Welcome to this week’s edition of Book Beginnings hosted by Rose City Reader. Get yourself a drink and kick back to see what I and other bloggers have been reading and what our thoughts are about these books.
Today I am bringing you the first lines of “Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart” by Beth Patillo:
"The taxi pulled up outside Christ Church and I climbed out of the backseat, but the scorching July heat stole my breath and threatened to press me back inside the cab. I swiped at the sweat dripping down my forehead and righted myself on the pavement. When my sister talked me into taking her spot in a summer seminar on "Pride and Prejudice", I’d expected the dreaming spires of Oxford, intellectual conversation, and long walks along the tranquil river. I hadn’t expected to arrive soaked with perspiration and deeply in need of a shower, all because of my sister’s obsession with one Fitzwilliam Darcy."
This is a wonderfully descriptive beginning and the story just gets better from there. If you are a Jane Austen fan (I am), then you definitely need to give this book a try. It is witty and entertaining…the perfect summer read.