Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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 an upcoming read, Dear George, Dear Mary by Mary Calvi.  The excerpt shared is from the hardcover edition I borrowed from the library.  

Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington's First Love 

Part I
The Encounter
Chapter One
Guardian's Wall
Love is said to be an involuntary passion and it is
therefore contended that it cannot be resisted.
                                                   --George Washington
FEBRUARY 14, 1756
Mary Eliza lay upon cold leaves whose color had washed away a season ago, wishing she could bring back the living.  Dead things surrounded her; every flower bud hung shriveled.  The dull winter had brought only a few flakes.  Spring, when fragrance emerged from its cocoon, was her favorite time of year.  That was not this time.  Today nature emitted not even a scent to smell.
What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
I enjoy historical fiction, and couldn't resist this novel after seeing a television interview with the author.  Mary Calvi is a journalist at the local CBS news station in New York, and I think the subject matter is in good hands.  I'm looking forward to starting this book soon.

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  1. Sounds like an historical romance! I'd read on.

  2. Not my typical genre but I like the writing. enjoy!

  3. I don't usually read historical fiction, but that kind of familiarity with the author might make me give this a try. Hope you like it!

  4. This is new to me, but I think I'd like it.

  5. You have piqued my interest! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

    Enjoy your week!

  6. I struggle to read this time period. But it sounds interesting. See what MK is featuring at Girl Who Reads

  7. Hi Catherine! I do LOVE that cover and it does sound like a brilliant read. I'd get a copy! Thanks for sharing this :)

    Here's my Tuesday Teaser post.