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December 20, 2016 / Leslie

First Chapter First Paragraph ~ Tuesday Intros

A Lowcountry Christmas by Mary Alice Monroe

Gallery Books | October 2016 | Hardcover • eBook • Audio | 347 pages


1st Paragraphs:
It’s Christmas Eve and for the first time in longer than I can remember, I’m happy. A cold wind rattles the shutters outdoors, but inside a gentle fire crackles in my hearth, even as one burns in my heart, warming me with serenity and peace.

Peace, I roll the word around in my mouth. It feels as fresh and new as the soft flakes of snow falling outside my window. And as rare. I live on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, and I vividly remember the last time we saw snow. Peace. As a marine who’s seen more than my share of battles, it’s a word I do not take lightly.

What do you think? Based on this intro, would you read more?


From Goodreads:

A wounded warrior and his younger brother discover the true meaning of Christmas in this timeless story of family bonds.

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Source: Review copy from the publisher.
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  1. Laurel-Rain Snow / Dec 20 2016 1:13 pm

    I love this author, and I’ve been wanting to read this one. Thanks for sharing.


    • Leslie / Dec 20 2016 3:25 pm

      This will be my first book by this author.


  2. sagustocox / Dec 20 2016 3:18 pm

    I enjoyed this one and I had never read any of her books before


    • Leslie / Dec 20 2016 3:25 pm

      I’ve been told I can jump right in to this series and that it is very good, so this is my Christmas book for the year!


  3. charliegirl / Dec 20 2016 3:48 pm

    Serenity and peace are good things. I would keep reading. Something about the lit tree at the end of the dock is so melancholy…but hopeful.


  4. Mary / Dec 20 2016 6:14 pm

    I really liked this one!


  5. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) / Dec 20 2016 9:52 pm

    I read this book last week and really enjoyed it. Hope you do as well.


  6. Diane / Dec 21 2016 7:12 am

    I’d like to try this one based on the intro. Thanks for sharing


  7. Beth F / Dec 21 2016 7:35 am

    Her books are perfect for light reading. Enjoy!.



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