Book Beginnings And The Friday 56

Friday, 6 July 2018

On Fridays I will share excerpts from whatever I am reading that day. First, Book Beginnings hosted by Rose City Reader  then The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice.

First share the opening lines of your novel, then turn to page 56 (or 56%) and share a few lines!

This week's book is The Sealwoman's Gift by Sally Magnusson

Beginning: "The rain has freshened the air again, leaving one of the soft springtime evenings she used to love best, the clouds harried on their way by an eager breeze, a spangle of late sunshine on the water."

Page 56: "On the evening of the thirtieth of July, the day of his son's birth, Olafur Egilsson is standing on the deck of the slave-ship, looking out at the sinking orange sun." 

Thoughts: This is Waterstone's Scottish book of the month for July, and it looks amazing. I can't wait to get more read this weekend!!

Happy reading!!


  1. Such an artistic cover! Great choice!

    Here is my Book Beginning and Friday56 feature!

    Have a great weekend! Luv Sassy x

  2. Ooh I love the sounds of this! Very evocative writing.
    Cora |

  3. Love the cover. I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine . . .

  4. Sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy it. This week I am spotlighting Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert. Happy reading!

  5. Ooh, looks interesting! And I love that cover.

    Hallie @ Book by Book

  6. We just had a rainstorm which has freshened the air for us, too. My quotes from The Virgin Suicides

  7. I love the descriptive writing! Happy weekend!


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