Friday, January 9, 2015

Book Beginnings: Wondrous Beauty

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte by Carol Berkin

"She was a Baltimore legend, a curiosity, walking slowly down the streets of the city in the 1870s, her trademark red parasol high above her head to protect her from sun or rain or, in winter weather, draped carefully over one arm."

Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte was out to collect her rents. She tried to escape Baltimore her entire life, but never quite managed it.


Sandra Nachlinger said...

Elizabeth Bonaparte sounds like an interesting character! I think I'd enjoy reading about this woman with a red umbrella.
My Friday post features FETCHING LOVE.

Katherine P said...

Oh this sounds interesting! I love the bit about the trademark umbrella but wonder why she wanted out so badly and what prevented her from escaping.

SherryGLoag said...

I want to know why a woman of influence and interest has never managed to leave town.

Tea said...

Oh, I really love this writing.