Monday, February 7, 2022

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros/Teaser Tuesdays - February 8th

It's Tuesday!  It's time to share your excerpts and teasers from books we are currently reading, have read or are planning to read.  So, feel free to join us by sharing the first paragraph or (a few) of a book you are reading or thinking about reading soon.  This meme is guaranteed to increase your TBR :)

Please link your blog post using Mr. Linky below. Make sure the link you enter is the direct link to your Tuesday post, not the main link to your blog. Thank you!

I, also, participate and link up to Teaser Tuesdays.  Here's info about that meme:

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, now being hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. 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!

I'm still reading this one.  I will share some more excerpts.  The excerpts are from the E-ARC.  I have to laugh because these early excerpts have nothing to do with the direction the book goes.

First Chapter


"We can take it in turns to sleep at each other's houses," Caroline said, glancing around at the other girls for approval.  "It'll be fun," she insisted.

Meena wasn't so sure.  She'd never spent the night at anyone else's house before (apart from her Granny's) and she wasn't entirely certain what you were supposed to do.  


"We can have midnight feasts and read ghost stories in the dark; Karen cried, her face shining.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A gorgeously uplifting, feel good read!

When retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…

Meena Fisher is a middle-aged medical secretary with a husband, two grandchildren, a house to run, and more hobbies than you can shake a stick at. She is perfectly happy with her life just the way it is.

Her husband, Oscar, is a middle-aged workaholic who spends his days either in the office or on the golf course. With his wife looking after both him and the house, he gets on with the business of making money. He is also perfectly happy with his life just the way it is.

They share a bed, and they sometimes eat dinner together if they can both manage to be in the house at the same time. Aside from that, their paths rarely cross. The arrangement suits them both.

But when Oscar is forced to take early retirement and decides it’s only fair he takes over the running of the house, both their previously happy lives are turned upside down.

The question is, can they find a way to live together with the new status quo? And, more importantly, do they want to?

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. I do love the sound of this one! Thanks for sharing.

  2. It sounds totally different from my norm, but still like something I would enjoy!

  3. Learning to live with each other full time after retirement and dividing the chores! It is a challenge

  4. Love the sound of this as well - will that marriage work out--LOL

  5. I've known several people who have struggled with this particular challenge so I think it sounds entertaining. I do like both teasers you shared too.


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