Friday, February 8, 2013

Books That Make Me Go....Ahhhh

So on Fridays I TRY to post a notable excerpt for the week.  These gems that catch my eye deserve much more notoriety besides being written down on a little sticky note in the front of the novel.

This week my excerpt is from Home Front by Kristin Hannah:
Not Jolene, who believed that happiness was a choice to be made and a smile was a frown turned upside down.  Her turbulent, ugly childhood had left her impatient with people who couldn't choose to be happy.  Lately, it got on his nerves, all her buoyant it-will-get-better platitudes.  Because she'd lost her parents, she thought she understood grief, but she had no idea how it felt to be drowning.

pg. 15

So far I'm enjoying this book but not loving it.  The first couple of chapters were just a bit too "sweet" for me.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Hopefully it'll pick up for you. My sister loves Hannah's books.