Tuesday’s Tantalizing Teasers & First Chapter, First Paragraph: The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

First Chapter, First Paragraph has a new host, I’d Rather Be At The Beach, you can reach here.  Easy to participate.  Include your book title and author, a picture of the cover, and quote the first (or first two) paragraph(s) from the book.  Leave your link at the blog site along with a comment on what is posted there.  Learn about other books people are reading by visiting their blogs and noting their excerpts.

Today’s First Chapter, First Paragraph is from The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck:

Burg Lingenfels, November 9, 1938

The day of the countess’s famous harvest party began with a driving rain that hammered down on all the ancient von Lingenfels castle’s sore spots — springing leaks, dampening floors, and turning its yellow façade a slick beetle-like black. In the courtyard, the paper lanterns and carefully strung garlands of wheat drooped and collapsed.

I’m hosting this Tuesdays’ Tantalizing Teasers which is easy to participate in.  It may not appear every week but when it does, it will always be on Tuesday.  To participate, show the title, author, and cover, and choose a random (or not) quote to share with other readers (two or three sentences), and leave a comment with the link to your own tantalizing teaser for the day.  Here’s my quote from the above book:

There was a tight black cave where Franz Muller’s heart, or something more than his heart — his personhood — should be.  He had lost it in the war, and there was no getting it back. p. 215

Would you keep reading?  Have you read this book already?  Share your thoughts and leave a link to your own post.  Enjoy your day!

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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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12 Responses to Tuesday’s Tantalizing Teasers & First Chapter, First Paragraph: The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

  1. Yvo says:

    Great teaser! I really like the sound of the setting.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. cindy knoke says:

    I started and stopped. Maybe I should give it another go….

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Diane D says:

    I want to try this, I hope you are enjoying it.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Yvonne says:

    The teaser got my attention. I’d want to read this one.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Vicki says:

    Not a genre I enjoy, but I hope you love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. FictionFan says:

    I loved the first paragraph but am not so sure about the teaser – I’ll wait to hear what you think of it before deciding…


  7. Great excerpts! Now I want to read this one. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. I’ve heard good things about this book. Hope you enjoy it.

    Liked by 1 person

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