Friday 56 & Book Beginnings: In Leah's Wake


Justine strikes a pose before the full-length mirror on her closet door. Chin up, hands at her sides. She draws a breath. "My dear..." she begins, and stops mid-sentence. Wrinkles her nose. She's got it all wrong.
- p. 1, In Leah's Wake by Terri Giuliano Long

Leah felt as if she had fallen into a rabbit hole in the frenzy of motion and color and sound.
- p. 56, In Leah's Wake by Terri Giuliano Long

This just came in the mail for me. Another painful read, methinks. Woooh! The reading list is getting long again! Though I must say that I do a little happy dance when I get a book in the mail. No complaints here!

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    1. that line just jumped out at me, freda!

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  2. Great 56! I love the vividness too...makes you want to capture it in an artwork! :)

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    1. true! the cover makes me sad though ...

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  3. Great snippets! I've been wanting to read this one...enjoy!

    Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

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    1. thanks! :) i just got this so it may take a while to post a review. hoping to hear what you think when you get the chance to read ...

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  4. I meant to have this book read, In Leah's Wake. like the 56 snippet.
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  5. Haven't heard of this one, but the beginning makes me want to read on. I'll have to find out more about it. My 56:
    http://wcs53.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/friday-56-two-from-orkney-april-13/

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    1. it's pretty new, william. i got an email requesting a review and it looked intriguing based on the synopsis!

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    1. thanks for the visit! it's nice to see a new face! :)

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  7. Thanks for sharing! I also do a happy dance when books come in the mail!

    Friday 56 @ Megan Likes Books

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  8. Interesting Snippets! Sounds like an interesting read.

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    1. thanks valli! reviews are piling up!

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  9. In Leah's Wake was written as a story about a family dealing with the repercussions of the actions of 16-year-old Leah Tyler. However, what really unfolds is a story of the strength and fragility of family. Leah excels in every aspect of her life, especially soccer, for which she is the top pick for college recruitment. From the outside she seems to have it made: great grades, great future, great family. We quickly see that, like most families, there are scratches beneath the perfect surface.

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