Tuesday, June 11, 2013

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #17 and Tuesday Teaser


First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is a weekly meme hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. It's an opportunity to share the first paragraphs of a book I am currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.

This week I'm featuring the opening paragraphs from a book I hope to start later this week, Daddy's Gone A Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark, a book on loan from my local library.

Read on after the intro for my Tuesday Teaser.

 Daddy's Gone A Hunting

Published by Simon & Schuster
 Publication date: 4/9/2013

Sometimes Kate dreamed about that night, even though it wasn't a dream.  It had really happened.  She was three years old and had been curled up on the bed watching Mommy getting dressed.  Mommy looked like a princess.  She was wearing a beautiful red evening gown and the red satin high heels that Kate loved to try on.  Then Daddy came into the bedroom and he picked Kate up and danced her and Mommy onto the balcony even though it was beginning to snow.

I begged him to sing my song and he did, Kate remembered.

Bye baby bunting.
Daddy's gone a-hunting.
A rosy wisp of cloud to win,
To wrap his baby bunting in.

The next night Mommy died in the accident, and Daddy never sang that song to her again.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?  I've read and enjoyed nearly all of Mary Higgins Clark's thrillers, including the ones written with her daughter, Carol Higgins Clark.  I have been a fan since reading Where are the Children? while vacationing in Cape Cod many years ago.  She is a great storyteller, and I'm looking forward to reading her latest tale.

Teaser Tuesdays, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading, is a weekly event where bloggers open to a random page and share a teaser from somewhere on that page--no spoilers allowed.
Here's my teaser from Daddy's Gone A Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark:
"The nightmare.  The flowered nightgown and running down the hall.  It was very important to remember what happened.  She was almost there.  For a moment she had remembered.  She was sure of it.

But then everything was dark again."  ~ p. 53

Enjoy life with books . . .


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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #17 and Tuesday Teaser was originally published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com. This post cannot be republished without attribution.

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