Tuesday, November 17, 2020

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Troubles in Paradise; Elin Hilderbrand


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 First Chapter/Intros, now hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book ReviewsEach week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book they are reading or that they plan to read soon. 

Troubles in Paradise; Elin Hilderbrand
Little Brown - 2020
(Book #3/3 in the Paradise series)


"The gossip recently has been as juicy as a papaya, one that gives slightly under our fingertips and is as fragrant on the inhale, the inside brilliant coral color, bursting with seeds like so many ebony beads.  If you don't fancy papaya, think of a mango as we crosshatch the ripe flesh of the cheeks with a sharp knife or a freshly picked pineapple from the fertile fields of ST. Croix, deep gold, its chucks sweeter than candy. Like these island fruits, the talk around here is irresistible."

I enjoyed this series, a very good escape read so I was looking forward to the finale. I must say I wasn't expecting so much "fruit" for the intro...LOL

Would you read more or pass?


  1. I have this book, and have read the first one in the trilogy. Time to crack it open! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  2. I haven't read anything by Elin Hilderbrand. Yet. I saw her Winter series (am I right now?) and I might try to pick it up during the Christmas season. She does appear to write lovely.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT!

  3. I read the first two books in the series, and really enjoyed them. This book not so much which was very disappointing. I gave it just 3 stars and that was being kind. The books lacks focus, and character development, along with some plot issues. I'm a big fan
    Of this author so it pains me to give it a bad review.

  4. I've read a couple of Hilderbrand's books and very much enjoyed them. She does have a way of pulling the reader in, doesn't she?

  5. I love this author's books. I already have this one on my list. It looks great.

  6. Rather weird opening. :-) I've never read her, but she's one of my wife's favorites.

  7. I haven't read this author in a while. I hope you enjoy it.

  8. Doing these teaser tuesdays has really opened my eyes to the first paragraph, this one sounds very descriptive for sure :)

  9. For some reason, I am not able to read her books. I have tried a few times. They are too light and... feel a little silly from the get-go. I think if it pulled me in first and then got light and fluffy I would continue. That intro! Nope. Would not work for me at all.

  10. Unique opening paragraph, I think. It sounds like great fun.


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