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Sunday, January 1, 2017

First Book of the Year 2017



The lovely Sheila at Book Journey is once again hosting First Book of the Year and this is the fourth year I participate. It's a meme where we share the first book we will be reading in 2017. If you head on over to Sheila's blog she has a cool montage of all those participating. Here is the pic of me with the book I chose to read:


This year I decided to start my year with The Fire by Night by Teresa Messineo. It's historical fiction, a genre I love. The author spent seven years researching the history behind her first novel. I'm intrigued. It's about two American military nurses during World War II. I have begun my research for my second novel, which hopefully won't take that long! It will be based on my parent's family history and love story.

My review for The Fire by Night will be up later this month on January 25.

So what is your first book of the year?


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  1. Mmm love the sound of this one Laura. I like stories with nurses in them. I'll be watching for your review later in the month. Happy New Year. Happy 2017 reading. Gorgeous photo.

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    1. Thanks Kathryn! I can't wait to dig into it later today.

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  2. Wishing you Peace, joy and good health in 2017. Enjoy your first book of 2017 (I participated as well - my second year).

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    1. Thanks Diane! I hope you enjoy your first book too.

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  3. Oh, this book sounds GOOD!! I'm starting the year with Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Happy New Year to you!

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    1. Yes, I just saw that on your blog.:-) I haven't read any books by Picoult if you can believe that but I'll have to one day.

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  4. Your first book of the year looks good.

    ENJOY, and Happy Reading in 2017!!


    Happy New Year!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My First Book Of The Year

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! So does yours. I'll have to watch out for your review.

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  5. Sounds like a good one! Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  6. That's a great pic! I hope your book is wonderful!

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  7. I'm not familiar with this book, but it sounds wonderful! Great photo, too... it's so much fun seeing the faces behind the blog. Happy New Year!

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    1. Yes, Jo Ann so true. It IS fun to see the faces behind the blogs.

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  8. I really want to read this one too! It sounds so good. I have quite a few historical fiction novels I hope to get to this year. So many good books to read . . . I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

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    1. I have a TON of historical fiction books I want to read this year too. :-)

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  9. Laura, this sounds like an excellent book. Lovely photo! Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!

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  10. Sounds like a good choice - I enjoy historical fiction also.

    Happy New Year!

    Sue

    Book By Book: First Book of 2017

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    1. Thanks Sue! I hope to read more historical fiction this year.

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  11. Ooh sweet! Good luck with your second book! I need to look for your first one. :)

    Vonnie's First Book

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    1. Thanks so much, Vonnie! I appreciate your support.

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  12. That sounds like a wonderful read! My first book of the year is set in 1959.

    Brooke's First Book of the Year

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    1. The Winemakers by Jan Moran was set in that time period and I loved it. I'm heading over now to see what book you chose.

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  13. Great choice! Enjoy! I have a copy of this book that the publisher sent last month and it sounds great. It's a favorite genre and setting of mine. Happy new year!

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    1. I'll have to look out for your review then!

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  14. Terrific photo! I hope you enjoy your new book. Best wishes to you for your research on you second novel. Happy New Year Laura!

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    1. Thank you so much, Pat! I'm loving the research because I'm learning my family history.

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  15. This is new to me but I love the look of the cover and I adore a World War 2 setting - especially if it's about an aspect I don't know much about. I will have to keep my eye out for this one.

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    1. I love the cover too and the WWII setting. As much as I dread that war is involved I cannot help but want to know the stories of those who lived it.

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  16. Great pick, and great photo! Enjoy your book, and thanks for sharing. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  17. As a fan of HF this one intrigues me. Happy reading.

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  18. I had trouble choosing a first book this year so I went with a favorite genre too.

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