Book Beginnings on Fridays and Book Blogger Hop: September 15, 2022

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted each week by Rose City Reader. It’s a chance to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading this week. You can check out others’ book beginnings here. I’m also going to link up with Carrie at Reading Is My Superpower for First Line Friday.

This week’s book beginning:


Kiva is handsome, generous, and very much in love with recently-widowed Preen Enda. But the thought of becoming his wife fills her with dread—especially when men from her past—men who know too much—begin appearing in her peaceful town. It’s only a matter of time before her secrets are revealed.

If Kiva learns the truth about what happened to Preen’s first husband, will he still want to become her second?

In the Tur Kej mountains, winter freezes out fall by the end of October most years. Soon I’d be doing the wash in the kitchen instead of the yard. But that day was perfect.

So, would that keep you reading? It has me! My review of Judgment Call should be up next week. Y’all keep an eye out for it!

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. It starts each Friday and runs through the following Thursday. Each week, there’s a new prompt featuring a book-related question. It’s designed to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, make new blogging friends, and gain followers. See what others have to say on this topic and link up your own post here.

This week’s prompt:

What are your favorite characteristics of a main character?
(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

Hmm. Favorite characteristics of a main character. As I’m getting older, I find that I enjoy main characters that are closer to my own age. I can enjoy characters of all ages, but it’s nice to see main characters in their 40s, 50s, or older, still being active and involved in life, solving mysteries, traveling, whatever their story is. I like main characters that have some involvement with books, whether they run a bookstore, write books, collect books, what have you. And please, let my main characters be sensible. I can’t bear a main character who persistently does things so stupid or thoughtless that it makes me want to throw the book across the room.

What traits do you prefer in your main characters? Tell me in a comment!

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10 Responses to Book Beginnings on Fridays and Book Blogger Hop: September 15, 2022

  1. Cindy Davis says:

    It does have an interesting premise, I hope you enjoy this one. Have a great weekend!

  2. My first line comes from The Governess by Kristie Self:

    “The young girl stood near the front window of her family’s home, fear crawling up her spine as she kept a watchful scene unfolding outdoors”

  3. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading The Belle of Belgrave Square by Mimi Matthews.
    “Julia sat immobile on the silk damask-cushioned bench in front of her carved walnut dressing table as her lady’s maid, Mary, put the final touches on her evening coiffure.”
    I hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Paula Shreckhise says:

    My first line comes from Chapter 1 of A Gem of Truth by KimberleyWoodhouse :
    April 1907 Hotel Casraneda Las Vegas, New Mexico
    Some days were not predictable.

  5. That sound intriguing! I’m currently reading Dangerous Beauty by Melissa Koslin and the first line is: “She ran.” — Hope you have a great rest of your weekend!

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