Jun 5, 2015

Book Beginning: SECOND CHANCE FRIENDS by Jennifer Scott

The Friday 56: *Grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader. Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you. Post it. Add your (url) post in Linky at Freda's Voice.
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Second Chance Friends by Jennifer Scott,  published May 5, 2015 by NAL
Genre: contemporary women's fiction

Book beginning, Chapter One
Karen gazed through the plate-glass window, her eyes wandering over the divots In the ground where the bus had crashed a month ago. She rubbed the side of her cell phone absently, her fingers bumping over the volume buttons, her fingernail scratching up against the SILENCE switch. Oh, how she'd love to "accidentally" flip that switch. If she never heard the phone ring, she wouldn't have to talk to anyone, right? She wouldn't have to answer the next time Kendall called. But she knew even if she did silence it, the peace would be short-lived. Kendall would only show up at her house or, worse, at her job, expecting her to pull strings she didn't have to make things easier for a son whose hide she wasn't sure she wanted to save anymore. 
Page 56: 
If she'd been out of the shower before he'd left, he would have planted those kisses right in the middle of her forehead. He would have pulled her in close, whispered into her hair something positive and encouraging - something about them getting answers today.  
Book description:  Karen Freeman, Melinda Crocker, and Joanna Chambers have never met—but every morning they get their coffee at the Tea Rose Diner. Their paths may have never crossed. 
But one morning, on the lawn of the Tea Rose, the three women collide during a searing event in the life of twenty-something Maddie Routh. In the nine months that follow, they return to the spot over and over. To discover what it means to be a mother, a wife, a lover, a friend. To find Maddie Routh. Despite the challenges they’ve faced, these four women unite to show us second chances do exist, if only we have the courage to see them.
I'm looking forward to reading this one this summer!

12 comments:

  1. I have been ogling this one...it looks like one I'd enjoy. Thanks for sharing! Here's mine: “IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT”

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    1. I have had this one for a while and have put it on my summer to-read pile.

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  2. I've been looking at this one and it does sound interesting. I especially like the beginning. Enjoy!

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    1. Paths crossing by chance - serendipitous! I hope I enjoy it too.

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  3. I sense some intrigue.
    Happy weekend!

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  4. Harvee, this does sound like good fiction for women! Happy Friday!

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  5. Raises a lot of questions and I enjoy women's literature. Could be a good summer read.

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/06/05/the-friday-56-64-hexed/

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    1. Women are among my favorite topics in books I choose for reading, Laura.

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  6. Wow! Great and powerful book beginning! Not a lot of books have such a "wow" opening! I hope you enjoy the book :D It sounds great.
    Have a great day,
    Amy x

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    1. Mother-son relationship at the forefront. I'm intrigued too.

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