Thursday, January 2, 2020

Book Beginnings + Friday 56: Diamond in the Rough by Jen Turano

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 a ridiculously fun historical fiction, Diamond in the Rough by Jen Turano.

About the Book
To save her family from financial ruin, Miss Poppy Garrison accepts an unusual proposition to participate in the New York social season in exchange for her grandmother settling a family loan that has unexpectedly come due. Ill-equipped to handle the intricacies of mingling within the New York Four Hundred, Poppy becomes embroiled in one hilarious fiasco after another, doomed to suffer a grand societal failure instead of being deemed the diamond of the first water her grandmother longs for her to become.

Reginald Blackburn, second son of a duke, has been forced to travel to America to help his cousin, Charles Wynn, Earl of Lonsdale, find an American heiress to wed in order to shore up his family estate that is in desperate need of funds. Reginald himself has no interest in finding an heiress to marry, but when Poppy's grandmother asks him to give etiquette lessons to Poppy, he swiftly discovers he may be in for much more than he bargained for.

Book Beginning
Any smidgen of hope that her entrance into New York high society would be deemed a rousing success died the moment Miss Poppy Garrison's tiara became firmly attached to the sleeve of her dance partner.

Friday 56
Something that felt very much like guilt settled in the pit of Reginald's stomach.


Hosted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

Do you have any New Year's Blogging Resolutions?

I'm gonna try not to put so much pressure on myself to have a certain number of posts each week and to just have more fun with it.

What have you been reading lately?

22 comments:

  1. I usually don't make blogging resolutions, either. I can't keep up with blogging as it is. My Friday Quotes

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Anne! Happy weekend! :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Laurel-Rain! Have an awesome weekend! :)

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  3. I like your resolution! I have a bit of a similar goal, too, actually.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Laina! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  4. I love that beginning! Makes me want to read this one even more. And a big *high 5* on your goal to not put so much pressure on yourself this year. I'm trying to do that, too. :D

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    1. It's so hard, but hopefully we both can do it. Thanks for coming by, Lark! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Lisa! Happy reading! :)

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  6. I giggled while picturing the beginning... sounds like a good read! Happy weekend!

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    1. I pretty much had a smile on my smile through the whole book. Thanks for stopping by, Freda! Happy weekend! :)

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  7. Sounds like a good resolution. Happy Reading!

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Nicki! Happy reading! :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting! Hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

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  9. Those first lines made me giggle so hard! Poor Poppy. This sounds like a fun read. Enjoy!

    Here's my Friday post.

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    1. She's so accident-prone which makes for quite a few hilarious mishaps. Thanks for coming by, Sammie! Have an awesome weekend! :)

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  10. I have a few loose goals for my blog this year, but like you, I want to keep things simple :)

    My BBH

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Erica! Have a great week! :)

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  11. Having fun with it sounds like a good plan.

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    1. Definitely. Thanks for the visit, Lauren! Have a great rest of the week! :)

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