Tuesday, April 26, 2016

First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Antonia Barclay and Her Scottish Claymore 4/26/2016


This is my first foray into First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros – Anotonia Barclay and her Scottish Claymore.  Thank you to Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea for hosting this.

Chapter 1
The Fraternal Plague

Scotland 1586

It is a fact understood only by those females similarly afflicted, that the bad influence exerted by multiple brothers upon an only sister proves as timeless as the wind and as pernicious as the plague.  And while those brother harbor fairly fond feelings for their sister, they unanimously agree that she’ll never truly be one of them, given the unfortunate nature of her forty-sixth chromosome.

So what do you think?  I love the time period and location.


  1. Hmm, I'm not sure I would grab this one, but it does sound intriguing. Enjoy! Here's mine: “LIES & OTHER ACTS OF LOVE”

  2. The opening reminds me of Pride and Prejudice: "It is a truth universally acknowledged ..." It would take a while to become accustomed to the formal tone of this book, but it sounds interesting. Maybe that's because I have two brothers!
    My Tuesday post features STELLA BAIN.

  3. Regardless of the formal tone, the opening about brothers and sisters is timeless. I'm intrigued.

  4. I stopped reading historical novels the last few years but, I hope you like this one.

  5. The intro doesn't give enough. I'd keep reading the first chapter to see if I'd like it or not.