Friday, May 4, 2012

Book Beginning & Friday 56: The Witness by Nora Roberts

Happy Friday everybody!!

Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader.
Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. 
If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

The Friday 56
  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Freda's Voice
  • Post a link along with your post back to Freda's Voice
Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

I just got The Witness by Nora Roberts and had to move it right to the top of my TBR mountain. This is her 200th book. I read recently that she has more than 400 million books in print. She is always a good read and I look forward to this one. Her books are a great combination of romance and suspense.

Elizabeth Fitch's short-lived teenage rebellion began with L'Oreal Pure Black, a pair of scissors and a fake ID. It ended in blood.
Friday 56:
"Warehouse 12. I..." She had to tell the truth. No more lies. "I made fake IDs for us."
His face barely registered surprise as he wrote in his little book. "How old are you?"
"Sixteen. I'll be seventeen in September."


  1. That's a powerful beginning.

  2. Ooh that beginning sounds good! And then the F56 sounds like she's already in trouble!! I like it :)I'm a new Twitter follower! Hop on ove rif you have the time:
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  3. I can't wait to read this one! It is sitting on my office coffee table, begging me to pick it up. Soon!!

    Love that opener...and the p. 56 give us some enticing tidbits.


  4. Great beginning. I have this book in my tbr and I can't wait till I can free up some time to read it...I simply love Nora's writing.

    Here's my Friday Meme Post:

  5. I am looking forward to reading this...I hope you are enjoying it!

    Here's my Book Beginnings post.

  6. Her 200th book? That's incredible! I really like the opening of this one. The story grabs you right away.

    My Book Beginnings Post

  7. I really like the opening lines, I'll have to look for this one.

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  9. I like that beginning. Very intriguing. My Friday post:

  10. Her 200th book? Does she have staff writing for her? Or does she use the Great Automatic Grammatizator?

    It is a good beginning, though. Thanks for posting it on Book Beginnings!


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