Tuesday, February 26, 2013

First Paragraph, Tuesday Teaser -- A Walk in the Park


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 love British chic lit and I think Jill Mansell does it better than almost anyone. So for my birthday week, I picked up A Walk in the Park by Mansell. What an escapist retreat for me.
Here's the first paragraph:

"OK. We can see it from here." Lara Carson pulled up at the side of the road, buzzed down the window, and pointed to the valley below. "Se the L-shaped house with the white gates and the green car outside? That's the one."
 Home sweet home. Or maybe not. Eighteen years had passed since she last set foot over the threshold. Who knew what it was like inside now?

 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 teasers.
Here's my teaser from page 10:
After school, numb with terror, she had stood in the pharmacy, gazing at the pregnancy testing kits and discovering she couldn't afford to buy one. 
I can't wait to see what you all are reading.

13 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been meaning to read this author...now I must!

Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

Catherine Healey said...

Nice intro and teaser. I would definitely keep reading!

Here's my FCFPTI: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/02/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday_26.html

Melissa Owens said...

Great teaser -- I am definitely intrigued! Here's my TT post!

kelley jensen said...

I'm not sure, I tried Mansell once and didn't like her so much. But I hope you like it. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Hmmmm, not sure, but I'd read more before giving up. Enjoy and thanks for sharing this week.

Nise' said...

I enjoyed this book. This is one of my go-to authors.

The Autumn Review said...

Eeep! Great teaser!

Linda said...

Will you be surprised if I tell you that I'm reading a British mystery?

Sim Carter said...

I'm not sure either...I'm not crazy about the rhythm. Anyhoo it looks like you have a divided crowd so it will be interesting to see how you like it!

Paulita said...

Well, I finished it yesterday and truly enjoyed (and needed) the escapism.

Meg @ A Bookish Affair said...

I've heard so many good things about Jill Mansell's books. I need to pick one up! What would you suggest I start out with?

peddlerofdreams said...

This sounds like a fun book! I'll have to look it up :)

Sim Carter said...

I came back to see if you liked it; glad you did! Sounds like it was a quick fun read for you.

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