BOOKISH FRIDAY: “THE WAY WE WEREN’T”

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 one of my new downloads:  The Way We Weren’t, by Phoebe Fox.

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Book Beginning:

(Before)

It’s his hands that let her know everything is going to be okay after all.

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Friday 56: (Marcie)

Marcie pressed her left hand, the phone still in her right, up against the side of the weathered gray building until she felt splinters pierce her skin.

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Synopsis:

Marcie Malone didn’t think she was either, but when she drives from Georgia to the southwestern shore of Florida without a plan and wakes up in a stranger’s home, she doesn’t seem to know anymore. Despondent and heartbroken over an unexpected loss and the man she thought she could count on, Marcie leaves him behind, along with her job and her whole life, and finds she has nowhere to go.

Herman Flint has seen just about everything in his seventy years living in a fading, blue-collar Florida town, but the body collapsed on the beach outside his window is something new. The woman is clearly in some kind of trouble and Flint wants no part of it—he’s learned to live on his own just fine, without the hassle of worrying about others. But against his better judgment he takes Marcie in and lets her stay until she’s on her feet on the condition she keeps out of his way.

As the unlikely pair slowly copes with the damage life has wrought, Marcie and Flint have to decide whether to face up to the past they’ve each been running from, and find a way to move forward with the people they care about most.

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What do you think?  Would you keep reading?

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18 thoughts on “BOOKISH FRIDAY: “THE WAY WE WEREN’T”

  1. Juli @ A Universe in Words

    I like the quotes and how they contrast with the hands bringing comfort and she using her hands for pain to ground herself, maybe? I’m definitely intrigued!

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