BookBeginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and The Friday 56 - hosted by Freda’s Voice are the hosting sites for the Friday link ups, where we discover more books, and make friends. Both involve sharing excerpts from a current book - the beginning and - you guessed it - page 56.
What am I reading? Well, I'm so glad you asked. It's
Interestingly, when you know the history is about a ship that goes down that is carrying mainly black men who have signed up to join the allied forces in World War 1, that this starts with a waiter in a French restaurant. The SS Mendi sunk off the Isle of Wight. What unfolds with the French waiter is so shocking, I was drawn in right from the start.
Ok there we go...things are clearly going down. And by down, I mean down. What I'm loving about the book is that even though it's history, its just so very personal that I can't stop reading. In my opinion, that's exactly how historical fiction should be.
What're you reading?
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