Thursday, July 9, 2020

Book Beginnings + Friday 56: A Gilded Lady (Hope and Glory #2) by Elizabeth Camden

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.

About the Book
Caroline Delacroix is at the pinnacle of Washington high society in her role as secretary to the first lady of the United States. But beneath the façade of her beauty, glamorous wardrobe, and dazzling personality, she's hiding a terrible secret. If she cannot untangle a web of foreign espionage, her brother will face execution for treason.

Nathaniel Trask is the newly appointed head of the president's Secret Service team. He is immediately suspicious of Caroline despite his overwhelming attraction to her quick wit and undeniable charm. Desperate to keep the president protected, Nathaniel must battle to keep his focus fully on his job as the threat to the president rises.

Amid the glamorous pageantry of Gilded Age Washington, DC, Caroline and Nathaniel will face adventure, danger, and heartbreak in a race against time that will span the continent and the depth of human emotion.

Book Beginnings
There was no such thing as a typical day at the White House, but Caroline Delacroix's morning took a particularly difficult turn the moment she walked into her crowded office.

Friday 56
If Caroline was going to make any sense of this letter, she needed another pair of eyes to help. Maybe she was too close and emotional to interpret whatever Luke was trying to say to her.

Hosted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

If you can recommend a book from the following genres, what would they be? A book from Romance, NA, YA, Fantasy.

Instead of listing a different book for each of these genres, I thought I'd recommend a book that fits pretty much all of them: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. It's a fantasy with a strong romantic thread. When I first got it I thought it was YA but after reading it, I found that it fit better in the NA category. It's my all-time favorite book. I've read it countless times and still want to read it again. The world building is spectacular and the characters are so great! Yelena and Valek are the best!

What have you been reading lately?


  1. A Gilded Lady seems interesting. I like the quotes too.

  2. Sounds very tempting...the snippets drew me in. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “HOME BEFORE DARK”

  3. Both of the books you mention sound interesting :) Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

  4. I do like books with tangled webs, thanks for sharing!

  5. I love books set in the Gilded Age!

  6. Pretty cover, and great snippets! Happy weekend!

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    1. It's a great one! I think you'll enjoy it. :)

  8. Intriguing book! Thank you for sharing it :)

  9. This seems like something different, hmmmm.... will have a look.

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  10. Thanks for sharing, a Poison Study sounds interesting.

  11. I've seen poison study popping up on my recommendation, but as I don't usually read YA, I avoided it. Thanks, Ashley.

  12. Poison Study is on my TBR list - sounds like I need to move it up :)

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