Each Tuesday, Vicki, from I’d Rather Be At The Beach hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where readers post the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book that they are reading or plan to read.
House Arrest; Ellen Meeropol
Red Hen Press - 2011
1 ~ Emily
"I tried to get out of the assignment. Prenatal visits to a prisoner? Okay, house arrest, same difference. I couldn't believe that I was supposed to take care of a woman whose child died in a cult ritual. What kind of mother could get so involved in an oddball religion that she'd let her baby freeze to death? And what kind of name was Pippa?
Don't get me wrong. Every patient deserves expert and compassionate care. Even the most despicable criminal. I learned that in nursing school and I believe it, really. Still, the assignment gave me the creeps."
What do you think? This is the author's debut novel. I recently finished another book by this author that I really enjoyed, Kinship of Clover, so decided to try her debut novel as well.