CURL UP WITH BOOK BEGINNINGS & THE FRIDAY 56 – THE TULIP EATERS

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Welcome to some bookish fun today as we share Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and as we showcase The Friday 56 with Freda’s Voice.

To join in, just grab a book and share the opening lines…along with any thoughts you wish to give us; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything on the page.

Then give us the title of the book, so others can add it to their lists!

If you have been wanting to participate, but haven’t yet tried, now is the time!

What better way to spend a Friday?

Today I’m eager to curl up with this ARC called The Tulip Eaters, by Antoinette van Heugten.

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Beginning:  November, 1980

Nora balanced the grocery bag on one hip and inserted her key into the lock of the door leading from the garage into the house.  This was the best moment of every day.  Rose.  Her beautiful baby—almost six months now.

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56:  Richards took Nora’s shaking hands into his own.  They were warm, but Nora drew no comfort from them.  He probably does this for every mother with a missing child, she thought.

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Blurb:  It’s the stuff of nightmares: Nora de Jong returns home from work one ordinary day to find her mother has been murdered. Her infant daughter is missing. And the only clue is the body of an unknown man on the living-room floor, clutching a Luger in his cold, dead hand. 

Frantic to find Rose, Nora puts aside her grief and frustration to start her own search. But the contents of a locked metal box she finds in her parents’ attic leave her with as many questions as answers—and suggest the killer was not a stranger. Saving her daughter means delving deeper into her family’s darkest history, leading Nora half a world away to Amsterdam, where her own unsettled past and memories of painful heartbreak rush back to haunt her. 

As Nora feverishly pieces together the truth from an old family diary, she’s drawn back to a city under Nazi occupation, where her mother’s alliances may have long ago sealed her own–and Rose’s—fate.

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I like the sound of this one…I just know that I’ll be rapidly turning pages.  What are you sharing today?  What drew you to your choice?

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