16 January 2015

The Friday 56 and Book Beginnings on Friday ~ Time

The Friday 56 and Book Beginnings on Friday             

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This week I'm sharing the beginning, and page 56, from Samantha Darling's 2nd book, Time

Book Beginning
Through the darkest day and the coldest night, keep
faith, for tomorrow has to come.
I read somewhere that grief apparently never ends. Instead it changes and becomes
like a passage, not a place to stay. It’s not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith, it’s
ultimately the price we have to pay for love.
“Mr. Smith…I’m very sorry. It’s terminal.”

The Friday 56 (from pg 56)
“The blood test has revealed your husband’s kidney function is extremely poor and this needs to be cared for in hospital.”
My brain doesn’t seem to be processing what this man…Dr Khan is telling me.
I’m still half asleep. It’s an awful feeling when you are woken up…I feel cold and shivery and shaky…and now this. I remember the phlebotomist coming to the house this morning to take the bloods and never even dreamed it would result in a midnight call.
“Babe, it’s okay. Let the doctor finish.”
With those words, Isobel Smith had no idea of the months ahead. Not long married, pregnant and a wonderful future promised with her husband, Jason, her hopes and dreams die in that one simple sentence.
Follow her in her harrowing journey as Isobel learns the resilience of the female spirit, and gradually puts her life back together for the sake of their child.

James, her husband’s best friend, is the rock that keeps her together.

But will James’ own battle with his grief end up tearing them apart?

Harrowing and gritty, you must not miss this emotional read from debut author, Samantha Darling, as she takes you on a heart wrenching but ultimately uplifting journey.



sherry fundin said...

This sure does not sound like a happy book. The word phlebotomist is scary in itself. It sounds so creepy, or maybe I watch too many crime shows. LOL

sherry @ fundinmental My TT ~ Dunosaurs Eat Paris

Fiza Halliwell said...

Sounds like an emotional read, hope they will both get through the difficult times together.
Our BB

SherryGLoag said...

You are right Sherry, this is an incredibly emotional read, but is also uplifting. I'm glad I read it.

SherryGLoag said...

Fiza, this book does have an optimistic ending, but yes, it's a very emotional read.

Katherine P said...

This sounds like an emotional read but a good one. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your reading!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I know I would need a huge box of Kleenex for this one...but it does sound like one I want to read.

Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “AFTER BIRTH”

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks for coming by Katherine. Yes it was totally emotional. :-)

SherryGLoag said...

Laurel, if she'd bought shares in Kleenex before releasing her book, she'd be laughing all day :-)Seriously it is emotional but it is also very well written, and that's what makes Time so powerful.

Alicia AKernelofNonsense said...

Oh, this one sounds like a tearjerker. Better grab the tissue box.

fredamans said...

Powerful beginning. Sounds like a great read!
Happy weekend!

Yvonne said...

This sounds like a really emotional book.

Laura Thomas said...

I like the flow of words. Have a feeling this would be an emotional and fulfilling read.

My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/01/16/the-friday-56-48-my-favorite-corpse-a-skullduggery-inn-cozy-mystery/

Nyze Gremio-Velasco said...

Lovely cover and interesting blurb. :)


SherryGLoag said...

Thanks Nyze, I agree the cover is lovely.

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a very emotional read. Thanks for visiting The Busy Mom's Daily. I appreciate your comments.