C (1)

Welcome to today’s post for the A to Z Blogging Challenge. For each day, I’ll be sharing the opening paragraphs to a book that starts with that letter and is sitting on my shelves or my Kindle.

C is for Cracked Spine

The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton

Wanted: A bold adventurer who would love to travel the world from a comfortable and safe spot behind a desk that has seen the likes of kings and queens, paupers and princes. A humble book and rare manuscript shop seeks a keenly intelligent investigator to assist us in our search for things thought lost, and in our quest to return lost items to their rightful owners. This multitasked position will take you places you can't even imagine. Apply only if you're ready for everything to change. Please note: the position is located in Edinburgh, Scotland.

It was perhaps fortuitous. I'd never know exactly what had been set in motion for all the pieces to fall in place. But I knew this: when I was given my walking papers from the small museum in Wichita, Kansas, a place I'd worked since receiving my master's degrees in both literature and history from the University of Kansas, I knew I needed an adventure. i wasn't bold but I wanted to be, so when I happened upon the ad, I simply reacted and immediately sent an e-mail to the listed address. Only minutes later, I received a phone call.

So, what do you think? Read it soon or don’t bother?