Tuesday, June 12, 2018

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 


First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, now hosted by Vicki at I'd Rather Be At The Beach, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.  

Today I'm featuring an upcoming read, The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable.  The excerpt shared is from a hardcover version borrowed from the library.

Part I

April 2016
Los Angeles

A man sits on a patio, wrapped in a blanket and staring out to sea.  It is cold in California this time of year, though much better than in New York, which is why he winters on this coast.  He is old enough to do what he wants.  Let someone else worry about logistics at the office, who's billing what hours, and the clients they should woo.  He's sworn a hundred times he'll retire.  Soon.  Very soon.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
This novel is a fictional account of the love affair between Alicia Corning Clark and Jack Kennedy which began in 1950, years before he became president.  I have always been fascinated by the Kennedys, so am looking forward to reading this book.

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  1. My reviewer Susan read this book and enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy it too. See what we are featuring at Girl Who Reads

  2. Sounds interesting and there is still definitely a mystique surrounding the Kennedys and an enduring captivation. I'd read it for sure. Here's the link to my 1C, 1P & TTT: https://mysmsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/06/12/TTT-1C1P-the-shipping-news

  3. I'm intrigued by the connection to the Kennedys. I noticed this one several weeks ago and had wondered about it. Enjoy!

  4. I love stories of unknown connections between the Kennedys...and others. It sounds tempting! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  5. It's very intriguing! I do hope you enjoy it. The cover has a real warmth to it!

    Here's mine: http://bit.ly/TTues4

  6. This sounds interesting. I also have a bit of curiosity about the Kennedys which would make me read this one. This week I am featuring A Merciful Silence by Kendra Elliot. Happy reading!

  7. I was just a so-so on the first paragraph and then you mention Jack Kennedy. Now I'm interested.

  8. I love the cover and the author is one I've really been wanting to read but I'm not so sure about this one. I love historical fiction but I have mixed feelings when one of the main characters is a real person. Weird hangup I know!

  9. I wasn't pulled in by the first paragraph either, but I like the premise.