Monday, August 22, 2016

Late Fall - #TeaserTuesday and First Chapter / First Paragraph / Tuesday Intros

   In Late Fall, author Noelle Adams shows amazing insight into the feelings and concerns of her protagonist, a 71-year-old woman who moves from her long-time home to a retirement village. The author shows her character's introspection and reveals her personality in the ways she reacts to the experience of living with others after many years alone. Ellie is a strong, independent woman with lots of life left in her. Although the character seems much older than 71 to me (maybe that says something about my own age!), the result is a touching story that I won't soon forget.

Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction
Book Length: 276 Pages
Amazon Link: Late Fall
Other Books by This Author: HERE

First Paragraph:
    Almost every morning for the last twenty-five years, I've walked a dirt path that leads from my backyard to a little graveyard in the woods.
    On this, my last morning, I do it one more time.

Teaser at 9% on my Kindle:
I don't want to be surrounded by a lot of annoying retired people and forced to participate in ridiculous activities I'm expected to enjoy just because I have gray hair.
    I didn't like games and ice cream socials when I was younger, and I sure don't want to put up with them now.

     This is life. After summer, the green leaves always change colors and fall off the trees. Dogs die, no matter how much you love them. Land is sold, even if you used to tell yourself you were going to die on the property. And people get old.
     Even me.
[Longer synopsis here]

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  1. Interesting, she doesn't sound ready to move to a retirement village!

  2. Sounds like this woman will find a way not to conform. I'm already rooting for her!

  3. She's too young for such a place! (That says more about me than anything else, I guess...LOL.)

    I do love books about older characters, and I'm already feeling connected to this one. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “THE BOOK THAT MATTERS MOST”

  4. This seems interesting yet sad. I would keep reading. Enjoy!

  5. This sounds like the kind of book that hits you in the heart. Another book for my wishlist.

  6. There's a lot of introspection in this book and readers get to know the character inside and out. There's romance too!

  7. Love books with older characters,yes I love the intro and am off to check this out. great pick

  8. Wonderfully evocative writing in both the teaser and the blurb.

    I never had much patience for the ice cream social crowd either.

  9. I actually relate to your teaser! I am not even close to 70, but I don't want to have to do all of those activities when I get old either! This book reminds me a little bit of The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence, there is a feisty old woman in that book too. I hope that you enjoy this one. :)

  10. Wow! What an interesting topic to explore!

  11. She's got it right! Never let age define you :D

  12. When I saw this, I immediately thought of Bette Lee Crosby's Wyattsville series. Happy reading and thanks for stopping by my blog.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT


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