Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday Intros -- The Ingredients of 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 just picked this up today, although I don't know anything about it other than there's an Eiffel Tower on the front and it says it's an International Bestseller. The Ingredients of Love by Nicolas Barreau says it combines Cyrano de Bergerac with Chocolat and Amelie.
Here's the intro:
Last year in November a book saved my life. I know that sounds very unlikely now. Many of you may feel I'm exaggerating -- or even being melodramatic -- when I say so. .But that's exactly how it was.
It wasn't that someone had aimed at my heart and the bullet had miraculously been stopped by the pages of a thick, leatherbound edition of Baudeliare's poetry, as so often happens in the movies. I don't lead that exciting a life. 
According to the book jacket, Aurelie, a restauranteur in Paris, finds a novel in a small bookshop then reads it to discover that she and her restaurant are included in the book. She reads it in one night and wants to desperately meet the author, but he's reclusive and she can't get through to him until one day he writes her back.

I can't wait to dive in. I hope you're reading something interesting too.

7 comments:

Literary Feline said...

I love that opening! I can totally relate. I am adding the book to my wish list right now. I hope you end up liking it.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I like that intro a lot; this one is new to me.

Just Me said...

Sounds like a good one.

Monica's Bookish Life said...

This sounds like something I'd enjoy, so I'd keep reading!

Nise' said...

It does sound good. Look forward to your thoughts.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I do love the sound of this one....thanks for sharing! And thanks for visiting my blog.

grammajudyb said...

Love the cover on this one. It made me think of my granddaughter who visited Paris a few years ago. I put her in the place of the young woman on the cover. I'm going to watch for this one.

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