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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings & Instagram 56)

Welcome to Week 270!

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your 
eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. 
*It's that simple.


Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!

Rules:
* Grab a book and find a creative way to showcase your 56.
It can be a photo of the book and the 56 in comments, or whatever you come up with.
Make sure to use the hashtag #Friday56
*Add your Instagram url to the Linky.
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Page 56

The front porch light is blazing, the sky above us a midnight blue because of the overcast sky.


A photo posted by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on
                                 ONLY FRIDAY 56 PARTICIPANTS MAY USE THE LINKY.

Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56.
Book Beginnings

Chapter One

It's time to say goodbye. I sit in the armchair closest to the door and fold my hands politely in my lap. The room is too warm. Too quiet. My mother enters from the kitchen, her left eye swollen and bruised, small scratches carved into her cheeks. She limps to the plaid sofa, waving off help when I offer, and eases onto the patterned cushion next to my father. I shoot him an uncomfortable glance, but he doesn't lift his head; tears drip onto his gray slacks, and I turn away.







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Comments

  1. I never got around to finishing this series, but I did find the premise super interesting. Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. The opening definitely grabbed me. I'd keep reading to find out why her mom has a black eye and scratches on her cheek. Did the father do that to her?
    That's a great 56 too. Good description.

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  3. What an interesting premise - I read the Amazon description. That beginning is so very sad. I think I could weep my way through this book.

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  4. I have this book and hope to get to it eventually. I'm really curious after reading the beginning. Have a lovely weekend, Freda!

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  5. Great beginning. Sounds gut wrenching. Nobody looks happy here!

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  6. I definitely want to know what is going on here. What happened to the mother? Lots of questions!

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  7. Hi Freda,
    Sounds intriguing. I'll have to check this one out. Have a great day!

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  8. Great teaser. I've been seeing this one a lot. I've heard it's amazing. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks so much for sharing! Thank you for hosting!!!

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  9. the BB has me wondering what has happened.

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  10. Something very sad going on there. Kind of a depressing opening, but it does make me curious to know more.

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  11. What the heck is going on!? Plus, what's "the remedy" and for what? Ah, Ms cliffhanger strikes again!

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