Thursday, December 07, 2017

Where Is Your Bookmark? (A peek at Sugar Pine Trail)

I have been mixing my holiday-themed books with thrillers as of late, and today you just happened to catch me reading RaeAnne Thayne's Sugar Pine Trail, one of her Haven Point novels. I enjoy Thayne's romance novels not just for their sweet romances and happy endings, but also the depth of the characters and the tough issues many of the characters struggle with. I just barely started this one, but expect it to be a fast and entertaining read.

A weekly meme where readers share the first sentence of the book they are reading and say what they think. Hosted by the wonderful Gillion Dumas of Rose City Reader. 
This was going to be a disaster. 

I thought about sharing a bit more than just the first sentence given how short it is. I like how it already puts you in the character's mind immediately, and it has me wondering what will come next.

A weekly meme in which readers share a random sentence or two from page 56 or 56% of the book they are reading. Hosted by the wonderful Freda of Freda's Voice.

"She'll be okay, won't she?" Davy had finally asked her. Julia hadn't wanted to lie to them or give them false hope, so she'd only hugged them close. 

I randomly jumped to 56% in Sugar Pine Trail as I'm still only at about 6%.  This particular passage has me wondering what Julia is hiding and about whom from the young boys she's taken under her wing.

What do you think? Is this something you would keep reading?

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  1. Yes - both the opening sentence and the sentences from 56% indicate the disaster will be heart-breaking.

  2. Sounds like a weepy! Grab your tissues!

    Here's mine:


  3. All looks well on the outside, but I feel the same as Margaret and Sassy.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  4. This does sound like a story that I would enjoy. I am featuring A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert. Happy reading!

  5. The cover is just perfect for the season, although the quotes seem a bit serious. Hope you enjoy it.

  6. I read and enjoyed the first book in the Haven Point I've been eyeing this one. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “A SEASON TO LIE”

  7. Another romance author that I haven't read! And the list grows and grows and...

  8. Sounds like a good read for the holiday season! Happy weekend!

  9. I like short opening sentences. They set the tone for the whole book. My Friday Quotes for The 57 Bus

  10. That sounds like a promising first sentence and I can't wait to find out what happens next. I'm still looking around for a Christmas-themed book which fits my mood. ;)

  11. What a pretty cover and sounds just like the perfect book for the season. A nice cozy, comfort read!


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