First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Loved Back To Life by Sheila Walsh

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 from Sheila Walsh‘s memoir, Loved Back to Life: How I Found the Courage to Live Free:


Twenty years is a long time, and yet as I think back to the night when I was admitted to the locked ward of a psychiatric hospital, it’s as vivid to me now as if it were yesterday.

teaser-tuesdaysTeaser Tuesday
 is a weekly bookish meme, now being hosted by Ambrosia of  The Purple Booker.
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!  So, from the same memoir:

Let me take you back to where the descent began.  It was dark and it was deep, but the truth that I thought would kill me actually saved my life. (location 69)

Would you keep reading?  I’ve had this book on my shelf (so to speak — it’s on my ipad) for awhile and have finally gotten into it — a memoir of a dark period that has helped many other sufferers of mental illness.  Have you read this or other books by Sheila Walsh?  Leave a comment and a link to your First Chapter, First Paragraph and Teaser Tuesday page.

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.
This entry was posted in Adult Book, Author, Christian Book, Meme, Memoir, Spiritual Growth and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

23 Responses to First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Loved Back To Life by Sheila Walsh

  1. I did not know this about her and would keep reading.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Diane D says:

    I like a good memoir and this one begged for me to want to know more. Hope you enjoy it.


  3. I like how the opening paragraph jumps right into the story. I’d like to read more.


  4. ljennison says:

    I’d keep reading. It sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing this one. And thanks for coming by.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. It’s been a while since I’ve read a memoir and this sounds like a good one. I’m curious about the author’s time in a psychiatric hospital and wondering how she has coped.
    My Tuesday post features Letters From Paris.


    • mysm2000 says:

      Apparently she’s quite famous. She was co-host of the 700 Club and is also a well-known singer. I had to look her up and I ended up buying one of her CDs from iTunes. The book is very easy to read — just like she’s talking to you. Thanks for stopping by.


  6. kentuckygal50 says:

    Heck yeah, I would keep reading. I’ve been dealing with depression for years, so books that deal with mental illness, how to live with it and/or the stigma attached to it pretty much automatically go on my list. :O)

    Here’s my TT/FCFP post.


  7. I don’t read many memoirs, but based on what you shared, I would like to read this one.


  8. I enjoy memoirs, especially when there are issues like mental health….so I would definitely keep reading. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.


  9. I don’t tend to read memoirs but this sounds like it would be a fascinating read.


  10. Ooh yes that is an opening that begs so many questions!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.