Monday, January 27, 2020

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, Dead Week by Kelly Brakenhoff. The excerpt shared is from an eBook version I received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Dead Week (A Cassandra Sato Mystery Book 2)

Chapter One 

 If Cassandra Sato had to pinpoint the moment enthusiasm for her dream job faltered, it was when her weather app displayed a morning temperature of thirty-eight degrees with a predicted high of forty-two.  Morton College in mid-November had more in common with the arctic tundra than a tropical paradise.  

No one in her native state of Hawai'i would consider forty-two degrees a high temperature.  Ever. 

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
Cassandra Sato, Student Affairs Vice President at Nebraska's Morton College, is a highly motivated, talented young woman determined to make her mark in the field of higher education.  Leaving her native Hawai'i and adapting to life in Nebraska proves challenging--both in terms of physical weather and cultural climate--but Cassandra is up to the task, despite the campus politics and personalities she must navigate for her professional survival as she settles into a small college town literally and figuratively miles away from home.  

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  1. Ah, yes, I am shivering as I read the excerpt. I like the sound of the book...and the cover, too.

    Here's mine: “ALL THE LITTLE LIARS”

  2. I do love college settings in fiction; yes, I'd read more. Here is my pick:

  3. We've been having cold weather in Florida too so I can relate :)

    The book sounds good!

  4. I think the south has been too cold as of late so I can understand her dismay.