Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City Reader.
The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice.
Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading.
Book: True Sisters by Sandra Dallas
Book Beginnings: July 28, 1856. The two sisters leaned forward, their hands flat against the rear of their handcart, waiting, fidgeting, impatient. It was late in the day, and they had been ready for hours, had stood there behind the spindly cart that was piled with all their worldly goods, listening for the command or maybe the sound of the cornet that would send them on their way.
Friday 56: She had so much to learn to please her husband, so Louisa was satisfied at the rare words of approval. There was no further talk of food until they reached camp and the women took out their bacon, rancid now, and meager ration of flour and prepared a dinner tht all of them hoped would not be their usual fare in the valley.---from page 156.
My thoughts: The book is historical fiction about the western migration of Mormons seeking the land they call Zion, in Utah territory. It is pitiful what these poor people had to endure including a high death rate from starvation, exhaustion, and exposure to the elements.