Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph
or two, of a book that I'm reading or will be reading soon. It's time for some Christmas themes.
A Christmas Escape; Anne Perry
Ballantine Books - 2015
"Charles Latterly stared across the untroubled sea at the shore they were fast approaching. The mountain rose sharply, as symmetrical and uncomplicated as a child's drawing. The sky above was midwinter blue. At home in England they would be expecting snow at this time in December, but here, in Sicily, the wind off the salt water was mild. The small boat barely rocked.
He had been looking forward to this break from reality of London, work and the routine of his life, which lately had seemed more meaningless than ever. The recent death of his wife had given him an acute feeling of loss, but not in the way he had expected. There was no deep ache of bereavement. It forced him to realize that perhaps he had felt alone for a long time."
Based on this intro, would you read more or pass on this book?
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