First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea, is where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.
Today I'm featuring my current read, Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk by Kathleen Rooney, which I borrowed from the library.
The Road of Anthracite
There once was a girl named Phoebe Snow. She wore only white and held tight to a violet corsage, an emblem of modesty. She was not retiring, though, and her life spun out as a series of journeys through mountain tunnels carved from poetry. I never saw her doing anything besides boarding, riding, or disembarking a train, immaculate always, captivating conductors, enchanting other passengers.
What do you think? Would you continue reading?This story combines two of my most favorite elements: a Manhattan setting and a strong, independent female protagonist who acts on the strength of her convictions. I'm enjoying the read so far.
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