Jun 28, 2016

First Chapter: The Memory of Lemon by Judith Fertig

Contemporary Women's Fiction: The Memory of Lemon by Judith Fertig, published June 14, 2016 by Berkley
First chapter, first paragraphs:
Neely

Lydia, the twenty-something bride-to-be sat stony faced on the settee in my front parlor.
This was not the way I wanted to start the week. Since I had opened my bakery in Millcreek Valley's bridal district in January, I had learned a lot about wooing, in the business sense. When I did wedding cake tastings, I took potential clients away from the cheerful light and beveled glass cases of Rainbow Cake and drew them quietly, seductively into the more intimate setting of my home right next door. 


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Do the book description and first paragraph of the first chapter above appeal to you? Would you read on?

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15 comments:

  1. I wonder what is upsetting Lydia. That's not a usual expression for a bride-to-be!

    This sounds a fun read. I would love to see what kind of cake Neely would make for me . . .

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  2. This sounds like a good pool-side read. Not my usual genre, but the bakery angle could pull me in.

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  3. Might be a fun beach read... hope you like it.

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  4. Yes, I want to know more, especially what is going on with Lydia. Stony faced is not usually the look of a bride.

    Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “FLIGHT PATTERNS”

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  5. I like the title and it would make me pick it up not sure I would carry on reading it as not my usual book.

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  6. I have this one and am curious for more after reading the intro. Hope you enjoy this one.

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  7. I would need to read more to get into the narrative. Enjoy!

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  8. This has gotten good reviews. I would keep reading.

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  9. The first paragraph tells me this is a fun story. I want to read more.

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  10. I like the opening of this book! I'd read more.

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  11. The beginning suggests it will be a fun book with some mysteries or surprises.

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  12. As Terra said, this does sound like a fun book with some mystery to it. I'd keep reading.

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