Friday, March 18, 2011

Book beginnings on a Friday

Book Beginnings...on a Friday
A little bit of fun on a Friday, this weekly meme is hosted by A Few More Pages
I'll share the first line (or two) of the book I'm currently reading (including the title and author) and let you know what my first impressions are - good or bad!

A flint and stone church stood on a grassy rise in Somerset County, England. Its red door was broken.
Sweet England, by Steve Weiner

I was captivated by this book in the library the other week. An unusual cover, but a lovely title and an intriguing introduction. The first half page goes on to describe what is behind the broken red door. I could tell you, but that would be giving it away!


  1. Oh, this sounds like a great beginnings with visual images.

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  2. That is a very intriguing beginning! Makes me want to know more!

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

  3. That broken door is alluring, I really want to know what's behind it.

    Here's mine:

  4. Hi Ann,

    I don't know whether I should admit to living in Somerset, or not.

    At first I assumed that the author was English and that the book was set in Somerset, after reading your intriguing first lines.

    When I managed to track down a synopsis, I realised that the author is in fact Canadian and that the story seems to be mostly set in a London of very dubious character and portrayed in a pretty awful light. The terrible cover art doesn't do anything for the whole scenario either.

    I can't wait to see what your thoughts are about the book, before I decide whether to invest in a copy, or not.


  5. What an interesting beginning! It makes me want to know more. Happy reading!