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02 June 2017

Book Beginnings #42

For Book Beginnings, Rose City Reader invites us to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

For Friday 56, Freda's Voice asks you to turn to Page 56 in your book or 56% on your e-reader and pick a sentence. This is my first time

I am currently reading Come Sundown by Nora Roberts.
Alice Bodine relieved herself behind a thin screen of lodgepole pines. She'd had to trudge through knee-high snow for the screen, and her bare ass (with the dragonfly tattoo she'd had inked in Portland) shivered in the wind that soughed like the surf.
She may have written over 200 books, but this is my first Nora Roberts. I'm not sure what to think - it's a name I know from the bestseller charts in the shops and that I've seen people around me reading. Have you read anything by this author?

As usual, I have not read the blurb - I'm going in blind and already I'm surprised.
The man could sit a horse, she mused. Just as easy as another might sit a Barcalounger.
I was not expecting the prologue. If I'm honest, this sentence is probably most like what I was expecting when I first started the book. I like the style and the pace and Bodine is a little weird.

I'm enjoying it.


  1. I'm waaaaay behind with this author - but she has read lots of goodies. Glad you reminded me :)

    Here is mine:

    Enjoy your weekend, and read lots!

    Sassy x

  2. I enjoy this author's romantic suspense books...this one sounds tempting. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  3. I've read a couple of book by Nora Roberts but not this one. Actually, my co-blogger has this book.

  4. I've been reading her books for a long time. I always seem to come upon some I haven't read, like this one. Too bad that dragon tattoo can't breathe fire and keep her bootie warm. LOL

    My Friday 56 from Skin and Bones

  5. Hi Cora,

    I have only read one or two of Nora Roberts books, although I do know people who are completely addicted to her writing and carry around lists of the books they still need to find to keep up to date.

    Nora also writes as J.D. Robb and once again, I have read one or two of those books also.

    I can't say that I am a true fan of her writing and the words you share from 'Come Sundown' simply don't really 'do it' for me I'm afraid!

    Nice cover art and I hope that you are enjoying the read :)


  6. I've never tried this author, but I have read some of her stuff as JD Robb which I liked. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  7. Sounds like a good one! Happy weekend!

  8. I've only read one Nora Roberts and I can't really say it was my cup of tea. The characters just didn't do it for me, too superficial maybe? And the love at first sight, can't go that lol. I'm glad you're enjoying this one though, maybe I should give her work another shot.
    Here's my Friday post if you're interested :) inspiration pie


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