BOOKISH FRIDAY: “THE NO-SHOW”

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.

Today’s feature is one of my new books:  The No-Show, by Beth O’Leary.

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Book Beginning:

(Siobhan)

He isn’t here.

Siobhan breathes out slowly through her nose.  She’s aiming for calm, but it reads more angry bull than zen.

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Friday 56:

Behind them the traffic crawls by, and a bus pulls up at the nearby stop.  A pair of teenage girls stare openly at them as they step off the bus.

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Synopsis:  Siobhan is a quick-tempered life coach with way too much on her plate. Miranda is a tree surgeon used to being treated as just one of the guys on the job. Jane is a soft-spoken volunteer for the local charity shop with zero sense of self-worth.

These three women are strangers who have only one thing in common: they’ve all been stood up on the same day, the very worst day to be stood up—Valentine’s Day. And, unbeknownst to them, they’ve all been stood up by the same man.

Once they’ve each forgiven him for standing them up, they are all in serious danger of falling in love with a man who may have not just one or two but three women on the go….

Is there more to him than meets the eye? Where was he on Valentine’s Day? And will they each untangle the truth before they all get their hearts broken?

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Would you keep reading?

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