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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?

What fun it is to share excerpts from upcoming reads!  Mine today is from a book by Nora Roberts, The Liar.




Beginning:  In the big house—and Shelby would always think of it as the big house—she sat in her husband’s big leather chair at his big important desk.  The color of the chair was espresso.  Not brown.  Richard had been very exact about that sort of thing.  The desk itself, so sleep and shiny, was African zebra wood, and custom-made for him in Italy.


56:  By noon she was winding, winding up through the green with her window half down so she could smell the mountains.  The pine, the rivers and streams.  Here there was no snow.


Blurb:  The extraordinary new novel by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Collector.

Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions …

The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn’t just dead. He never really existed.

Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows—and threatens Griff, as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning …


What do you think?  Do the excerpts pique your interest?  I know I am eager to plunge into this one.



    1. That is hard to believe, Anne, but you can join in any time! She writes such a variety of books, from mysteries and romantic suspense to paranormal, that you could probably find something you would enjoy. Thanks for stopping by,


  1. I am a Nora Roberts fan. Have not read as many of her standalone novels as some of her trilogies. This one looks good, so, yes, I’d continue reading.


  2. I still have only read one book by Nora Roberts, but I did really enjoy that one! I like the sound of ‘The Liar’ so maybe I should pick this one up next. Thanks for visiting my post yesterday 🙂 I hope you have a great weekend!
    Juli @ Universe in Words


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