Saturday, April 23, 2011

book beginnings

"The distant hoofbeats were growing louder. Elisabeth Kerr quickly pushed aside the curtain and leaned out her carriage window. A cool spring rain, borne on a blustery wind, stung her cheeks. She could not see the riders on horseback, hidden by the steep hill behind her. But she could hear them galloping hard, closing the gap."

I'm reading Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs. This is the sequel to Here Burns My Candle, continuing an updated retelling of Ruth and Naomi in Elisabeth and Marjory Kerr. I'm a huge Liz Curtis Higgs fan so I picked up the first book solely because her name was on it. I enjoyed it and was excited to review the sequel. Getting into the flow of reading Irish brogue takes a little time but she does an amazing job of weaving the accent, setting and story all together.

Wanna join in? How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and the author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you would like, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be at A Few More Pages every Friday and will be open for the entire week.

1 comment:

  1. I've been wanting to give Liz Curtis Higgs a try. And you're a big fan, so I should stay tuned for your review.

    :) Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!