The Friday 56, #65: Rook

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join in every Friday, the rules are simple.


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
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“He kept giving her that knowing look, as he had that first night in the farmhouse, which made him much easier to hit. Especially when she called up the image of the way he smiled at Lauren Rathbone’s smudgy eyes.”

I must be in a retelling mood because four of the last five books I’ve read have been retellings. Sharon Cameron’s Rook was inspired by The Scarlet Pimpernel and I loved it so very much (I may have gained another book boyfriend). Excerpt taken from page 156.

From my review:

“When prisoners of the Sunken City suddenly disappear and all that is left behind is a painted feather, the people know that the Red Rook has performed another successful rescue mission. As Albert LeBlanc, the Ministre of Security, searches for the whereabouts of the mysterious culprit, Sophia Bellamy struggles to keep her secret identity hidden. She knows her engagement to the affluent René Hasard is the only hope her family has of keeping their estate, but keeping her secret from her new fiancé proves difficult. LeBlanc has zeroed in on the Bellamy family, but before Sophia can decide what to do, he arrests her brother. Now Sophia must find a way to save him.” My full review can be found here.

13 thoughts on “The Friday 56, #65: Rook

    • Sharon Cameron is a wonderful writer. This is the second book I’ve read by her. Rook is written in third person and alternates perspectives, but the majority focuses on Sophia. Her transitions are seamless and she does this really neat thing at the end that had me on the edge of my seat and unable to put the book down.


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