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
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