Tuesday, January 10, 2012

First Chapter -- First Paragraph -- Tuesday Intros

Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea hosts First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros. This week's intro is from Carry the One by Carol Anshaw:

So Carmen was married, just. She sat under a huge butter moon, on a windless night in the summer of 1983, at a table, in front of the remains of some chicken cordon bleu. She looked toward the improvised dance floor where her very new husband was doing the Mexican hat dance with several other large men, three of them his brothers, other Sloans. Matt was a plodding hat- dancer, his kicks threw the others off the beat. In spite of this lack of aptitude, he was waving her over, beckoning for her to join in. She waved back as though she thought he was just saying hi. She was hoping to sit out this early phase of her marriage, the mortifying dances segment.


  1. I actually liked the way that teaser was written, and this book has been on my wish list so I would definitely keep reading, Hope it's a good one.

  2. Interesting start. I don't get the feeling that she's exactly thrilled to be married to him.

  3. I get the same feeling as Carol, and I want to know why

  4. Hi Kim,

    Same thoughts as everyone else, Carmen doesn't seem too impressed with married life so far.

    I had to cheat a little I'm afraid and I checked out the full synopsis. It sounds like one unhappy wedding day leads to a whole lifetime of regrets and remorse.

    This is definitely one for my reading list and I look forward to reading your thoughts about it.

    Thanks for sharing .. Yvonne