Friday, 2 October 2020


Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.
This week’s book: 

Goodreads Summary: 

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis returns to Wildstone with the touching story of finding your place in the world—and the people who make it home.

Piper Manning’s about as tough as they come, she’s had to be. She raised her siblings and they’ve thankfully flown the coop. All she has to do is finish fixing up the lake house her grandparents left her, sell it, and then she’s free.

When a massive storm hits, she runs into a tall, dark and brooding stranger, Camden Reid. There’s a spark there, one that shocks her. Surprising her further, her sister and brother return, each of them holding their own secrets. The smart move would be for Piper to ignore them all but Cam unleashes emotions deep inside of her that she can’t deny, making her yearn for something she doesn’t understand. And her siblings…well, they need each other.

Only when the secrets come out, it changes everything Piper thinks she knows about her family, herself…and Cam. Can she find a way to outrun the demons? The answer is closer than she thinks—just as the new life she craves may have already begun.


Piper Manning closed her eyes and plugged her ears against the horror. She’d known this would happen even as she’d begged against it, but sometimes there was no stopping fate. She shook her head. You’ve survived worse. Just push through it. Pretend you’re on a warm beach, and there’s a hot surfer coming out of the water. Wait, scratch that. A hot Australian...


“Yeah,” she said. “Look at me adulting, right? But Piper’s not trying to run from us. She’s just trying to get herself a life now that we have one.” She looked at Gavin. “I thought if I got a loan and paid her for her third of the property, she could go away to school in Colorado like she wants. And then maybe we could stay and rent the cottages out, like you thought about doing, and . . . I don’t know . . . do a B and B thing.”

If I could, I would totally do a B and B thing with my sister too! 
I love the sibling trio in this book. I am enjoying this one like every other Jill Shalvis book. This book has more intriguing factors though so I am enjoying it. 

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  1. Sounds like a nice read to extend the summer season just a little bit longer.

  2. She writes great stories! Happy weekend!

  3. I love her books. I've been wanting to read this series.

  4. I love reading about renovating houses...and B & B plans. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE TRUTH ABOUT MELODY BROWNE”

  5. What a great beginning! It really makes me want to check out the rest of the story. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  6. I love the idea of having a B&B. I really enjoy Jill Shalvis's books and would definitely be up for treading this one. I hope you enjoy this one when you read it! Have a great weekend.

  7. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week :)