Monday, June 8, 2015

Tuesday Memes: All The Single Ladies

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 A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!

Today I am spotlighting All The Single Ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank

Few writers capture the complexities, pain, and joy of relationships—between friends, family members, husbands and wives, or lovers—as beloved New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank. In this charming, evocative, soul-touching novel, she once again takes us deep into the heart of the magical Lowcountry where three amazing middle-aged women are bonded by another amazing woman’s death.

Through their shared loss they forge a deep friendship, asking critical questions. Who was their friend and what did her life mean? Are they living the lives they imagined for themselves? Will they ever be able to afford to retire? How will they maximize their happiness? Security? Health? And ultimately, their own legacies?

A plan is conceived and unfurls with each turn of the tide during one sweltering summer on the Isle of Palms. Without ever fully realizing how close they were to the edge, they finally triumph amid laughter and maybe even newfound love

Opening Paragraph

Chapter 1

Meet Lisa St. Clair

June 2014

    I hail from a very theatrical climate. Coming to terms with Mother Nature is essential when you call the Lowcountry of South Carolina home. At the precise moment I ventured outside early this morning, my sunglasses fogged. In the next breath I swatted a mosquito on the back of my neck. The world was still. The birds were quiet. It was already too hot to chirp. And, Lord save us, the heat was just beginning to rise. I thought the blazes of hell itself could not be this hot.

My Teaser

    “Here I am with my dear friend’s ashes in my arms, practically warm, mind you, and her landlady wants me to hustle and get her belongings so she can rerent the apartment. What is this? New York?”
page 30

So...what do you think? Is this one you would pick up? Leave a comment below!
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  1. I love the cover and would keep reading.

  2. I keep meaning to read this author and the book looks like a fun summer read. Enjoy!

  3. This sounds like a great read. I'm putting it on my list.

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  4. I've already planned to try this one. Thanks for giving the teasers. LOL

  5. I have this on my list. I usually love Frank's books -- perfect for summer escape.

  6. Although I wasn't quite sure whether this was one for me after the blurb, the two teasers really changed my mind. They're really great descriptions and the second teaser is just a little bit absurd as well! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

  7. This sounds like the kind of story I adore. Mature women, friendship, laughter - set in the South Carolina Lowcountry. I'll read this book for sure.
    My Tuesday post features The Chair.

  8. I have enjoyed every book I've read by this her settings, and her descriptions make me feel as if I am right there. This one is on my list!

    Here's mine: “THE CRY”

  9. I can't help but start singing the Beyonce song when I read that title. LOL I have heard wonderful things about this author, but I have yet to read anything by her. This one does sound good.

  10. As a singleton myself, I might have to pick this book up. Girl Who Reads

  11. Funny! And the setting sounds nice, as well.

  12. This does sound good and I like both the opener and the teaser - one for my list I think. Here is my Tuesday Post

  13. Haha - I like that teaser! And I enjoy some DBF every now and then...she writes the South so well!

  14. This author makes summer reading fun. I'd read more --enjoy

  15. I've loved this authors books. I'd keep reading.