Linking up with Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea for this week's First Chapter First Paragraph.
Sarah Addison Allen
Bantam Books 2007
A Division of Random House
Every smiley moon, without fail, Claire dreamed of her childhood. She always tried to stay awake those nights when the stars winked and the moon was just a cresting sliver smiling provocatively down at the world, the way pretty women on vintage billboards used to smile as they sold cigarettes and limeade. On those nights in the summer, Claire would garden by the light of the solar-powered footpath lamps, weeding and trimming the night bloomers--the moon vine and the angel's trumpet, the night jasmine and the flowering tobacco. These weren't part of the Waverley legacy of edible flowers, but sleepless as she often was, Claire had added flowers to the garden to give her something to do at night when she was so wound up that frustration singed the edge of her nightgown and she set tiny fires with her fingertips.
Have you read this one? Would you read on? Sarah Addison Allen also wrote The Sugar Queen, which I read in February 2014.
I'm off to see what others are featuring today.
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