Tuesday, January 30, 2018

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, now hosted by Vicki at I'd Rather Be At The Beach, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.   

Today I'm featuring the opening paragraph from Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.  The excerpts shared are from a library copy.

 Before We Were Yours 

Baltimore, Maryland
August 3, 1939

My story begins on a sweltering August night, in a place I will never set eyes upon.  The room takes life only in my imaginings.  It is large most days when I conjure it.  The walls are white and clean, the bed linens crisp as a fallen leaf.  The private suite has the very finest of everything.  Outside, the breeze is weary, and the cicadas throb in the tall trees, their verdant hiding places just below the window frames.  The screens sway inward as the attic fan rattles overhead, pulling at wet air that has no desire to be moved.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
I have been eyeing this book for a while now, and have added it to my (hopefully) soon to be read stack.  It was inspired by a true story, and the cover beckons me to learn more about the narrator's story.

Have you read it?  If so, what did you think?

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

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