Friday, March 8, 2013

An alarming beginning

Chapter 1 is a half-page newspaper notice.  Chapter 2 is a two-page letter.  Chapter 3 is the beginning of the narrative itself, so that's what I choose to call the "beginning" of this novel.
"When the alarm went off, three of Julia Darrow's four dogs catapulted themselves off the couch to rush the door" (p. 4).
The Pajama Girls of Lambert Square ~ by Rosina Lippi, 2008, fiction (South Carolina)
Julia Darrow runs a thriving business in South Carolina, has a houseful of foster dogs, and wears designer pajamas all day, every day.   John Dodge makes a living moving around the country, fixing up small businesses on the brink of disaster.  His newest venture takes him to South Carolina, where he's greeted by an odd sight:  Julia Darrow, walking across Lambert Square, in pajamas.  Intrigued, Dodge asks Julia out to dinner only to be refused.  The townsfolk warn him that Julia is an unsolvable mystery, but Dodge likes mysteries.  And he's really good at fixing things.
Sounds interesting to me.  I want to know why she's fostering those dogs, what kind of business she owns, and what will happen between her and this John fellow.

Gilion at Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Fridays. Click here for today's Mister Linky.


Helen's Book Blog said...

I like that beginning! I wouldn't mind one day in my pajamas!

Ginnie said...

Thanks for this. I was looking for a new and interesting book !!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Ginnie, I'm more than halfway through the book and enjoying it.