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!
Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding
Published on: July 10th, 2018 by Gallery/Scout Press
Summary (from Goodreads): Frances Metcalfe is struggling to stay afloat. A stay-at-home mom whose troubled son is her full-time job, she thought that the day he got accepted into the elite Forrester Academy would be the day she started living her life. Overweight, insecure, and lonely, she is desperate to fit into Forrester’s world, but after a disturbing incident at the school leads the other children and their families to ostracize the Metcalfes, she feels more alone than ever before–until she meets Kate Randolph. Kate is everything Frances is not: beautiful, wealthy, powerful, and confident. And for some reason, she’s not interested in being friends with any of the other Forrester moms—only Frances. As the two bond over their disdain of the Forrester snobs and the fierce love they have for their sons, a startling secret threatens to tear them apart.
Book Beginning: “Frances Metcalfe was not the type of woman who enjoyed large parties, especially large parties where you had to dress up in a costume. Given the choice, she would have stayed home and pierced her own nipples with dull knitting needles, but fund-raisers for Forrester Academy were not optional.” (pg. 3)
Page 56: “Pete’s words were vulgar, his tone full of loathing, of contempt. He didn’t find her interesting or beautiful or sexy. He was a chubby chaser. He was a misogynist. He was a pig.” (pg. 56)
Thoughts: I need to find out what the incident was that leaves Frances feeling ostracised and what secret threatens the one friendship she was able to make. Also, I hate Pete already.
What are you currently reading? Does this book sound interesting to you?
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