Sep 23, 2016

Book Beginning: The Fortress by Danielle Trussoni


The Fortress: A Love Story by Danielle Trussoni, published September 20, 2016 by Dey Street Books. A memoir of love and transformation in France.


Book beginning:
Before the club in Paris, and before the Frenchman, I was a woman in a fortress.
Or, more precisely, I lived with my husband and two children in La Commanderie, a medieval fortification at the center of the French village of Aubais, pronounced :obey," as in "love, honor and ...Aubais." Built by the Knights Templar in the thirteenth century, the fortress stood high on a hilltop and could withstand attack from every angle. 
Page 56: 
Love for Nicolai had brought me so far from home, so far from my family and friends and culture, that I didn't recognize myself anymore. I had always believed love to be transformative, but this wasn't what I'd expected at all.
THE FORTRESS is  a memoir about the disintegration of the author's marriage in the South of France.

Memes: The Friday 56. Grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% of your eReader. Find any sentence that grabs you. Post it, and add your URL post in Linky at Freda's Voice. Also visit Book Beginning at Rose City Reader.

9 comments:

  1. Ooh this looks fantastic. Enjoy it. My Friday Book is Beneath the Surface by Jo Spain.

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  2. I like the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “I AM NO ONE”

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  3. This sounds like a memoir of an emotional journey. Have a good weekend, Harvee.

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  4. Sounds interesting but not something I would normally choose to read. This week I have an up-coming release - Home by Harlan Coben. Happy reading!

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  5. Sounds so good when I read the snippets! Happy weekend!

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  6. Ooh. Looks good. And great synopsis. Makes me want to keep reading right now.

    My Friday 56 from Curse Of The Boggin

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  7. Love it. Will definitely look into it. Your snippets are great! Happy weekend and here's my Friday Meets: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/09/friday-meets-23-september-2016.html

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  8. This is a very different beginning. It is also a bit intriguing. I would keep reading this.

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