Sep 27, 2013

Book Beginnings: Alternate Currents by Arleen Alleman

Friday 56 Rules: *Grab a book, any 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.

Also Book Beginnings by Rose City Reader.

Alternate Currents: A Novel was published July 5, 2013 by Xlibris. It's the fourth in the Darcy Farthing adventure series, which deals with controversial topics the author has chosen to address.

Page 56:
I remembered why I liked him so much from the beginning. Suddenly it seemed as if we had not been apart for nearly a year, and I thought about how much he and Charlie had helped us and how much I cared about both of them.
Excerpt from the journal of Darcy Farthing
November 20, 2010

"Today was one of the best days of my life. Not necessarily the best because that was probably the day I met Rachael. I am very optimistic.From this day forward, I anticipate a future dominated by love and happiness to the extent those ideals are possible. It's not that I haven't had my share of both in the past. It's just that during the past few years, we all - I mean my family and close friends - have hit a few barriers and bounced back, with some lasting effects. physical and emotional scars remain, which only an extended time of renewal might heal."
Goodreads description: As Darcy and her fiance, Mick, are preparing for their wedding, their planning and their lives are interrupted when a good friend mysteriously disappears. Soon, Darcy finds herself in Seattle immersed in the world of domestic partners, alternative reproductive technology, and social bigotry. A shocking child abduction and two murders leave authorities with few clues, as Darcy tries to help and becomes a victim her self. Learn more at

Author: Arleen Alleman is a former senior analyst with the Government Accountability Office. Her interests include health and fitness, world religions, reading, and travel. She lives in Colorado with her husband, Tim and their cat, Xena.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review.
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Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Nice opening and quote. Hope you are enjoying the book. Here's my Friday post:

JC Jones said...

Those are difficult topics. Here is my
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Vonnie said...

I really like the beginning. It's a great grabber.

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fredamans said...

Not a series or author I'm aware of.

Happy weekend!

Elizabeth said...

Nice beginning...thanks for sharing.

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The Bookworm said...

This does sound intense.

Suko said...

Ah, it's time for the Friday 56! Great meme! I like this--it's optimistic yet unique. I will make a note of this book.

Pooch said...

The opening is so hopeful, yet the synopsis reveals the dire events to come. This is the first I've read about this series.


Brian Joseph said...

The blurb and the beginning indicate that there is a lot going on in this book. It sounds as if it also has the potential to be a good one.

Lisa Mandina said...

Hmm, sounds like an interesting book! Love the quote from 56.
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guiltlessreader said...

Heavy stuff, Harvee. Maybe not for me right now ... :P

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