Monday, September 14, 2020

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

  It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 

. . . First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros . . . now hosted by Yvonne at Socrates' Book Reviews, where bloggers share excerpts from a book they have read, are currently reading, or are planning to read.

Happy Book Birthday to my upcoming read, The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester, which is being released today!  This historical novel spanning the World War II era and present-day Europe, is tied together by a secret collection of Dior gowns.


Beginning:  Prologue 



In a grand townhouse at 30 Avenue Montaigne, Margaux Jourdan is helped into an ivory silk shantung jacket with a padded and flared peplum, and a pleated black wool skirt.  The skirt falls, shockingly, all the way to mid-calf--such an excess of fabric for a post-ration world.  A strand of pearls is placed around her neck, and she is finished off with a wide-brimmed hat and black gloves.  Even after the desecration of war, a woman's hands are still too startling to be left unclothed.



Visit The Paris Secret Goodreads Page.


Natasha Lester is also the author of The Paris Seamstress and The Paris Orphan.


This First Chapter~First Paragraph post was originally composed and/or compiled by Catherine for the Book Club Librarian blog.  It cannot be republished without attribution. 


  1. A gorgeous cover and opening lines. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “MONOGAMY”

  2. Liked the cover and the intro; curious for more now.

  3. I love this intro. So many great books set in Paris lately. Another one for me to add to my list.