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.
This week I’m sharing the opening paragraph of Open Your Eyes by Paula Daly which will be published on 26 July 2018.
Haven’t we all wanted to pretend everything is fine?
Jane doesn’t like confrontation. Given the choice, she’d prefer to focus on what’s going well, the good things in life.
But when her husband, Leon, is brutally attacked in the driveway of their home, in front of their two young children, Jane has to face reality. As he lies in a coma, Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life, and the secrets that have been kept from her, if she’s to find out who hurt her husband – and why.
Maybe it’s time to face up to it all. Who knows what you might find . . . Amazon
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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Intro
Dear Mrs Jane Campbell,
Thank you for sending us your novel, which we have now read and considered. We are sorry to say though that your novel is not something this agency could feel 100 per cent confident of being able to handle successfully. However, there are as many opinions as there are agents and publishers, so we wish you all the success in finding suitable representation elsewhere. Due to the large numbers of submissions we receive, we’re afraid we’re unable to respond individually to your query, or to provide feedback on your work.
Another year of my life… wasted. All that work. All that time I’d devoted when I could be doing something else. Something more productive.
Hell, I could probably have learned Mandarin by now.
Please note I have broken off mid paragraph here otherwise I’m in danger of typing forever!
What do you think? Would you keep reading?