Tuesday, May 28, 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 a recent blog tour read, Seeing Red by Dana Dratch. The excerpt shared is from an eBook version I received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review


Chapter 1

Lightning split the sky as I dashed up the sidewalk.  Not the smartest time to be carrying a metal-framed umbrella.  Not the smartest time to be wearing my best navy-blue dressy dress and three-inch slingbacks, either.  But if I didn't want to arrive at Ian's cocktail party looking like an extra from Titanic, I needed the bumbershoot.  And a sponge.

Mother Nature was venting some serious rage.  My neighbor's elegant mixer was supposed to have been held outside, weather permitting.  But this weather was definitely not permitting.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
This is Dana Dratch's second Red Herring Mystery book.  The series features a cast of amusing characters and many laugh-out-loud moments.  It's a highly entertaining read.

You can see my full review of Seeing Red and enter a contest to win a copy of the book by clicking this link. 

My review of the first book, Confessions of a Red Herring is here.

This First Chapter ~ First Paragraph post was originally composed and/or compiled and published by Catherine for the blog, bookclublibrarian.com.  It cannot be republished without attribution. Sharing this original post on Twitter with appropriate recognition is appreciated.


  1. I love the cover, and I like the excerpt, but don't all umbrellas have a metal frame (aluminum)? Check out the book I'm featuring this week at Girl Who Reads

  2. I agree that this sounds very fun!

  3. I agree with them, it sounds fun!