Friday 30 June 2017

Friday Books - the precious one

I'm so glad Friday is here, after the busy week I've had. And hopefully lots of time to read...

BookBeginnings, hosted by Rose City Readerand The Friday 56 - hosted by Freda’s Voice both host sites for 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.

That has got to be the LONGEST sentence in opening a book. Ever. The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos has a lovely blurb  - 

From the bestselling author of Belong to Me, Love Walked In, and Falling Together comes a captivating novel about friendship, family, second chances, and the redemptive power of love

In all her life, Eustacia “Taisy” Cleary has given her heart to only three men: her first love, Ben Ransom; her twin brother, Marcus; and Wilson Cleary — professor, inventor, philanderer, self-made millionaire, brilliant man, breathtaking jerk: her father.

Seventeen years ago, Wilson ditched his first family for Caroline, a beautiful young sculptor. In all that time, Taisy’s family has seen Wilson, Caroline, and their daughter Willow only once. 

Why then, is Wilson calling Taisy now, inviting her for an extended visit, encouraging her to meet her pretty sister — a teenager who views her with jealousy, mistrust, and grudging admiration? Why, now, does Wilson want Taisy to help him write his memoir?

Look at this cover - completely different to the other. I haven't even started this yet, but I love the look of the writing - so much is said in these excerpts.

What are you reading? I'd love to know. 


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That was quite the opening sentence! I've been curious about this book. I read another by the author, Love Walked In. I kept meaning to read this one.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

sherry fundin said...

That's a lot of ifs. :-)
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Jo-Ann said...

Looks like an interesting read, Bev. You're right, there is so behind these sentences. Enjoy reading and have a great weekend!

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

That first sentence has so many ifs that it beckons the reader to continue. The page 56 made me laugh. Hope you enjoy this one.

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds like it could be good. I hope you enjoy it. I have A Panicked Premonition by Victoria Laurie this week. Happy reading!

Maria said...

This sounds like it could be a fun book! Here's my Friday meme

Ashley Sapp said...

Sounds like a very interesting book! Happy reading! :)

fredamans said...

Sounds like a fantastic read! Have a great week ahead!