First Chapter, First Paragraph & Tuesday Teaser: The Lake House by Kate Morton

fistchapFirst Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  I read about this book from another blogger’s Tuesday Teaser and was intrigued enough to give it a whirl.  I really enjoyed it.  Here’s the opening:

Chapter One  —  Cornwall, August 1933

The rain was heavy now and the hem of her dress was splattered with mud.  She’d have to hide it afterwards; no one could know that she’d been out.

Clouds covered the moon, a stroke of luck she didn’t deserve, and she made her way through the thick, black night as quickly as she could. She’d come earlier to dig the hole, but only now, under veil of darkness, would she finish the job.  Rain stippled the surface of the trout stream, drummed relentlessly on the earth beside it. Something bolted through the bracken nearby, but she didn’t flinch, didn’t stop. She’d been in and out of the woods all her life and knew it by heart.


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat.
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!

Eleanor had loved all her babies — not perhaps, if she were honest, at first sight, but certainly by the time they took their first steps — but with Theo it was more than love.  She cherished him. p.77

Share your thoughts.  Would you keep reading?  Have you read any other books by Kate Morton?  How do they compare?



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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5 Responses to First Chapter, First Paragraph & Tuesday Teaser: The Lake House by Kate Morton

  1. Pingback: Mystery Monday: The Lake House by Kate Morton | Ms M's Bookshelf

  2. fuonlyknew says:

    I’ve heard this was a good one and it’s already on my list to read this summer:)

    My TT from A Whole Lotta ARCS


  3. I loved this book! Great opener. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “HERE’S TO US”


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