Thursday, May 24, 2018

Book Beginning: Seasons of Doubt by Jeannie Burt

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS

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MY BOOK BEGINNING



The stove almost warmed the room, though damp from the last storm still sat in it. Mary Harrington stirred a dull gravy as her five-year-old son slathered lard on a biscuit.

The Seasons of Doubt by Jeannie Burt. It's the winter of 1873, and when her husband abandons Mary and their son in a sod house on the Nebraska prairie, she doesn't know if he will ever return, or even if he is still alive.




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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





11 comments :

Roberta said...

Sorry to hear about Philip Roth. Good luck in your quest to read all his books.

The Doubt sounds more than a bit scary. I wouldn't want to be in her shoes.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds good! Thanks for sharing...and for hosting.

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

Sounds like an interesting read...enjoy!

Breana M. said...

I really love the book cover for The Seasons of Doubt.

Ronnie said...

I like the premise of this book! It must be really good. Enjoy!

Ronnie @ Paradise Found

Mystica said...

Sounds a bit staid for a start.

Jessie @ Dwell in Possibility said...

Seasons of Doubt sounds really interesting; hope you enjoy it!

https://twogalsandabook.com/ said...

I was also saddened by the recent death of iconic authors Philip Roth and Tom Wolfe (5/14) as well. I have linked for the First Fridays/ Friday 56 (which on my blog, the combined post I call "TGIF". Have a beautiful weekend!

Katherine P said...

What an unhappy beginning. I can just feel the misery and feel sorry for the mother in this situation.

Anne Bennett said...

This is a very dismal opening. Hope the books isn't as equally depressing as it is. My Friday Quotes

Nicki J Markus said...

Sad start, but I hope you end up enjoying your new read.

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