Friday 14 July 2017

Friday Books - Midwinter

Yes, It's Friday again. So soon. 

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 page 56.

Let's start with page 56.

Last week I couldn't decide whether to share Midwinter, or Difficult Women. I went with Difficult Women, but in the meantime I finished Midwinter. (Yes, I'm still reading Difficult Women, it's actually quite fun to read a little every day.)

This was a beautiful read. I was lucky enough to get the hardcover in exchange for a review, so I held that lovely design in my happy little hands, and finished in a few days. The end of the blurb summarises it well: 

"Alive to language and nature, Midwinter is a novel about guilt, blame and lost opportunities. Ultimately it is a story about love and the lengths we will go to find our way home."

Midwinter is the story of Landwyn and Vale, a father and son left by a wife (and mother), who died ten years ago in Zambia. Farmers in Suffolk, they must make it work, preferably fixing the brokenness that their lives have become. This opening chapter brings more disaster for them to absorb. I loved the book, and my review is here, if you're interested.

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


Breana M. said...

I haven't heard of Midwinter before, but it sounds like an interesting story. Enjoy your current read!

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

I had to re-read that first quote to understand it. Not sure if that is an effective first line if it is oblique. My Friday Quotes

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

This book appeals to me, by the language and the content. The description of the Domino brothers draws such a clear picture.

Sassy Brit @ said...

Intriguing! I'm drawn to this one. :)

I'm reading Karin Slaughter... but i wasn't actually that impressed.


Luv, Sassy x

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I do like that cover! Happy reading! :)

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Thanks for sharing this new-to-me book. Sounds like a good read.

sherry fundin said...

Great snippets. You chose ones that made me curious, when at first I would have just passed the book over. Good job.
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Kathy Martin said...

This one is new to me and not the sort of book I usually read. I hope you enjoyed it. This week I have an urban fantasy - Midnight Curse by Melissa F. Olson. Happy reading!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love the cover and the excerpts. Thanks for sharing, and I am now intrigued. Thanks for visiting my blog.

eli @ the (book) supplier said...

I haven't heard of Midwinter before, but I'm intrigued. Happy reading!

eli @ the (book) supplier
My Friday 56

fredamans said...

Sounds like a read I could really be drawn into. Happy weekend!

Jo-Ann said...

Great excerpts! thanks for sharing and have a great weekend :)
Jo-Ann at Inspiration Pie

Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense said...

I'v never heard of this one, but I love both the cover and the writing in the 56. So much description! Happy weekend.

Elizabeth said...

Love the cover.

The book sounds good too.

Thanks for sharing, and have a good weekend.

Unknown said...

A new author for me. The writing is catchy and I love anything winter:)

My Friday 56 from A School For Unusual Girls