First Chapter/First Paragraph · Teaser Tuesday

First Chapter/First Paragraph ~ Teaser Tuesday – Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

Happy Tuesday!

Today I am linking up with Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea who hosts a post every Tuesday to share the First Chapter/First Paragraph of the book you are currently reading.


I’m also once again joining The Purple Booker with Teaser Tuesday. It’s easy to join – just grab your current read, open it to a random page, and share two teaser sentences being careful not to include any spoilers.


First Chapter/First Paragraph

Chapter 1 / Brenna (June 22, 2011)

It was an odd request  visit a stranger’s house and peer inside a closet  and as I drove through the neighborhood searching for the address, I felt my anxiety mounting.

Teaser Tuesday

I was getting angry. “Just like me,” I said, “and like you, too, in that they’re people. We’re all people. I don’t care how much money they have or we have or what color anyone’s skin is or how smart they are or aren’t. (Chapter 17)

Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

Goodreads Synopsis

After losing her parents, fifteen-year-old Ivy Hart is left to care for her grandmother, older sister and nephew as tenants on a small tobacco farm.  As she struggles with her grandmother’s aging, her sister’s mental illness and her own epilepsy, she realizes they might need more than she can give.

When Jane Forrester takes a position as Grace County’s newest social worker, she doesn’t realize just how much her help is needed.  She quickly becomes emotionally invested in her clients’ lives, causing tension with her boss and her new husband.  But as Jane is drawn in by the Hart women, she begins to discover the secrets of the small farm—secrets much darker than she would have guessed.  Soon, she must decide whether to take drastic action to help them, or risk losing the battle against everything she believes is wrong.

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publication Date: 9/3/2013

Do these entice you to want to read the book? What are you reading this week?
I’d love to read your First Chapter/First Paragraph and Teaser Tuesday if you’d like to link them in the comments below!

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Happy Reading!

20 thoughts on “First Chapter/First Paragraph ~ Teaser Tuesday – Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

  1. This sounds really interesting! My focus on the opening shifted slightly after I read the blurb. I will have to keep my eye out for this one! Thank you for sharing.

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