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 acquisition of a book I read a few years ago:  Custody, by Nancy Thayer.


Book Beginnings:  (Prologue – September 5, 2000)

Some days, Kelly thought, are more important than others.  Some days you wake with your heart pounding and your hopes higher than the sky.  Some days you know you are exactly where you are meant to be.


Friday 56:  “I feel colorful,” she replied.  He came toward her, smiling.  She opened the closet door and ducked inside to grab her Rollerblades.  “Let’s go.”


Synopsis:  Ambitious, brilliant, and engaged to a wonderful guy, Kelly MacLeod feels like her dreams are coming true when she lands a prestigious appointment as a judge in the Massachusetts Family Court. A passionate advocate on behalf of children of divorce, she can at long last put her fierce intellect to good use in the courtroom.

But a chance meeting with a charismatic man forever changes Kelly’s life. Randall Madison is a successful doctor locked in a custody battle with his soon-to-be ex-wife. The two are soon swept into a passionate affair. But then Kelly realizes that a secret ties her inextricably to Randall’s case, and she finds herself torn between her moral judgment and her deepest desires.


Would you keep reading?  I know I did, and loved this book.


18 thoughts on “BOOKISH FRIDAY: “CUSTODY”

  1. Hi Lorraine,

    This one is definitely winging its way to my list, it sounds too intriguing to pass up!

    With the kind of limbo in which we are all currently living, I can definitely relate to those opening lines. My mood seems to change by the hour, but how I feel when I wake up in the morning, is generally a good indicator about what sort of day it is going to be – Today has been totally unproductive!!!

    Thanks for sharing and have a peaceful weekend 🙂

    Yvonne xx

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes, I like having something interesting to look forward to in the mornings, and that helps get my day off to a good start. My books and activities for the morning have been good. So the day is going well so far.

      Thanks for visiting, Yvonne.


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