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 my newest book:  The Second Husband, by Kate White.




The sound woke her, jarring her from an edgy dream.

Had it come from outdoors, Emma wondered, staring into the darkness—or from inside the house?  Maybe the noise had only happened in her dream.


Friday 56:

It had been an awkward two hours but at least not a disaster.  Tall, statuesque Brittany, with deep brown eyes and brown hair worn in a flapperlike bob, had shaken Emma’s hand limply and offered a polite, “How do you do?…And oh, congratulations” before diverting all her attention to Tom.


Synopsis:  After losing her husband, Derrick, in what appears to have been a random street crime, thirtysomething Emma has built a new life with widower Tom, who is kind, handsome, driven, and successful. Emma is finally able to feel safe again, both in her relationship with Tom and in the home they’ve made together on the Connecticut shore.

Then one day a homicide detective shows up at Emma and Tom’s door asking questions. Though Emma had been cleared of her husband’s murder, it appears that law enforcement is taking another look at her and the case. 

What do they know? Are they on the right track this time? And most importantly, will the renewed investigation ruin Emma’s chances of a happy life? 

With twists and turns all the way to the last page, this fast-paced, expertly plotted novel will have you asking that age-old question: how well do you really know the ones you love?


What do you think?  Would you keep reading?



  1. Juli @ A Universe in Words

    I’ve woken up unsure if what I just heard and felt was dream or reality, so that opening definitely sucked me in! This sounds like a great read, I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a lovely weekend 🙂
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

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