Tuesday, December 3, 2013

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #41

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is a weekly meme hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. It's an opportunity to share the first paragraph(s) of a book I am currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.

This week I'm featuring the opening paragraph from The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes, which I recently borrowed from the library.

 The Girl You Left Behind  

St. Peronne

October 1916
I was dreaming of food.  Crisp baguettes, the flesh of the bread a virginal white, still steaming from the oven, and ripe cheese, its borders creeping toward the edge of the plate.  Grapes and plums, stacked high in bowls, dusky and fragrant, their scent filling the air.  I was about to reach out and take one, when my sister stopped me.  "Get off," I murmured.  "I'm hungry."

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?  The description of the food in this opening scene has me craving my own wedge of brie and loaf of French bread. 

I've read and enjoyed two of Jojo Moyes's previous novels, The Last Letter from Your Lover and Me Before You.  These stories have made her one of my favorite authors, and I am looking forward to beginning this novel in the next few days.

What are you reading?

Enjoy life with books . . .


First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #41 was originally published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  This post cannot be republished without attribution.

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