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Please join me at Rose City Reader for today’s edition of Book Beginnings.  The book I am spotlighting today is the 2nd of a 3 book series by Adriana Trigiani called “Big Cherry Holler”.  It continues the story of Ave Maria, a small town pharmacist and self proclaimed “spinster” that is a spinster no more.  Here are the first lines:

“The rain is coming down on this old stone house so hard, it seems there are a hundred tap dancers on the roof.”

What a picture those few words paint!  I can just see an old stone farmhouse up in the mountains with rain just pouring down around it.  It seems a little gloomy at first, but if you think about it, the hominess of the situation can shine through as well.

This series of books is so good and the stories told by Ms. Trigiani ring true even though they are fiction.  The characters are so real and relatable that you think she might be writing about you or your next door neighbor.  I can’t recommend them enough!

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I am so glad you are joining me today for Book Beginnings because the book I have for you is one of my all-time favorites.  Do you ever find a book that somehow speaks to you and it seems you can relate to the characters and setting so well.  “Big Stone Gap” by Adrianna Trigianni is one of those to me.  Now, I am really nothing like any of the characters, but the small town setting and people are similar to my small hometown so maybe that is why I enjoy it so much. Here is the first line:

“This will be a good weekend for reading.”

I know this is a short sentence, but I can tell just what kind of weekend that would be.  The weather might be a little cold or wet and the person actually has no big plans to worry about.  She is ready for a little R & R with a good book.  If you haven’t read this, please give it a try.  Ms. Trigianni is one amazing author!

Please join me at Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings.

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Welcome to today’s edition of Book Beginnings hosted by Rose City Reader.  Many thanks to her for hosting this great link party!  My book today is by one of my all-time favorite authors, Adrianna Trigianni.  I have read all of her books thanks to my local library and would love to re-read them which is a rarity for me. 

Her latest book is called “The Shoemaker’s Wife” and here is the beginning:

"The scalloped hem of Caterina Lazzari’s blue velvet coat grazed the fresh-fallen snow, leaving a pale pink path on the bricks as she walked across the empty piazza.  The only sound was the soft, rhythmic sweep of her footsteps, like hands dusting flour across an old wooden cutting board."

Ms. Trigianni is one of the best authors that I have read at setting a scene.  Can’t you just see this woman sweeping across an empty town square in a beautiful blue coat with the snowflakes falling around her.  I know I can.  This book was an epic tale and adventure with travel, war, love and loss.  I loved it!

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