Friday 27 January 2017

Friday Books - Faithful

I'm glad it's Friday - weekend, yay!

On Fridays we link up with other book people and grow our TBR lists.

BookBeginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and The Friday 56 - hosted by Freda’s Voice are where you'll find them. Both involve sharing excerpts from a current book - the beginning and - you guessed it - page 56.

My book this week is

Faithful by Alice Hofmann

The opening quote is also a favourite of mine, and I nearly shared that instead. It's Leonard Cohen -

Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in.

I love that striking cover, but the one I read looks like the one below - which is even prettier in real life. Which is your favourite?

This is the story of Shelby, a horrific car accident which affects her forever, and her slow progress back to reality. It's brave, gut-wrenching, but ultimately full of love and hope. And dogs. Of course, dogs.

I loved this book. My review will go up later (read here), but I'm really glad I read this one.

Happy reading everyone.


Unknown said...

Both covers are good. I like the second one better. Uh oh. Don't look any of those dogs in the eye. You'll never be able to walk away. LOL

My Friday 56 from Chasing Fireflies

Roberta Gibson said...

This sounds like a terrific read. The candles in bags remind me of the luminarias we put out here during the holidays.

The Leonard Cohen quote is so appropriate.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I loved this one, too! My read had that first cover....but I like the second one, too. An unforgettable story! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I've heard of this book but haven't read it. Since the author describes this section of road, I'm wondering what happens here. I'd keep reading to find out. The 56 appeals to me. I'm guessing the character goes home with a dog!
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fredamans said...

Like both covers! I want to read this one regardless. Happy weekend!

Breana M. said...

I like both covers but the first one is my favorite.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Glad you liked it! :)

Lauren @ Always Me

Katherine P said...

I've never read anything by Hoffman before but I have this on my TBR this year because I've heard such wonderful things about it. I hope you're enjoying it!

Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense said...

What, no pets? Unfathomable! Glad to hear it looks like the protagonist changes her mind.

Anonymous said...

Wow both the beginning and the 56 really draw you in. I don't think I've heard of any books by Hoffman, I can't wait for your review!
Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

Elizabeth said...

Love the covers.

ENJOY, and thanks for sharing.

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