Book BeginningsLove is Blind by William Boyd -- BOOK BEGINNINGS

Love is Blind by William Boyd — BOOK BEGINNINGS



I really am here on Friday with Book Beginnings. Sorry I did not get the post up early! I was out of the office most of the day yesterday and forgot to post before I left!

What are you reading this week? Please share the opening sentence (or so) with us here on Book Beginnings on Fridays.


Brodie Moncur stood in the main window of Channon & Co. and looked out at the hurrying pedestrians, the cabs, carriages and laboring drays of George Street.

– from Part I, Edinburgh 1894, Chapter 1, in Love is Blind by William Boyd. This is historical fiction set at the turn of the 20th Century. It is a plot-driven novel about a Scottish piano tuner sent to manage the Paris branch of a piano company. He becomes professionally involved with an Irish concert pianist and romantically involved with that man’s Russian girlfriend. Things get even more complicated when their entire retinue relocates to St. Louis. Petersburg.

This is one of my book club’s picks for this summer and I love it. I am just about finished with it and have enjoyed every page.


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Freda at Freda’s Voice hosts another teaser event on Fridays. Participants share a two-sentence teaser from page 56 of the book they are reading – or from 56% of the way through the audiobook or ebook. Please visit Freda’s Voice for details and to leave a link to your post.


From Love is Blind:

“Paris, Brodie, Paris! The city of light. The bright city. How I envy you! ”

Enjoy your weekend!



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