Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Teaser Tuesday -- In Another Life

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 have another French book to read. This one is titled In Another Life by Julie Christine Johnson and I'll be reviewing it for FranceBookTours, although I'm not sure of the day, some time in February because the book is scheduled to be released on Feb. 2.
After becoming a widow, historian Lia Carrer travels to southern France where she falls in love and becomes entangled in an old murder.
This book is set in Languedoc, the area that my husband and I hope to move to, so I'm looking
forward to this read.
Here's the intro:
Eighteen months after her husband's death, Lia Carrer returned to Languedoc like a shadow in search of light. From inside the airport terminal's glass atrium, the gray blanket over Paris looked no different from the Seattle sky she'd left behind. But the City of Light was not her final destination. The high-speed train known as the TGV departed directly from Charles de Gaulle and would carry her five hundred miles south to Narbonne in fewer than five hours.
Once aboard the TGV, Lia sank into her reserved window seat. Echoes of jet engines and loudspeakers reverberated in her head, but the sounds of train travel -- doors opening and closing with a pnuematic whoosh, air slamming between passing cars -- reassured her that her journey was nearly over. She was back on solid ground. Soothed by the slight swaying motion of the moving train. Lia gazed out the window and allowed France to absorb her. 

I really like this opening and hope the rest of the book sucks me in too.
I'm looking forward to finding out what you're reading.
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Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love the idea of letting France absorb me...what a beautiful intro. I can feel what she's feeling as I read the lines.

Enjoy! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Literary Feline said...

How exciting to be reading a book set in an area you hope to move. This does sound good. I love the opening you shared. I like the author's writing style.

Kay said...

I love this beginning. Well, I actually like train travel. I'm not a comfortable airplane traveler, but somehow, trains suit me. I love the cover on the book too. May have to pick this one up. And lovely that you guys might be able to move there. Exciting!

Nise' said...

I like both the into and the plot. Look forward to your thoughts.

Margot said...

That opening paragraph drew me in too. I wonder why 18 years and what's going to happen next. Yep, going to have to read more.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Love the cover and intro; I'd read more. enjoy

Diana @ Book of Secrets said...

Sounds good to me! I just finished a book set in France - The Paris Key. I'd love to read another.

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