First Book of 2015

Happy New Year. Here’s to a good 2015!

As I mentioned Monday, I’m joining Sheila over at Book Journey and more than a few other bloggers in sharing my first book of 2015. I wasn’t sure Monday which it would be, but I settled on Keeper of the Light by Diane Chamberlain in the end. In part, because it had been on my to read longest but mainly because I am pretty sure I’ll enjoy it – I’ve read a fair few of her other books and have with those. I wanted to start the reading year on the upswing I guess.

Apologies for the rather bad selfie but here I am with the book.


And here are the first words I read in 2015.

Christmas 1990

It rained the entire day. It rained with such force that the shrubs next to the emergency room parking lot lay flat to the ground and the new roof sprang a leak. One of the nurses set a bucket on the floor of the waiting room to catch the water, and within an hour the rain had filled it to the brim.

Not the most intriguing or enlightening as far as what comes next goes but Chamberlain’s books are a slow burn so expecting good things will come.

What book are you starting the year with? Hope it’s a good one.

Emma x

  1. Looks like a great book. I love Diane Chamberlain!

    1. Me too. Though I haven’t read her for a while. Happy new year!

  2. I am excited about this book for you! I have the collage up now πŸ™‚ Happy New Year!!!

    1. Will head over and check out. Happy new year!

  3. Oh, I love Diane Chamberlain, and that is one I haven’t yet read! I started with her newer ones, and now I’m working backward on her list. Enjoy! Great photo, and I liked how you gave us the first words. I am going over to Amazon now to check this one out!

    Here’s my β€œFIRST BOOK OF 2015”

    1. I love her too and have hopped around as I’ve come across books. Read too many at one point though so looking forward to getting to read her again after a break. Happy new year. Emma x

  4. Its a gorgeous selfie, you did really well. I read that book last year so jumped in delight when I saw it. Actually was my first book by her, I went on to read the next two in this trilogy and then The Silent Sister. I have some more in my TBR that I got from a book fair. Great choice.

    1. Thank you. Reviews of The Silent Sister are what reminded me I hadn’t read this one. It’s reading well so far. Happy new year. Emma x

  5. I love Diane Chamberlain too, but haven’t read this book. I just “found” her books recently.

    ENJOY your reading!!

    Happy New Year!!

    Silver’s Reviews

    1. Happy new year to you to. Looking forward to reading this. Emma x

  6. That looks like it has an interesting twist. Hau’oli Makahiki Hou to you.

    1. I hope so. Her books usually aren’t that clear cut. Happy new year to you too. Emma

  7. I need to try one of her books because so many bloggers love them. BTW, you took a good selfie. Mine is one too πŸ™‚
    Happy New Year!

    1. I have always enjoyed them. Read a lot of her books a while ago. Then recent reviews prompted me to think of her again. Happy new year. Emma x

  8. Diane Chamberlain is on my must read authors list this year! I’ve heard such great things about her books. Your selfie’s so cute! I’m terrible at them. Best case I look contorted, worst case I crop out half my head or something. Have a happy New Year!

  9. Awesome choice. Your picture turned out great. Happy New Year.

    1. Thanks – on book choice and selfie. Happy new year to you too. Emma

  10. Happy New Year and enjoy reading your 1st book of 2015!!

    1. Thank you. You too. Emma x

  11. I have this on my list to read. I really like Diane Chamberlain’s books and have read some of her recent books, but not a lot of her back list. Hope you are enjoying it. Happy New Year Emma!!!

  12. I love Chamberlain’s books, enjoy!

  13. I’m currently reading The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and it’s great so far πŸ™‚ Happy New Year!

    1. I’ve not heard of that. Will need to look it up. Happy new year to you too. Emma x

  14. Beautiful cover and a great picture. πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy your first book of the year!

    My first book of the year post is here:

    1. Loved it. Now need to get round to writing why…that’s much harder than reading I find.

  15. […] is the follow up to The Keeper of the Light, which was my first read of 2015. When I finally get round to writing the review (this week, I hope), I’ll be able to tell you […]

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