Today I'm featuring Powder and Patch, my most recent read, because everyone should read a little Georgette Heyer every now and then. I am also participating in two linkups - Book Beginnings and the Friday56
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice every Friday.
How it works is you...Grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.) Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
Here's my P56
"Mr Bancroft and I had some slight difference in opinion which we settled in a wood. I was very easily worsted."
"You?" cried mademoiselle. "Impossible."
"On the contrary, bien aimee; I was, in those days , a very sorry spectacle, was I not , sir?"
"Not so long since," said Mr Bancroft.
BookBeginnings is a weekly meme, hosted by Rose City Reader. To participate, share the opening lines and your thoughts about a book you're reading, or about to.
If you searched among the downs in Sussex, somewhere between Midhurst and Brighthelmstone, inland a little, and nestling in modest seclusion between two waves of hills, you would find little Fittledean, a village around which three gentlemen built their homes.
I LOVE a good story, and here's the blurb from Goodreads.
Cleone Charteris's exquisite charms have made her the belle of the English countryside. But Cleone yearns for a husband who is refined, aristocratic and who is as skilled with his wit as he is with his dueling pistols.... Everything Philip Jettan is not. As much as she is attracted to the handsome squire, Cleone finds herself dismissing Philip and his rough mannerisms.
If you feel like immersing yourself in this world of wigs, pantaloons, with snuff boxes and hessian boots, you can't do better than to let the witty and wry Ms. Heyer be your guide.
What are you featuring? Leave me a comment and I'll visit you over the weekend.