Thursday, January 31, 2013

Book Beginnings and Friday 56 - Love and Sleepless Nights

                              Love... And Sleepless Nights

Today I'm featuring LOVE AND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS for my Book Beginnings on Fridays and Friday 56 post.

Author: Nick Spalding
Genre: Women's Fiction / Humor / Romance
Number of Pages: 170
Amazon Link and Synopsis: Love and Sleepless Nights


Laura's Diary - Monday, April 1st
Dear Mum,
     Well, it's finally happened. I've achieved my lifelong ambition. 
     It's been many years in the making, but I can now honestly say that I, Laura Newman, have successfully thrown my guts up in front of a group of men at an important job interview.

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City Reader. To play, share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires and then add your name to the Linky list HERE.
THE FRIDAY 56 (Laura is holding her newborn daughter):
      A sudden up-swell of tears rises from the depths of my being and now I start to cry with a combination of relief, awe - and not a little pride, if I'm being honest.
      I take the very small package into my arms, feeling the undeniable weight of new existence through every fibre of my being.

To participate in The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, post a few sentences from Page 56 of your current book (or from 56% on your eReader) and then add your name to the Linky list HERE.

MY THOUGHTS: Anyone who has ever had a baby (especially first-time parents) will relate to the emotions, experiences, doubts, and joys portrayed in this book. Presented as a series of diary entries (Laura's) and blog posts (her husband Jamie's), I enjoyed every single word.


  1. this sounds like a great book Sandra. i love epistolary writing so this will go to my TBR list. thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

    here's mine:
    28 The Friday 56: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

  2. Ah, another one I must add to my list! Thanks, Sandy...and here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

  3. I couldn't help but giggle at the beginning... and the 56 is just beautiful.

    1. The author did a good job of capturing the feelings that parents of a newborn experience. I just found out that this is a sequel.

  4. Perfect timing, as I shared your Book Beginning quote with my daughter who faces an interview on Monday! Love your #56 and the title, Love and Sleepless Nights, isn't that the truth?! Oh, how I remember. Sounds like a delightful book.

    1. Good luck to your daughter! I'm sure she'll fare better than the character in this book.

  5. This sounds like a good book.

  6. Hmmm. Not the most auspicious beginning. :-)

    Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Good one! Have a great weekend!

  8. Sounds interesting...thanks.

    And thanks for stopping by my blog. The answer to your question about the characters is that William is Dez's dying father and Asa is Dez's husband of only a few days. :)

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  9. Sounds like this book has the capability of bringing back a lot of wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing...good choice!

  10. sounds so beautiful.. oh poor TBR of mine:)


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