First Chapter, First Paragraph is hosted by I’d Rather Be At The Beach — you can reach it 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 I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon. It is actually an introduction although it is named Fair Warning.
If I tell you what happened that night in Ekaterinberg I will have to unwind my memory—all the twisted coils—and lay it in your palm. It will be the gift and the curse I bestow upon you. A confession for which you may never forgive me. Are you ready for that? Can you hold this truth in your hand and not crush it like the rest of them? Because I do not think you can. I do not think you are brave enough. But, like so many others through the years, you have asked: Am I truly Anastasia Romanov? A beloved daughter. A revered icon. A Russian grand duchess. Or am I an impostor? A fraud. A liar. The thief of another woman’s legacy.
I am 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:
This proof of her ability to speak Russian leaves him flustered. “I don’t know what you’re talking about—”
“You are clearly ignorant, [replies Anna] but please don’t make yourself a liar as well. Your libelous book, The False Anastasia, is lying on top of today’s paper in the bag at your feet.” p.82
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