Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph or maybe two of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website for the image and share the first paragraph (or2) of the current book you are reading.
Touchstone /Simon & Schuster
Beattie: Glasgow 1929
Beattie Blaxland had dreams. Big dreams.
Not the confused patchwork dreams that invade sleep. No, these were the dreams with which she comforted herself before sleep, in her trundle bed rolled out on the floor of her parents' finger-chilling tenement flat. Vivid, yearning dreams. A life of fashion and fabrics; and fortune, of course. A life where the dismal truth about her dismal family would fade and shrink and disappear. One thing she had never dreamed was that she would find herself pregnant to her married lover just before her nineteenth birthday.
Would you read on? The copy I have on my nightstand has a different cover than the one I show here, but it has been on my TBR list for a couple of years. I will read it as part of the Mega Mix II Challenge on Goodreads Love of Reading group. I hope to start it this week.
Until next time,
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