Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader. Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
At a window facing the north side of the little old Derby house, a hundred feet away, Barbara Keane was eagerly gazing out. A man was standing at the sagging gateway in front of the neighboring house.
I found this book at a used book store and bought it because it had an intriguing title and was by a woman author in the 1930s. As a reader of Scott's Furrowed Middlebrow blog I am intrigued by finding novels by lesser-known women authors from before WWII. Plus this one has a nicely printed cover from back in the day when books might have a paper cover but also had nicely designed images on the coverboard itself. One can easily and inexpensively indulge one's whims in a used bookstore!
I am hoping to enjoy this novel because I need a 50+ year old classic by a woman for the 2020 Back to the Classics challenge.