is a fun meme hosted by Freda's Voice

If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56.

*Grab a book, anbook.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it here.

It's that simple.

Here is my choice
What do you think?

She stuffed the oilcloth-wrapped leftovers from their noon meal into her valise along with a change of clothing. On impulse, she fished among her dresses until she found a framed photograph of her parents and a beaded bag that contained her old baby brush and spoon, swaddled in her mother's hand crocheted dresser scarf. To lose those, should the wagon end up in the river, would be more than she could bear. Bad enough to leave behind her books and the gaily colored plates her mother had brought from Greece. But the bag would only hold so much. For a moment she stroked the satiny glazed surface of a plate and gnawed her lip as she eyed Bartholomew's battered leather satchel.

Taken from
Forever Mine
Charlene Raddon 

Their love was fated . . . 

A mail-order bride from Cincinnati, Ariah Scott traveled all the way to Oregon to marry one man, only to lose her heart to another. What will become of her now? Ever since her father died at the hands of a vengeful relative, Ariah's life has been shadowed by dark secrets. And now her forbidden desire for Bartholomew Noon fills her with uncertainty -- and a secret longing that can never be fulfilled. 

And forbidden . . . 

From the moment Bartholomew saw Ariah standing alone at the Portland train station. the keeper of the Cape Meares Light was lost. Hopelessly in love with this angelic beauty who is fated to live beside him at the isolated lighthouse as the wife of another man, Bartholomew never dreams that destiny will someday bring them together. Is Ariah truly the woman he can cherish . . . forever?


  1. Sounds like a nice little story, hope you enjoy it. Please check mine out:

  2. It sounds like she's having to make some tough choices. I can't imagine having to leave so much behind - especially not my books.

  3. Sounds like a nice romance. I haven't read a historical in a while and should look for one on my TBR mountain. This week I am spotlighting Prudence by Gail Carriger. Happy reading!

  4. I love the descriptive nature. You can almost feel like plate too. :-)
    Happy weekend!

  5. Very nostalgic scene. It sounds like she's off to a new start and has some tough choices.

    My 56 -


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