First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros: Doing It Over

First Chapter First Paragraph

Today I’m participating in First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea, in which bloggers share a bit about a book they’re reading or planning to read soon.


She’d earned the cap…and the gown, and there was no way Melanie was goig to take it off until she fell nto bed later that night. Tossing her cap in the air would have resulted in someone wlse grabbing to so when Principal Mason of River Bend High had announced the graduating class, Melanie shot from her seat, waved a hand in the air, and screamed.

Chapter 1

Ten Years Later

Grant’s Pass killed her car. Melanie turned off the interstate and headed toward the coast, knowing the chances of passing other drivers once the sun set was nil. The noise from under the hood and the occasional coughing of exhaust that exploded from her tailpipe, were evidence of her earlier conviction.


Voted Most Likely to Succeed, Melanie Bartlett ended up anything but. The down-on-her-luck single mom wants a complete do-over—is that too much to ask? With her family long gone from River Bend, strong, independent Mel is as surprised as anyone to end up in the quaint small town she once called home. But with her friends, Jo and Zoe, by her side, and a comfortable room at Miss Gina’s quirky bed-and-breakfast, she just might have turned the corner on a new life.

Wyatt Gibson never liked the big city. River Bend suits the ruggedly handsome builder just fine. Wyatt knows he’s home, even if that means being charmed by the appearance of Melanie and her spunky, adorable daughter. Is Wyatt’s calm devotion—even amid a coming storm—enough to convince Mel she may have found a home to call her own, a family that never leaves, and a true love to last a lifetime?

Would you keep reading?  

9 thoughts on “First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros: Doing It Over

  1. This is definitely intriguing! It took me a minute to realise that Grant’s Pass was not a person but a like mountain or something. 😂 BAHAH. I’m terrible. Ahem.

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