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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Friday Quotes: Girl in the Blue Coat

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City ReaderShare the opening quote from the book.
The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's VoiceFind a quote from page 56.

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. This is the book I'm reading right now---

Book Title: Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

Book Beginning:
A long time before Bas died, we had a pretend argument about whose fault it was that he'd fallen in love with me.
Friday 56:
Mr. Kreuk is a good man. He pays me fairly. He gave me my other, secret job, which pays even more.
Comment: Everyone is talking about this WWII Holocaust story set in Holland. I hope to listen to the audiobook this weekend as we are taking a bit of a road trip.


  1. Hi Anne,
    Whilst your opening lines alone may not have kept me gripped enough to read on, your 56 lines certainly clinched the deal, as I really need to find out more about this 'secret job' which sounds so intriguing.

    Enjoy your weekend trip and thanks for sharing :)


    1. I know, me, too! Since I haven't started the book yet I don't know what the secret job is yet.

  2. I haven't heard much about this one. I hope you enjoy the book once you get to it. :-)

  3. How lovely. a long road trip and a great book to listen to. Lucky you. My Friday Book is Beneath the Surface by Jo Spain. travel safely.

  4. I laughed when I read the beginning. So sweet!
    Happy weekend!

  5. I don't listen to audio books, but maybe on a road trip. Have fun! Thanks for sharing. Here's mine: “I AM NO ONE”

  6. Sounds good. I has been a while since I've read a story set during WWII. This week I have an up-coming release - Home by Harlan Coben. Happy reading!

  7. My library has a copy of this - I'll need to check it out!

  8. I'd like to read it. I'm fascinated with the era and that cover is so well done.

    My Friday 56 from Curse Of The Boggin

  9. I know everyone is talking about this one and I hope to also be one of the talkers one of these days! Hope you enjoy it. Let us know! Happy weekend and here's my Friday Meets: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/09/friday-meets-23-september-2016.html

  10. I read a review of this one not that long ago and it's had me eager to read this one. What is this secret job the character is talking about, I wonder. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  11. I saw this book recently and wanted to add it to my TBR list and now I will for sure! I've read so much in the past week; it feel good!


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