Tuesday, May 10, 2022

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Lost Apothecary; Sarah Penner

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

Park Row - 2021



February 3, 1791

She would come at daybreak--the woman whose letter I held in my hands, the woman whose name I did not yet know.

I knew neither her age nor where she lived. I did not know her rank in society nor the dar things of which she dreamed when night fell.  She could be a vicim or a transgressor. A new wife or a vengeful widow. A nursemaid or a courtesan.

But despite all that I did not know, I understood this: that woman knew exactly who she wanted dead.

This is our book group pick for the end of the month and from this intro I am really looking forward to it.  It is told in (2) timelines past and present day.

What do you think -- Read more or pass?


  1. The book sounded good to me as I was reading the first paragraph, but the last 5 words really grabbed my attention!

  2. Wow! This one sounds fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I would give this one a try. I've heard many good things about it. The beginning does grab your attention.

  4. I've noticed this one at the library and am tempted. Will be curious to hear what you think.

  5. Ooh...that's a great opening! I hope the rest of the book is as good. :)


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