Thursday, June 9, 2016

Book Beginning: Miss Jane by Brad Wilson



THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN!

Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

FACEBOOK: Rose City Reader has a Facebook page where I post about new and favorite books, book events, and other bookish tidbits, as well as link to blog posts. I'd love a "Like" on the page! You can go to the page here to Like it. I am happy to Like you back if you have a blog or professional Facebook page, so please leave a comment with a link and I will find you.

TWITTER, ETC: If you are on Twitter, Google+, or other social media, please post using the hash tag #BookBeginnings. I try to follow all Book  Beginnings participants on whatever interweb sites you are on, so please let me know if I have missed any and I will catch up.

TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.

YOUR BOOK BEGINNING



MY BOOK BEGINNING



You would not think someone so afflicted would or could be cheerful, not prone to melancholy or the miseries. Early on she acquired ways of dealing with her life, with life in general.

Miss Jane by Brad Watson. Watson's new novel is inspired by the true story of the author's great aunt, a woman born in 1915 in rural Mississippi, who never married because of a birth defect, but lived a rich, if quiet, life nonetheless.

15 comments :

guiltless reader said...

I thought this was related to Jane Austen. I mean, look at the cover!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds delightful!

Terra Hangen said...

Beautiful old style cover and interesting plot.

Anne Bennett said...

What a lovely, lovely cover. I like reading books about inspiring people.

Mystica said...

Like this beginning very much.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

That cover is absolutely beautiful! :)

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

Those first lines are inspiring and the full premise full of emotion and intrigue, about this outwardly strong and self controlled individual. I wonder if Miss Jane is really that calm and accepting of her life limitations, or if her eventul inner peace with herself, comes at a high price?

Probably not a book I would read, yet I am still intrigued and wanting some answers!

Thanks for hosting BBOF and enjoy your weekend :)

Yvonne

Bev Bouwer said...

Sounds absolutely beautiful. If it carries on in that style, I would love it.

Sherry Fundin said...

Like Yvonne, I am wondering too.

Stormi Johnson said...

Hope you enjoyed your read. :)

Elizabeth said...

She sounds like an amazing woman. I don't like memoirs, but ENJOY!!

Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

Miss Jane sounds like a remarkable woman. The cover is lovely. I would love for your readers to check out my BB and 56... http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewEAPD-LB

Katherine P said...

I haven't heard of this book but it sounds like a lovely read. I definitely want to find out more about Miss Jane and that cover is gorgeous!

Sherrie said...

Hi Gillion,
Sounds like a good book. I'll have to keep an
eye out for it. Have a good day!

Mariz Denver said...

With his plaintive, intelligent, spirit-riven portrait of Jane Chisolm, Watson has become our Flaubert. Miss Jane is that beautiful―and profound.

Mariz
Hail Claims

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...