Tuesday, November 8, 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Faithful; Alice Hoffman


Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph or two, from a book I'm reading or will be reading soon.  

Faithful; Alice Hoffman
Simon & Schuster - 2016
Chapter 1

"In February, when the snow comes down hard, little globes of light are left along Route 110, on the side of the road that slopes off when a driver least expects it.  The lights are candles set inside paper bags, surrounded by sand, and they burn past midnight.  They shouldn't last for that amount of time, but that's part of the miracle.  One the second anniversary of the accident, a gang of boys creep out their windows and gather at two in the morning to see if Helene's mother, Diana Boyd, drives along the road replacing each melting pool of wax with a fresh candle.  They're hoping to reveal a con in process and dispel the myth of a miracle, but after keeping watch for a while the boys all flee.  In the early morning hours, safe in their beds, they wonder how much of the world can never be understood or explained."

Based on this intro, would you read more or pass on this book?

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37 comments:

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    1. I generally like the ones you found to be winners so glad u loved it.

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  2. This book is already on my list and coming from the library. Your first paragraph makes me excited to get started on the book. I'm glad you shared it.

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  3. I'm hoping to read this one and that first paragraph has definitely whetted my appetite.

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  4. I am not a complete Alice Hoffman fan but I did enjoy The Marriage of Opposites. I need to look up what this one is about.

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    1. I haven't loved all of her books but quite a few were winners for me.

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  5. I would definitely keep reading that one. Though I probably wouldn't have picked it up from the cover.

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  6. hhmmm, nothing really grabs me from that paragraph and I've never read anything by Alice Hoffman either. I hope you like it.

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  7. This is already on my list too. Yes, hope to read it.

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  8. Good choice. I've read and enjoyed many Alice Hoffman novels, and I'm hoping to read this one soon.

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  9. I would continue reading! I hope you enjoy :-)

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  10. I brought this one home from the library. I either like her books or I don't, so we'll see where I end up with this one.

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    1. I'm kinda like that as well with Hoffman but, think this sounds so good.

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  11. I have this on hold at my library. Sadly, I'm #6.

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  12. It sounds a bit interesting and I'd read more to see what that is all about.

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  13. I hope you enjoy it more than I did!

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  14. I like the way the author describes the snowy road. Lighted candles make me want to read further. I like the last sentence too.

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  15. I've read mixed reviews about this one but I like the intro and the description so I think I would carry on reading.

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    1. Yes, I noticed the mixed reviews. I still haven't started it but hopefully, this weekend.

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  16. Based just on that opening, I would for sure. I like the visual image of the lit candles and the boys watching for a con...

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  17. The intro is definitely a good one. I'd read more of this, for sure.

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  18. Other than Survival Lessons, I haven't read anything by Hoffman in many, many years. She's one of the authors whose books are hit-or-miss for me. I'll wait to see what you think once you've had a chance to read it. I do like the cover art, though. :)

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