Welcome to another Bookish Friday, in which I enjoy sharing excerpts from books…and connecting with other bloggers, who do the same.

Let’s begin the celebration by sharing Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and let’s showcase The Friday 56 with Freda’s Voice.

To join in, just grab a book and share the opening lines…along with any thoughts you wish to give us; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything on the page.

Then give us the title of the book, so others can add it to their lists!

What better way to spend a Friday!

Today’s spotlight is shining on one of the books I have been hoarding on Pippa for a while:  House of Glass, by Sophie Littlefield.





Beginning:  On Jen Glass’s Saturday to-do list, she scheduled an hour to visit the apartment her father died in, and another for the morgue.  Only half an hour for the funeral home, since you could make just about anything go faster when you were willing to write a big check.


56:  “I think we need to prepare for the possibility that we might be stuck here overnight,” Ted said.

“Oh, my God—there’s no way.  They can’t just leave us down here—”


Blurb:  Bestselling author Sophie Littlefield delivers a riveting, ripped-from-the-headlines story about a family put to the ultimate test when two men take them hostage inside their home

Jen Glass has worked hard to achieve the ideal life: a successful career, a beautiful home in an affluent suburb of Minneapolis, a seemingly perfect family. But inside the Glass house, everything is spinning out of Jen’s control. Her marriage to her husband, Ted, is on the brink of collapse; her fifteen-year-old daughter grows more distant each day; and her five-year-old son barely speaks a word. Jen is on the verge of breaking, but nothing could have prepared her for what is to come…

On an evening that was supposed to be like any other, two men force their way into the Glasses’ home, but what begins as a common robbery takes an even more terrifying turn. Held hostage in the basement for more than forty-eight hours, Jen and Ted must put aside their differences if they have any hope of survival. They will stop at nothing to keep their family safe—even if it means risking their own lives. A taut and emotional tale of a family brought together by extraordinary forces, House of Glass is a harrowing exploration of the lengths a mother will go to protect her children, and the power of tragedy to teach us what truly matters.


I’m wondering why this book sat on Pippa for so long—since July 2014!—and now I’m moving it up on my reading list.  What do you have to share today?



  1. I didn’t read the blurb yet because I like to predict. The intro shows she has a lot on her plate to do while dealing with her father’s death. The 56 makes me think there’s been some kind of accident or incident and now they’re stuck in a well or a bunker or something.


  2. How have I missed this one? Or maybe I didn’t. I need to check my shelves and my Kindle. I probably own it. LOL

    Yes, it sounds good and I’ll be watching for your review. 🙂


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