Tuesday, March 18, 2014

First Paragraph, Tuesday Teaser -- Little White Lies and Butterflies

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 started reading author Suzie Tullett's latest novel Little White Lies and Butterflies. It's on sale on Amazon
Kindle for 99 cents for two more days. The synopsis explains that Lydia, almost 30 and still single, realizes that women can't really have it all so she focused on finding the right guy rather than building a career. She decides her life needs a major shake up so she takes refuge on a Greek island and reinvents herself. She gets herself into trouble with a white lie about being a chef and finds herself catering a wedding in Greece.
"Well that's it!" I announced, having just landed at Mum and Dad's house for our customary Sunday lunch gathering. "My life as I know it is officially over!"
I paused, waiting for that all important condoling response. Daft enough to expect at least a modicum of sympathy from within the bosom of my family, I quickly realised I should've known better. The Linvingstons didn't do compassion. 
Also this week  is Teaser Tuesdays. Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Open to a random page of your current read  and share a teaser sentence from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser.
Here's a teaser from 21% on my Kindle:
I could tell by their excitable tone that they were, no doubt, all exchanging the latest in gossip and it wouldn't have surprised me if this included a conversation about the made, English woman.
"Have you heard about the basket case who's tried to pass herself off as a chef?" one of them was probably asking.
 I'm not too far into this one yet. What do you think?

14 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds interesting in a chick lit sort of way. My teasers this week are from Dash of Peril by Lori Foster and Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull. Happy reading!

JoAnn said...

Sounds like a light, fun read. Enjoy!

Alicia Batista said...

Ooh, I like the teaser! It sounds like it would be a fun read!

Thanks for stopping by my TT @ Addicted Readers! :)

gautami tripathy said...

What an intro/teaser!! I would pick it up....

Here is my intro post!

and

Here is my teaser post

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds delightful...thanks for sharing. Here's MY TUESDAY POST


Nise' said...

I like the summary and read a bit more to decide.

Literary Feline said...

Sounds like a fun read!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds like this book could be really funny (and it's a bargain too!)
My Teaser is from MILLSTONE.

Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) said...

I like the sound of this one - feel like I've just come out of the stage where many friends are having this same dilemma.
Here's Mine: http://www.sarahsbookshelves.com/fiction/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday-intros-moon-sisters/

kelley jensen said...

interesting opener--I'd have to read a little more before deciding. Enjoy your book. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Suzie Tullett said...

Thanks for the feature, Paulita, much appreciated.

And thank you to everyone for your kind words. Little White Lies and Butterflies was certainly a lot of fun to write x

grammajudyb said...

I noticed this one the other day online. Hope you enjoy it...

Peggy Farooqi said...

Yes, I would continue reading to see what it is all about, good intro. My post is here

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

LOL -- such drama! Not for me, but hope you love it.

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