Tuesday, March 9, 2021

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Four Winds, Kristin Hannah

 Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, now hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book ReviewsEach week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book they are reading or that they plan to read soon. 

                                                          The Four Winds; Kristin Hannah
                                                                 St. Martin's Press - 2021

Prologue

"Hope is a coin I carry: an American penny, given to me by a man I came to love.  There were times in my journey when it felt as if that penny and the hope it represented were the only things that kept me going."

Chapter One

"Elsa Wolcott had spent years in enforced solitude, reading fictional adventures and imagining other lives.  In her lonely bedroom, surrounded by the novels that had become her friends, she sometimes dared to dream of an adventure of her own, but not often.  Her family repeatedly told her that it was the illness she'd survived in childhood that had transformed her life and left it fragile and solitary, and on good days, she believed it."

From the prologue intro and the first chapter intro, it seems rather sad but, I do love the writing. What do you think, read more or pass?

21 comments:

  1. I have this one, but haven't started it yet...so I definitely keep reading.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Poor thing. That's a good intro.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I loved this book! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Enjoy! Such great buzz about this book everywhere--I hope it lives up to it, although I'm sure it will because of the author.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I haven't read this author in a long time, but I always enjoyed her books. I've been eyeing this one. It looks like another good book.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ohhh that prologue. <3

    I hope to read my copy sometime in this century. Lol.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am sure you will love it. I'm still reading it but, a very good story so far.

      Delete
  7. I have this on audio and will read it sometime this year. Thanks for sharing the introductions!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I bet the audio will be great as there aren't a lot of characters to keep track of.

      Delete
  8. This author is not a favorite of mine, yet I have read most of her books and enjoyed them in the end. So I will probably read this one, especially because of the Dust Bowl connection.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I read her earlier books but then it seemed all she wrote about was "sisters" for a while so I stopped but, this is different so far and very good.

      Delete
  9. I have somehow never read a Kristin Hannah book even though I've been meaning to for years! I hope you enjoy this one.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm intrigued so definitely would keep reading. I've only read a couple of her books but nothing recent.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to visit and double thanks for any comments. If you ask a question in your comments, I will try to reply to it here, or by email if your settings allow me to do so. Thank again for visiting.