First chapter, Meme

First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros #4


Diane over at Bibliophile by the Sea hosts this meme.

Wow, I haven’t participated in one of these since October! Whew! Time sure does fly by quickly. Anyway, I’m going to share the intro to a review book I’m reading right now.

A Murder at Rosamund's Gate

A great pounding at the door startled the chambermaid bending to light the morning hearth. Jerking upright, Lucy Campion swore softly as a bit of hot beeswax stung her wrist. Slapping the taper on the mantel, she sneaked a glance over her shoulder. She could hear Bessie and Cook rattling pots in the kitchen, but the rest of the magistrate’s household was still. Her muttered oath had not carried. Though theirs was not a stringent Puritan family, the magistrate frowned on ill language, and Lucy always took care not to annoy him.

I’m almost 100 pages into this book (publish date: April 23, 2013) and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. I haven’t really gotten to the “murder mystery” part of the book yet, but Ms. Calkins is doing a great job setting the scene and I’m looking forward to watching the rest of the book unfold.

How about you – what are you reading this week? Jump on in and share the first bit of what you’re reading 🙂