Nov 21, 2017

First Chapter: The Fire by Night by Teresa Messineo

The Fire by Night by Teresa Messineo, October 3, 2017, courtesy of William Morrow Paperbacks,
is a debut novel about two American nurses who served in different countries during WWII - France and the Pacific.

First chapter:
Jo McMahon
Spring 1945, the Western Front

The main problem was her hands. They were raw and cracked and bleeding, and she couldn't get them to heal. A shell exploded outside the tent - somebody screamed and somebody laughed and someone else just said "fuck." Jo steadied the rickety supply rack in front of her, pressing her body against the shifting white boxes, pushing the brown glass bottles back into place with her thigh. The generator made a grinding noise as the lights flickered, went out, came back on. Her hands felt along the highest shelf, searching for a stray box of penicillin someone might have left behind in the initial rush to pack up, when the order to pull out had first come down.... 

Based on the first paragraph, would you go ahead and read more? 

MEME: Every Tuesday Bibliophile by the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph or two, from a book you are reading or will be reading soon

10 comments:

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, this one sounds frightening...and like a page turner. Thanks for sharing!

Mystica said...

Yes I would.

Harvee said...

Eager to start it.

Harvee said...

That was a good beginning!

Suko said...

A different, descriptive beginning!

Have a terrific Thanksgiving! :)

Harvee said...

And a wonderful Thanksgiving to you, Suko!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This sounds wonderful; I think I would enjoy it. Hope you liked it as well.

Harvee said...

I like reading informative historical fiction.

Unknown said...

Was an amazing image is being created. Not sure it's a book for me but I do like the intro.

Harvee said...

I can only imagine what it must have been like being in the middle of the war!

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