Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where you can share the first paragraph, or a few, of a book you are reading or thinking about reading soon.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!
Today I am spotlighting The Look of Love by Sarah Jio
Born during a Christmas blizzard, Jane Williams receives a rare gift: the ability to see true love. Jane has emerged from an ailing childhood a lonely, hopeless romantic when, on her twenty-ninth birthday, a mysterious greeting card arrives, specifying that Jane must identify the six types of love before the full moon following her thirtieth birthday, or face grave consequences. When Jane falls for a science writer who doesn’t believe in love, she fears that her fate is sealed. Inspired by the classic song, The Look of Love is utterly enchanting.
In the fashionable fifth arrondissement along the river Seine, Elodie stands beside her flower cart watching couples stroll arm in arm. Love, she thinks, is not meant for her. Oh, yes, she could have a boy. An ice-cart driver, perhaps. A farmer in the countryside. A chimney sweep. One of those fellows outside the market who shine the shoes of wealthier men. But no. She takes a deep breath and plucks a ragged leaf from one of the peonies crowded in a basin of water. When she looks up, she sees the Count of Auvergne, Luc Dumond, his top hat towering above the crowd on the street. With his eyes fixed on hers, he crosses the cobblestone street, narrowly missing a horse and carriage.
No matter what you feel about our meeting, no matter what you believe at this moment, promise me you’ll at least consider what we’ve talked about today. Eros, Ludus, Storge, Pragma, Mania, and Agape. You must identify them, and you must not fail. Promise me you won’t.
(These quotes are from uncorrected advance proofs. Please refer to the final printed book for corrected quotes!)
So...what do you think? Is this one you would pick up? Leave a comment below!