First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: My Secret Sister

fistchapFirst chapter, first two paragraphs, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.

I’m currently reading My Secret Sister, the true story of Helen Edwards & Jenny Lee Smith, twins separated at birth and reunited fifty-seven years later.

Prologue: Jenny

This could be the most important email I ever send. I go over it again, one last time. My finger hovers over the mouse. I hold my breath . . . Click!

‘Haaa!’ It’s gone.

Immediately I panic. It’s taken so many years to reach this point. So much heartache and rejection. I reread it once more.  Oh no — I should have said I had a happy childhood. Why didn’t I tell her that? I don’t want her to think I’m jealous.

TeaserTuesdays-ADailyRhythm3-300x203Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

From the same book:

Jenny: When I was three years old, my dad cut some old wooden golf clubs down to a size I could use and showed me how to hold them. (p.19)

Helen: My father Tommy had come from a self-made family who had earned plenty of money from their building business, and he had his own Bullnose Morris car before the war until his father’s bankruptcy forced him to sell it. (p. 22)

Would you keep reading?  Why or why not?  Share your current read!

About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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28 Responses to First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: My Secret Sister

  1. Very intriguing. I am interested to know how/why there were separated and how they found each other.


  2. Laura Thomas says:

    I love reading stories like this. That it’s true must make it quite an emotional read.

    My TT –

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  3. Diane says:

    This sounds very interesting; I’m curious for more.


  4. The book beginning piqued my interest a bit more than the teaser – I’m curious to know what the email pertains to!

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  5. I love the premise of this one….sounds incredibly intriguing. But, I didn’t really love the writing style in the intro, but I’d keep reading a bit more anyway for the premise.


  6. Kathy Martin says:

    Sounds interesting. I wonder how much their lives had in common and if they are similar to each other. Happy reading!

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  7. KymPossible says:

    Sounds like a very interesting story! I hope it’s a happy reunion. Here’s my Teaser/Intro post:


  8. I imagine this would be a very interesting read. I love reunion stories like this. I will have to look for this one.


  9. I do love secrets, and discovering a “secret” sister could change one’s life. Thanks for sharing…and here’s mine: “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS”

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  10. Donna says:

    This sounds like an interesting story. Girl Who Reads


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