Friday, November 1, 2019

November 1st's Book Beginning and Friday 56

Welcome to November and Friday all rolled into one.  Can you believe it?  Certainly doesn't feel like it should be November already to me.

Anyway, we are here for this week's Book Beginning and Friday 56.

This week, I'm featuring City of Scoundrels by Victoria Thompson.

This is the third Counterfeit Lady novel and takes us to New York City in 1918.  I finished it earlier this week and really enjoyed it.

Anyway, this is how the book begins:

"I hate this stupid war!" Elizabeth cried in frustration.

And if you can't understand that sentiment on page one, you certainly will by the time you finish the book.

Meanwhile, over on page 56, we find:

Elizabeth blinked furiously, determined not to cry as she rushed up the stairs to the one room into which she knew Gideon would not follow her.

The book comes out on Tuesday, and I will be hosting a review and giveaway on Thursday, so please come back for my full review.

Until then, enjoy the first weekend of November.


  1. I'll be interested in what you have to say about the novel and I'm very intrigued why she is hiding from Gideon, on the verge of tears! Have a lovely weekend and do drop by my Friday Post if you have the time!

  2. I haven't read any books set during WWI in a while and am always looking to add them to my list! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

    Danica @ Shelves of Spines

  3. That opening line I can totally relate to! It paints a picture of the story. Happy weekend!