Category: Friday 56

Pieces of the Bronte Plot

Posted October 29, 2015 by Elizabeth in Book Beginnings, Friday 56 / 10 Comments
Pieces of the Bronte Plot

On Fridays. I participate in two preview memes that are great for anticipating what I’m going to read next. This week I am sharing The Bronte Plot from Katherine Reay. Book Beginnings is hosted by Gillon at Rose City Reader. Wednesday was Book Day. With so many other demands, Lucy felt it important to pick a day, name it, and savor it. By plopping it in the middle of the week, she secured a shining moment […]

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A Bit of Water on the Moon

Posted October 22, 2015 by Elizabeth in Book Beginnings, Friday 56 / 0 Comments
A Bit of Water on the Moon

On Fridays. I participate in two preview memes that are great for anticipating what I’m going to read next. This week I am sharing Water on the Moon by Jean P. Moore, who I will be interviewing next week. Book Beginnings is hosted by Gillon at Rose City Reader. The directions say: Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial impressions of the book, or anything the opener […]

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Petals off the Apothecary Rose

Posted October 15, 2015 by Elizabeth in Book Beginnings, Features, Friday 56 / 9 Comments
Petals off the Apothecary Rose

On Fridays. I participate in two memes that make a terrific book preview, like a movie trailer. Last week I had blurbs from Amy Sue Nathan’s The Good Neighbor, about a woman transitioning after a divorce. You can read my review here. This week I have The Apothecary Rose, a historical mystery by Candace Robb. It is the first in the ten-book Owen Archer medieval mystery series, soon to be available in e-book format. Book Beginnings is hosted by […]

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Bits of the Good Neighbor

Posted October 8, 2015 by Elizabeth in Book Beginnings, Features, Friday 56 / 15 Comments
Bits of the Good Neighbor

On Fridays. I participate in two memes that make a terrific book preview, like a movie trailer. Last week I had clips from Death on the Prairie by Kathleen Ernst, #6 in the historian Chloe Ellefson cozy mystery series that I reviewed the other day. This week it’s The Good Neighbor by Amy Sue Nathan about a woman transitioning after a divorce. Book Beginnings is hosted by Gillon at Rose City Reader. The doorbell rang and I knew it was my […]

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Death on the Prairie: a Previe..

Posted October 1, 2015 by Elizabeth in Book Beginnings, Features, Friday 56 / 15 Comments
Death on the Prairie: a Preview

On Fridays. I participate in two memes that make a terrific book preview, like a movie trailer. Last week I had clips from Fear of Dying, the new companion novel to Erica Jong’s 1973 Fear of Flying, a seminal novel of the feminist era. My Review of Fear of Dying. This week it’s Death on the Prairie by Kathleen Ernst, #6 in the historian Chloe Ellefson cozy mystery series that I will be reviewing soon. I love history and […]

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Preview of Dying

Posted September 24, 2015 by Elizabeth in Book Beginnings, Features, Friday 56 / 10 Comments
Preview of Dying

On Fridays. I participate in two memes that make a terrific book preview, like a movie trailer. Last week I shared Jeannine Atkins’ Little Woman in Blue, a well-researched historical novel about May Alcott, youngest sister of Louisa May, portrayed as silly and vain Amy in Little Women, but in reality a proficient artist and musician who traveled the world in pursuit of her art and worked with many of the great of her time. Today I have clips […]

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Snippets from Little Woman in ..

Posted September 17, 2015 by Elizabeth in Book Beginnings, Features, Friday 56 / 9 Comments
Snippets from Little Woman in Blue

On Fridays. I participate in two memes that make a terrific book preview, like a movie trailer. Last week I shared The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie and have since posted my review. Today it’s Little Woman in Blue, a well-researched historical novel about May Alcott, youngest sister of Louisa May, portrayed as silly and vain Amy in Little Women, but in reality a proficient artist and musician who traveled the world in pursuit of her art and worked […]

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Clips from Sisters of Versaill..

Posted September 10, 2015 by Elizabeth in Book Beginnings, Features, Friday 56 / 19 Comments
Clips from Sisters of Versailles

On Fridays. I participate in two memes that make a terrific book preview, like a movie trailer. Last week I shared Don’t Get Me Wrong by Marianne Kavanagh and have since posted my review. Today it’s The Sisters of Versailles, the first in a historical fiction trilogy from first-time author Sally Christie. Book Beginnings is hosted by Gillon at Rose City Reader. We were five sisters and four became mistresses of our king. Only I escaped his arms […]

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Friday Clips: Don’t Get ..

Posted September 3, 2015 by Elizabeth in Book Beginnings, Friday 56 / 10 Comments
Friday Clips: Don’t Get Me Wrong

On Fridays. I participate in two memes that give a preview of what a book might be like. I try to use a book I haven’t started, often an ARC I’ve accepted for review because I find it gets me excited to read the book. Last Friday I shared A Window Opens, debut fiction by Elisabeth Egan, which has turned out to be one of my favorite books of the summer. I hope you have time to read […]

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Friday Blurbs: A Window Opens

Posted August 27, 2015 by Elizabeth in Book Beginnings, Friday 56 / 16 Comments
Friday Blurbs: A Window Opens

On Fridays. I participate in two memes that are great previews. I try to use a book I haven’t started, often an ARC I’ve accepted for review because it gets me excited to read the book. Last week I had Baker’s Blues by Judi Ryan Hendricks, and my review was posted yesterday. I hope you’ll give it a read.  This week I’m sharing A Window Opens by first-time author Elisabeth Egan. It’s getting a lot of […]

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