'm definitely gonna check it out! Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog! Happy reading! :)

  5. This sounds like it will be a good one. The second teaser you shared definitely has me wondering what is on the other side of the door! Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Hi Maria,

    Edward sounds like quite a religious person and I much prefer your '56' lines for their descriptive style and quality of writing.

    I must admit that I don't tend to read too much contemporary romance, however there seem to be some quite strong story lines bubbling away in the background.

    I hope tha you enjoy the read and thanks for sharing :)


  7. I hope you'll enjoy your new read. Happy Hopping!

  8. I could almost smell the flowers! Lovely writing and a perfect summer read.

    My 56 from Behold!

  9. This sounds like a good one. Have a great weekend!

  10. This one sounds like one that I will enjoy. Thanks so much for sharing it. I will have to check it out! :)

  11. Good 56! Sounds like a nice read! Have a great week ahead!