Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 ~ July 25, 2014


*Book Beginnings on Friday hosted by Rose City Reader

*Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are currently reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

Remember to post your link here.

Friday 56

*The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.

*Post your link here.

* I’m going to be using the next book on my TBR


Rosebush by Michele Jaffe

Summary via Goodreads:

Instead of celebrating Memorial Day weekend on the Jersey Shore, Jane is in the hospital surrounded by teddy bears, trying to piece together what happened last night. One minute she was at a party, wearing fairy wings and cuddling with her boyfriend. The next, she was lying near-dead in a rosebush after a hit-and-run. Everyone believes it was an accident, despite the phone threats Jane swears were real. But the truth is a thorny thing. As Jane’s boyfriend, friends, and admirers come to visit, more memories surface-not just from the party, but from deeper in her past . . . including the night her best friend Bonnie died.

With nearly everyone in her life a suspect now, Jane must unravel the mystery before her killer attacks again. Along the way, she’s forced to examine the consequences of her life choices in this compulsively readable thriller


The image is stark yet beautiful. It’s just before dawn, at that moment when the world turns monochrome and everything is subsumed under a blanket of blue-gray light.

*Page 56:

He never came back. He broke his promise. He disappeared forever. He left me alone and I didn’t want to be alone. I changed – everything changed after that. He’d been wrong, I saw. The road less traveled led to heartache and loneliness.


4 thoughts on “Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 ~ July 25, 2014

  1. The cover art is perfect. I like when the cover actually goes with the story:)
    The excerpt is kind of sad. I wonder why he left her all alone?


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