Every Tuesday, Diane @ Bibliophile by the Sea
posts the opening paragraph (maybe two) of a book
she decided to read based on the opening paragraph (s).
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My selection this week is from a TLC Book that I will be reviewing on December 29th. I love books that take place in China and All the Flowers in Shanghai takes us back to the 1930s introducing the reader to Feng, who becomes the bride of a wealthy businessman in a marriage arranged by her parents.
I still know your face. I see it clearly as it was at the very beginning, not how it was left after I had hurt you.
I did not see the brightness of new life in your eyes when you were born or cradle your warm fleshy body to my breast, and wish now that I had. I wish I had just looked....but I did not let myself because to me you were stillborn. You were not a living person to me then, but an object of hatred, created merely to be beaten and scarred.
Would you continue reading this one
based on the opening paragraph?