Every Tuesday fellow blogger Bibliophile By the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where bloggers share the first paragraph of the book they are currently reading or thinking about reading soon.
The Divorce Papers Plot Summary from Amazon:
Twenty-nine-year-old Sophie Diehl is happy toiling away as a criminal law associate at an old line New England firm where she very much appreciates that most of her clients are behind bars. Everyone at Traynor, Hand knows she abhors face-to-face contact, but one weekend, with all the big partners away, Sophie must handle the intake interview for the daughter of the firm’s most important client. After eighteen years of marriage, Mayflower descendant Mia Meiklejohn Durkheim has just been served divorce papers in a humiliating scene at the popular local restaurant, Golightly’s. She is locked and loaded to fight her eminent and ambitious husband, Dr. Daniel Durkheim, Chief of the Department of Pediatric Oncology, for custody of their ten-year-old daughter Jane—and she also burns to take him down a peg. Sophie warns Mia that she’s never handled a divorce case before, but Mia can’t be put off. As she so disarmingly puts it: It’s her first divorce, too.
Here’s the first “paragraph”:
February 1, 1999
Dr. Stephanie Roth
211 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
I need your help. Life is falling apart here. I’m sure you’ve heard our news. Daniel has asked for a divorce. It’s so wrong, for him, for me, for Tom, most of all for Jane. Our marriage has its problems, God knows, but there’s life in it yet, and I cannot bear the thought of putting our daughter through a divorce. You’ve been a close friend of Daniel’s since medical school; he listens to you and trusts your judgment. Would you ask him to slow down, talk things through, maybe give marital counseling a shot? We’ve been together 18 years; he shouldn’t throw it all away.
I’d be grateful for anything you could do. Thanks.
What do you think? Would you keep reading? Stay tuned for my full review…