It's two p.m. on a freakishly warm afternoon in January. Susannah Gilmore reluctantly looks up from her laptop. Standing in the doorway of her home office is her husband, Charlie. "Have you seen what it's doing outside?" he asks. She nods, attention drifting back to the screen. "It's sixty-nine degrees."
"The January thaw, right?" She's read about this someplace, though she can't recall where.
"Whatever. We should take advantage of it, though. Let's go for a bike ride before the kids get home."
Historical novelist Susannah Gilmore is captivated by an unexpected find in her late parents’ home: an unsigned love note addressed to her mother, in handwriting that is most definitely not her father’s.
Houses had lives and houses kept secrets. She'd already stumbled upon two of them. If she kept up her search, what else might she find?
What intriguing book beginnings have you found this week?
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.