Tuesday, June 3, 2014

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #63


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 paragraph(s) of a book I am currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.

Today I'm featuring the opening paragraphs from Murder at the Breakers, the first book in the Gilded Newport Mystery series, which I borrowed from a friend.  With summer on the horizon, this is one of the books I am planning to read this month.

Murder at the Breakers (Gilded Newport Mysteries #1) 

Chapter 1

Newport, Rhode Island, August 1895

She awoke that morning to an angry sea
battering the edges of the promontory, and
gusting winds that kicked up a spray to rattle
against her bedroom windows.  She might simply
have rolled over, closed her eyes again, and sunk
pleasantly back into sleep, if not for the--

Here the nib of my pen ran dry and scratched across the paper, threatening to leave a tear.  If not for the what?  I knew what I wanted to say; this was to be a novel of mystery and danger, but I was having a dickens of a time that morning finding the right words. 

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?

What are you reading now or planning to read soon?

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #63 was originally published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  This post cannot be republished without attribution.

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