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.

This is the first book of my favorite time travel series about a group of madcap, time-traveling historians. Madeline Maxwell is a trainee in book one and on Page 56 has just completed her first time jump, which is actually a test to see what she does when the system shuts down and she appears to be stranded.

“This is fantastic tea.”

“How long ago did you run out?”

‘Two long days ago.”

“We were spot on then. We have to try and gauge it so you’re close to running out of supplies but haven’t yet struck out across country to search for help. When were you planning to go?”

“I wasn’t. I knew you wouldn’t let me starve.”

“No one likes a smart arse.”

“Does this mean I’ve failed?”

“No, Miss Maxwell, it means you’re top of the class.”

Yes! My future stretched happily in front of me; back to the past.”

If you click on the cover above, you can learn more about the book.

6 thoughts on “#Friday56”

    1. I asked the question on Jodi’s Facebook page and her agent, Hazel Cushion, gave me the answer. It’s not an award. It’s an astrolabe. The wikipedia definition of astrolabe is: “an ancient astronomical instrument that was a handheld model of the universe. Its various functions also make it an elaborate inclinometer and an analog calculation device capable of working out several kinds of problems in astronomy. In its simplest form it is a metal disc with a pattern of wires, cutouts, and perforations that allows a user to calculate astronomical positions precisely. Historically used by astronomers, it is able to measure the altitude above the horizon of a celestial body, day or night; it can be used to identify stars or planets, to determine local latitude given local time (and vice versa), to survey, or to triangulate. ”

      I’ve been reading these books for years and I didn’t know this, so I’m glad you asked the question!


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