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.
New York City, 1903
The amount of female attention her brother garnered never failed to amaze Lucy. Even when wearing grubby coveralls and carrying a sack of plumber's tools, girls flocked around Nick as though he were Casanova.
Friday 56 (56% on my Kindle)
Margaret twisted a handkerchief between her clenched fingers. "I certainly hope this won't interfere with dinner tonight. You are the guest of honor."
About the Book
Page-Turning Romance and Intrigue in Award-Winning Author's Next Historical Novel
Lucy Drake's mastery of Morse code has made her a valuable asset to the American news agencies as a telegrapher. But the sudden arrival of Sir Colin Beckwith at rival British news agency Reuters puts her hard-earned livelihood at risk. Newly arrived from London, Colin is talented, handsome, and insufferably charming.
Despite their rivalry, Lucy realizes Colin's connections could be just what her family needs to turn the tide of their long legal battle over the fortune they were swindled out of forty years ago. When she negotiates an unlikely alliance with him, neither of them realizes how far the web of treachery they're wading into will take them.
What have you been reading lately?