It's Tuesday . . . time for . . .
Today I'm featuring a recent blog tour read, Dead of Winter Break by Kelly Brakenhoff, the third book in the Cassandra Sato series.
Book Beginning: Chapter One
December in Nebraska was best left to poets droning on about the dubious merits of frosty icicles and face-freezing temperatures. Inside the stuffy Performing Arts Center, Cassandra Sato felt sweat rivulets slide down her back under her academic regalia. Easing the light blue velvet sash a few inches away from her throat, she crossed her ankles and inhaled deeply to slow her heartbeat.
Moments earlier, while the Fall Commencement speaker--an economist who had graduated in the 1950s--launched the concluding salvo in his uninspiring remarks, Cassandra had glanced across the state at Board of Directors Chairman Alan Hershey, Master of Ceremonies and owner of an age-defying head of hair that never fell out of place. Hershey had raised two fingers of his right hand and dipped his chin in a subtle greeting to someone in the audience.
What do you think? Would you continue reading?
Cassandra Soto, Vice President for Student Affairs at Morton College, is an ambitious go-getter with dreams of an eventual college presidency. The series is set in the town of Carson, Nebraska, where the ambitious native Hawai’ian finds herself dealing with the culture and climate shock of her new life in a small college town.
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.