Tara Theme - Gone With The Wind
"Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton Twins were."
Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind" is certainly more famous for its last line (book AND movie-version) than its first, but the opening paragraph-- like our spoiled (anti?)heroine, Scarlett-- is not to be overlooked. To start out an epic historical romance with a declaration denying the heroine's beauty is cheeky in itself, but then to casually note that she had (at least!) two suitors...now we're talking, dear readers.