Thursday, June 16, 2016

Book Beginning: The Light of Paris


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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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.



I didn't set out to lose myself. No one does, really.

The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown. Brown's new novel of Jazz Age Paris is based in part on the story of her own grandmother, who spend an adventurous summer in Paris in the 1920s.

Eleanor Brown's bestselling debut, The Weird Sisters, won popular and critical acclaim. The Light of Paris has all the makings of an equally successful novel.


  1. Oooh that's an awesome beginning. Got me intrigued!

  2. Love the sound of this one. And The Weird Sisters I hear is very good!!

  3. I read The Weird Sisters and didn't really care for it, but this new book does sound good. Jazz Age Paris always gets my attention!

  4. Love the cover and I like the sound of that opening. Definitely makes me want to pick it up. Happy reading!

  5. Hi Gilion,

    I don't really agree with those opening lines, as I believe that some people really do set out to lose themselves. Whether that is simply a cry for help and they really do want to be found and saved, is another matter.

    Both this book and 'Weird Sisters' have great sounding premises, although I'm not sure that they are compelling enough to add to my own list right now.

    I hope that you enjoy 'The Light Of Paris' and as always, thanks for hosting :)


  6. This sounds like a book I should look for. I enjoyed reading about Hemingway and Fitzgerald in Paris in the 20s. Were they mentioned?

  7. They both sound like great books! Thanks for sharing (and hosting!)!

  8. Looks interesting - I'll look out for both books.

  9. Enjoy! This one is at the top of my reading stack and I'm looking forward to starting it.

  10. I am interested in books set in Paris. I will look for this one.

  11. I love the sound of this book.

    1920's Paris has to be good.


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  12. Great beginning teaser. :)

  13. I have this one and I'm so excited to get started with it. It sounds so fascinating and I love that first line.

  14. I haven't heard of this one before but it sounds interesting. It has a great cover. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks so much for sharing and hosting this weekly. Have a great week.

  15. A powerful first line. I'd love for your readers check out mine ...

  16. I like the beginning - kind of reminds me of the scene in the movie "Sabrina" - the one with Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond - where she discovers who she really is in Paris - I would love to visit some day. Definitely adding this book to my list.


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