Last November I had a nightmare.
It was 1924 and I was at Riverton again. All the doors hung wide open, silk billowing in the summer breeze. An orchestra perched high on the hill beneath the ancient maple, violins lilting lazily in the warmth. The air rang with pealing laughter and crystal, and the sky was the kind of blue we’d all thought the war had destroyed forever. One of the footmen, smart in black and white, poured champagne into the top of a tower of glass flutes and everyone clapped, delighting in the splendid wastage.
I saw myself, the way one does in dreams, moving among the guests. Moving slowly, much more slowly than one can in life, the others a blur of silk and sequins.
I was looking for someone.
To check out the full premise for ‘The House At Riverton’, simply click on the book image.
I have to come clean and say that this will be the second time I have read this lovely story.
After discussing Kate Morton’s books and writing style with a fellow blogger, I came across an old review of mine, written long before Fiction Books was conceived as a serious blog and even longer before I had given thought to becoming an Amazon or Goodreads reviewer.
Still having a copy of the book on my shelves, I therefore decided to tidy up the review, gather together the usual extra promotional material which feature as meme posts and treat this lovely story to the exposure it deserves, whilst adding it to my various portfolios.
WHAT IS ‘BOOK BEGINNINGS’ AND HOW CAN YOU JOIN IN THE FUN ?
Would the first few lines of your book make you want to read on?
If so, would you like to share them with us, (without revealing too many spoilers of course) ?
Click here and visit your host, Gilion @ Rose City Reader
You can then leave a link to your own book beginnings post, or just browse for some great reads, there are always plenty of new authors and titles to be discovered.
Don’t forget that Gilion and all the other contributors to this meme love to hear from you, so why not leave a comment or two at the same time?
I can’t wait to do a little blog hopping myself and check out all the great Book Beginnings you have!