Friday, 13 July 2018

Book Beginnings on Fridays and The Friday 56



Another Friday is here and time for quotes from books. This week I found A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly on my shelves. It sounds very interesting and here is a summary from the back cover. 
"Based on a real murder at the turn of the century, this outstanding debut novel is a powerful and moving coming-of-age book. Mattie is torn between her familial responsibilities, her desire to be a writer, and the excitement of a first romance. Her dilemmas and choices are quietly reflected in the life of a young woman found drowned in a lake, a woman that Mattie only gets to know through reading her letters.
When finally the tales of Mattie and the drowned girl merge, their stries beautifully combine in a brilliant and perfect conclusion."


Book beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader

When summer comes to the North Woods, time slows down. And some days it stops altogether. 



















The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice
 I was angry at Lawton for leaving, too. But Royal was no family and therefore had no right to speak against him. Thing of it was, I didn't understand why my brother had left, either.
What do you think? Does it sound tempting to read?

18 comments:

  1. I like the sound of this novel. Enjoy the read and the weekend!

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    1. Yes, it sounds tempting. Just have to wait until I have read it to be sure.

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  2. What a lovely cover! I'm intrigued by the premise and the excerpts. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Yes, I just love the cover as well. Let's hope that is a good sign also for the content.

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  3. Great snippets! Sounds like a good one! Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)

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    1. Thank you, you too. Let's hope it does reach up to expectations.

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  4. Oh, I read this book several years ago. It is so well done. Donnelley is a very good writer! My Frida Quotes - The Prince and the Dressmaker

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    1. That sound good, I do have high hopes for it. I have never read anything by her before. Let's hope she becomes a favourite author.

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  5. It does sound interesting. I hope you enjoy it. See what we are featuring at Girl Who Reads

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    1. Let's hope so. You have also a lot of interesting choices on your blog. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Probably not one I would pick up as I don't read much in this genre. But I do hope you enjoy it.

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    1. Mostly, I do enjoy historical fiction, and a murder mystery to it. I hope it will be worth it.

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  7. I haven't read this author before, but that snippet does sound tempting. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. First time for me as well, but I got intrigued by the summary. And, as it says on the back cover, you continue to reading when George Clooney steps into the room, and ask him to come back later, then it must be good!

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  8. Sounds good to me! Happy weekend!

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  9. First of all, thank you so much for visiting my blog this week. I enjoy 'meeting' new people and your thoughts and comments will always be valued and appreciated :)

    I have to admit to being a little confused about your book choice this week. However, after further research, I was able to confirm that this is one of those annoying books which goes by two different titles, depending on the publisher and/or country of publication. It is on my 'Want To Read' list as 'A Northern Light', but now I am not sure which version I like the sound of best!

    Thanks for sharing, I particularly enjoyed the opening lines, very descriptive and scene setting :)

    Yvonne
    xx

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    1. Yes, this is rather confusing. I understand that usually there are two different titles in the States and in the UK. I don't know why they have to do it like that. However, this one is the UK version. Let's see after I have read it wether 'Gathering' or 'Northern' is the most suitable!

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