Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

Thank you to Rose City Reader for giving me the idea for this meme. On Rose City Reader you will find 'Opening Sentences of the Day' so please have a look at this wonderful blog for further opportunities to share opening sentences.
Lilian's Story by Kate Grenville
         "It was a wild night in the year of Federation that the birth took place."
I love it. It says a lot about the book. The wild night seems to suggest that the birth is portentous. Not only that, it seems to suggest that whoever has just been born has been marked for a somehow unique life.
I am really enjoying this book which I am pleased about, particularly as I had a few problems with the last Grenville book I read. 
Anyway, over to you. Post a link to your Book Beginnings on Friday post in the Mr Linky below.  


  1. Your beginning sounds interesting. I will be eager to know more about this book and read your review. Happy reading!

  2. Love your header-- Are those bulbs growing?

  3. yes they are. thinking of changing the picture though

  4. Great opening sentence! I'm glad you're enjoying your book :)

  5. That is a great beginning!

    I've been meaning to read this author...

    Here's mine:

  6. That beginning draws you into wanting to know more about the story for sure. Mine is from a non-fiction read called "Beneficial Law of Attraction," by Hope Bradford. Here's is the opening line:
    "Who am I? This is the perennial existential question."
    The sentence immediately causes me to start thinking about who I am and what the meaning of "I" is.

  7. Is Lilian's Story part of a series? I think that is a great opening sentence. It is always interesting when books start like that with the birth of a major character. I can't tell what genre of book it is so I will have to look it up on Goodreads. I'm glad you are enjoying the book so far.

  8. Glad everyone likes it.

    Audrey - that's very thought provoking. Sounds like a challenging book

    Christina - No, it's not a series, just a stand alone book.


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