Friday 29 January 2016

Book Beginnings on Fridays - Sweetheart Sweetheart

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 is from Sweetheart Sweetheart by Bernard Taylor.


I can't see the sun right now; there's an angel in the way.

As I lie here in the short-cropped grass with my eyes just half open a butterfly alights on the carved angel's head. It stays only a few seconds - its wings opening and closing - then takes off, fluttering away, dancing up and down over the grey stone wall.



Sweetheart, Sweetheart  

Book Description

 David Warwick, an Englishman living in New York, has a sudden premonition that his twin brother, Colin, is in danger. He returns to England and learns the shocking truth: both Colin and his young bride Helen have died ghastly deaths - deaths that no one in the village wants to talk about.

Now David has inherited his brother's home, Gerrard's Hill Cottage, a lovely house with a lush garden that seems to promise peace and comfort to all who dwell there. But as David tries to unearth the facts of what really happened to his brother and his wife, he has no idea of the horror and evil that surround him or the terrible fate that may be in store...


  1. I'm so tired right now that at first I thought the carved angel had flown away rather than the butterfly!!! It does sound like a compelling read, though. I hope you enjoy it!
    This week I'm using a middle grade book that I started reading and got yelled at for by my son ;)

  2. This sounds like a book I'd really enjoy! I haven't heard of it before but I'm definitely adding it to my TBR. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love the opening sentence! I have to go look this one up right now. Because it sound like just the kind of book I would like, but if it is scary, then it's not for me!

    Thanks for joining in on BBOF!

  4. This sounds really good! The beginning is lovely. Here's my Friday meme

  5. Very intriguing - sounds like something I'd really enjoy! :)

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).


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