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.
Europa Edition- 2018
"Marie liked her name. It wasn't as ordinary as one might think; it gave her everything she wanted. When she told people her name was Marie, it had a certain effect. 'Marie,' people would echo, charmed.
The name alone was not enough to explain her success. She knew she was pretty, Tall, with a good figure, her face lit with blond radiance: she did not leave people indifferent. In Paris she might have gone unnoticed, but she lived in a town that was far enough away from the capital not to be considered a suburb. She had always lived there, and everyone knew her."
This intro might not WOW you, but, this short novel was incredible. I picked it up yesterday and read it in one sitting. Beautiful writing and haunting story about the lasting impact of mother-daughter bond, or in this case, the lack of that bond.