Friday, 4 August 2017

Friday Reads 4th August 2017

Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The idea is to share a sentence or so from the first page and the 56th page of the book you are currently reading!

The Comfort of Secrets: A Sweet Lake Novel
Book Beginning:
"The poster wagged before her nose: Sage Advice: Thyme to Discover Nature's Medicine - Right in Your Spice Rack!"

Friday 56:
"He peered out the sliding glass door at the backyard, ablaze in light. As was the front of the house - another bad sign in a day rife with bleak omens."

I adored the first book in the Sweet Lake series (review here) and am so very grateful to Christine for sending me a copy of the second book - The Comfort of Secrets! I am only a few pages in but already I'm loving it and I can't wait to continue!!  


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14 comments:

  1. I love the thyme pun on the poster, that made me laugh immediately! I'm really interested in omens and herbs so I might have to check this one out! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have an amazing weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @  A Universe in Words

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    1. Hi Juli! With regard to the pun, there's a subtle underpinning of "Wise Woman influence" throughout the book. The central characters in the series are three women in their early 30s; they are guided and influenced by an older group of women in the small, fictional town.

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  2. The comfort of secrets... Hmmmmm - interesting! Aren't secrets suppose to make us uncomfortable?

    Happy reading and have a good weekend. Here's my Friday Meets: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2017/08/friday-meets-4-august-2017.html

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    1. Hi, Mareli! To answer your question regarding the title: For some people, it's all too easy to become comfortable with deception. I think of this as a base form of selfishness. In The Comfort of Secrets, an important secondary character is unaware the secrets she has kept for many years pose a danger to her adult son--and the young woman with whom he's fallen in love.

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  3. I had a hard time reading the 56 because I didn't want to look away from the cover! I've heard really good things about the first book and this one looks wonderful too. Hope you enjoy!

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    1. Many thanks for your kind words, Katherine. I went round-and-round with the graphic designers at Lake Union for several months before they arrived at the perfect cover art.

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  4. I've enjoyed other books by this author but not read this series. Sounds like fun:)

    My Friday 56 from The Forever Man

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    1. I hope you dive into the new Sweet Lake series, Laura! At the moment, I'm busy working on the third book.

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  5. I loved this book, and the previous one. Thanks for sharing! Here's mine: “CLOSE YOUR EYES, HOLD HANDS”

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    1. "Close your eyes, hold hands." I love that, Lorraine! And many thanks for your kind words. x

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  6. Nice cover. The pun in the beginning made me grit my teeth though. I am not a big fan of puns. I have Dead Man's Bridge by Robert J. Mrazek this week. Happy reading!

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  7. Happy reading (and Friday)!!

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