Friday, 6 December 2013

Book Beginnings on Fridays....


Hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader


Book Beginnings on Fridays as stated by the host was started:

"to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires."

You can share on Google + and social media , please post using the hash tag #BookBeginnings and there's also a Mr Linky on the host's blog.





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Book Beginnings: Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore

Burb from Goodreads:



Ellen Trawton is running away from it all - quite literally. She is due to get married to a man she doesn't love, her job is dragging her down and her interfering mother is getting on her nerves. So she escapes to the one place she know her mother won't follow her - to her aunt's house in rural Ireland. Once there, she uncovers a dark family secret - and a future she never knew she might have.



Prologue

It is autumn and yet it feels more like summer. the sun is bright and warm,the sky a translucent, flawless blue. Ringed plovers and little terns cavort on the sand and bees search for nectar in the purple bell heather, for the frosts are yet to come and the rays are still hot on their backs. Hares seek cover in the long grasses, and butterflies, hatched in the unseasonal weather, flutter about the gorse in search of food.Only the shadows are longer now and the nights close in early, damp and cold and dark......


The flowery description of the beginning of the book suggests a book of light and yet the ending sentence suggests that perhaps there are some darker forces at work....time will tell as I read on....


Santa Montefiore is the bestselling author of 14 books
Secrets of the Lighthouse
 was published
 in
July 2013 by Simon and Schuster


Santa Montefiore

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14 comments:

  1. A rich descriptive opening, and I agree it just seems to get a little darker towards the end. I hope you enjoy this one Josie! :) x

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    1. Thanks Lindsay. I have enjoyed this author's books before. Nice easy reads, usually :)

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  2. Sounds like an atmospheric adventure. Nice pick.

    Harvee
    Book Dilettante

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  3. This sounds really appealing to me, especially since returning from a visit to Dublin earlier this week!

    My Friday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/12/friday-focus-friday-56-book-beginnings.html

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    1. Hi Catherine - it's very easy read and is nicely set in Ireland :)

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  4. Ooh, I do love a book that starts out light and airy and then turns dark. You know that it's going to be memorable. Thanks for sharing....and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Hi laurel - Thanks for stopping by to read my Friday BB :)

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  5. Wow, that's quite a descriptive opening. The premise also sounds very interesting. Thanks for sharing this and for dropping by my blog--happy reading! :)

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    1. Hi Lianne - thanks for stopping by my Friday BB -happy reading :)

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  6. Nice description in the opening.

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    1. HI JC - I agree the opening is a nicely descriptive :)

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  7. very descriptive.. seems like an interesting read

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    1. Hi lady in Red - thanks for taking the time to read my Friday BB - happy reading :)

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Thanks for taking the time to comment - Jaffa and I appreciate your interest.