Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tuesday Intro- A Light in the Window

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 one
 based on the opening paragraph?


  1. Sounds like a romance, and the cover reminds me of Christmas. Timely, yes!

  2. I haven't heard of this one, but the intro and the great cover would make me want to read more. Hope you enjoy it.

  3. Definitely! Makes me want to go get it right now!

  4. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm sounds good!! I would keep reading!!!

    PS... my quote mini album is up today!!! YAY!!!!

  5. It's definitely intriguing and makes you want to know what's going on!

  6. Umm....of course I'd keep reading! Julie is one of my favorite authors.

  7. This opening paragraph is catchy! I would want to keep reading.

  8. yes I would, I want to know what makes that girl so nervous she feels like throwing up--and that cover is gorgeous!

  9. Oh yeah! Just got it and will be reading it shortly.


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