Tuesday, February 17, 2015

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Fiercombe Manor; Kate Riordan


Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where I share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon.

Fiercombe Manor; Kate Riordan
Harper - 2015


Prologue

Alice

Midsummer, 1936

"Fiercombe is  place of secrets.  The fret among the uppermost branches of the beech trees and brood at the cold bottom of the stream that cleaves the valley in two.  The past has seeped into the soil here like split blood.  If you listen closely enough, you can almost hear what's gone before, particularly on the stillest days.  Sometimes the very air seems to hum with anticipation.  At other times it's as though a collective breath has been drawn in and held.  It waits, or so it seems to me."

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31 comments:

  1. This one sounds magical....I do want to keep reading.

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  2. I think this was called The Girl in the Photograph in the UK, it was a great read. I love that description.

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    1. Really?? I think I have a book by that title, must check if it's the same one.

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  3. Beautiful writing that definitely creates a mood. This sounds like a book I'd enjoy.

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  4. That first paragraph took me to a different place. It has kind of a woo-woo feeling about it. I hope it works for you.

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    1. I do like when a book can transport you. I hope the intro is a good indication of the rest.

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  5. HAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!! We are featuring the same book today!

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  6. OK, the phrase "it waits..." gets me. I'd read it.

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  7. I really like to read about place or location. This makes me really like this book's first lines.

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  8. Not sure this one is for me, but hope you enjoy it!

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  9. This was a good read. I hope you like it as much as I did

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  10. I am going to put this one on my ever growing list of books to explore. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Not really my genre, but I hope you enjoy :D

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  12. I'm itching to get my hands on this one and not so patiently waiting for a library copy. It has my favorite setting and time era, and is by an author I've read before. Hope you enjoy it!

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  13. Some really interesting language here. Hope you like it. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

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  14. I think my comment just disappeared. I wrote - I'd read on - it sounds mysterious!

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  15. I love the writing in this intro. I'd keep reading!

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  16. Ooh this sounds like a very mysterious place! I'd love to keep reading to find out what is happening at Fiercombe! I have become well and truly intrigued! Thanks for hosting :) I hope you have a great week!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  17. this sounds like a book I would love to read. I'm adding it to my goodreads list. thanks for the tip. Kelley at the road goes ever ever on

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  18. I really like the writing style of the intro. I would keep reading. This isn't one I have heard of before, but it sounds like it will be good. I look forward to reading your review.

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  19. The descriptive nature really draws you in.

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  20. Very atmospheric! I want to read more...

    Here's my verrry short [and sweet] Tuesday Intro - perfect for Shrove [pancake] Tuesday !

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  21. I read this one a week or two ago. I'll be interested to see what you think about it! I'm writing about it soon.

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  22. I am a bit late to leave a comment, Diane. This opening is lovely; I like the idea that the air carries something extra.

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