Book Beginnings on Fridays - The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer
Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is
for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book
you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the
sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the
opener inspires. Please remember to include the title
of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on
the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.
My book beginning this week is The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer.
I dream about Carmel often. In my dreams she's always walking backwards.
She is the missing girl. But she doesn't know she's lost.
Carmel Wakeford becomes separated from her mother at a
local children's festival, and is found by a man who claims to be her
estranged grandfather. He tells her that her mother has had an accident
and that she is to live with him for now. As days become weeks with her
new family, 8-year-old Carmel realises that this man believes she has a
While her mother desperately tries to find her, Carmel embarks on
an extraordinary journey, one that will make her question who she is -
and who she might become.