First Paragraph: Miss Jane

firstparagraphEvery Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea shares the first paragraph of a book currently being read. Feel free to join the fun.

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I’m reading Miss Jane by Brad Watson for an upcoming book club discussion. It’s historical fiction based in part on the real life of one of the author’s relatives. So far i am thoroughly enjoying this one. Here’s how it begins:

You would not think someone so afflicted would or could be cheerful, not prone to melancholy or the miseries. Early on she acquired ways of dealing with her life, with life in general. And as she grew older it became evident that she feared almost nothing—perhaps only horses and something she couldn’t quite name, a strange presence of danger not quite or not really a part of the world.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?

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6 Responses to First Paragraph: Miss Jane

  1. Kathy Martin says:

    I think I’d need to know more before choosing this one. I hope you are enjoying it. My book this week is Killman Creek by Rachel Caine. Happy reading!

  2. This book does sound appealing, even though I don’t read much historical fiction. I like the idea of a story based on the author’s relative, though.

    Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

  3. I read this book and certainly admired the title character. I’m curious to know what you think of the book after you’ve finished reading it.

  4. Diane says:

    I liked that intro a lot, I’d try this one. enjoy

  5. iliana says:

    Oh I like the sound of this one! That’s a pretty book cover too.

  6. Vicki says:

    Quite mysterious, I’d keep reading to learn more about what’s going on.

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