Monday, June 1, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays/First Chapter Tuesdays - June 2nd

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where we share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book we are reading or thinking about reading soon. Care to join us?

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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!

This is a book that's on my "beach read" radar to read this summer...

First chapter...

Three women step off of a plane. It sounded like the start of a joke.

Joshua Flynn, age twenty-two, native of Nantucket Island, senior at Middlebury College, summer employee of the Nantucket Memorial Airport, where his father was an air traffic controller, noticed the women immediately. They arrived on a US Airways flight from LaGuardia. Three women, two small children, nothing unusual about that, so what caught Josh's eye? Josh Flynn was a creative-writing student at Middlebury, and his mentor, the writer-in-residence, Chas Gorda, liked to say that a writer smells a good story in the air like it's an approaching storm. The hair on your arms will stand up, Chas Gorda promised. Josh checked his forearms-nothing-and tugged at his fluorescent orange vest. He approached the plane to help Carol unload the luggage. Josh's father, Tom Flynn, would be at a computer terminal five stores above Josh's head, occasionally spying out the window to make sure Josh was doing what he called "a decent job." Being under surveillance like this provided as unsettling a work situation as Josh could imagine, and so in the two weeks he'd been at it, he'd learned to sniff for stories without giving himself away.


Josh Flynn didn't have a mystical bone in his body, but he wasn't insensitive, either. He knew when something was meant to be, and for some reason as yet unclear to him, he was supposed to be involved with the three women and two small children he had singled out earlier that afternoon.

What do you think? Would you continue?


  1. Well, it's Elin Hilderbrand and I've had good luck with her books in the past. And, it just so happens, I have a copy of this book too. Yes, I'd keep reading. Might have to go find my copy.

  2. Seems like a great summer choice. I should try this one for my slump. enjoy

  3. I've been wanting to read Elin Hilderbrand for a while and this sounds like a great summer book. Enjoy!

  4. Looks like a perfect book for summer reading! Love the cover too. I think I'd keep reading. :-)

    Here's my Teaser for this week:

  5. The mystical bone intrigues me.

    This week I have an excerpt from the iconic Joanna Penn:

  6. I've had this one on my list FOREVER! Maybe this is the summer I'll get to it.
    Today I'm featuring Letters To The Lost by Iona Grey.

  7. Sounds like a great read to take you into summer. Enjoy!

    My Tuesday post:

  8. Sounds good. I hope you are enjoying it. My teaser this week comes from Fountain of Secrets by Anita Clenney. Happy reading!

  9. I've heard such wonderful things about Hilderbrand's books. This one sounds perfect for the summer.

  10. This is one Hilderbrand book I've missed, but now I must grab it! I always love to visit Nantucket through her books.

    Here's mine: “MY SUNSHINE AWAY”

  11. I like the character's voice. May have to take this for a spin.

  12. I'm not sure if I would continue reading... I think I'd have to read a bit more of the intro before I made up my mind


  13. This is one of those books I used to pass by but I have learned sometimes it is worth it to check it out further. I think this would be a great read.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  14. Sounds good to me and I really liked your teaser choice. I definitely would like to know a bit more...

  15. Well there is a beach on the cover!!

    But the teaser is sorta creepy.


  16. That cover is misleading. I might not have given this a second thought if I'd not read the beginning. And your teaser sold me!

    My TT -

  17. Sounds like a perfect summer read!

  18. That intro perked my curiosity. I want to know what it is about those women that makes Josh notice them. I'd keep reading.


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