Tuesday, March 06, 2012

First Paragraph & Tuesday Teaser -- Passing Love


Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website for the image and share the first paragraph of the current book you are reading.
I picked up Passing Love by Jacqueline E. Luckett because the main character visits Paris after her best friend dies. And, as you know, anything can happen in Paris.
Here's the first paragraph:
She'd waited all her life to go to Paris. As for the reasons why the dream of speaking French in France, of standing beneath the Eiffel Tower at the stroke of midnight, of lingering in sidewalk cafes took so long to come about -- she chose to evade, not explain them. Her greatest fear, the one she carried like a locket close to her heart, was that in taking too close a look at the days that composed her fifty-six years, the dam that confined her existence might break and release a river of regret for all the places she'd never visited, the books she'd never read, the things she'd never done
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Also this week is Teaser Tuesdays.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
From page 150:
"If we were better acquainted, Monsieur, I'd say you were following me. I've had my ticket for weeks." Nicole shivered on the inside, feeling sultry and shy and demure -- not who she believed she was. She adjusted her dress, glad her outfit complemented her legs. C'est dommage. Too bad the woman on his arm was so young. Judging from the ogling ladies in the lobby, Laurent was a man women watched without the slightest hint of reserve."

7 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, wow, that sounds sad...but like something I want to read! Thanks for sharing.

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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Being fairly close in age to this protagonist, I can relate to what she's said -- sounds like one I need to read. Great intro thhis week. Thanks for making me aware of this book.

Have a great week!

Amy said...

This sounds very good and I love that most of the book is set in Paris. The protaganist sounds like an intriguing woman, too.

I hope you enjoy this book!

DCMetroreader said...

I love this intro! It really sets the scene.

Nise' said...

Sounds like I would enjoy this book too.

Linda said...

Hmm. Not my cup of tea, I don't think. I tried to write a sort of romance set in Paris but didn't get far. Those romantic scenes always stop me.

aguja said...

Love the writing style and think that I shall want to read this one.

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