Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Friday 56! Crestmont by Holly Weiss



Rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

I was so sick with a migraine and missed some of my favorite meme's! 
So I thought I would do the Friday 56 a day early.

My 56 comes from the book Crestmont by  Holly Weiss.


If you love historical novels, I highly recommend this one!
This isn't exactly sentence number 56 but its on the page 56!

" Well done, William. You always handle Mrs. Swett with great aplomb." She applauded softly. "We must move to another topic, however." Margaret explained that Gracie, in the cleaning servants' quarters as the newest housemaid, was receiving low tips, although she was a good worker."


About the book: (from Amazon)

"A dream, after all, needn't be fueled by particulars, only by desire." So notes main character, Gracie Antes, in CRESTMONT, a historical fiction gem set in the 1920s. Determined to take control of her life, sheltered Gracie Antes leaves her unhappy home in 1925 to pursue her dream of a singing career. On her way to the big city, she accepts a job as a housemaid at the bustling Crestmont Inn. Once there, Gracie finds a life-changing encounter with opera singer Rosa Ponselle, family she never imagined could be hers, and a man with a mysterious past. Relive the 1920s with a colorful cast of characters. Discover with Gracie that sometimes we must trade loss for happiness. Set in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania, the story is interwoven with details about the town, the rich history of The Crestmont Inn, and the family who passed ownership from one generation to the next. Many attempts have been made to explain how the mountaintop lake nestled in this tiny town came to be. Crestmont gives a new twist to an old Native American legend, setting the tone of grace around which the story is built. Let the period of the Roaring Twenties spark your interest with its unique social mores, fashion, jazz, and yes, a little bootlegging thrown in for pizzazz.




Sounds good doesn't it?


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5 comments:

Suko said...

I hope you are feeling better, Natalie. This sounds like an excellent historical novel. :)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I hate migraines! When you have one, they consume us. I hope you're feeling better.

I like the 56...it sounds like a good book.

Thanks for visiting mine.

Bev Hankins said...

Hope you're feeling better and able to enjoy the book. Good teaser!

Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2010/10/friday-56_22.html

bermudaonion said...

You've definitely piqued my interest!

Alice Teh said...

Sorry to hear about your migraine. That kind of headache is nasty and I used to get them a lot. That's a great teaser, by the way. :)