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26 February 2021

Book Beginnings: An Orphan's Journey by Rosie Goodwin *AD gifted

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.

I am currently reading An Orphan's Journey by Rosie Goodwin.

An Orphan's Journey by Rosie Goodwin cover

"Come on, girl, your dad will be home wi' no dinner on the table if yer don't get a move on, an' yer know what that means!"
I was sent a free finished copy of An Orphan's Journey by Rosie Goodwin by the publisher.

If I'm being honest, I wanted this book the second I finished The Winter Promise by Rosie Goodwin when I read it last year, and I knew that the Precious Stones series was about to become a fixture on my TBR. The books are all standalones, the only link is the characters being named after precious stones. You'll often see Rosie Goodwin being lauded as the new Catherine Cookson and the comparisons are spot on.

I have only read the prologue so far, and my heart is already breaking. Rosie Goodwin knows how to get your right in the feels.

The cover is very pretty and has a feel of hope about it - I can't place what it is, but it's a nice feeling. Even if the first chapter is pretty darn heartbreaking.

Now it was Pearl's turn to smile and it lit up her beautiful face. These were the most wonderful gifts she had ever received and she didn't quite know how to express her gratitude.
This is from page 56 in my finished hardback copy.

Although I've only read the prologue myself so far, I know that I am going to love this story, and love Pearl. I'm excited to see her journey. As I scanned the page to get the quote for this part, I got really excited - it seems like a lovely part of the story where there is some joy brought to Pearl and Eliza's lives.

I can't wait to see what happens next, and although I have no idea of the journey about to be undertaken (one day I'll read a blurb, I'm sure) I know that it will be a rollercoaster of emotions.

What are you reading this week?


  1. I've not heard of Rosie Goodwin before but am pleased to hear that you're enjoying her work!

  2. I hope you keep enjoying this one and have a happy Friday!

  3. It's lovely to see you so excited about this book. That's a real seller!!

    Here's my Friday post. Featuring J. A. Jance.

  4. This is a new-to-me author and title--thanks for sharing!

  5. What great excerpts, the second one especially. It speaks volumes about the kind of person she is. I hope you continue to enjoy An Orphan's Journey. Have a great weekend!

  6. I like listening to books where the characters speak in vernacular rather than reading them myself. I have to slow down too much to read them otherwise. My Friday Quotes this week are here

  7. Lovely cover and I like those snippets too. Sounds like a good read! Happy weekend!

  8. oh oh, what does that mean indeed? Probably nothing good for her! Here is my Book Beginnings:

  9. I'm glad you've found a new series to enjoy. It definitely is a hopeful looking cover

  10. Great review! I am going to buy this for someone straight away!

    Lois |

  11. Enjoy this book! Seems like a great read!


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