Tuesday, May 3, 2016

First Paragraph ~ First Chapter

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 my current read, By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates, which I borrowed from the library.  It's the first book in the Lighthouse Library Mystery Series.

By Book or By Crook (Lighthouse Library Mystery #1) 

Chapter One

Only in the very back of my mind, in my most secret dreams, did I ever dare hope I'd have such a moment.

Too bad it was being ruined by the cacophony of false compliments and long-held grievances going on behind me.

The party was a private affair, a viewing of the new collection for staff and board members of the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library, as well as local dignitaries and community supporters, before the official opening tomorrow.  We were celebrating the arrival of a complete set of Jane Austen first editions, on loan for three months.

Jane Austen.  My literary idol.  So close.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?   
It has taken me longer than anticipated to start this series.  I didn't realize quite how long until I learned that the third book was recently released.  I'm glad to be reading it now, and am enjoying the setting (an Outer Banks library within a lighthouse) and quirky characters.  The series is off to a good start, with an intrepid group of librarians caught up in a murder investigation and book theft. 

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph was originally published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  This post cannot be republished without attribution. Retweeting and sharing on Google+ are appreciated.

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