Friday, October 6, 2017

First Line Fridays


Welcome to another week of First Line Fridays!!  I have some exciting news this week too!  I will still be posting my first line here on my blog, but going forward, First Line Fridays will be hosted by Hoarding Books, which will give each of you a chance to join in on the fun!  After reading my first line below, head over to the Hoarding Books website to see who else is participating.  Once you are there, please feel free to add your name and first line to the list.  Happy reading!   

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

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  Jane Austen at Home: A Biography
by Lucy Worsley



And the first line is...


'The rector of a parish has much to do...
his parish duties, and the care
and improvement of his dwelling.' 
                    ~Jane Austen~  

"To generations of Austen worshippers,  the site of Steventon Rectory is hallowed ground.  They are often to be found at the side of the lane, silent and thoughtful, peering through the hedge into the Hampshire field where it stood.  This is the place where she spent twenty-five years and wrote three novels.  This is where it all began."  

Happy Friday and happy reading!  


Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books  to see who else is participating! 






                              


20 comments:

  1. Hi Heather! I'm so excited to join you this week on First Line Fridays. Thanks for encouraging me to participate! :) Love your first line. I've not heard of that book before. :)

    My first line is from Lady Jayne Disappears...

    London, England, 1861

    “Well, Miss Harcourt. Are you, or are you not, Nathaniel Droll?”

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    1. Hey Savanna! I'm so happy you are joining us for First Line Fridays! :) Get ready to add to your Amazon wish list--I have discovered so many wonderful books this last year from all the recommendations that each First Line Friday friend has posted. Of course, the book you highlighted this week will be going on my to-buy list too. :) I have heard so many wonderful things about that book! Happy Saturday!

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  2. Ooh, I've never heard of this book before, but I'm totally going to need to read this. Love anything to do with Jane Austen! :)

    I'm sharing about "Witness Protection" by Carol Kinsey on the blog today, but I'm going to share the first line from the book I'm currently reading here.

    "All of the stories have been written, including mine."
    Lu. by Beth Troy

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    1. Me too--I love Jane Austen! The author of this book is in some wonderful British documentaries as well. If you love British history, such as learning more about the royals or literature, I highly recommend checking them out. Happy Saturday! :)

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  3. That sounds like a neat read!

    My first line from "The Colors of Christmas" (Olivia Newport) which I need to read this weekend: "They rode in silence, the murmur of Alex's expensive late-model white SUV lulling Astrid into drowsiness."

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  4. I've joined the FLF fun and featured a book on my blog, but I will feature a different one here: After A Fashion by Jen Turano. I haven't started it yet, but it's next on my list of books to read. "Miss Peabody, I do so hate to interrupt your work, but an urgent message has just arrived that requires immediate attention."

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    1. Welcome to First Line Fridays Anneliese! I'm so happy you could join in on all the book fun. :) I have that book by Turano on my Kindle, and I can't wait to read it. Happy Saturday!

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  5. I'm sharing the first line from An Inconvenient Beauty on my blog today but the first line I'll share here is from Melanie D. Snitker's Fall Into Romance. "A blurry mass of fur raced past Brent toward the main building of the Finding Forever Animal Rescue."

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    1. Oh my goodness, I hope that mass of fur was a puppy dog. :) Happy Saturday Ellie!

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  6. This sounds like a book I'd enjoy! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. I heart Lucy Worsley! Jane Austen, not so much. Still, Lucy is a great writer and I would probably enjoy this anyway.

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    1. Oh my--I love Jane Austen! Now my goal will be to help you learn to love her literature. :) I love all the British documentaries that Lucy Worsley is in. I learn so many wonderful and interesting things about castles, literature, authors, and time periods in England. :) Happy Saturday!

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  8. That sounds like a really interesting book!

    Here's the first line of the book currently closest to me - "Someone had left the front door open." - Portrait of Vengeance by Carrie Stuart Parks

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    1. Brilliant first line! Happy Saturday Carrie! :)

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  9. This book sounds fascinating. I love reading informative books on Austen and other female authors around this time period. I will have to check this book out!

    I’m currently reading An Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter, and that’s the book I’m doing on my FLF post today, so here I will post the first line from the novel I’m reading next. The next book on my schedule is Rancher to the Rescue by Barbara Phinney.

    Proud Bend, Colorado, April, 1883

    “Did I read that right?” Clare Walsh peered up from her chair at the Recording Office in Proud Bend, Colorado. She blinked rapidly. “My parents are gone?”

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    1. Me too--this book will be the next biographical read on my list. :) Happy Wednesday!

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  10. Ooooh this looks interesting for sure!

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