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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."
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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.
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
July 2013 by Simon and Schuster