Thursday, May 3, 2018

Book Beginning: The River by Starlight by Ellen Notbohm

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS

THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN!

MY BOOK BEGINNING



Of all the heartless things Annie's mother has done in twenty-six years, this might be the corker.

The River by Starlight by Ellen Notbohm. This historic novel is set in Montana in the early 1900s. Notbohm based her debut book on a true story about a homesteading couple whose fiery romance and financial success is threatened by world events, natural disaster, and Annie's recurring difficulties with miscarriage and childbirth.



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.

YOUR BOOK BEGINNING





15 comments :

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I wonder what heartless thing she did? I'm curious.

thatbookshelfbitch said...

Not a huge fan of historical novels, but this one sounds interesting!

Roberta said...

Great first line, even more so since it is based on a true story.

Bev Bouwer said...

Go on, tell us what she did. Please?

Ronnie said...

This is a strong first line! And I like the synopsis too. Enjoy!

Ronnie @ Paradise Found

Katherine P said...

This sounds good. I've been enjoying historical fiction lately but haven't read much set in this part of the US.

Joann Downie said...

The title itself is interesting!!

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

Makes me wonder not only what she just did, but what she has done in the past! I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine! https://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviews5418

Jessie @ Dwell in Possibility said...

Historical fiction set on a homestead sounds very interesting indeed! Hope you enjoy this and have a lovely weekend!

reese said...

Nice opening!

Kyla @ Kyla's Library said...

Great first line! I love the title of the book too! :)

Bianco said...

No way you don't want to read this book after reading that corker of an opener! (Full disclosure: I read an ARC of this novel and it is fabulous.)

Dyane Harwood said...

Amazing book - totally captivating....the story stays with you long after you finish the last page!

Nicki J Markus said...

Hope you're enjoying your read.

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

It sounds like the character might be spunky...using phrases like "the corker." :-)

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