Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is
for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book
you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the
sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the
opener inspires. Please remember to include the title
of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on
the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.
This week my choice is intriguing, I don't know the title of the book, what it's about or even who the author is. It's due to be published by Hodder & Stoughton on 1st October 2016 and they have an online campaign called #readwithoutprejudice. I've only just been approved for a copy on Netgalley and will start reading it in a minute, I cannot wait to see what it's like.
The miracle happened on West Seventy-fourth Street, in the home where Mama worked. It was a big brownstone encircled by a wrought iron fence, and overlooking either side of the ornate door were gargoyles, their granite faces carved from my nightmares.
There are two points in life when we are all equal: at the
moment of birth and at the moment of death. It is how we live in between
that defines us.
We want you to immerse yourself in this dazzling novel, free from any preconceptions that a cover, title or author can bring.