Book Beginnings - Making Waves

As you all know, when Friday rolls around Book Pondering joins in the weekly post, Book Beginnings on Friday! Katy, over at A Few More Pages, hosts this every week and it's always fun to participate in this! If you are interested in doing this for your blog, check out Katy's blog for details on what to include in the post! Today I decided to use Making Waves, which never fails to make me laugh! :-P

Making Waves: A Novel (Lake Manawa Summers)

If forced to endure Roger Gordon for five more minutes, Marguerite Westing would die. Dead. Gone. Buried. Six feet under Greenlawn Cemetery.
Her parents would need to purchase a large headstone to fit all the words of epitaph, but they could do it. Money wasn't an issue, and after bearing this unbelievable torture, she deserved an enormous marble marker complete with a plethora of flowery engravings. She could see the words now:
Here lies Marguerite Westing.
Only nineteen, but now she's resting.
Strolling through the park with Roger Gordon,
Once full of life, she died of boredom.

HAHAHA! I love reading those first few paragraphs. What a humorous beginning to a fun and witty book. :-) Lorna writes her books so well and with such dry humor for her characters that whenever I feel like reading something that will make me chuckle...I pick up either of her two books! I just reviewed her second book on my blog, A Great Catch, so go HERE if you want to read it. It was just as good as the first! :-D

We'd love to hear what's the first line - or paragraph - of your current read. Feel free to share it with us in the comments! Are you liking the book so far? Was the first few lines enough to grip your attention? We're looking forward to hearing from you! :-)


Charity U said...

It is a great opening line!

Katie Marie said...


Yes, it is!! :-D I love how Making Waves opened up.

~ Katy

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

I've felt that way sometimes. That is why it is good to have an active imagination.

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