Jan 142019

Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph or two of a book that I’m reading or plan to read soon

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Nell and Lady: A Novel

Nell and Lady by Ashley Farley

Chapter One
Present Day

Adelaide Bellemore was known to family and friends as Lady, although no one considered her a lady, least of all her mother. She stood at the sixth-floor window of the medical center, admiring the orange horizon as the sun set over Charleston Harbor. Clusters of nurses, dressed in colbalt-blue scrubs with totes slung over their shoulders and lightweight coats and sweaters draped across their arms, migrated past her to the bank of elevators. She studied the faces of the men and women-young and old, black and white, blond and brunet, slim and heavyset. Would she recognize Nell in this passing parade after thirty-one years? Nell was her sister, bound forever with Lady by legal documents but not by blood. They were no longer friends, hadn’t been for years. The close friendship they’d shared from birth, the cherished memories of carefree childhood days, had come to a tragic ending as a result of the events of Lady’s sixteenth birthday party on a rare snowy night in January of 1981.

  24 Responses to “First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros:
Nell and Lady by Ashley Farley”

  1. I wonder what happened at that 16th birthday party? I like the sound of this one.

  2. Great first paragraph. It raises lots of questions that beg us to keep reading. I love that cover too.

  3. I am drawn to this one – the questions are bubbling away already!

  4. Would have liked to have got this but sadly its archived on Netgalley!

  5. I definitely agree that the first paragraph grabs you and makes you want to read further. Will check this one out. Thanks for highlighting it, Vicki!

  6. I’m curious but wondering what the time period is. I don’t love historical fiction and tend to only read it when my book group selects something. Hope you enjoy it Vicki.

  7. It sounds really good. I think my reviewer Susan read this book and it’s been on my “maybe one day” reading list.

  8. I’m already intrigued by this intro. I’d definitely keep reading.

  9. I’m intrigued by the ‘events’ that happened. I like it!

  10. Great opening! I wonder what happened at that party! I’d read more.

  11. Oh yes, this caught my attention. Love the opening.

  12. I love your summary and book’s cover.
    have a great weekend

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