Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 (1)

I found this on Bookworm Book Reviews and loved the concept of the two weekly challenges together. Friday Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!

from Goodreads

The book that I am currently slowly getting through and is closest to me is Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2) by Diana Gabaldon. If you haven’t read Outlander maybe you don’t want to continue reading in case of spoilers 🙂


Synopsis: For nearly twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland’s majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones… about a love that transcends the boundaries of time… and about Jamie Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his.

Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire’s spellbinding journey of self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris court of Charles Stuart… in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising… and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves [x].

Beginning: I woke three times in the dark predawn. First in sorrow, then in joy, and at the last, solitude. The tears of a bone-deep loss woke me slowly, bathing my face like the comforting touch of a damp cloth in soothing hands.

Page 56: Brianna waved her hands back and forth in front of face, coughing. “Gack!” she said. “How long since anyone’s been in this place?” “Eons, I expect,” Roger replied absently.

Page 56 really didn’t have any good sentences for me to choose which is sad for my first Friday 56. Here’s to hoping next weeks will be better!

Comment down below with your Book Beginning or Friday 56. I’d love to see what others are reading.

11 thoughts on “Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 (1)

  1. I'm so looking forward to reading this one! Thanks for giving me a link on your post and for visiting my blog! Sending you a friend request on Goodreads, looks like we have similar taste in books. Have a great weekend! I can't wait to find out what you think about Dragonfly in Amber!

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