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‘A Place For Us’ Part One by Harriet Evans

I love these opening lines. They are strong, well defined and set a scene of intrigue right from the word go!

I can relate to Martha being a morning person … I am generally up before 5am and use those first few minutes of the day, to enjoy the peace and solitude of some quality reading time! … Oh! a hot black coffee is also an unspoken requirement!

If these lines make you want to read on, you can find out more about both book and author, here ..


August 2012

The day Martha Winter decided to tear apart her family began like any other day.

She woke early. She always did, but lately she couldn’t sleep. This summer sometimes she’d been up and dressed by five: too much to think about. No point lying in bed, fretting.

On this particular morning she was awake at four thirty. As her eyes flew open, and memory flooded her body, Martha knew her subconscious must understand the enormity of what she was about to do …


A picture button for book beginnings at Rose City ReaderWould the first few lines of your book make you want to read on?

If so, would you like to share them with us, (without revealing too many spoilers of course) ?

Click here and visit Gilion @ Rose City Reader

You can then leave a link to your own book beginnings post, or just browse for some great reads, there are always plenty of new authors and titles to be discovered.

Don’t forget that Gilion and all the other contributors to this meme love to hear from you, so why not leave a comment or two at the same time?

I can’t wait to do a little blog hopping myself and check out all the great Book Beginnings you have!


As this was a Goodreads, First Reads, Giveaway competition, my win was a complimentary paperback copy of the book.

 This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog article I may post. Any thoughts or comments are my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.



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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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Written by Yvonne