First Chapter, First Paragraph & Tuesday Teaser: When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell

fistchapFirst Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at Bibliophile by the Sea.  Here’s the opening paragraph from When Mountains Move, a book of love, hope and trust in the biblical promise that faith can move mountains:

FWhenMountainsMoveriday, May 7th, 1943

Church bells strike to announce the hour.  My body quakes from the force of the sound, and again from the force of the man, uninvited. He pushed me down, nails his elbow into my throat.  I fight, kicking, clawing.  Screaming.


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here’s my teaser from the same book:

Just as I’m about to yell out “Lion!” Bill Miller’s head arcs over the rise, and as hard as it is to believe, I am suddenly being stalked by two kinds of predators.  I hold Isabel close in my arms and tighten my grip on the pistol.  I don’t know which is worse, the lion or the man.  p.313

Would you keep reading?  Leave a comment and a link to your own FCFP & TT.

About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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34 Responses to First Chapter, First Paragraph & Tuesday Teaser: When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell

  1. A short first paragraph, but it’s very intense. I’m curious about what’s going on.


  2. A dramatic and grabbing opening!


  3. Might be a little outside my normal fare, but I hope you enjoy it!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. sjhigbee says:

    Oh my goodness! This one sounds very dramatic – I hope you enjoy it.


  5. The intro grabbed me. I would keep reading for that alone. Thank you for sharing!


  6. fuonlyknew says:

    Wow. You got me with the opening and the teaser!

    My TT from Fear Of The Scarecrow


  7. Candid Cover says:

    Whoa! There is so much happening in your teaser! I think that I would definitely keep reading to find out what happens next. I hope that this is one thriller that you enjoy! 🙂


    • mysm2000 says:

      It really wasn’t a thriller so much as a romance with some tricky characters and one creepy one. I’ve finished it now and really liked it. Nothing too tense. Thanks for stopping by.


  8. Alice Audrey says:

    Talk about getting caught between a rock and a hard place. I hope she has more than one bullet.


  9. Sounds like a good, scary story. The opening makes me want to know what happens next. Does she escape? Are the church bells significant to the story? I’d keep reading to find out more.
    My Tuesday post features ARE YOU THERE, ERMA? IT’S ME, GAYLE.


    • mysm2000 says:

      It’s not super scary although parts of it are full of intensity. Lots of newly-wed coping with difficult situations, misunderstandings, and problems with hidden secrets but interesting info associated with native lore and building a ranch basically from scratch. I’d read more by Julie Cantrell. Thanks for coming by. I enjoyed your teaser!


  10. Frightening situations! I do want to know more, now. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

    Liked by 1 person

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