Friday Reads- An Extraordinary Union

For this week’s Friday reads, I decided to feature one of my current reads: An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole.

I’ve only heard good things about this Civil War era Historical Romance-which features an amazing mixed race couple who are serving as spies for the Union. So far I’m really enjoying it, and think it will make a great weekend read. I already adore our brilliant and brave heroine Elle, and hope the hero Malcolm will deserve her!

Keep scrolling to see this week’s Book Beginnings and The Friday56



Book Beginnings is a bookish meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you’re reading, along with your initial thoughts/impressions.

Book Beginnings:

“It will be an easy assignment, a simple passing on of information. One that even a girl such as yourself should be able to handle.”

Elle suppressed a bitter laugh as she recalled her Loyal League master LaValle’s briefing from a few days before.


Either her superior had dreadfully underestimated the Southern male’s love of an opportunity to do violence, or he’d purposely set her in the middle of danger.

I thought this was a great opening and one that immediately grabbed my attention. The last line feels particularly relevant after the events in Charlottesville…


Friday 56

 The Friday 56 is a bookish meme hosted by Freda’s Voice that asks you to: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 and find a sentence that grabs you.

The Friday 56:

He stood and met he gaze, trying to peel back the layers of defenses that were necessary for his work-and the many that had been erected before he ever knew what a Pinkerton was.

I’m pretty sure this is from the perspective of the male protagonist/Elle’s love interest Malcolm. I’m looking forward to seeing how this romance progresses.

What is your Friday read this week?

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