Please join me and other bloggers over at Rose City Reader for today’s edition of Book Beginnings. Today’s book is “The Flight of Gemma Hardy” by Margot Livesey and I just happened upon this while browsing in my local library one day. The title and book cover caught my attention so I decided to give it a chance. I find that I pick a lot of books that way. For some reason, if it has a good attention-getting title and book cover, I automatically think it might be good and it usually is.
Here are the first lines:
“We did not go for a walk on the first day of the year. The Christmas snow had melted, and rain had been falling since dawn, darkening the shrubbery and muddying the grass, but that would not have stopped my aunt from dispatching us.”
This paints a bleak picture, doesn’t it? Well, the main character’s life so far has had quite a bit of loss and bleakness to it. Hopefully, it can only get better!