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Book Beginnings on Friday
Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader. The idea is to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.
Book Summary: A thirty-nine-year-old with Asperger’s syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder, Edward Stanton lives alone on a rigid schedule in the Montana town where he grew up. His carefully constructed routine includes tracking his most common waking time (7:38 a.m.), refusing to start his therapy sessions even a minute before the appointed hour (10:00 a.m.), and watching one episode of the 1960s cop show Dragnet each night (10:00 p.m.).
But when a single mother and her nine-year-old son move in across the street, Edward’s timetable comes undone. Over the course of a momentous 600 hours, he opens up to his new neighbors and confronts old grievances with his estranged parents. Exposed to both the joys and heartaches of friendship, Edward must ultimately decide whether to embrace the world outside his door or retreat to his solitary ways.
Heartfelt and hilarious, this moving novel will appeal to fans of Daniel Keyes’s classic Flowers for Algernon and to any reader who loves an underdog.
Deadline by Sandra Brown. Available September 24, 2013.
Ms. Brown started writing in 1981 and has published over 70 novels. Her author rank with Amazon is 8th overall. A journalist traumatized by his time in Afghanistan is the subject of this new romantic suspense.
Gone (Michael Bennett)
by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge available Sepember 30, 2013.
A crime lord has declared war on America. Only Detective Michael Bennett knows why. The sixth book in the series. Other books in the series:
The Signature of All Things: A Novel by Elizabeth Gilbert. Available October 1, 2013. The author of Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia new novel spans two centuries of the Whittaker family. Daughter Alma is a scientist and she falls in love with a Utopian artist named Ambrose.
The Noticer Returns: Sometimes You Find Perspective, and Sometimes Perspective Finds You by Andy Andrews. Available October 1, 2013.
Like The Traveler’s Gift The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success, The Noticer and new The Noticer Returns is a unique narrative blend of fiction, allegory, and inspiration in which gifted storyteller Andy Andrews helps us see how becoming a “noticer” just might change a person’s life forever.” What starts as a story of one person’s everyday reality unfolds into the extraordinary principles available to anyone looking to create the life for which they were intended.
Endless Knight (The Arcana Chronicles) by Kresley Cole. Available October 1, 2013.
Possession: A Novel of the Fallen Angels by J.R. Ward. Available October 1, 2013.
Silencing Eve (Eve Duncan) by Iris Johansen. Available October 1, 2013.
Christmas on 4th Street (Fool’s Gold Romance) by Susan Mallery. Available September 24, 2013.
Born in Ice (Concannon Sisters Trilogy) by Nora Roberts. Available October 1, 2013.
Entangled Publishing is a boutique publisher of romantic fiction for adults and teens. They are having a sale and a scavenger hunt event. All books in the Covet line are $0.99 through today. Covet is a paranormal romance line with strong alpha male heroes.
Since I know Ms. Candace Havens, I thought I would feature her books. Candace is a prolific author with fun, sexy and fast read books. Lions, Tigers, and Sexy Bears Oh My! (Entangled Covet)
“Everything about runaway heiress Ainsley McLeon screamed trouble—from her luscious midnight locks to her Louboutin-clad toes. Yet sexy, stoic bar owner Luc couldn’t deny the instant connection he felt to the tempting stranger…or the long-dead feelings she evoked. She could work in his pub until her truck was fixed but after that she had to leave town for good.
Take it Like a Vamp (Entangled Covet) by Candace Havens.
Middle Ages, but the good old days seem tame compared to the last eight years he’s spent ruling the Supernatural Council. His only respite is with his cute neighbor Casey Meyers, a woman he wants more than any undead man should. Sure, he’s forced to take a cold shower after every encounter, but there’s no way he’ll test his own strength by getting too close to a human, and he’s not willing to risk her life–not with bloodthirsty family on the prowl out to ruin Nick’s life.
When said Nick’s kin shows up, the innocent Casey is caught in the middle of a centuries old fight, and Nick’s biggest fear is realized. Now, instead of keeping his hands off his neighbor, he’ll risk everything to save the human he’s come to love.
Check out all the sale books here: Entangled Covet
J.D. Robb fans rejoice! ” In the latest suspense thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, the year 2060 is drawing to a close in New York City and loved ones are comin`
g together for Thanksgiving. But sometimes the deepest hatreds seethe within the closest relationships, and blood flows faster than water…”
J.D. Robb fans rejoice!
And more! Mirror, Mirror is available 9/24/13.
Do you love Linda Ronstadt’s music? I do. Available 9/16/13. Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir.
“Tracing the timeline of her remarkable life, Linda Ronstadt, whose forty-five year career has encompassed a wide array of musical styles, weaves together a captivating story of her origins in Tucson, Arizona, and her rise to stardom in the Southern California music scene of the 1960s and ’70s.”
Available 9/24/13 – preorder the new Stephen King. Doctor Sleep.
Did you love The Shining? “Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.”
We are not done yet.
The Lowland, A Novel by Jhumpra Lahiri available 9/24/13.
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Namesake comes an extraordinary new novel, set in both India and America, that expands the scope and range of one of our most dazzling storytellers: a tale of two brothers bound by tragedy, a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past, a country torn by revolution, and a love that lasts long past death.
This is a new feature. Free or pretty darn good deals!
During the years 1878-1879 in Nova Scotia, Canada a haunting took place known as the Amherst Mystery. Walter Hubbell visited during the summer of 1879. He gives first- hand accounts of the poltergeist activities he witnessed. The haunting primarily surrounded home owners niece, Esther Cox.
The first half of the book is a bit slow, Hubbell gives details of the family’s everyday life. I suppose in an attempt to show normality. If you just want the spooky it may be a trudge. But the remainder of the book is astonishing in the attempts to communicate with the ghost. Some of the reports exceed believability. This book was released in 1888 and was a blockbuster for the time.
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