Tuesday, March 7, 2017

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . .


First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea, is where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.  

Today I'm featuring my current read, Paris for One & Other Stories by Jojo Moyes, borrowed from the library.
 Paris for One and Other Stories 

Paris for One
Chapter One
Nell shifts her bag along the plastic seating in the station and checks the clock on the wall for the eighty-ninth time.  Her gaze flicks back as the door from Security slides open.  Another family--clearly Disney bound--walks through into the departure lounge, with baby stroller, screaming children, and parents who have been awake way too long.
For the last half hour, her heart has been thumping, a sick feeling high in her chest.
What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
I've read and enjoyed several of Moyes's novels, so was intrigued to see a collection of her short stories while browsing the shelves at one of my library's branches.  The book contains nine stories, and I'm nearly finished with the title story, which has an interesting plot, good character development, and a wonderful setting.  It has me reminiscing about my last trip to Paris in 2014.  In fact, I've been viewing the pictures on my iPad from that visit and am longing to return to the City of Lights.

This First Chapter ~ First Paragraph post was originally written and published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  It cannot be republished without attribution.  Retweeting and sharing on Google+ are appreciated.

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