First Chapters First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is hosted by (Vicki) I’d rather be by the beach. Every Tuesday Vicki shares the first paragraph, maybe two, of a book that she is reading or planning to read soon; and Teaser Tuesday hosted by The Purple Booker. Feel free to participate.
This week I will be introducing the first chapters, paragraphs and teasers of my current read – We’ll always have Paris by Sue Watson.
All he wants is pineapple yoghurt. It might be his dying wish and I can’t find a pot anywhere. It’s the least I can do for my husband now lying in bed at home with nothing left of his life just a tube in his arm and a vague desire for pineapple in fermented milk.
I have trawled all local supermarkets and convenience stores and now screeching into a parking space at a Tesco too far away. I stop for three seconds, calm myself and check my watch. I have been gone fifty-three minutes and I miss already.
“I know ….perhaps more like the day before yesterday?” I suggest and we instinctively start walking again. “The day before yesterday. When we were young” he sighs casting his eyes down on the grass and we walk for a few seconds in silence. “Do you still sketch?” he asks
About the book
When she was almost seventeen, Rosie Draper locked eyes with a charismatic student called Peter during their first week at Art College, changing the course of her life forever. Now, on the cusp of sixty-five and recently widowed, Rosie is slowly coming to terms with a new future. And after a chance encounter with Peter, forty-seven years later, they both begin to wonder ‘what if’ . . .
Told with warmth, wit and humour, We’ll Always Have Paris is a charming, moving and uplifting novel about two people; the choices they make, the lives they lead and the love they share. – Good reads
Would you keep reading?