Tuesday, June 8, 2021

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Blush; Jamie Brenner



Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, now hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book Reviews
Each week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book they are reading or plan to read.
This week's pick is from my 2021 Summer Reading List.

                                                                     Blush; Jamie Brenner

                                                                 G.P. Putnam, June 22, 2021 

Prologue - 1985

Cutchogue, New York

Spring

"It was the the time of year known as bud break, that late-spring moment when the entire vineyard turned green.

She looked out at the orderly rows of plants as far as the eye could see.  The knotty wood trunk of the vines gave way to a lush canopy of leaves that her father tamed with wire, and little nubs of the fruit poked through with the promise of abundance.  It was Leah's favorite season, the moment before everything changed."

What do you think, read more or pass?  Last year I read Summer Longing by this author which I really loved - it took place in Provincetown on Cape Cod and was a perfect summer read. I hope this new one is just as good.

20 comments:

  1. I'd like to continue definitely.

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    1. I like the intro as well and hope to start this in a few days.

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  2. Such an appealing cover! I'd give it a chance.

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    1. I hope to start it this weekend, right now I am slowly reading and loving Count the Ways, Joyce Maynard - I don't want it to end.

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  3. I'd probably pass but have a glass of wine!

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  4. I can tell from the cover and title that this one is not for me, but that's a solid opening. I'd have to read on at least long enough to find out what kind of "change" was on the way.

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    1. Yes, probably not a store most men would enjoy but a nice summer change of pace book...I hope!

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  5. I'd like to read this one. Would be curious to see how you'll fare. Please continue!

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  6. I have this one on my list to read. It looks really good.

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    1. I think it will be fun. Did you read Laura Dave's books about vineyards? - a good story as well.

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  7. I like a bit of "summer reads" to lighten the hot and humid months, but this one doesn't really grab me for some reason. If you enjoyed her previous book, I'd say the chances are you'll like this one.

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    1. I loved her last book as it took place in a town I love to visit and could really feel it!

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  8. I like the sound of this one--and the cover.

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    1. I loved her last summer release so I'm hoping this one is as good.

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