The Friday 56

Friday 56Rules:

Grab a book, any book.
Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
Find a sentence (or few) that grabs you.
Post it. (Try to avoid spoilers)
Add your (url) post below in comments. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.


Continuing from the romantic novel theme of last week, this week I read another free Kindle e-book. When a Duke Says I Do by Jane Goodger is a tale about a painfully (almost clinically) shy noble falling in love with someone else’s fiancée and the resulting situations.

The characters started off well but seemed somewhat shallow towards the end, although the author obviously had a close bond with them. For me the plot was far too predictable and I also had a few little niggles about how unrealistic some scenes appeared, but that may just be personal interpretation. The writing style is nicely flowing, with some wonderful turns of phrase and great descriptive sentences, so I would be interested in reading more of the author’s work.



“Don’t cry. Don’t smile. Don’t pretend. How else am I supposed to cope with what is happening?” she whispered harshly, and he knew had they been elsewhere, those words would have been shouted. “I love you, but sometimes I hate you.” The moment after she said it, her eyes widened in horror and she clamped a hand over her mouth.


One of the more harrowing tasks of the servants of Mansfield Hall was searching for Miss Elsie, who had a tendency to fall asleep in the oddest places. They once found her balancing precariously on the edge of a fountain, one hand dangling in the water as carp nibbled curiously and painlessly on her fingers.

L.A. Miles
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