Friday, January 11, 2019

Book Beginnings on Friday #19


Please join Rose City Reader every Friday 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.

1st Chapter

Six Years Ago

I loved the woods behind my house, from the fresh scent of pine to the crunch of twigs underfoot and
especially those stray ribbons of sunlight that streamed through the tree limbs. But mostly, I cherished the
absolute absence of human intervention. God, did I adore the quiet scuttle of squirrels pillaging through
the foliage, birds chirping their daily chorus, and the flutter of the breeze through the hollows, like the
breath of nature, whispering her secrets to me.

-Worth It by Linda Kage


Summary-

I fell in love once.

It was amazing. She was amazing. Life was amazing.

I lived for each time I could see her, and nothing else mattered, not that our families were enemies, our time together was forbidden, or we had to meet in secret.

Our love could conquer all.

Until it didn't.

So I was ripped away from the love of my life and shoved into hell, forced to continue without her.

It shattered me, broke the best parts of me, left me permanently damaged.

Or so I thought.

Years later, I swear history’s trying to repeat itself because she’s back in my life, and I’m just as drawn to her as I was before. But I'm older and wiser now, and I know she should stay away from a worthless ex-con like me.

So, I will not let her in. I absolutely refuse to hurt her. I will keep her away.

Then again, sometimes risking your greatest fear to get to a smile makes everything worth it, and besides, I’m not sure I can resist her, anyway.

This is the story of how Felicity Bainbridge changed my life forever, starting one summer day long ago after I was forced to change a dirty diaper...

--Knox Parker

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