Friday Firsts: A Deadly Affection by Cuyler Overholt

Posted On 16 September 2016

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Friday Firsts is a new meme that runs every Friday over on Tenacious Reader. The idea is to feature the first few sentences/paragraph of your current book and try and outline your first impressions as a result. This is a quick and easy way to share a snippet of information about your current read and to perhaps tempt others.  Stop on by and link up with Tenacious Reader.  My book this week is A Deadly Affection by Cuyler Overheat

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‘The first Sunday of 1907 was so bitterly cold that icicles were hanging from the watering trough spouts in front of Mr Fuller’s house, and the sanitation men had resorted to chipping, rather than scooping, the manure from the street.  I barely felt the chill, however, as I walked east across town, warmed by long-simmering anticipation.  The months of preparation were finally over.  Today, my experiment would begin.’

My First Impressions

What is this experiment!  Colour me intrigued.  And, ew, chipping manure from the street!  Why, just why?  Only kidding.  I like the start of this one and looking forward to seeing how it pans out.

What are you reading right now? Did it start out strong? Feel free to join in.


6 Responses to “Friday Firsts: A Deadly Affection by Cuyler Overholt”

  1. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Intriguing indeed! (except for the manure, that is… 😀 ) And so is the cover…

  2. sjhigbee

    That is a great start – and I LOVE the chipping of the manure. It immediately sets the scene historically and gives a good idea of just how bitterly cold it is…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah. I’ve never read anything like that before. Very scene setting.

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Oh, this is the book with the cover that looks almost exactly like Sawbones, the really good historical western I read earlier in the year. Have to say every time I see it now, I have a moment of confusion 🙂

  4. Danya @ Fine Print

    Well go right ahead and colour me intrigued, too! I’ve been really into historicals of every genre lately, so I might have to pick this one up despite the fact that I don’t really read that many mysteries. 😊

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve read over half of this one now. There’s no fantasy events involved but I knew that when I picked it up. It’s a bit slow but I like that the main protagonist has trained as a doctor in a period where women were very much treated as less capable. She’s a strong character. She gets into some bother and she’s definitely constrained by some of the social niceties but she has spirit.

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