Blurb or Paragraph #4

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Pick a book on your TBR that you haven’t read.

Copy the blurb from Goodreads or Amazon

Copy the first paragraph from the book

Vote on what makes you want to read it more blurb or paragraph!

The book I have chosen today is… 

Precious Gifts by Danielle Steel

Precious Gifts


One act of love will change one family’s destiny

As a devoted mother, Veronique Parker has dedicated herself to her three daughters, before and since her divorce.

Her world is turned upside down when her former husband dies suddenly, leaving her and their daughter’s astonishing inheritances: a painting of mysterious provenance, a château in the south of France, the freedom to pursue their dreams, and a shocking revelation from the past.

The precious gifts he left will lead them on a journey certain to change Veronique and her daughters’ destinies in the most surprising of ways . . .

From Rome to Paris, New York to Venice, Precious Gifts is an uplifting story about love, loss, and the gifts people pass on that can change lives beyond imagination . . 

First Paragraph:

Timmie Parker sat with one leg tucked under at her desk. As the stress of the morning increased, she had shoved her long blonde hair into a rubber band, and by noon there were four pencils and a pen stuck through it. She wore a clean but wrinkled plaid shirt with sleeves rolled up, over a tank top, torn jeans, and high top converse, and no makeup. She had the tall, lean, elegant frame of her father. She was six feet tall in bare feet, twenty-nine years old and had a master’s in social work from Columbia. She was currently working for a foundation whose mission was to find free or low-cost housing for eligible members of the homeless population of New York, and she’d been at her desk since six o’clock that morning trying to catch up on work.


I’m going to have to go with the blurb for this one, not only does it just have a more interesting description on what’s going to happen but I’m not really a fan of books that start of with describing the main character, especially when it’s literally just describing the characters appearance and what they are wearing. That being said it does go to paint a better picture and I find it does help immensely with being able to connect to a character at a later date, just not a fan of it being the very first thing!



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