The Friday 56 is sponsored by Freda’s Voice.
* Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your e-reader.
If you have to improvise, that is okay.
*Find a snippet, short and sweet, and post it.
The rules are here: Friday56 Rules.
From Page 56 of When Stone Wings Fly by Karen Barnett:
PAGE 56 SNIPPET:
“Rosie retrieved the wooden crate of Ma’s keepsakes and carried it over to the table. Her folks were seldom far from her thoughts, but holding special pieces of their lives often made them seem uncomfortably close. Almost like Pa would come busting through the door and demand to know why she’d moved the precious object from its place of safety and honor.”
Kieran Lucas’s grandmother is slipping into dementia, and when her memory is gone, Kieran’s last tie to the family she barely knows will be lost forever. Worse, flashbacks of her mother’s death torment Granny Mac and there’s precious little Kieran can do to help.
In 1931, the creation of the new Great Smoky Mountains National Park threatens Rosie McCauley’s home. Rosie vows the only way the commission will get her land is if they haul her off in a pine box. When a compromise offers her and her disabled sister the opportunity to stay for Rosie’s lifetime, her acceptance sets her apart from the other mountain folk. And the bond she’s forming with ornithologist and outsider Benton Fuller only broadens the rift.
Eighty-five years later, Kieran heads back to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to find answers to her great-grandmother’s mysterious death and bring peace to Granny Mac before it’s too late. Park Historian Zach Jensen may be the key to locating both the answers. But what Kieran needs clashes with the government regulations Zach is sworn to uphold. Can she trust God for a solution to heal this generations-old wound?
I’m reading this one for the November edition of Historical Novels Review, so I’ll put a review up after November 1st. You can read more about the book on Amazon by clicking on the cover.