Tuesday, May 1, 2012

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

Every Tuesday, Diane @ Bibliophile by the Sea
 posts the opening paragraph (maybe two) of a book
 she decided to read based on the opening paragraph (s).
 Feel free to grab the banner and play along!

My selection this week comes from Sandra Dallas' newest release, True Sisters. I have loved pretty much everything that she has written. I think it will be a great read.

July 28, 1856

The two sisters leaned forward, their hands flat against the rear of the handcart, waiting, fidgeting, impatient. It was late in the day, and they had been ready for hours, had stood there behind the spindly cart that was piled with all their worldly goods, listening for the command or maybe the sound of the cornet that would send them on their way. Already, the horn ordered their lives, waking them at five in the morning, calling them to prayers twice a day, sounding again at ten at night for the fires and lights to be extinguished. For three weeks, their lives had been ordered by that clarion call, and the sisters thought it had grown a little tiresome. But now the young women strained their ears for the sound, hoping the notes would begin the procession.

Would you continue reading this one
 based on the opening paragraph?


  1. I'm jealous --- yes, I would continue reading. I like this author and the sound of this one.

  2. That's a great beginning - leaving me to wonder what is in store for them. I think I would continue this one! Great selection Staci!

  3. I'm curious about where these sisters are. Seems like the old Wild West but can't be sure. I'd read on just to see...

  4. This time frame doesn't really grab me but your selection does sound interesting. I'd keep reading.

  5. Hmmmm that's a tough one... It doesn't totally grab me. I will have to read your thoughts on this one to make a decision!!

  6. Wow, this one sounds like the beginning of an adventure. I wonder what will happen to them? Yes, I would definitely keep reading.

    I don't know why I haven't yet read this author...I should.


  7. I would continue reading this book. I am curious where the sisters are, where they're going... And it's by Sandra Dallas. I haven't read all of her books but the ones I have read were great.
    I hope you enjoy this book. I'll be watching for your review!

  8. Dallas is still on my list of must-read authors.

  9. Oh yes! I look forward to reading this one. I have so enjoyed her other books that I have read.

  10. Why haven't I read Sandra Dallas? Yes, I would keep reading.

  11. I like the time period but to be honest it didn't really grab me. hmmm not sure. I think I'd wait and see what you thought LOL

  12. I am not sure, but it does make me curious1

  13. Great opening hook, but not my type of book.

  14. Glad to know you like Dallas' writing. I just found her. A new author is great to find!


  15. I would probably keep reading.


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