Friday, August 10, 2012

Book Beginnings: Brother and Sister

Please join me every Friday 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. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.

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From where he sat, Steve could see right down the length of the studio.

-- Brother and Sister by Joanna Trollope.

This is really a very good beginning because it focuses the attention on Steve, the owner of a design studio. It is only after a while that the story develops and you realize that it is going to center on Steve's wife Nathalie and her brother -- both who were adopted.

Trollope is such a favorite of mine, even though she is a relatively new favorite. I am going to have to make an author page for her so I can keep track of my progress through her bibliography.


  1. Sounds like something a little bit different, and yet interesting to read!

  2. That does sound good and I like how the author first focuses on Steve before going on to the main characters. Thanks for hosting, as always :)
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  3. A simple opening statement with unusual vibes! The sense of looking away tends to suggest that somewhere else is the main interest!

  4. I think it's a good beginning too.
    Thanks for hosting BBF another week :D

  5. Thanks for hosting and many, many thanks for the book giveaway! I can't wait to start "even if I am."

  6. I have to admit I've never heard of this book but that is a good beginning. Thanks for hosting again!

  7. I must add this one! I thoroughly enjoy Trollope's books. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I've never read Trollope, though I've heard good things about her.

    I'm almost finished with The Angels' Share, which is the subject of my post this week. Thanks for hosting that giveaway and for hosting this meme!

  9. I've never heard of Trollope. Not sure what to expect from opener. I hope it's a good one.

  10. I love Book Beginnings!
    So interesting.

  11. Not a beginning that stands out for me, but that doesn't stop it from being a good book.

  12. I have never heard of this book. I hope to keep enjoying it.

  13. I have read some of her work which I seem to have liked very much or not enjoyed at all. I'll have to look into this one.


  14. It is always nice to have a good viewpoint! Interesting beginning!

  15. Hi!
    Sorry to comment off subject, but wanted to let you know I've posted my review of even if i am. Awesome book! Thanks for the give-a-way. Have a great day!

    Just Books


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