Tuesday, November 18, 2014

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #83 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 paragraph and a teaser from one of my next reads, Goodbye Piccadilly, the first book in the War at Home Series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, a book I recently borrowed from the library:

  Goodbye Piccadilly
Chapter One
July 1914
It was another beautiful summer day, clear and hot.  The distant wooded hills were brushed with shadows of mauve and indigo, the dusty road shimmered, and behind the hawthorn hedges to either side, the hayfields, long cut, were beginning to flush again with flowers.  Swallows were skimming back and forth above them; their shrilling and the faint rustle of the hedgerow were the only sounds in Sadie's world, aside from Arthur's steady hoofbeats.  One motor-car had passed them since they had left the forge; and they had passed a cart loaded with straw coming the other way, scattering golden chaff in its wake.
Teaser:  "In summary, she was his beloved sister and a constant worry to him.  He came round the desk to greet her, noting that she was particularly bright-eyed that morning." ~ p. 50

What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 
What are you reading now or planning to read soon?
First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #83 and Teaser Tuesdays was originally published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  This post cannot be republished without attribution.

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