Tuesday, April 24, 2018

First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday

First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. is hosted by I'd Rather Be at the Beach. and is all about sharing the first paragraph or two from a book you are about to read.

This week, I'm delving into the world of nonfiction.  I love reading about unsolved mysteries.  Not necessarily crimes, but more stories of the unexplained.  I find them to be so interesting and I enjoy contemplating all of the different theories about what actually happened.  

My First Chapter, First Paragraph Intro:

For as long as he lived, George Spicer was haunted by the sight of a worried woman running along the Nova Scotia Shore.

It was a summer morning in June of 1861, when Spicer was just a teenager with dreams of going to sea.  He had been aboard a skiff sailing into Economy, a small fishing village shrouded by Acadian pines on the Minas Channel.  In the town, locals watched the world's most powerful tides rise and fall as much as fifty-three feet in a matter of hours--a surge that impressed upon them a healthy respect for the sea.  The ocean provided a life for many of them, and they knew it could just as easily take one away.  And as the tide often did, on that morning George Spicer was carrying bad news.

Would you keep reading?  I'm enjoying it.  :)


  1. I love true crime and unsolved mysteries. I'd keep reading.

  2. I would definitely keep reading. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  3. I would keep reading the introduction got me curious

  4. I think I'd keep reading. It sounds interesting, especially since it's a true story.

  5. This sounds really good. I love nonfiction and mysteries so this could be a good one to try.