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Book Beginnings on Friday and the Friday 56 (30 July 2021)

  

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted every Friday by Rose City Reader where you share the first sentence (or a couple of sentences) from your current read. The Friday 56 is also hosted every Friday by Frida's Voice where you share a sentence or two from page 56 or 56% into your current read.


This week by Book Beginning and Friday 56 is from The Woman at the Gates by Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger.
Beginning:
"It was Konstantin who evoked the memory of apricots, a memory so strong the air suddenly bloomed with the golden, sun-warmed scent. Antonia pulled her nephew closer to her, like a cushion against the impact, and dropped the children's picture book flat onto her lap."

Page 56:
"The officer suddenly stopped, his eyes on the line behind Antonia. He raised his truncheon and barreled straight for her."


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  1. Great excerpts! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “NOT A HAPPY FAMILY”

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  2. The Woman at the Gates has definitely piqued my interest! I hope you enjoy it.
    Cora | https://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

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  3. I'm curious for more!! Happy weekend!

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    1. I can't wait to get properly into the story.

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  4. Both of those quotes really set an amazing tone! The cover is also very austere which I think fits the theme of the novel pretty well. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

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    1. Yes, the cover really makes you think.

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  5. What a beautiful opening line. Beautifully written! I will take a look at this one.

    Have a good weekend!

    Elza Reads

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  6. This sounds really good. I'm always looking for more WWII books to add to my list. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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    1. It's really good so far. And as it's set in Ukraine it gives a different perspective to WWII than what I've read before.

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