Thursday Quotables: In Falling Snow


Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!

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In Falling Snow

In Falling Snow by Mary-Rose MacColl
(published 2012)

I’m about 100 pages into this WWI-era historical novel, and I was quite taken by the contrast between lust and other emotions in the opening pages:

They made love there on the floor. Later she got up and surveyed the room, their clothes leading from the door, his boots, the last thing to come off, at the bottom of the bed. She would remember none of those details but would never forget the long lateral muscles of his back, where angel wings would start. And the shame. She would never forget the shame.

What lines made you laugh, cry, or gasp this week? Do tell!

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11 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: In Falling Snow

    • Thanks! I’m dying to know more about the context of this scene, but I have a feeling I’ll have to get to the end of the book to really understand what was going on.

  1. Great quote. I just found out this post, I would love to participate from this week onwards.
    And love your blog as well.
    Mind checking out my blog? I’m farely new at this thing. (A follow would be nice as well, if you like my blog.)

    • I’m so glad you like the post! Looking forward to having you join in with a Thursday Quotable post. I’ll be happy to check out your blog. Thanks for stopping by!

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