Thursday, July 12, 2018

Book Beginning: The Girl from Oto by Amy Maroney




Silver threads of rain twisted down from the dark sky. A chaotic wind swirled around Zari, shifting and billowing from all directions, tugging at her backpack with invisible fingers.

-- The Girl from Oto by Amy Maroney. This mystery tracks the story of a 16th-century female artist from Scotland to Spain, from the Renaissance to modern times.

The second book in Maroney's Miramonde Series, Mira's Way, just came out this month.

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.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

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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.



Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great opening lines!

Bev Bouwer said...

An interesting premise for a book, and I like the way it starts - kind of like a painting. Happy reading and happy weekend.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Good opening lines which really set a scene and I was truly captivated by the amazing premise, when I checked this one out.

However I kinda lost interest big time when I realised that this book probably has no definitive ending, as book 2 in the 'Miramonde' series, seems to carry on the story of Mira and Zari, where it left off.

Probably not one for me, but I hope that you enjoy it and thanks for hosting BBOF


Sassy Brit said...

This sounds lovely, and really well written!

Happy Friday!!! x

Tea said...

I will write the title down. I like to read about Scotland and artists. Oto? Is that a Japanese term? I seem to have Japan on my mind for many reasons. Really, I'm totally engrossed in "Dreamers of the Day" by Mary Doria Russell. The character visits Egypt and the Holy Land. She meets famous people like Winston Churchill. You've probably read her books. Almost finished it.

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

This sounds like a great book and series. I'm going to take a closer look at the author's work.

Donna H said...

Sounds interesting.

Yvonne said...

Great intro - very descriptive.

Ronnie said...

The journey of a female artist in the 16th century through Scotland, Spain and countries in between? Sign me up, it sounds awesome!!

Anne Bennett said...

Oh, your book sounds so good. Have you ever read PEOPLE OF THE BOOK by Geraldine Brooks? It sounds little similar. Check it out. My Frida Quotes - The Prince and the Dressmaker

Elizabeth said...

Sounds good....LOVE the cover.

Thanks for sharing and for hosting.

Nicki J Markus said...

Intriguing opening. Sounds like a fun read.

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