Friday 8 November 2013

Friday Book Beginnings...

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.

24 October 2013

 A family divided by fortune. A country divided by faith.

London 1609...

London, September 1599

Magdalena was afraid to sleep in case she did not wake. She was thinking of her sons; of Zachary in particular. How to convince him. There would be a chance, if only he'd sit still long enough to listen

I am already intrigued by Magdalena and wonder why she is afraid to sleep and why out of her sons we are only told the name of one of them - why is Zachary so special and why can he not sit still for long - what makes him restless....

Deborah Swift is fast becoming one of my favourite historical novelists and I look forward with eager anticipation to immersing myself in her latest Jacobean adventure.


Are you intrigued by Jacobean adventure?

 is out now.

Share your thoughts on my Friday Book Beginnings...


  1. I haven't heard of this author before...thanks for the introduction.

    My Friday post:

    1. Thanks for visiting Catherine and for reading by Friday BB :)

  2. This books sounds VERY good. I have seen it on other blogs.

    ENJOY!!! Will be looking for your review.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings


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