First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Miriam by Mesu Andrews

fistchapFirst Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at Bibliophile by the Sea.  Here’s the opening from the Prologue of Mesu AndrewsMiriam.

I am Miriam, old but of use.  I am a slave, a midwife, a healer with herbs. This is what I do, but El Shaddai makes me who I am.

The Hebrews call me prophetess; the Egyptians a seer. But I am neither. I am simply a watcher of Israel and the messenger of El Shaddai.  When He speaks to me in dreams, I interpret. When He whispers a melody, I sing.


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!

Here’s mine from the same book:

Pharaoh’s eyes narrowed, as if his stare could bore right through her. “If your god showed you my dreams, surely he can interpret their meaning.”

Miriam tried to swallow but her mouth felt as dry as harvest season.

Would you keep reading?  Share your thoughts and then the link to your own intro and teaser for Tuesday.


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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6 Responses to First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Miriam by Mesu Andrews

  1. Suzie Quint says:

    Well written, but I’ve gone through that phase of my reading.


  2. Diane D says:

    The intro was well written but, just not sure this one is for me. I hope that you love it.

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  3. The excerpts you shared drew me in. I like the writing. Not my usual reading fare, but definitely something I wouldn’t mind continuing on with.


  4. Probably not for me, but I was drawn in by the excerpts. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Interesting but sadly it’s not really my area of interest

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