Apr 162018
 

Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph or two of a book that I’m reading or plan to read soon

Feel free to join in by posting your own FCFPTI and linking below

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Harold Fry, #1)

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Harold Fry #1)
by Rachel Joyce

1
Harold and the Letter

The letter that would change everything arrived on a Tuesday. It was an ordinary morning in mid-April that smelled of clean washing and grass cuttings. Harold Fry sat at the breakfast table, freshly shaved, in a clean shirt and tie, with a slice of toast that he wasn’t eating. He gazed beyond the kitchen window at the clipped lawn, which was spiked in the middle by Maureen’s telescopic washing line, and trapped on all three sides by the neighbors’ stockade fencing.

  28 Responses to “First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros”

  1. Now I am very curious about that letter! Thanks for sharing…and for hosting.

  2. I enjoyed this book a lot, especially since the main character is an older man. Great story.
    Thank you for hosting.

  3. I loved this book when I read a few years back. I hope you have the same experience.

  4. Yes this is one that I’ve been meaning to read for a while now – I like that opening that makes the reader instantly wonder about the letter.

  5. I’ve had this book waiting on my TBR shelves for a while now – I must get round to reading it soon.I like the opening – setting the scene that Harold feels trapped.

  6. This is a good intro. It makes me want to read more.

  7. I remember this book being a favorite of several a while back. I need to keep it in mind for a ‘change it up’ book. 🙂

  8. Hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.

    • I loved A Man Called Ove, The Curious Charms Of Arthur Pepper, & The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry so I’m thinking I’ll love this book too.

  9. It’s definitely a good intro, with both the mysterious letter and the trapped feeling.

  10. This is a good book, I have read everything Rachel Joyce has published.

  11. A letter that changes everything would be enough to keep me reading. I like descriptive language in the opening paragraph too.

  12. I enjoyed reading this book beginning, and would probably enjoy the rest, as well!

  13. I needed another paragraph. Would like to look more closely at the novel.

  14. It starts very well…

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