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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

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The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Prologue

December 20, 1037

Listen. Three miles deep in the forest just below Arnott’s Ridge, and you’re in silence so dense it’s like you’re wading through it. There’s no birdsong past dawn, not even in high summer, and especially not now, with the chill air so thick with moisture that it stills those few leaves clinging gamely to the branches. Among the oak and hickory nothing stirs: wild animals are deep underground, soft pelts intertwined in narrow caves or hollowed out hocks, and every few strides he staggers and snorts suspiciously, checking for loose flints and holes under the endless white. Only the narrow creek below moves confidently, it’s clear water murmuring and bubbling over the stony bed, headed down toward an endpoint nobody around here has ever seen.

  22 Responses to “First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros:
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes”

  1. I can’t imagine it being that quiet! Really pretty cover!

  2. I am on the fence on this opening.

  3. I can’t wait to read this!

  4. I like this author but, the writing in the intro seems way too descriptive . I do plan to try it.

  5. I’ve enjoyed other books by this author and am planning to read this one.

  6. Sounds peaceful! I recognize the author’s name – I’ve probably read something from her before….

  7. I’ve never read this author but I’ve been wanting to try her. This sounds good.

  8. That’s quite the descriptive opening.

  9. Vicki, I like the descriptive opening. I read Me Before You a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.

  10. Your description has me sold! I’d like to ready this.

  11. What a fabulous picture this author creates. Love the descriptions. Thanks for sharing.

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