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YOUR BOOK BEGINNING
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.
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! =)ReplyDelete
I haven't heard of this one, it looks good :)ReplyDelete
It sounds like the character goes through a life changing moment, like a coming-of-age thing.ReplyDelete
Ahhh the fleeting nature of time!ReplyDelete
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 :-)
This sounds good. Will you be reviewing it later?ReplyDelete
This sounds like something I wanna read!ReplyDelete
I immediately wonder Why Him? Nice teaser.ReplyDelete
Great beginning. This one sounds like a book that I would enjoy. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting and sharing!ReplyDelete
Wow that is a great opening sentence, leave me wondering what has gone horribly wrong in her life to change her view.ReplyDelete
It sounds pretty good ^^ I wonder why noone cares that a girl is missing?ReplyDelete
Sounds so sad! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
It sounds really good and the beginning is really descriptive! I wouldn't want things not to change though! Thanks for sharing and hosting :)ReplyDelete
Juli @ Universe in Words
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.ReplyDelete
Here's the link to my Friday post: CAKE.
What a beautiful beginning!ReplyDelete
This sounds like something I would like.ReplyDelete
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. :)
My Book Beginnings