Friday, March 31, 2017

First Line Fridays


Today I wanted to post a line from an author that is somewhat new to me...Amanda Cabot.  I believe I have read some of her novellas, but I have not read any of her novels.  Of course, after looking up her others stories, I added a few more books to my to-buy list.  :)  Has anyone read the Westward Winds Trilogy or the Texas Dreams Trilogy?  Let me know in the comments below.  As always, please be sure to check out the book lines from these other amazing bloggers too:    

Sydney from Singing Librarian
Rachel from Bookworm Mama
Andie from Radiant Light
Katie from Fiction Aficionado
Kathleen from Kathleen Denly
Lauraine from Lauraine's Notes 
 
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​Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from:

A Stolen Heart 
by Amanda Cabot



And the first line is...

May 1880

"No matter what anyone said, she wouldn't believe this was a mistake.  Lydia Crawford glanced at the other passengers, wondering whether her hours of sitting her, remaining silent but keeping a smile firmly fixed on her face, had done anything to lessen their hostility."  

Happy reading and Happy Friday!






34 comments:

  1. I think I have read one or two of Amanda Cabot's novels, but I can't remember which series they were in.

    I've got the first line from Angela K. Couch's "The Patriot and the Loyalist" on my blog this week. :-)

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    1. I know...I just discovered that I have Paper Roses and The Oregon Trail Romance Collection on my Kindle. What a lovely surprise! :)

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  2. Your book sounds good!
    My first line is from For the Love of Grace by Kimberly Rae Jordan
    “Grace Anderson stared straight ahead at the white wall of a small hospital room.”

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    1. What a suspenseful first line...but I want to know more. What happens next?

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  3. Prologue

    Dublin, Ireland, 1916

    She heard it before she felt it. Harsh air sucking through clenched teeth, the grunt of an arm raised, the soft swish of a hand slicing the air. - A HEART REVEALED by Julie Lessman

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

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    1. That is such an amazing first line...great descriptive details. Happy Friday!

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  4. Interesting you should have Amanda Cabot this week. I've been eyeing her books for a while but haven't read any yet.

    The first line draws me, though!

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    1. That means you need to go buy her books...lol. :) Happy Friday!

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  5. I'm starting The Memory of You by Catherine West today!

    The wood-paneled walls of the boardroom were closing in.

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    1. I can imagine that very line...there have been so many amazing descriptive first lines this week. :)

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  6. From My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains: Carmela’s Quandary by Susan Page Davis
    You get out there, and I mean now.

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    1. Wow...which character said this, and to who was it being said? Great first line!

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  7. I have not read any of Amanda's books. Sounds like I need to!
    My first encounter with light as more than illumination from a flashlight was on our homestead in Alaska at age five.
    Introduction to Who Told You That You Were Naked by William E Combs

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  8. My first line is:

    “Lucy knew she was going to regret this.”

    ~Love, Lies & Typewriters: A Wartime Western Romance Novella
    by Heather Blanton

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    1. As most know, I love novella collections, and this is a great first line. I have to read this story now. :)

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  9. I have read a couple of Amanda Cabot's books, but don't remember the names of them. She is a very good author. My first line is “An angel of light stood before me, blonde, beautiful, one hand behind his back.” From Widow by Denise Weimer.

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    1. I am really enjoying this book, and I am so happy to have discovered another book of hers on my Kindle that I totally forgot about...I constantly purchase $.99 Kindle books. :)

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  10. I have read a few of Amanda Cabot's books. They are good!
    My first line is from The Viscount’s Proposal by Melanie Dickerson
    May 1813
    Was this the night she would actually die of tedium, triviality, and hypocrisy?

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    1. I love Melanie Dickerson's books! I am still reading her fairy tale series, but I want to read the Regency Spies collection next. :)

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  11. All of those books you mentioned are new to me, but that probably is not a surprise :) Happy Friday!!

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    1. It's always great to learn about new books...it means I get to buy more books! :) Happy Friday!

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  12. I like the cover. Very intriguing :) this author is new to me, I'll have to check her out!

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    1. I know...I was curious as to why the sign on the front of the building on the cover said sweets. :) Happy Friday!

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  13. Happy Friday!!!! I have seen this book floating around!

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  14. "Bernadette had been dead two weeks when her sisters showed up in Doyle's living room asking for the statue back." - Run by Ann Patchett.

    Dinh@Arlene's Book Club

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    1. What an intriguing and mysterious first line!

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  15. From Sunset in Old Savannah by Mary Ellis:

    If ever there was a perfect time for Beth Kirby to get out of town, it was now.

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  16. From Sunset in Old Savannah by Mary Ellis:

    If ever there was a perfect time for Beth Kirby to get out of town, it was now.

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