Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea asks us to share the first paragraph of a book we are reading. As you can see it’s called First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. As readers we are often captivated or turned away by that first paragraph or two. Let’s see what you think about the first paragraph of my current read.
I just finished reading Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer. It’s the first book in his planned five-book family chronicle. Here’s how it all starts:
Whenever I questioned my mother about his death, she didn’t say any more than that he’d served with the Royal Gloucesteshire Regiment and had been killed fighting on the Western Front only days before the Armistice was signed. Grandma said my dad had been a brave man, and once when we were alone in the house she showed me his medals. My grandpa rarely offered an opinion on anything, but then he was deaf as a post so he might not have heard the question in the first place.
What do you think of this paragraph?
Would you keep reading?