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‘Nightfall Bay’ By Carolyn J. Rose



“It’s time. She wants you with her.”

Her grandfather’s words rang in Rain Paxton’s mind as she gunned her car east from Vancouver toward the Columbia Gorge. When the sun rose, her grandmother Meadow would pass from this world. And the gift would pass to Rain.

If she was worthy of it.

If she accepted it.

If, when the moment came, she had a choice.

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  • As you saw I’ve added this to my ‘want to read’ shelf on Goodreads. (What would we do without Goodreads? :-)) I do like the sound of it… intrigued by ‘the gift’.

    • Hi Cath,

      I noticed that you had added this one to your ‘Want To Read’ list, something I am trying very hard to resist doing these days, as I have now topped the 1,000 mark and counting, and with the best will in the world I shall never make more than a small dent in that number!

      The trouble is, there are just so many great books being recommended every day and it is good to have the list in order to jog my memory (just in case I should ever find myself with nothing handy to read !!)

      Apart from that, I love the Goodreads Giveaways and the information on the site about books and authors is always so comprehensive.

      Rain may find herself not relishing this particular gift, I know it wouldn’t be my ideal memory of my grandmother!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, I always appreciate it and have a good weekend 🙂

    • Hi Sandra,

      As the book’s author Carolyn J. Rose, also comes from your neck of the woods, her writing is very much concentrated around the ‘local’ area, so you might enjoy some of her stories, you should check out her website!

      Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend 🙂

  • Well, yes… it does make me want to on! I want to know about the gift and why it might not be voluntary.

    I hope to review my current book next week, so I’ll let you wait until then for the opening lines. 🙂

    I’ll be thinking about you the first part of the week.

      • I am lucky enough to have an ‘edit’ function on WordPress, so that when I reply to comments I can always amend any mistakes (and they are plenty!).

        You have no idea how many times I visit a blog, push the submit button, then notice my glaring mistakes and not be able to get them back!

        Have a good weekend 🙂

    • Hi Kelly,

      Thanks for the kind thoughts. After waiting exactly one month to the day, from my dad passing away, to the funeral day, I must admit that I shall be pleased when it is all over and there can be some closure.

      You always manage to keep your current reads as a surprise, which is no good at all for those of us with a slightly OCD nature, who really need to know what they are when you begin reading, so that we can share in the anticipation 🙂

      This will be the first time that Carolyn has ventured into the world of the paranormal and having read so many of her previous books, I shall be most interested to see how that works out for her and for myself of course, with the reading enjoyment factor. I’m not sure that this particular gift is one I would want!!

      “Happy Reading”

    • Hi Lauren,

      In this particular case, if you really can’t wait to discover exactly what the “gift” is, you should click through the link to the full premise, where the answer is more or less given away.

      If however, I had to make the decision whether or not to read the book based solely on those first few lines, I definitely would, as like yourself, I would have to know what the “gift” is

      Not necessarily my favourite genre, I have been tempted by and enjoyed, some good stories with a paranormal touch just lately.

      Thanks for stopping by and “Happy Reading” 🙂

    • Hi Lainy,

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by this week. I enjoy ‘meeting’ new people and I shall always value and appreciate your visits and comments.

      I must admit that in the majority of cases, I probably wouldn’t choose a book based solely on its first lines, as quite often they are meant for setting the scene and don’t really take you straight into the action.

      The premise is obviously the thing which more often than not determines the selling power of a book, although I don’t like it if the synopsis gives away too many spoilers and doesn’t leave me anticipating a storyline or its outcome.

      I am also guilty as charged of sharing my “First Lines” of a book long before I am probably going to start reading it, which is quite frustrating, as I am often tempted to read on for a few more pages if those opening lines are very intriguing, and have to stop myself rather than spoil everything for later.

      I have quite eclectic reading tastes and so long as there is an interesting storyline attached, which is well written, I am quite easily satisfied 🙂

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