Each Tuesday, Vicki, from I’d Rather Be At The Beach hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where readers post the opening paragraph(s) of a book that they are reading or plan to read.
What Happens in Paradise; Elin Hilderbrand
Little Brown & Company - 2019
A Rooster and Two Hens
She wakes up facedown on a beach. Someone is calling her name.
She lifts her head and feels her cheek and lips dusted with sand so white and fine, it might be powdered sugar. Irene can sense impending clouds. As the sun disappears, it gains a white-hot intensity; it's like a laser cutting through her. The next instant she feels the highest sprinkling of rain.
She sits up. The beach is unfamiliar, but it's tropical---there's turquoise water before her, lush vegetation behind, a rooster and two hens strutting around. She must be back in St. John.
How did she get here?