Tuesday, October 23, 2012

First Chapter, Tuesday Teaser -- The Age of Desire

Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website for the image and share the first paragraph of the current book you are reading.
I'm not sure why I picked up this book. Maybe I was thinking of Grace who loves historical fiction. The novel is The Age of Desire by Jennie Fields. And, looking at the description, I remember that the name Edith Wharton captured me. The book focuses on the relationship between Wharton and her friend who came from a very different background. Here's the intro:
He stands at the edge of the salon, and Edith has the uncomfortable feeling he's staring. A dark-haired man. Formal. Self-certain. There are ten roues like him in every cafe in Paris. But his sapphire eyes glimmer with a discernible intelligence. His coal black lashes are as long as a giraffe's. Men should not be allowed to have lashes so seductive. He leans on one leg, observing the room, calculating. How hard he seems to work at doing nothing!
 Also this week is Teaser Tuesdays.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!
Open to a random page of your current read and share a teaser sentence from somewhere on that page.
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.
Here's mine from page 62:
He takes a sip of brandy and laughs. "Imagine that! Our little Anna having the nerve to live a life of her own. Serves us all right for taking her for granted." 
"Since when is she our little Anna?" Edith says with a huff. "She's my little Anna and I want her back."
What do you think? Your kind of book?


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm not sure, but I love the descriptions...coal black lashes as "long as a giraffe's."

He doesn't sound like a likeable character, but intriguing....


Paulita said...

I know. Who would have thought of a giraffe's eyelashes? But it's true. They do have long lashes

JC Jones said...

It is unfair when men have long lashes. Thanks for visiting.

Nise' said...

I would have to read a bit more to decide.

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