Tuesday, December 16, 2014

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #86 and Teaser Tuesdays

   It's Tuesday . . . time to share book excerpts with:
  • First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.
  • Teaser Tuesdays hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading, where bloggers post two (2) random “teaser” sentences--no spoilers allowed--to try to entice others to seek out these books.
Today I'm featuring the opening and a teaser from an upcoming read, A New York Christmas by Anne Perry, a book I borrowed from the library. 

A New York Christmas (Christmas Stories, #12) 

Jemima stood at the railing on the upper deck of the great ocean liner and gazed across the limitless sea.  She had just turned twenty-three and was beginning what promised to be the first real adventure of her life.

It was December 1904, and she was crossing the Atlantic to New York, where she would stay for at least a month.  Mr. Edward Cardew had invited her to travel as a companion to his daughter, Delphinia, who was to marry Brent Albright, the son of Rothwell Albright, Mr. Cardew's international business partner.  It would be the society wedding of the year. 

Teaser:  "Jemima was startled at the mention of Maria's name, especially coming from Harley.  She had assumed none of the Albrights wished to speak about her." ~ p. 39
What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 
My thoughts:  It's about time I read a Christmas story this year.  The beautiful cover, which depicts Central Park on a snowy day, really drew me to this particular book.  
What are you reading now or planning to read soon?
First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #86 and Teaser Tuesdays was originally published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  This post cannot be republished without attribution.

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