Friday 25 August 2017

Friday Books - The Music Shop

It cannot be Friday again, already. But it is and here we are.

Finding books on 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.

This week, I'm featuring

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

Here's My Beginning..

Here's the blurb.
It's 1988. The CD has arrived. Sales of the shiny new disks are soaring on high streets in cities across the country. Meanwhile, down a dead-end street, Frank's music shop stands small and brightly lit, jam-packed with records of every kind. It attracts the lonely, the sleepless, the adrift. There is room for everyone. Frank has a gift for finding his customers the music they need.

Into this shop arrives Ilse Brauchmann - practical, brave, well-heeled. Frank falls for this curious woman who always dresses in green. But Ilse’s reasons for visiting the shop are not what they seem.

Frank's passion for Ilse seems as misguided as his determination to save vinyl. How can a man so in tune with other people's needs be so incapable of helping himself? And what will it take to show he loves her?

The Music Shop is a story about good, ordinary people who take on forces too big for them. It's about falling in love and how hard it can be. And it's about music - how it can bring us together when we are divided and save us when all seems lost.

My Page 56

This is my kind of book.

It's funny, quaint, and about old things. Even though I'm not a vinyl fan or collector, I love all things vintage, and this features those. What a treat it was as I tore through it in a single weekend. My review should be up soon.

What are you reading this weekend? 


Roberta said...

There's something comfortable about the quotes. I think I'd like this one. Looking forward to your review.

Nicki J. Markus / Asta Idonea said...

It sounds like a sweet and captivating story.

Sassy Brit @ said...

Sounds a great book. I like 'we only sell vinyl' lol (I've still got my old collection).

Here is my book choice for this Friday:

Hope you get lots of time for reading and relaxing this weekend!

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

Cute, cute, cute opening. Sounds like pure joy. Hope it is. My Book Beginning is at the bottom of the book review page

Breana M. said...

This sound like a delightful story. I haven't heard of it before so thanks for mentioning it! :-)

Tea said...

This seems like a very different music store, almost mysterious.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

As much as I enjoy new technology, there is something about vinyl...and the vintage things we all recall fondly...or maybe not.

This sounds like a sweet story. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Unknown said...

That cover makes me think this will be a bit funny. So does the excerpt:)

My Friday 56 from Spiral Of Hooves

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds interesting and timely now that vinyl is making a resurgence. My teasers are from a historical mystery - A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas. Happy reading!

fredamans said...

Sounds like a great read! Happy weekend!

Literary Feline said...

I don't have the heart to get rid of my vinyl records. I still have all the ones I got before they went out of style. I think I still have all my old cassettes too, now that I think about it. And my CD's . . . They're all packed away though. At least I don't have my dad's old eight tracks. Haha.

Anyhow, I like the sound of Rachel Joyce's book from the excerpts you shared. I would definitely keep reading.

Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a great weekend.