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).
Feel free to grab the banner and play along!
My pick this week is from Julie Lessman's newest book which will be released in November. I have loved her Winds of Change series and am enjoying this one so far.
Boston, Massachusetts, Summer 1895
I will not throw up...I will not throw up...
Eighteen-year-old Marceline Murphy set her overnight case on the O'Rourke's wraparound porch and pressed a quivering finger to the brass doorbell, a battalion of butterflies barnstorming her stomach. The last time she'd been this nervous was at the age of eleven when she'd frozen on the top limb of a massive pine tree in the backyard of her best friend Julie O'Rourke. The memory of Julie's older brother Sam climbing up to rescue her made her hands sweat even now, his body close behind as he helped her down, limb by limb. At the bottom he tugged on her pigtail with that dimpled grin that had always fluttered her pulse. "Best keep your feet on the ground and your nose in a book, Marceline," he'd whispered in her ear. "You'll want to stay far away from danger."
Danger, yes. Marcy swallowed hard.
Heights and Sam O'Rourke--two things that made her dizzy.
Would you continue reading this onebased on the opening paragraph?