Tuesday, March 22, 2016

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . .


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.

Today I'm featuring The Whole World Over by Julia Glass, which I borrowed from the library. 

 The Whole World Over 


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The call came on the twenty-ninth of February: the one day in four years when, according to antiquated custom, women may openly choose their partners without shame.  As Greenie checked her e-mail at work that morning, a small pink box popped up on the screen: Carpe diem, ladies!  Scotland, according to her cheery, avuncular service provider, passed a law in 1288 that if a man refused a woman's proposal on this day, he must pay a fine: anything from a kiss to money that would buy her a silk dress or a fancy pair of gloves.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?   
I'm drawn to this one because I enjoyed Three Junes, which I read a few years back.  The book cover is also appealing--there are many historic town houses like this one in Greenwich Village, one of my favorite New York City historic neighborhoods.

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