Tuesday, November 12, 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, Tell Me No Lies by Shelley Noble. The excerpt shared is from an eBook version I received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Tell Me No Lies (Lady Dunbridge)
Chapter 1

Philomena Amesbury, Dowager Countess of Dunbridge, slowly opened her eyes and peered around the darkened room.  She let out a sigh of relief, a ritual she'd gone through every morning since the death of her erstwhile husband, the Earl of Dunbridge, rest his decadent, malicious, morally corrupt soul.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 
Tell Me No Lies, the second book in the Lady Dunbridge mystery series, is an engaging and entertaining tale with the most irresistible of elements: Gilded-Age Manhattan high society, romance, rogues, scandal, intrigue, and delicious gossip.  The series features a  high-spirited protagonist and is filled with vivid historical detail and a lively cast of above- and below-stairs characters—a veritable New York-style Downton Abbey.  

And I love the cover!

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  1. I would definitely keep reading. What a great hook. Thanks for sharing.

    Here is mine: https://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2019/11/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday.html

  2. I LOVE the cover as well; trying not to start any new series these days though. enjoy

  3. I just discovered this series and really hope to read the books soon. Nice start.

  4. Sounds good! The Dowager Countess sounds a little snarky, and I can always relate to that :)

  5. Great cover and I would keep reading.

  6. That is a great cover and sounds like a fun series. I will have to find time to check it out.