First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros/Teaser Tuesdays – May 25th

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It’s Tuesday!  It’s time to share your excerpts and teasers from books we are currently reading, have read or are planning to read.  So, feel free to join us by sharing the first paragraph or (a few) of a book you are reading or thinking about reading soon.  This meme is guaranteed to increase your TBR 🙂

Please link your blog post using Mr. Linky below. Make sure the link you enter is the direct link to your Tuesday post, not the main link to your blog. Thank you!

I, also, participate and link up to Teaser Tuesdays.  Here’s info about that meme:

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, now being hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read

* Open to a random page

* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I couldn’t resist starting this one.  I loved visiting the Hemingway House a few years ago.  The excerpts are from the E-ARC.

First Chapter… 

Every morning, just before dawn, a funny thing happens on the southernmost island of the Florida Keys.

The sun refuses to get up.  
Teaser…
Sprawled out like a queen on the front porch of the Hemingway House – her favorite spot on the island – this magnificent golden-striped tabby twitches her ears and opens her sea-green eyes in the sun’s first rays.  She yawns.
 
Synopsis from Goodreads:

ONE CAT JUST LEADS TO ANOTHER. –Ernest Hemingway

​Inspired by the true story of the world-famous six-toed felines of the Ernest Hemingway House in Key West, Florida–and the fur-raising hurricane that nearly blew them away–Hemingway’s Cats is a delightful novel packed with colorful characters, adorable cats, a little romance, and a lot of humor.

Laura Lange didn’t come to Key West to fall in love. As a recent college grad–with a useless degree in English–she came to work at the historic Hemingway home as a tour guide. Why not? She wrote her thesis on the iconic author. She has no other job offers. And she’s desperate. Now Laura is falling desperately in love–with the fifty-four frisky felines who freely roam the estate. These descendants of Hemingway’s original cat have not only stolen her heart–they’re changing her life in ways she never imagined . . .

First there’s Nessie, the bushy-tailed house mother of the cats who seems to have adopted Laura, too. Then there’s grumpy old Pawpa Hemingway; the cat thieves Chew-Chew and Whiskey; the big-pawed Boxer and Bullfighter; and dozens of darling kittens. The locals are lovable, too. Laura’s having a great time with her boy-crazy bungalow roomies, the Crabb sisters, and especially the young, handsome cat keeper, Jake. But Laura’s summer of fun is about to take an unexpected turn–a Category 5 hurricane is about to make landfall directly on their doorstep . . .

They can’t possibly evacuate fifty-four cats. So Laura, Nessie, and all of their friends decide to hunker down in the Hemingway House to weather this storm–together.
What do you think? Would you keep reading?




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