Friday, March 31, 2017

Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 - March 31, 2017

I'm linking up with Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings and Freda's Voice for Page 56. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Pick the closest book on your book stack and join the fun.

The Beginning:

Prolog: 1943 - "She first notices him because he always sits at a table off to the side of the USO club and he usually sits alone."

Chapter 1 - "I almost forgot," my brother Will said. ....Got another present for you."

Page 56:

"She leads them over to the fire and wraps the second blanket around them once they have shed their drenched outer garments, then forages for more wood until the flames leap up."

From Long Upon the Land by Margaret Maron. This is the 15th and final book in the Judge Deborah Knotts mystery series. I finished it yesterday and it does ends in a very good and slightly funny way. I love this series. I have not read in order and still have several books in the middle of the series left to read I am still feeling down about the series being over. I loved all of the Knott family, the fictional North Carolina county where they live, and all the relationships that made the stories come alive.

I wonder if any of you have the same reaction as a favorite series ends.


Bev Bouwer said...

I like the sound of this one. I also hate choosing between the prologue and the first chapter - glad you shared both. My book is Dancing the Death Drill by Fred Khumalo.

Breana M. said...

It's always sad when a favorite series ends, but it also means that the author is going to start a new project. So I can't be totally sad about it.

Unknown said...

That's a long series. I find, when they're that long, that I want them to end but I don't want them to end. LOL

My Friday 56 from The Shack

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

I'm always sad when a series I love ends. It like losing god friends. I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine . . .

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Sounds like I've been missing out on this series. Thanks for sharing. :)

Lauren @ Always Me

fredamans said...

You have me curious for more! Happy Sunday!