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.
My book beginning is The Christmas Train by David Baldacci, my second festive novel of the season.
Tom Langdon was a journalist, a globetrotting one, because it was in his blood to roam widely. Where others saw only instability and fear in life, Tom felt graced by an embracing independence.
journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to LA in time for
Christmas. Forced to take the train across the country because of a
slight 'misunderstanding' at airport security, he begins a journey of
self-discovery and rude awakenings, mysterious goings-on and thrilling
adventures, screwball escapades and holiday magic.
He has no idea
that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him
into the rugged terrain of his own heart, where he will rediscover
people's essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had