First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday is hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea – it’s a weekly meme where you share the first paragraph (or two) from a book you are considering reading.
This week I’ve picked Lookaway, Lookaway by Wilton Barnhardt. I chose it based on the cover alone – shallow but honest! When I opened the first page, titled ‘Book 1 – Scandal Averted 2003‘ I thought it sounded promising.
It begins –
“There were only two white dresses that ever would matter, her mother said. The first of these was the Debutante Dress that Jerilyn would wear when she would take her father’s arm and march across the stage in Raleigh, into the single spotlight, radiant, along with all the other debs in North Carolina.”
Is it perhaps Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood meets Franzen?!