Friday, July 27, 2018

First Line Friday - July 27, 2018



Welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books! I hope you had a good week. Was anyone affected by the flooding on the east coast of the United States? Our rain gauge got quite the workout this week. We had 12 inches of rain. There was flooding near us, but thankfully we were not directly affected other than my BIble study being cancelled due to the rain. Wherever you are, I hope you have good weather this weekend and lots of time to read.

Today I'm sharing the first line from A Widow's Hope by Vannetta Chapman. I am currently on chapter 8 and finding it to be a delightful read.


"Monday mornings were never easy."

Now it's your turn! Share 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.

26 comments:

  1. Today I shared the first couple of lines from Fiona Davis' upcoming book "The Masterpiece" on my blog. But as I'm only about 25% into the book, let me share the first few lines of the chapter I'm currently reading.

    "Clara had seen Levon only twice since he'd taken her class five days earlier: once in a crowded hallway, where he'd given her a salute as he brushed by, and another time on the concourse of the terminal, where she was certain he'd spotted her but pretended not to.
    His puerile behavior annoyed her. She had no way of knowing if he'd upheld his end of the bet and insisted that Mr. Lorette keep her on."

    I hope you enjoy that. Happy weekend and enjoying your reading! :D

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    1. I'll have to check out that book. Thanks for sharing your first line here and happy reading!

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  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from Dancing in the Rain by Eileen Rife and Jennifer Slattery:

    "The letter was probably one more rejection Loni could add to all the others crumpled in her trash."

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    1. That line makes me want to see her success. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. Happy Friday!😊

    My first line comes from The Mending by Susan Lantz Simpson……..

    She sensed someone had entered the room, even though she’d been dozing and hadn’t heard the whoosh of the door opening or the squeak of athletic shoes on the tile floor. Her eyes felt glued shut.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊📚

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  4. Happy Friday! Over on my blog, I'm sharing the first line from The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright. Here I'll share the first line from Chapter 28 of the same book:
    "Dusk had settled over Gossamer Pond. The mist rolled off its surface, making the mossy green algae glow in the moonlight."
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I'm sharing the first line from Cara Putman's novel A Promise Forged. Here I will share the first line from the novel I just started reading, Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar.

    "The first time I climbed through a window and crept about secretly through a house, the moon sat high in the sky and I was running away from home."

    Hope you have a great weekend! 😀

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    1. I hope you have a great weekend, too! Thanks for sharing your first line here.

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  6. Hmmm. That sounds a little biographical when I read it. Hahaha. Thanks for featuring A Widow's Hope.

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    1. I'm really enjoying it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Happy Friday!

    Accurate first line, haha!

    I’m reading The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw by Christopher Healy right now, so here’s the first line: “Outlaws have too many feathers in their hats.”

    Hallie @ Book by Book

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    1. I love tha title! I hope you are having a good weekend!

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  8. On my blog, I'm sharing the first line from Secrets & Charades by Cindy Ervin Huff. Since I'm still reading the book, I will share the first two lines from chapter 8 here. "Jake finished hitching the wagon as the sun rose over the horizon. When he peered in the door of the soddie, Evangeline stood before him trying to press the wrinkles out of her green dress with her hands." Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. I hope you have a great weekend, too. Thanks for sharing a couple of line here!

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  9. Happy Friday! I'm sharing from a different book on my blog today, but my current lunchtime read is the second Lady Alkmene Cozy Mystery, Diamonds of Death by Vivian Conroy. Here is the first line (well, first two):

    "It was madness to do this on a night with a full moon. But then you had to be a little mad to do this work to begin with."

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    1. Thanks for sharing your first lines here! I hope you are having a nice weekend.

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  10. Happy Friday!
    The book I shared on my blog today is A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano but it's also the book I'm currently reading so I'll share the first line from chapter 3 here: "Squinting into the fog made orange by the rising sun, I strode through the sprawling vineyard in a nightdress and my tattered old garden cloak and pondered the odd whispers of my servant." Hope you have a great weekend with lots of reading time! :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend also!

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  11. Happy Friday! My first line comes from The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

    London, 1913

    It was dark where she crouched but the little girl did as she'd been told.

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    1. That's an intriguing first line. Thanks for sharing it here!

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  12. I'm sharing the first line of Miss Serena's Secret by Carolyn Miller on my blog, so I'll share the first line from the book I'm currently reading: Justice by Emily Conrad:

    "Snow floated onto Main Street, each flake large enough to catch the breeze like a parachute."

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    1. I wish is was snowing here! Thanks for sharing your first line here.

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  13. I'm glad you and your family are safe! Thankfully, there hasn't been any flooding near me, but it has definitely been raining like Noah's Ark. Happy reading!

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