Tuesday, May 26, 2015

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Liar's Bench; Kim Michelle Richardson






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


Liar's Bench; Kim Michelle Richardson
Kensington - 2015

A Cornerstone

August 1860

"When a lie seeps into the very heartwood of a town, soaks the beams and posts that hold it up from the earth, the rot sets to its work. The ruin that cruelty brings is always just a matter of time.  And ruin had fully taken hold in August of 1860, when Mrs. Evelyn Anderson, mistress of Hark Hill Plantation of Peckinpaw, Kentucky, reported that she had been poisoned by her house slave, Frannie Crow."


What do you think, would you read more?
(feel free to post your own first paragraph and link below)




24 comments:

  1. Oh, I like the description of the lie seeping into the heartwood....like poison.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Beautiful, descriptive writing. I'd definitely keep reading to find out more.

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  3. I like it. I like the time period and I also like where I think this is going.

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  4. I love historical books and this sounds like a good one - I like the way the secrets have seeped into the heartwood and I really want to know why Evelyn thinks she's been poisoned by the maid!

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  5. The author has a vivid way of painting a picture. I'd read on.

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  6. I'm not a huge historical reader, so I'd need to read more before deciding. It has possibilities.

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  7. Very vivid imagery. I like it. I'd continue. :-)

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  8. I like the writing, too. Haven't heard of this book, so will be curious to see what you think.

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  9. Oooh - that's an awesome opening paragraph! I'd definitely keep reading!

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  10. This opening really grabbed me and made me want to know more. I'd keep reading!

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  11. I don't think this one is for me, but I hope you enjoy it :)

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  12. Hmm, nice descriptive writing. I just wish there had been more of the beginning to get a feel for it. But if I had to go based on that snippet, I would certainly give it a try.

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  13. You had me at "Liar's Bench". Yes I would continue to read this one.

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  14. I'd keep reading. Love the title and cover too.

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  15. I've seen this one and I think I want to read it. However, I will say that the opening doesn't really pull me in. The cover, otoh.....

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  16. Sounds mighty interesting to me!

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  17. I love how within those few lines we don't only get some really deep stuff but also the hint at scandal and plot! This sounds very exciting and I'd definitely keep reading!
    Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week and that I see you at ABEA!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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