Thursday, February 20, 2014

Book Beginning: When Patty Went Away



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MY BOOK BEGINNING



I used to think if you didn't take a breath, or didn't blink, or didn't make any other kind of move, nothing would ever change, and you could hold onto that moment and that day, and you could count on it.

When Patty Went Away by Jeannie Burt, published by Muskrat Press.

Jeannie Burt's debut novel takes place in 1976, in eastern Oregon wheat country.  When a local teenager goes missing, no one seems to care except for Jack, the father of the girl's only friend.  Although Jack is struggling to keep his farm afloat and his family together, he sets out to find the missing girl.


16 comments :

Hazel Lee Vaughn said...

That sounds like an interesting book. It makes me wonder why no one cares about Patty except the her one friend's father, and if he does find her and keeps his farm and family together. Thanks for sharing! =)

Samantha Clark said...

I haven't heard of this one, it looks good :)

Vonnie R said...

It sounds like the character goes through a life changing moment, like a coming-of-age thing.

Brona Joy said...

Ahhh the fleeting nature of time!

Thanks for putting your link up earlier now - for those of us on the other side of the world - Friday's almost over when yours is just begun :-)

Rose Causey said...

This sounds good. Will you be reviewing it later?

gautami tripathy said...

This sounds like something I wanna read!

JC Jones said...

I immediately wonder Why Him? Nice teaser.

Kathy Martin said...

Great beginning. This one sounds like a book that I would enjoy. Happy reading!

Catherine Healey said...

Thanks for hosting and sharing!

cmoh said...

Wow that is a great opening sentence, leave me wondering what has gone horribly wrong in her life to change her view.

Michelle Lindsted said...

It sounds pretty good ^^ I wonder why noone cares that a girl is missing?

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds so sad! Thanks for sharing.

Juli Rahel said...

It sounds really good and the beginning is really descriptive! I wouldn't want things not to change though! Thanks for sharing and hosting :)
Juli @ Universe in Words

Sandra Nachlinger said...

This sounds like a book I'd enjoy. I like the beginning. It reminds me of feeling safe if you stay hidden under the covers and don't move. The eastern Oregon setting interests me too (since I live in the Pacific Northwest). I'll read this one.
Here's the link to my Friday post: CAKE.

fredamans said...

What a beautiful beginning!

Elizabeth said...

This sounds like something I would like.

THANKS for sharing.

I am including an entire review and giveaway for my book beginning since I haven't read anything new for the past two weeks. :)

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

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