Thursday, June 18, 2015

What I Remember Most - Book Beginnings on Friday and The Friday 56

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     I've read a lot of good books lately, but few of them have touched me like What I Remember Most. Cathy Lamb does such a good job of "building" her characters! I felt as if I knew her main character inside and out. So everything that touched her, touched me too.
     I'll definitely be reading more books by this author.

Beginning
I hear his voice, then hers. I can't find them in the darkness. I can't see them through the trees. I don't understand what's going on, but their horror, their panic, reaches me, throttles me.
They scream the same thing.
Run, Grenadine, run!
It's them.

Friday 56 (from 56% on my Kindle):
My own office! I would paint the walls a creamy light blue and fill it with color and pretty, and it would be organized so I could feel safe and years away from what I didn't want to think about.

Genre: Women's Fiction / Psychological Suspense
Length: 497 Pages (published August, 2014)
Amazon Link: What I Remember Most
Author Website: Cathy Lamb

Synopsis:
      In a new novel rich in grace, warmth, and courage, acclaimed author Cathy Lamb tells of one woman's journey of reinvention in the wake of deep betrayal.
      Grenadine Scotch Wild has only vague memories of the parents she last saw when she was six years old. But she's never forgotten their final, panicked words to her, urging Grenadine to run. The mystery of their disappearance is just one more frayed strand in a life that has lately begun to unravel completely. One year into her rocky marriage to Covey, a well known investor, he's arrested for fraud and embezzlement. And Grenadine, now a successful collage artist and painter, is facing jail time despite her innocence. 
      With Covey refusing to exonerate her unless she comes back to him, Grenadine once again takes the advice given to her so long ago: she runs. Hiding out in a mountain town in central Oregon until the trial, she finds work as a bartender and as assistant to a furniture-maker who is busy rebuilding his own life. But even far from everything she knew, Grenadine is granted a rare chance, as potentially liberating as it is terrifying--to face down her past, her fears, and live a life as beautiful and colorful as one of her paintings. . .
                 

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28 comments:

Sharons Book Nook! said...

This one is new to me but it sounds like an interesting read.
Hope you're enjoying it, have a great weekend.
Here's my 56: http://www.sharonsbooknook.com/2015/06/19/feature-friday-undertow/

LadyD Piano said...

Wow, sounds thrilling and action packed. A peaceful, secure place seems important. I'd keep reading, for sure!

Stormi Johnson said...

Not heard of this author but it sounds like a good one. :)

Stormi
Friday Memes

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I loved this book and following the character as she reinvents herself...loved her names...and how she finally escaped the tyranny of the life she had known. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Laura Thomas said...

Ooh. You've got me curious. I've not read this author but she's on my list. Might have to add her to my summer reading list now:)

My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/06/19/the-friday-56-66-mayhem-in-margaux/

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Someone at work was telling me about this the other day... I hope you like it!

Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

This one sounds very good. I haven't heard of it before. Give me a visit when you get the chance ... http://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/2015/06/its-cozy-food-friday-that-means-its_18.html

Kathy Martin said...

This does sound really good. I'll have to add it to my wishlist. This week I am spotlighting First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones. It's been on TBR mountain for a while. Happy reading!

Elizabeth B said...

I might stop participating in these Friday memes, my TBR has passed 1,000! It's ridiculous how many books sound great every week!
Hope you can stop by. http://evilverlordthoughts.com

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I imagine I discovered this book through your blog! It's a good story.

Samantha Clark said...

I like the sound of this one, another book for my ever growing wish list

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I know what you mean! My Kindle is bulging at the seams, and the stack of paperbacks on my bookshelf continues to grow. But who can resist these lovely stories? Not me!

Elizabeth said...

This sounds quite good.

Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Breana M. said...

Seems interesting, I hope you enjoy it. :)

Marie Dougan said...

That opening was creepy and kind of made all the more so by the bright cheerful looking cover.

Diane Coto said...

The beginning sounds so different from the 56% that I'd think it was two different books. It would seem to indicate a lot of change has taken place between the two places.
@dino0726 from 
FictionZeal - Impartial, Straighforward Fiction Book Reviews

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Sandra,

A new to me author, but not for too much longer I would suggest, as this book sounds like a definite for my 'Want To Read' list.

I love nothing better than a good psychological thriller and those opening lines are certainly enough to fill me full of dread and fear for Grenadine's safety.

I can also relate to your 56% lines, as a neat uncluttered and organised space, can always make me feel safe and in control of a situation.

Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend :)

Yvonne

Nadene Reynolds said...

This sounds like a chilling read. Hope you are enjoying it. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Nadene @Totally Addicted to Reading.

Alicia AKernelofNonsense said...

I love a good character-driven story. Characters keep you reading in a different way than an intriguing plot.

Diane Coto said...

The beginning sounds so different from the 56% that I'd think it was two different books. It would seem to indicate a lot of change has taken place between the two places.
@dino0726 from 
FictionZeal - Impartial, Straighforward Fiction Book Reviews

Anne Bennett said...

Wow that opening line is a real grabber.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I think I can reveal a little bit without telling you too much: the opening takes place when she's a child. She's an adult in the 56.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I agree completely. It's all about the characters for me.

Katiria Rodriguez said...

Ohh the book beginnings grabbed me this one looks and sounds intense. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Amy said...

Wow brilliant opening! It really grabs you and makes you want to dig right in. I hope you enjoy :)
Happy reading,
Amy x

Mary Jane said...

I haven't heard of the author but that's one good beginning! Sounds really intriguing.
Thank you for sharing and for stopping by earlier!
Jane @ the bookdragon

fredamans said...

Highly suspenseful opening, and the 56 has an air of mystery as well!
Happy weekend!

guiltless reader said...

That cover is very deceiving when you read those snippets!