Friday, April 6, 2018

First Line Friday - April 6, 2018

Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! Do you have any special plans for the weekend? We're planning a pancake breakfast with my mom on Saturday. I'm hoping for some quality reading time, too. 

Let's talk about first lines! I picked up Winning Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller at the bookstore today (I had to special order it because it wasn't in stock!!!) and that's where my first line is from this week. I am looking forward to reading it. 


"The deeply blue Gloucestershire sky brought comfort as Catherine Winthrop emerged from the tenant farmhouse."

Now it's your turn! Leave the first line of the book closest to you in the comments below then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is sharing first lines on their blogs today. 

34 comments:

  1. I just finished this and really enjoyed it. I hope you do, too!

    The book I'm featuring on my blog today is 'Shadows of Hope' by Georgiana Daniels, but I'm going to share the first line of my current read here: The Man He Never Was by James L. Rubart:

    "Toren Daniels rolled over in bed and light pierced his closed eyelids, which meant five a.m. had come and gone."

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    1. I bought that book this week! It looks like I won't be able to put it down once I start it! Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from a book im starting soon, Honeysuckle Dreams by Denise Hunter......

    Playing house was just a little too easy for Hope Daniels. Her special chicken casserole waited in the oven, covered with foil; butter beans were simmering on the stovetop; and the yeasty smell of baked rolls hung in the air.

    Have a great weekend!😀

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    1. That looks like a good book. I'm a Denise Hunter fan. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. BEDFORD, ENGLAND
    MAY 1659

    The babe's crying would rip her heart to shreds if she had to listen to it one more minute. - The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

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    1. Oooo...Jody Hedlund! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. A second (and well-deserved) shout out to Miss Winthrop today. I enjoyed the echoes of Austen's Persuasion in this one.


    I'm currently reading the First Love Forever Collection, so I'll share the first line from the current novella I'm in, Heartfelt Echoes by Jennifer Uhlarik:

    Travis McCaffrey stared at the front door of the mansion before him.

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    1. That looks like a great collection of novellas. It's such a pretty cover, too. Thanks for sharing your first line!

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  5. Sleep, I need sleep. But instead of hitting the snooze button, I’m frantically charging along a downtown city sidewalk, weaving through throngs of Monday-morning business types who seem to be walking in every direction but mine.
    LOVE AT LAKEWOOD MED
    By TJ Amberson

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    1. That first line draws you in! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Love the cover and the time period. The book I'm highlighting on my blog is The Mistress of Rosemere by Sarah Ladd. I will share here the first line of Chapter 11, which I'm currently reading. "A flurry of activity swirled in the recovering Rosemere." Wishing you a blessed weekend.

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    1. I want to try a Sarah Ladd book - I've heard she's excellent. Thanks for sharing a line from the book here!

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  7. So looking forward to this book!

    My first line comes from the book Once Upon A Prince and the first line can be found here: http://arealwriterslife.blogspot.com/2018/04/first-line-fridays-once-upon-prince.html?m=1

    Have a great weekend! :-)

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    1. I am looking forward to the movie tomorrow night! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I loved this book so much. Carolyn is a great writer!

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Rachael Anderson's newest Regency novel, My Sister's Intended. It's an excellent book I highly recommend. Here I will share the first three lines from the novel I'm currently reading, Not Abandoned by MacKenzie Morganthal.

    "It was a prison like none other. With boarded windows and a tall fence, I'd almost forgotten what it looked like outside. The bars that caged me in were strong, but not as strong as the bars I'd put up around my heart."

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    1. I love Regency so I'll have to check out the book you are sharing on your blog. Thanks for sharing another first line here!

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  9. I love this series. So good....I pretty much read the books in one sitting :)

    Hope you have a nice weekend!!

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    1. Binge reading...yay! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a nice weekend, too. :)

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  10. Happy Friday!
    The book I'm sharing on my blog is A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron but I'm sharing the book I'm currently (re)reading to get ready for the new Hallmark movie this weekend Once Upon A Prince by Rachel Hauck: "What did he say? The storm gusts moving over the Atlantic must have garbled his words." Hope you have a blessed weekend!

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    1. I'm looking forward to the movie tomorrow night. I loved the book! Thanks for sharing the first line here.

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  11. Happy Friday! My first line is from Joel C. Rosenberg’s book The Kremlin Conspiracy, which my husband grabbed from me and read first:

    “Louisa Sherbatov had just turned six, but she would never turn seven.”

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    1. I LOVED Rosenberg's Last Jihad series. I haven't read anything by him since then. His new book looks excellent, too. Thanks for sharing the first line here!

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  12. Happy Friday!

    My first lines come from J Kenner’s Justify Me.

    “I should never have let him get close, this man who swept into my life like living flame, beautifully wild and dangerously enticing.”

    If you stop by my blog, I am featuring lines from Susan Stoker’s Rescuing Sadie.

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    1. Happy Friday! Thanks for stopping by! I'll have to check out your blog. :)

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  13. I’m going to show the first line of The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo:
    Mama may have been named for the great-grandmother who traveled from England on the Mayflower, but the fact certainly did not keep her in the land of her birth.

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    1. I've seen that book a lot of places lately. Thanks for sharing the first line here!

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  14. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim on my blog today, so I'll share from a recent read. Here's the first line from the prologue of Julie Cantrell’s Perennials:

    “Summer 1979
    Oxford, Mississippi

    “Four!” Bitsy cheers, twisting the lid to her firefly jar.”

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    1. That first line makes me envision a sweet scene. Thanks for sharing it here!

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  15. I can’t wait to read this book! It’s on my Kindle. :) Happy Friday!

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    1. Happy Friday! I'm excited to read it, too! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  16. Snap! I'm sharing from Winning Miss Winthrop aw well.

    But I'm going to share the first line from the book I'm currently reading - an advance copy of Falling for You by Becky Wade. It doesn't release until 1 May, but I loved True to You and I have no self-control when it comes to Becky Wade, so here are the opening lines:

    "I discovered a secret."
    Corbin Stewart looked sharply at twelve-year-old Charlotte Dixon. "What kind of a secret?"

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    1. Great minds think (or read) alike! :) I am super excited to read Falling for You!!! Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. Happy reading! I enjoyed Miss Winthrop!

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