Book Beginnings – Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange

This is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader.  They ask that you post the first line(s) to the book you are currently reading and share some feelings on the book.  I’m tweaking this a bit and I’m going to share first lines of books/stories, written by, about, or in the theme of Jane Austen.

This week I’m taking my opening from Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange.  I was in the stacks at work and saw this and picked it up and gave it a quick flip through.  I had to laugh at the dedication.  The book is dedicated to Catherine Morland.

Prologue 
December 1801

My Dearest Jane,
     My hand is trembling as I write this letter. My nerves are in tatters and I am so altered that I believe you would not recognize me. The past two months have been a nightmarish whirl of strange and disturbing circumstances, and the future…
     Jane, I am afraid.
     If anything happens to me, remember that I love you and that my spirit will always be with you, though we may never see each other again. The world is a cold and frighting place where nothing is as it seems.
     It was all so different a few short months ago. When I awoke on my wedding morning, I thought myself the happiest woman alive…

Um…this got me interested. How about you?

-Amelia

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