Friday, May 5, 2017

The Friday 56 (103) & Book Beginnings: Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE
Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.
32048554Synopsis from Goodreads...

Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes. At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall. As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined . . . and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect...
Beginnings: "When the man behind the counter asks for my lucky number, I hesitate."

56: "He blows out a sigh, his breath frosty in the bitter air."
Comments: I got this one on Tuesday and promptly read it in one sitting. My review is already up on the blog. Needless to say, I really enjoyed the story. 

What are you reading this week?

24 comments:

  1. Hi there!

    Oh, I really like the beginning! Intriguing.

    Here's my entry for #Friday56 and #Bookbeginnings : http://bit.ly/2pcpZoG

    Have an ab fab weekend!

    Love from Sassy x

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  2. Books often show us situations in which windfalls become a curse, or bring extra challenges. And I'm sure they do...but wouldn't we all like to try finding out? LOL.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. You make a good point. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Sounds good! I've always dreamed of winning the lottery. I am reading Traitor's Kiss by Erin Beatty this week. Happy reading!

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  4. We all know what money can do to a relationship, but I want it any way. Lots of it. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  5. Great idea for a story! Who hasn't imagined winning a lottery and wondered how it would change their life? This sounds like a book I'd enjoy.
    My Friday post features The River of Corn.

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    1. That's kind of similar to what I thought when I first saw the synopsis for Windfall. It turned out to be a pretty interesting story. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I need more! :-) Happy weekend!

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    1. Enjoy your weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I've seen this one around and the cover always grabs my attention. This sounds like an interesting read!

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    1. The cover is eye-catching. It's even nicer in person. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I have been wanting to read this one forever! Your book beginning has me wanting to know more. Such a cool concept for a story. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  9. I only recently heard of this one. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one!

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  10. I like the premise of this book. And the author looks like she's written some interesting things. I'd read this one, thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. I've only read one other book by Jennifer E. Smith (This Is What Happy Looks Like), and really enjoyed that one too. I haven't really kept up with her other books, but after reading Windfall I want to go back and check out the ones I missed. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Great 56! You have my interest right away.

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  12. I haven't heard of this, but I love the cover! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. The cover is nice, especially in person. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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