Friday, November 18, 2016

First Line Fridays


Happy Friday!  I'm starting a new post today called First Line Fridays.  I will be joining several other book bloggers to bring you the first line of a new book each and every Friday.  Hopefully, that first line will make you curious enough to want to read the book.  :)  Please be sure to check out the book lines from these other amazing bloggers too:

Sydney from Singing Librarian
Rachel from Bookworm Mama
Andi from Radiant Light 
 

 Click the links above to be taken to their posts and...
If you would like to join us, send Carrie a message and let her know!

​Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from:

To Follow Her Heart 
by Rebecca Demarino 


And the first line is...

July 16, 1664 
Southhold, Long Island 

"'Did you hear me?'  Patience Terry stood silent, her mind awhirl.  Had she not guarded her heart against this day?" 


The first line did not give quite enough information, so I decided to include the second line as well.  :)  
Happy reading and happy Friday!   

 



16 comments:

  1. Sometimes that second line is just necessary lol! Welcome to the FLF crew, Heather :)

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  2. I have this one sitting on my shelf waiting to be read! :D

    My first line:

    Cactus Creek, Texas
    Saturday, March 31, 1888

    "You'd think after all this time I'd be over him."

    Cactus Creek Challenge by Erica Vetsch

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    1. I'm definitely hooked by that one line, Sydney! :)

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  3. Hello Heather!

    ASPEN RIDGE
    DAKOTA TERRITORY/IDAHO TERRITORY BORDER
    AUGUST 1866

    Matt Tucker could take people for only so long and then he had to get up in the mountains, all the way up where he was more likely to run into a golden eagle than a man. - Now & Forever (Wild At Heart Book 2) by Mary Connealy

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    1. Hi Caryl! Nice to meet you! This book looks great--I told Sydney that I thought my book collection would grow after reading all these first lines. :)

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  4. "Miss Arabella Beckett had always been proud of the fact she'd never ended up in jail. She could no longer make that claim." From A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano

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    1. Wow...that sounds really interesting. It reminds me of when Anna from Downton Abbey found herself going to jail--wrongly accused.

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  5. I'm excited to find you with the other lovely bloggers, Heather,! Right now I'm reading Finding Margo, and the first line is, "In the heat of the summer, under a dark sky of a moonless night, three Amish children disappeared from their bed, never to be seen again."

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    1. Thanks Janet! I'm so excited to be a part of this lovely series! That book sounds so interesting--definitely mysterious.

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  6. Hi Heather, welcome to our First Line Friday fun. Sorry I'm running late today, I took advantage of having my hubby home and doing some Christmas shopping.

    My first line comes from The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck

    April 1930 Heart's Bend, Tennessee

    The morning began like every other weekday, with Cora making her way up the back walk to the shop, unlocking the door and clicking on the lights.

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    1. Thanks Andie! I love Christmas shopping! And it is so much more fun when you have someone to share it with. I love reading all of these first lines--my book collection will definitely be growing.

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  7. SO excited you are joining us Heather!!! My first line: "Pine Creek, Washington, 1891 - Killing Edward Stevens was beyond her proper ways." From One Plus One Equals Trouble by Sondra Kraak

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    1. Thanks Rachel! Me too! All of these first lines to these books are marvelous--my to-be-read list is going to grow.

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  8. I'm a day late but wow, it's been a crazy week!

    "Kacey didn't want to raise eyebrows and alert the entire town to her return." - Wild Montana Skies by Susan May Warren

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    1. No worries Beth-so nice to meet you! This sounds like an excellent book.

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