Friday, December 8, 2017

First Line Friday - December 8, 2017

Happy Friday! I hope you are enjoying the anticipation of and preparations for Christmas! 

My first line today is from A Royal Christmas Wedding by Rachel Hauck. I read this last year and enjoyed it. If you haven't read it yet, I recommend adding it to your list of Christmas reads!

"The night was moonless, the color of black ink, with not one star twinkling from the heavens."

What's the first line of the book closest to you? Let me know in the comments and then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating! 


24 comments:

  1. nice beginning for December.
    On my blog, I share the first line from One Sip at a Time: https://francebooktours.com/2017/12/08/first-line-fridays-one-sip-at-a-time/
    I'm also currently reading The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga. The first line: "Neither you nor I speak English, but here are some things that can be said only in English"

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  2. On my blog I’m sharing the first line from Gina Holder’s debut novel “Whither Shall I Go?” so do stop by and check that out! I’ll share with you here the first line of a book that has been on my TBR for several months, I really loved this book!
    “The little hairs on the back of Allegra Spencer’s neck stood at attention. He was behind her.”
    -Count Me In (An Emerald City Romance #1) by Mikal Dawn

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    1. Count Me In is still on my TBR list. I'm hoping to get to it in early 2018. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Happy Friday!

    My first line is from the book I’m reading next, Like Moonlight at Low Tide by Nicole Quigley….

    People never ask me the right question when they ask me what happened the beginning of my senior year. They always ask what his last words were.

    Have a great weekend!!

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  4. This one is in my TBR. Happy Friday! :)

    My mother's name was Sarah. - Take This Cup by Bodie and Brock Thoene

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  5. This was such a cute read! And I love the wedding dress on the cover. :)

    I'm sharing about Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar on my blog today, but I'll share a book that is on my TBR here.

    "Come on, come on. I know you're here somewhere," Magdalena Henry murmured, squinting through the viewfinder of her camera at the ragged line of coffee pickers sorting their day's yield.
    -Ascension of Larks by Rachel Linden

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  6. I found this book at a used book sale, and I can't wait to read it. Happy Friday!

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  7. LOVE that book!!

    Happy Friday!

    My 1st line is from Shattered Memories by Debbie Lynne Costello:

    "Why can't you have him arrested and demand our money back?"

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  8. I love that first line! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm sharing from The House on Foster Hill by Jamie Jo Wright on my blog, but had to put it down because nighttime and suspense and a need to sleep. So I'm currently reading something a little lighter: Holding the Fort by Regina Jennings. Here's the first line:

    The fumes of the gaslights at the foot of the stage protected Louisa Bell from the more noxious odors of her audience.

    Just the kind of lighthearted read I enjoy! The weather forecast for the weekend is looking bright and sunny, so I'm planning to get back into The House on Foster Hill when the sun comes out :)

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  9. yay! i love this book!

    My current first line is from Julie Lessman's For Love of Liberty - "Abominable." :)

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  10. This is such a great Christmas book!

    The first line of the book I'm currently reading is: "Who am I?" From His Forgotten Fiancee by Evelyn M. Hill

    Have a great weekend!

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  11. I am sharing the first line from the YA Christian Dystopian novel All Things Now Living by Rondi Bauer Olson on my blog. Here I will post the first two lines from the novel I am starting next, Count Me In by Mikal Dawn:

    "The little hairs on the back of Allegra Spencer's neck stood at attention. He was behind her."

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  12. It sounds lovely. I read your review and I'm tempted to buy it. I'll share the first line from a nonfiction book I'm currently reading. Pastoral Letters by Robert Murray McCheyne. "To all of you, my dear friends, and people who are beloved of God and faithful in Christ Jesus, your pastor wishes grace and peace from God the Father, and Jesus Christ our Lord." Sounds like the beginning of an epistle in the Bible, doesn't it? He was an amazing man of God who accomplished much in the short span of life given to him.

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