Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hank & Chloe - Book Beginnings on Friday and Friday 56

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I just started reading this book yesterday and I'm almost finished. I'm loving the characters. The book was originally published in 1993, but it's still a good story today.
Here's what I'm talking about:

Book Beginning:
Answer the door after midnight and you might as well set a place at the table for trouble - Chloe Morgan's first thoughts when the knock came. Hannah, her shepherd, let out an initial throaty growl from her nest of blankets, then thumped her tail in the dark for the all clear. Tugging the horse blanket from her bed, Chloe padded barefoot across the rough plywood floor.

Friday 56:
In number seventy-two, the dark bay thoroughbred shifted his weight from hoof to hoof, his muzzle grazing the top rail of his stall. She parked the truck on the angle of the hill so that if she had to, she could start it by popping the clutch. Only her rubber mucking boots saved her jeans from the muddy manure. She walked carefully between stalls to her horse.

Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction / Romance
Number of Pages:  310
Amazon Link:  Hank & Chloe
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24 comments:

Cheryl said...

I like the cover on this one, though it seems a bit odd for a romance title. Love the first line. Happy Friday.

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Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Sounds like a great story! My Friday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/02/friday-focus-friday-56-book-beginnings.html

Lianne @ caffeinatedlife.net said...

Interesting opening, sounds like trouble indeed if it's after midnight and you're already sound asleep! Happy reading :)

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fredamans said...

Like the opening, but I can't help but wonder... if she knows it's bad to answer, why does she get up and do so? LOL
The 56 sounds like a dirty job. She should call Mike Rowe. :-)
Happy weekend!

gautami tripathy said...

Great beginning! I would pick it up....

Here is my Book Beginning post!

Roseanna Overstreet said...

*sigh* I love horses so much! I could see myself reading this! It must be really good if you're almost finished already :D

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Hank and Chloe are the names of the hero and heroine, kind of like Romeo and Juliet!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I just finished the book, and I definitely recommend it.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The heroine is a self-sufficient woman who lives a marginal lifestyle. It's interesting how she copes with day-to-day life.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I enjoyed it. The heroine definitely has a love of horses too.

bibliobarista said...

When I was younger I devoured any book I could get my hands on involving horses... this sounds interesting. Happy Friday!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Then you'll probably enjoy this one! Except it's for adults.

JC Jones said...

Oh that starts out great. Glad you are enjoying it.

Elisa Bergslien said...

Wow - starts out sounding like a mystery. And of course horses are always great. Thanks for stopping by to see my post at Leopards and Dragons today.

Yvonne said...

Sounds good to me!

JLS Hall said...

Love that first sentence - it's so true, too! This one sounds like a good read.

Pooch said...

What an effective opening sentence! Sounds like you are enjoying this one!
:)

jacquie said...

That first sentence does want to make you read on!

Bea said...

I like the sounds of it and I'm always ready to read about horses. :)

Elizabeth said...

Sounds good....THANKS for sharing.

I didn't get a chance to do a post, but I just finished THE FEVER TREE. It is a beautiful, powerful, mesmerizing book. Reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, Shelfari, Booklikes, etc.

Review will be on my blog along with a giveaway on February 21.

Meanwhile, there are two giveaways on my blog if you want to stop by.

http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2014/01/book-giveaway-whos-this-baby.html

http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2014/02/e-galley-giveaway-of-pilgrim-by-terry.html

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for leaving a comment. I'll check out your blog and THE FEVER TREE too.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I agree. And it tells you a lot about the character too. She's not exactly an optimistic person!

Laura Thomas said...

Everything sounds just like my kind of story and the cover art is compelling.
Here's mine - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/02/08/the-friday-56-15-the-devil-you-know/

Hazel Lee Vaughn said...

Ooooohh, I wonder who's at the door! Love your book excerpts, makes me really curious to find out more!