Welcome to another Bookish Friday, in which we  share excerpts from books…and connect with other bloggers who do the same.

Let’s begin the celebration by sharing Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and let’s showcase The Friday 56 with Freda’s Voice.

To join in, just grab a book and share the opening lines…along with any thoughts you wish to give us; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything on the page.

Then give us the title of the book, so others can add it to their lists! What a great way to spend a Friday!

Today’s feature is a recent purchase that I have been eyeing for a while:  Little Disasters, by Sarah Vaughan.


Book Beginnings:  (Prologue)

The cry builds.  At first it is pitiful.  A creak and a crackle.  Tentative, tremulous, just testing how it will be received.

The doubt quickly flees.  The whimper becomes a bleat, the catch hardening as the cry distills into a note of pure anguish.


Friday 56:  He feels ill at the memory.  He’d never found any of his children like that before.  A trail of sick spooling from her mouth and pooling on the crib mattress; her eyes gleaming with tears.


Description:  You think you know her…but look a little closer.

She is a stay-at-home mother-of-three with boundless reserves of patience, energy, and love. After being friends for a decade, this is how Liz sees Jess.

Then one moment changes everything.

Dark thoughts and carefully guarded secrets surface—and Liz is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her friend, and about herself. The truth can’t come soon enough.


Would you keep reading?  I’ve been eager to dive into this one for a while.



  1. Hi Lorraine,

    This is an author I haven’t come across before, but I am liking what I am reading!

    I am always a sucker for a good psychological thriller, even though the marketplace is getting to be a bit crowded in the genre.

    Definitely one for my list, thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy 🙂


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