24 September 2010

First Words: Rain

"Kate had been traveling the road for hours, the rain her sole companion. It was an entertainer, the Irish rain, performing an endless variety of tricks for her amusement. It blew sideways, pounded and sighed and dripped. It hailed neat little balls of ice that melted off her hood and shoulders. She did her best to ignore it. She knew the type. She was from Seattle, after all, the city of her birth, life, and heartbreak."




Isn't that a beautiful beginning? Despite the moisture, it makes me long to visit Ireland more.

28 comments :

  1. I like the beginning but I LOVE the cover. Good pick!

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  2. I really want to read this one!

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  3. I have to say that I like the beginning, not actually love. I believe it is because it rains here everyday, so it's not so fun to read about. ;)

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  4. I have a thing for the rain, which makes this beginning even more appealing to me! :)

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  5. Oooh, Seattle and Ireland? I'm sold.

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  6. Meredith: Right? Me too! I need to visit both places :)

    Melissa: Me too :)

    Nina: Ahhh :) Florida rains every day but not for long :)

    Teresa: :)

    Gina Hott: Agreed :) I'm craving a doily.

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  7. Must read this book :) And yes would head to Ireland too, even if it rained all day long

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  8. Sounds like an emotional read...

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  9. I am so all over the idea of visiting Ireland -- hey, if I could move there, even better!

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  10. Yeah, I just might have to try this one. I used to live in Washington and I loved the rain...sadly we don't get nearly enough here in SoCal =(

    Lovely opening to the book and lovely opener. Can't wait to hear what you think when you finish!

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  11. Such an amazing beginning, I fell like I'm the one standing in the rain. The cover is breathtaking!

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  12. Wow, that beginning is so much more creative than "it was a dark and stormy night." :)

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  13. Its a nice beginning and I never thought of rain like that before.

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  14. Blode: Me too :)

    Andrea: Thanks :)

    Cherry: It does, doesn't it? :)

    Coffee: LOL me too :)

    Michelle: LOL :)

    Vamp: I love that you love it & miss it :)

    Katie: Why thank you :)

    Joy: Amen to that :)

    Jenny: Me neither come to think of it :)

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  15. Heard this was a fab book. Hope you are enjoying it. i would love to see the greens of Ireland someday :)

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  16. I love the title and the beginning. maybe i should look for this one very soon =)

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  17. Love the beginning of this one! I've definitely experienced that sort of rain.

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  18. I would love to go to Ireland one day, I've never heard rain described like this before.

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  19. I really want to read this book and that opening is great!

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  20. I'm actually not partial to this beginning. I liked the first part, but don't like "the city of her birth, life and heartbreak." Its a personal pet pieve of mine when openings give too much away in a little amount of space. It makes me feel like I'm being tricked or cheated.

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  21. Nice description! Isn't it funny how rain takes on so many forms to the people that see/hear it?

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  22. Very atmospheric! That definitely has me intrigued!

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  23. Meg: Yea :)
    GMR: So true! Great point :)
    Dayana: LOL I feel ya :) Thanks for passing by.
    Aths: Whoot :)
    Ladytink and Jenny Girl: Right? My sentiments exactly :) *high fivers*
    Lizzy: ;)
    Darlyn: Let me know if you do :)

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  24. So beautiful! I've always been a huge fan of Ireland, but now I'm really dying to visit and read the book.

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  25. oH GOSH! I love this. I'm adding to my TBR pile now! Thanks for posting!

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  26. 1st daughter: I agree. I long for Ireland! :) And Italy too.
    Kim: Yea :)

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