Thursday, April 27, 2017

Book Beginning: The Hour of Daydreams by Renee Macalino Rutlidge




They whisper that my mother was not one of us, and whatever she was disappeared beneath a pair of wings.

Manolo watched his new bride and felt like he had stolen the luck of the gods.

-- Chapter 1, "Stolen Luck."

This debut novel, inspired by a Filipino folktale, weaves together the perspectives of a new family -- the husband and wife, their child, his parents, and an all-seeing housekeeper -- as build a life and wrestle with the past.

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.

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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.



Bev Bouwer said...

what lovely excerpts. It sounds like a magical book.

Roberta said...

I agree. The excerpts are beautiful, and so is the cover.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

That snippet from the prologue sounds excellent. Thanks for sharing!

Anne Bennett said...

This sounds like a really interesting book. I am always impressed by your reading selections. My Friday Quotes

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

I wasn't totally captivated by those opening lines, however the full premise holds much more intrigue and promise, so the excerpts all taken together migth swing it for me.

For some reason, the very first thought which came to mind when I read your excerpts (and I have no idea why), was the 1984 film 'Splash', with Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah!

Thanks for sharing and hosting BBOF :)


Breana M. said...

I like the opening lines. The book seems pretty interesting. Thanks for mentioning it. :-)

The Candid Cover: YA Book Blogger said...

This is an interesting book! Thanks for sharing it.

Elizabeth said...

Love the cover.

ENJOY the book.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great excerpts! Thanks for sharing...and for hosting.

Katherine P said...

The prologue beginning is intriguing. It makes me wonder what so different about the mother. The next one is both sweet and vaguely ominous at the same time. Sounds like an interesting read.

Emma at Words And Peace / France Book Tours said...

beautiful cover!

guiltless reader said...

Seems like a sad read.

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