May 20, 2016

Book Beginning: The House on Primrose Pond by Yona Zeldis McDonough

The House on Primrose Pondcontemporary fiction by Yona Zeldis McDonough, published February 2, 2016 by NAL

Book beginning:
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."

Book description:
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.

Page 56:
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? 

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  1. This sounds like a good story. I wonder what she will learn. This week I am spotlighting Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop. Happy reading!

  2. Quite intriguing and not at all what I expected based on the cover, which I thought was older than 2016. :-/
    Happy weekend!

  3. I love that cover and the hint of what's to come. Plus, I've read the author before, so I enjoyed her writing. Thanks for sharing! Here's mine: “THE ORPHAN CHOIR”

  4. Sounds like a good story. I enjoy reading books with characters who are a little older, married, and have children. I can relate!
    My Friday post features THE LIE THAT TELLS A TRUTH.

  5. I love that the character is an historical novelist. And a found love letter? Should be a great read Enjoy!

  6. Not sure I'd like to find a love note written by a man, not my father. Wonder how this one works out.

  7. I love the cover and I'm intrigued by the synopsis - I like the beginning too - warm weather in January is always Here's my Friday meme


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