Nov 4, 2016

The Blue Bath by Mary Waters-Sayers: Book Beginning

Moving between the London art world and the days of a love affair in a dusty Paris studio, life and art bleed together for now married Kat Lind and her former artist lover, David. 
The Blue Bath by Mary Waters-Sayer, May 3, 2016, St. Martin's Press

Book beginning:
Entering the front hall, Kat saw it coming, but could not stop it. The swift and silent arc of the sledgehammer came to its own abrupt end as it smashed through the smooth plaster wall. She squeezed her eyes shut, momentarily stunned by the force and the sound of the impact ....
Chapter I: 
Sometime after the arrival of the second builder and the ensuing chorus of intermittent hammering, Kat left the house and made her way through Holland Park, glad for the relative peace of its wooded paths. The tops of the trees strained to catch the low, rose-colored sun....

Page 56:
Jorie spoke French to anyone who was not immediately identifiable as English.

Comments: Half-way through this library book and really liking it so far. 

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.


  1. I read so many murder stories that first sentence made me think of something else. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  2. LMAO that quote for your 56 is just hilarious. Also, says a LOT about the character in question--I always love sentences that do that in subtle, unique ways! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Here's my Friday 56, if you're interested! No worries if you're not, though! Either way, happy book-ing to you in the future, and happy Friday!

  3. I have this book, but haven't started reading it yet. There was a reason I bought it, so I think that it's time to bring it front and center. I've always loved that cover!

    Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “STEALING JASON WILDE”

  4. That cover is great. I'll look out for this one. My Friday read is After You by Jojo Moyes.

  5. I haven't heard of this author before, but the book looks interesting. Thanks for mentioning it. :-)

  6. Beautiful cover! Sounds like a beautiful read too! Happy weekend!

  7. That cover is gorgeous! I want to read it just for that though I am curious about the teasers. It sounds great!

  8. I like the sound of that description. :)

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  9. I definitely thought that beginning was going in a different direction. Here's my beginning and 56 if you're interested.

  10. Perhaps the beginning is a little too abrupt. However, the situation that it sets up is interesting. The writing also seems good.


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