Tuesday, October 13, 2015

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Lake House; Kate Morton


Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where I share the first paragraph sometimes two from a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon. (On chapter 4 - so far very good)

The Lake House; Kate Morton
Atria - 2015

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Cornwall, August 1933

The rain was heavy now and the hem of her dress was splattered with mud.  She'd have to hide it afterwards: no one could know that she'd been out.

Clouds covered the moon, a stroke of luck she didn't deserve, and she made her way through the thick, black night as quickly as she could.  She's come earlier to dig the hole, but only now, under veil of darkness, would she finish the job.  Rain stippled the surface of the trout stream, drummed relentlessly on the earth beside it.  Something bolted through the broken nearby, but she didn't flinch, didn't stop.  She'd been in and out of the woods all her life and knew the way by heart."

What do you think -- keep reading or pass? 
(Feel free to join in this week by posting your intro below?



40 comments:

  1. I love those opening lines...and I'm enjoying this one right now. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Oh glad to hear you are reading and enjoying as well.

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  2. My friendly librarian told me I would like this one, so I put it on hold. Now that I see the first paragraph, I'm not sure. I'm curious what you think of it.

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  3. She sounds like an interesting character. Wonder what she's up to.

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    1. Something very secretive that I am sure will remain a secret until the end.

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  4. Sound very mysterious- what is she up to? I think I would keep reading to find out more.

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  5. I've seen this on a few blogs recently and it does sound like one I want to read. Look forward to your review.

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  6. I've heard really good things about this one and yet I decided it wasn't one for me. Slightly regretting that now with such an intro! Thanks for hosting :)
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  7. Already on my list!! Sounds good.

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    1. It's going well - think this will be another winner.

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  8. I've seen this one around a bunch lately, but the intro didn't really grab me. I think it was the writing style.

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    1. I like her writing Sarah, and I've read all of her books except one so far.

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  9. I already have this one on my wishlist. So, yes, I'd keep reading.

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  10. I love Kate Morton. And I have fond memories of visiting Cornwall as a teen. It was my first "grown up" vacation--just me and two of my English cousins in a caravan.

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  11. Ooooh, what hole?? Is she burying someone? Yep, I need to see what happens - ha! Thanks for sharing this one Diane; I've got another blogging friend who is reading this one and I can't wait to hear what y'all think! Thanks so much for hosting the link up!

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    1. It;s a long one Tar, but so far so good and I love the writing.

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  12. I like the Cornwall setting nd would read on...

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  13. That was very well written and I'd sure read on.

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    1. It is well written Brian and the setting is always awesome as well.

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  14. This sounds intense and interesting. I would probably give this book a read.

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  15. I've been looking forward to this book. I really like this intro and I really like reading about Cornwall and a story set in the 1930s. I'd keep reading!

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    1. I like the time period and I'm only 6 chapters in -- it's 500+pp LOL

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  16. Good opening. I'd keep reading to find out what (or who?) she's burying.
    Thank you for hosting First Chapter / First Paragraph / Tuesday Intros.

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  17. I'd keep reading. I've heard Kate Morton's books are all very good. Have a couple on the waiting shelf!

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    1. I've enjoyed her books and think after this one, I've read all but one.

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  18. I love the opening you shared, Diane. So descriptive and yet not overly so. I definitely am curious about what she's digging a hole for.

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    1. I love Morton's style Wendy. Her books are long but generally worth it.

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  19. I knew I wanted to read this book, but that opening sealed the deal. Getting on the library wait list now!

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