Friday, August 25, 2017

Book Beginnings + Friday 56: Written in the Stars by Christina Coryell

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.

Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice and asks you to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your ereader and share a non-spoilery sentence or two.

This week I'm featuring Written in the Stars by Christina Coryell. It just released this Tuesday and OH MY GOODNESS! It's SO good! You can check out my review for it here.


Book Beginning

Wretched, filthy dust.

Brooke had almost forgotten the way it filtered in like it was part of the sunlight itself, peppered everything it touched with a powdery sheen, and drifted in the air so thick she could taste it. Had nearly blocked from her memory the way it formed a cloud that seemed to engulf passing cars like a sienna-colored mist. Not that she had seen any passing cars. Her pearl-white Nissan Roadster was the only vehicle traversing the dirt at present, and the tires grew noisier the farther she traveled down the road, as though voicing their own protest.


Friday 56 (Actually 64% on my Kindle because 56% is full of spoilers)

"She said that the stars are constant," Holly continued. "No matter what's happenin' in our world, they're still there. The bright sun may hide them, or a dark cloud, but that doesn't mean they're gone. Tomorrow they'll be in the same place, waitin' for me to find them again."


About the Book

Roundabout these parts, dirt roads don’t just get you from point A to point B. They intersect to create a maze of life often missed when outsiders drive through a sleepy town. The number on the population sign might seem insignificant, but a few short steps from the beaten path, there’s more than meets the eye.

Look a little closer… That sleek out-of-town convertible is bringing former pageant queen Brooke Langdon back into town for the first time in a decade. She’s dragging nothing with her but the hyphen in her last name. Gatlin Moore is running his tractor along the fence line, spending his days keeping up his parents’ farm instead of living out his dreams in Nashville. The sheriff is pulling into Holly Christian’s driveway, preparing to tell her that her life’s about to crumble. And Hunter Pearce, the guy everyone calls when they need something fixed? He’s racing to Holly’s place too, wondering if things are too broken to put back together.

Welcome to Hope Canyon. This is our backroads story.


What have you been reading lately? Leave a comment below and let me know.

14 comments:

  1. Hi Ashley!

    I do love the sound of this book, it sounds really well written.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    Stay happy!

    Luv Sass x

    P.S. Here is my book choice for this Friday: http://bit.ly/2w2KkmL

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    1. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, too! Thank you for coming by! Happy reading! :)

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  2. Does this book have anything to do with the Dust Bowl? Or is it just super dusty? I am currently reading a book which is set during that time period. My Book Beginning is at the bottom of the book review page

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    1. Hi Annie! This is a contemporary novel. The character is driving down an old dirt road to get to the tiny town of Hope Canyon. Thank you for visiting! Happy reading!:)

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  3. I love the descriptions from the beginning and 56. I haven't heard of this one before so thanks for mentioning it.

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    1. It's one of the best books I've read this year. Thank you for coming by! Happy weekend! :)

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  4. Ooh, that description of dust made me almost start coughing. It was so vivid!

    Thanks for sharing, and enjoy. Here's mine: “WATCH ME DISAPPEAR”

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    1. It definitely sucked me right into the story! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading! :)

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  5. This sounds excellent. My teasers are from a historical mystery - A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas. Happy reading!

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    1. Thank you for coming by! Happy reading! :)

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  6. Sounds like a wonderful read! Happy weekend!

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    1. It was really good! Thanks for visiting! Happy weekend! :)

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  7. I love that excerpt you shared for the Friday56. That's the kind of quote I wish I could hold onto and pull out whenever I need to for comfort.

    Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a great weekend.

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    1. That's one of my favorite quotes from the book. Thanks for coming by! Hope you have a great weekend, too! :)

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