Friday, May 4, 2012

Book Beginnings on Friday, May 4, 2012

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include  include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

I just finished reading Dinner With Lisa by R.L. Prendergast.  The story is set in Canada during the depression.  This is a very real depiction of the men and women of that time.  The story is full of different characters and I learned each one's history.  If you enjoy novels with historical accuracy built into a good story line you should read this book.
Dinner with Lisa
Here is the beginning of Dinner with Lisa:  

"The engine chuffed and the wheels clacked as the train powered its way through Ontario.   Over glacier-scraped bedrock it passed, through forest of dark green pine and budding oak trees toward the plains of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, where years of unrelenting sun and suffocating dust had baked the once fertile earth dry and hard." 


  1. Ah, I like a beginning that sets the stage for the story. Thanks for sharing.


  2. I like the beginning of this book and I love to read historical based books. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This sounds like a good read...I enjoy historical-based books.

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  4. That's a very descriptive opening. I like it!

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  5. A very descriptive beginning, I can almost picture this scene. I do enjoy historically accurate books. Thanks for sharing.

  6. That's a good start and reminds me that I want to make that train journey some time. My Friday post:

  7. Sounds like a great book and that is definitely a good beginning. I love the word "chuffed"!

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