Hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader
Book Beginnings on Fridays as stated by the host was started:
"to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires."
You can share on Google + and social media , please post using the hash tag #BookBeginnings and there's also a Mr Linky on the host's blog.
Book Beginning : The Devlin Diary by Christi Phillips
29 June 1670
The Palace of Saint-Cloud Paris
Urgent to the Rue Varenne, Paris
I love the beginning of this book - we don't know who is writing the letter, or to whom the letter is addressed but it speaks of treachery and scandal. The need to know why the royal Princess Henriette-Anne is in such piteous agony is intriguing.....
This is a dual time narrative story which flits forwards and backwards in time between the 1670s and the court of King Charles II, and Trinity College Cambridge in 2008 as history professor, Claire Donovan attempts to solve the puzzle of the Devlin Diary.
Does the book appeal to you ?
Sounds intriguing! Thanks for sharing...and here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POSTReplyDelete
HI laurel - thanks for stopping by and reading my Friday book choice -Happy Reading :)Delete
Dying by poison must be a horrible death. Have read about many poisonous deaths in mystery novels. Never witnessed a real person overcome by a poison.ReplyDelete
Hi Tea - thanks for being a new follower - you are very welcome !Delete
This book is a really interesting look at what went on behind closed doors in the 17C ! Happy Reading :)
I'm drawn by the two different time periods. Sounds like an interesting read. Here's my Friday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/10/friday-focus-friday-56-book-beginnings.htmlReplyDelete
Hi Catherine - thanks for stopping by to read my FBB - the two time frames make the book really interesting and it's a great murder mystery too :) Happy Reading !Delete
While I am not usually drawn to purely historical novels, I do like books that jump back and forth between modern days and olden times. This one sounds really good!ReplyDelete
This is the first week in a while I’ve had time to leave comments and not just fly by. Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings on Friday!
Hi Gilion - this is such a great idea - I love it. I can't always make every Friday but try to do as many as I can. Thanks for hosting the meme. Happy Reading :)Delete
Interesting concept. Here is my post: Book Beginning at Mixed Book BagReplyDelete
Hi JC -thanks for visiting - happy reading:)Delete