Monday, July 19, 2021

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

  It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 

. . . First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros . . . now hosted by Yvonne at Socrates' Book Reviews, where bloggers share excerpts from a book they have read, are currently reading, or are planning to read.

Today I'm featuring a book from my summer reading list, Her Three Lives by Cate Holahan. The excerpt shared is from a trade paperback version borrowed from the library.

First Chapter:  She would make them late. Greg paced between moving boxes, fighting the urge to call Jade a second time and remind her of Friday traffic into the city. He didn't want to nag his new fiancee about the importance of their presence at a cocktail hour, in which she couldn't partake, for an event that neither of them wished to attend. They both knew what awaited them at the building's unveiling, the critical assessments they'd face from his colleagues and, worse, their spouses. Over the years, several of the wives had become friends with his ex. And even those with whom Leah had never ingratiated herself were unlikely to welcome a two-decades-younger replacement.


What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

The opening paragraph gives a few hints about the couple whose life is about to unfold in the story and a sense of imminent trouble in paradise. That's enough to spark my interest and keep me reading.


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  1. I liked that intro and have a copy of this one so hope you love it.

  2. Great intro. I could already feel the tension. I'll have to add this one to my wishlist.

  3. As a 2nd wife who is younger then my husband I already feel lots of sympathy for Jade. The description of that event sounds like my nightmare!