Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where I share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon. Care to join us? I haven't begun this book yet, but I found the intro kind of intriguing......
Harper - January 2014CHAPTER 1 ---
"Elspeth Howell was a sinner. The thought passed over her like a shadow as she washed he face or caught her reflection in a window or disembarked from a train after months away from home. Whenever she saw a church or or her husband quoted verse or she touched the simple cross around her neck while she fetched her bags, her transgressions lay in the hollow of her chest, hard and heavy as stone. The multitude of her sins--anger, covetousness, thievery--created a tension in her body, and all that could ease the pressure was movement, finding something to occupy her wicked hands and her tempted mind, and so she churned her legs against the snow that piled in drifts to her waist."
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