Friday, August 8, 2014

The Friday 56 - Aug 8th 2014 - AmberBug

The Friday 56

Meet The Friday 56, a meme we found on Freda's Voice (another great book blog). The rules are as follows:

Welcome to Week 190!

*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) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple.

Neverhome by Laird Hunt

The outlaws had set our Springfields and cartridge bags by the door to the kitchen and we picked them up. On the way out one of us, might have been me, knocked over the last lit lamp in the house. Instead of putting our boots to the fire we walked on away and let it burn.

*This book is about a woman who leaves her husband to become a soldier in the Civil War.
I actually haven't gotten as far as that quote above, but so far the book is really intriguing. She has managed to fool everyone into believing shes male. I love the male interaction from the under-cover female perspective.


  1. Now you have piqued my interest....thanks for sharing! And thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. So does the house burn down? What a great and gripping selection.

  3. They never say... maybe just implied? They walk away...
    The story is exactly that, gripping! I can't wait to get off work today and head outside with this book!!!

  4. I am not sure about the quote, but the cover is lovely. Were there women who fought in the Civil War?

  5. This one sounds really interesting. I love the idea of a woman joining the Civil War as a man, but I hope it works out for her! There's something I love about the beginning, the simply walking away from a burning building. It's a very cinematic moment! I hope you enjoy the rest of it! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  6. This sounds fascinating! I know there were several women who fought as men and I've always been intrigued by the idea. I'll have to look for this one.

  7. OMGosh! I'm definitely intrigued!

    Happy weekend!

  8. I could actually see the boots continuing by and letting the fire burn on. This could be fun. Here is my 56 -

  9. Is this a true history or fiction?

  10. Fiction but I think the Author did her research and used facts to create the character and scene. It really shows how little women were taken seriously back then. I'm halfway done and finally started getting the message I think the Author was going for. I think this book will be a success rhis year, if thrown in the right reader's hands.

  11. I have read Civil War books and have been fascinated, but I don't think I have read this scenario before. Sounds intriguing.
    sherry @ fundinmental


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