Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, from Tuesday/First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Vicky from I’d Rather Be At The Beach who posts the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book she decided to read based on the opening. Feel free to grab the banner and play along.
In 2016 I read a novel that stole a piece of my heart; My Name is Leon by Kit De Waal so imagine my excitement to hear that this talented author has a new book, The Trick To Time out on 22 March 2018.
Mona is a young Irish girl in the big city, with the thrill of a new job and a room of her own in a busy boarding house. On her first night out in 1970s Birmingham, she meets William, a charming Irish boy with an easy smile and an open face. They embark upon a passionate affair, a whirlwind marriage – before a sudden tragedy tears them apart.
Decades later, Mona pieces together the memories of the years that separate them. But can she ever learn to love again? Amazon
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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Intro
Five o’clock, Monday morning, there’s a purple light far out to sea. When they pulled down the old wreck of a factory between Mona’s building and the next, they gave her the gift of a view, and because she’s three floors up, if she leans against the window at an angle, now she can just see over the chalets and beach huts to the dawn-bruised clouds and the rosy hue of early morning sun. She makes toast and a cup of tea. The third night of not sleeping.
I love the opening, I can see Mona at her window and I both long and dread to find out why she has not slept for three nights.
This opener comes from a proof copy
What do you think, would you like to read on?