My Friday Post: The One I Was by Eliza Graham

Every Friday Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Gillion at Rose City Reader where you can 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.

This morning I started to read The One I Was by Eliza Graham. I’ve read a couple of her books before and I’m hoping this one will be just as good.

It begins:

Every bone in my body screamed at me to run away from the elegant and classical white house at whose door I stood.

Also every Friday there is The Friday 56, hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice.

These are the rules:

  1. Grab a book, any book.
  2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader. If you have to improvise, that is okay.
  3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
  4. Post it.
  5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda’s most recent Friday 56 post.

Page 56:

‘Sometimes people think it is strange to try so hard,’ he said.

‘The world depends on some of us refusing to be the same as everyone else.’


My first thought was, of course, to wonder why this person wanted to run away from the house so desperately.

7 thoughts on “My Friday Post: The One I Was by Eliza Graham”

  1. I’m intrigued right away, Margaret! That sort of beginning is just the thing to draw a reader into a story. I hope the rest of it lives up to the promise.


  2. Thank you for sharing!

    The first sentence of this book really does a great job catching your attention. It’s very intense and I can’t help but wonder what happens next.


  3. Both of these excerpts drew me in and have me wanting to give The One I Was a try. I enjoy reading historical fiction set in this time period and I want to know more about Benny’s life. I hope you enjoy it! Have a great weekend.


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