Thursday, January 27, 2022

Island of Gold by Amy Maroney -- BOOK BEGINNINGS


It has been a long, busy work week for me. The best part has been tucking in at night with this new historical fiction books by Amy Maroney, Island of Gold. I loved her Miramonde Series about a female artist in 15th Century Spain. This one is gearing up to be just as good!

What are you reading this week? Please share the opening sentence (or so) with us here on Book Beginnings on Fridays. You can also share the first lines from a book you want to highlight, even if you aren't reading it right now. 


Cédric offered the falcon a strip of rabbit meat.

-- from the Prologue, Island of Gold by Amy Maroney. The Prologue is set in Languedoc, France in 1435. Falcons are a big part of the story. At least, in the first part of the book that I've read, trade in falcons is a big part of the story and it is fascinating. 

Islands of Gold is the first in Maroney's new series called the Sea and Sand Chronicles. She knows how to weave a yarn so I am sure I will enjoy every book in this new collection!


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From Island of Gold:
Her sister had been fifteen when she was married to a corpulent, swaggering merchant of Albi two summers ago. Sophie was sixteen now, and her parents had not once broached the topic of marriage.
I hope to lose myself in this one this weekend. What are your bookish plans?


  1. What a great cover, and I love the excerpt.

  2. So excited to be able to join this week. Nice that Amy is an Oregon author. Hope you enjoy it.

  3. Sounds good and that's a really great cover.

  4. The horrible picture I get of the young girl forced to marry a gross old guy. Yuck. My Friday quotes

  5. Love that cover. Hope you enjoy as you dive in this weekend.

  6. Ooh I love the cover for this one, it definitely looks like a book that will sweep you away! Your F56 has me crossing her fingers for her she won't be tied to an unwanted man soon! Thanks for hosting and have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  7. There is nothing like curling up at the end of a long day with a good book to unwind is there? I love the cover of Island of Gold. And what an interesting time period! I hope you have a great weekend and happy reading!

  8. I have not read much (if any) historical fiction set before the 1800s. I hope you enjoy this. Have a great weekend!

  9. The cover is so pretty, and it sounds like an interesting story!


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