First Paragraph: The Chaperone

Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea asks us to share the first paragraph of a book we are reading. As you can see it’s called First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. As readers we are often captivated or turned away by that first paragraph or two. Let’s see what you think about the first paragraph of my current read.

I’m listening to the audio version of The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. I’m enjoying the development of the two main characters. Here’s the first paragraph:
The first time Cora heard the name Louise Brooks, she was parked outside the Wichita Library in a Model-T Ford, waiting for the rain to stop. If Cora had been alone, unencumbered, she might haver made a dash across the lawn and up the library’s stone steps, but she and her friend Violet Hammond had spent the morning going door-to-door in their neighborhood, collecting books for the new children’s room, and the considerable fruits of their efforts were safe and dry in four crates in the backseat. The storm, they decided, would be a short one, and they couldn’t risk the books getting wet.
 What do you think?
Based on the first paragraph, would you keep on reading?
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4 Responses to First Paragraph: The Chaperone

  1. Oh yes, great intro and an enjoyable read. Hope you like it.

  2. Trish says:

    Yes, absolutely! I’ve seen this book around but haven’t yet picked up a copy. It looks wonderful.

  3. Staci says:

    I sure would!! I’ve been debating about whether to read this one in print or listen to it.

  4. FleurFisher says:

    I would and I did! I started reading yesterday and I am very taken with the story, the characters, and a wonderful sense of time and place

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