Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Teaser Tuesday/1st Chapter 1st Paragraph/Top Ten Tuesday

Every Tuesday, Bibliophile by the Sea hosts the First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where readers share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book s/he is reading or thinking about reading soon. Care to join us?  

The early morning sun spattered honeyed light over the village as Lucy steered off the road near the town's sole church.  Fromelles was like many of the rural communities Lucy passed en route from Paris, seemingly unremarkable aside from the blood-soaked history entrenched in the soil.

Lucy locked her car, headed across the lush fields where, within the earth, soldiers' remains have laid in wait for nearly one hundred years.  She beheld the red-brick perimeter walls of the unfinished cemetery, gaze drawn to the Cross of Remembrance.  it pulled her towards it, like a beacon beckoning.

Click on the cover to see the book on GoodReads.  I will post a review of Beyond Coincidence tomorrow, September 24th.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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!
- Click on the button above to go to the linkup!

"That would explain why he vanished," said Melody, so softly she might have been talking to herself, "I couldn't understand.  I thought he was still beside me.  And then he was gone...."

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week they will post a new Top Ten list. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.


1.  The Unexpected Earl by Philippa Jane Keyworth (review/interview posting 9/26)

2.  Montreal: Street Photography by Debra Schoenberger (review posting 9/30)

3.  Catwalk (An Animals in Focus Mystery #3) by Sheila Webster Boneham (review posting 10/1)

4.  Embellished to Death (Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery #3) by Christina Freeburn (review/interview posting 10/1)

5.  The Heavens are Telling by B. D. Riehl (review posting 10/4)

6.  Fit to Be Dead by Nancy G. West (review posting  10/7)

7.  Lost Under a Ladder by Linda O. Johnston (review posting 10/8)

8.  Yakimali's Gift by Linda Covella (review posting 10/9)

9.  Captain Shelby by Jesse Giles Christiansen (review posting 10/10)

10.  A Tangled Web: Allan's Miscellany 1846 by Sandra Schwab (review posting 10/10)

Three things of note:
1.  I've got several books that I've already finished to be reviewed in this same time frame.
2.  Although I generally do enjoy the books I review, I'd like to fit in at least one "just for fun".
3.  Omigosh, I'd better GET READING!


  1. That is certainly an interesting first paragraph. I look forward to reading your review. The cover is a grabber too! :)

    1. Love the look in the man's eyes, Judy! ;)

      And I just now realized I forgot the cover for the FCFPTI book! (Color me embarrassed!) *lol*

  2. thanks for stopping by Satins Bookish Corner, I love all the different tuesday bloghops you got going on, i might have to try them next week.

    new follower. xx

    1. I change my mind every week, Susie, whether I should post each separately or together. Since I had like two other posts today, I chose altogether. :O) Thanks for the follow, I'm following back.

  3. I like that intro! I would keep reading.

    I haven't read any of the books on your Fall TBR list. I haven't put my own list on paper/screen, although there are a few I hope to get to before fall ends.

    1. Well, about half of them have not been released yet...but were just a day or two into fall so there's plenty of time.

      I just use the "to-read shelf" at GoodReads, Wendy. I've tried other lists on paper or the computer, and I give up after a couple of weeks...or the puppies eat my notebook paper. (Those l'il rascals.) :) Some of them have giveaways attached, and I'll try to let you know about them when they post.

  4. great intro and teaser, LuAnn! thanks for posting ;)

  5. I like the intro and wonder how it relates to the story.

    1. Well, while she's in the cemetary she sees a man dressed in a WWI uniform....;) Thanks for your visit, Nise'!

  6. I really like your teaser! I'm intrigued by who this guy is and why he vanished. Great pick. My teasers this week are from Banned Books.

  7. Not sure this is for me, yet it has potential. Hope you love it.

  8. I loved the opening paragraph, but then I went to Goodreads and learned it had a ghostly element. I don't normally like ghost stories. I'll wait for your review.

  9. I like your combined memes posting. Yhe book opening is very visual and the tease has me wondering where he went, who he is? It's a good tease when I go looking for the book. I like the cover art too!
    here is my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/09/23/teaser-tuesdays-82-leaves-by-michael-baron/

  10. Yes you better get reading, that's a great list of titles to work your way through. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

  11. I love the cover of this book. Might as well check this one out on the net. Thanks for sharing, LuAnn! :)