Thursday, January 2, 2014

Book Beginning: Worthy Brown's Daughter by Phillip Margolin

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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The river was insane.  It boiled and surged between its banks, panicking the horses, terrifying the women and children, and forcing the men to hide their fear, which was considerable.

-- Worthy Brown's Daughter by Phillip Margolin, available now for pre-order; released January 21.

Margolin writes fast-paced contemporary thrillers like his hugely popular Gone, But Not Forgotten and the recent best seller,  Capitol Murder.

Worthy Brown's Daughter is a departure for Margolin -- it's a historical drama set in 19th-Century Oregon involving a freed slave trying to rescue his 15-year-old daughter.  There is still a murder, a complicated plot, and all the exciting twists and turns readers expect from a Margolin thriller.

It sure starts off in the middle of the adventure.


  1. That sounds exciting. Hope you enjoy it.

  2. I like those opening lines. Thanks for sharing.

  3. sounds so good. adding it to my tbr pile!

  4. The opening lines are very captivating. first link is incorrect. Can you delete it.

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    My Book Beginnings

  5. Those opening lines are sure to pull readers in. Sounds exciting and adventurous.

  6. I would like to read this one.

  7. That opening definitely starts in the middle of things! I'd read more just to find out whether or not they make it across the river.

  8. This looks like a linky I will enjoy! As a school Librarian and book lover of all genres I will be sure to post every Friday!
    The book you are reading looks like a good read. I will have to check it out.

  9. I have this one from Edelweiss to read and review; I'm going to read it during the Bout of Books marathon - I can't wait!

  10. Great beginning. This sounds like an exciting read. Hope you enjoy it.


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