Tuesday, February 26, 2013

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is a weekly meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea every Tuesday. To participate share the opening paragraph(s) of a book you've decided to read based on the paragraph(s). 
I've had this book on my shelf waiting for me to read it.  I'm really looking forward to it!

Chapter 1
Family Home Evening

to Put it as simply as possible: this is the story of a polygamist
who has an affair. But there is much more to it than that, of course; the life of any polygamist, even when not complicated by lies and secrets and infidelity, is anything but simple. Take, for example, the Friday night in early spring when Golden Richards returned to Big House—one of three houses he called home—after a week away on the job. It should have been the sweetest, most wholesome of domestic scenes: a father arrives home to the loving attentions of his wives and children. But what was about to happen inside that house, Golden realized as he pulled up into the long gravel drive, would not be wholesome or sweet, or anything close to it.
The place was lit up like a carnival tent—yellow light burned in every one of the house’s two dozen windows—and the sound coming from inside was as loud as he’d ever heard it: a whooping clamor that occasionally broke up into individual shouts and wails and thumps before gathering into a rising howl that rattled the front door on its hinges and made the windows buzz. Golden hadn’t heard it like this in years, but he knew exactly what it was. It was the sound of recrimination and chaos. It was the sound of trouble.
“Oh crud,” Golden said
Did you find this section interesting? Would you keep reading?


  1. I loved the TV show Big Love...so I think I'd keep reading to learn more....thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. Great writing but I can't cope with polygamists -- but I'm so curious -- gah, great teaser!

  3. Ahhh, this is one of my favorite reads ever, so keep reading!!! I promise you will be rewarded!

  4. I read it already but even if I hadn't, I would definitely read it based on this. Such a good read!

  5. I actually like the audio version of this one a lot. The intro works for me as well. Thanks for joining us Amy and enjoy.

  6. I've heard good things about this book so I would definitely keep reading!

  7. I have had this one on my list for so long that I forgot about it. That paragraph reminds me of what I added it in the first place.