First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at Bibliophile by the Sea. Here’s the opening from The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr:
When the truth became brutally evident she wondered how it had escaped her for so long.
Emma Shay Compton knew that her marriage to Richard looked like a fairy tale to many and though she had loved Richard, she had always felt something was lacking. She couldn’t put her finger on it, it was so vague. Richard was good to her, generous, though he was an extremely busy man, and soon after their wedding he became remote. Distant. She told herself mega-rich brokers don’t sit around the house coddling their young wives; they work sixteen-hour days. They’re never far from their phones. They seem to command multitudes. And if a person, even his wife, wanted to get on his calendar, she had to plan ahead. So, whenever she felt that something was wrong with her marriage, she’d blame herself.
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat.
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! So, from the same novel:
The next six years were a blur. Emma didn’t return to Santa Rosa except for very brief visits and he didn’t see her. (p.77)
I haven’t actually started reading this one yet, so this teaser is totally random. Hope you found it intriguing. Have you read this one? I’ve read quite a few novels by this author. My sister put me on to her and I quite enjoy them — usually a fast read. Leave a link to your teaser and comment if you’ve read either this book or another by Carr and tell us if you liked it.