Friday, July 24, 2020

First Line Fridays


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

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  The Whispered Word 
by Ellery Adams 


And the first line is...

"'That girl's got one foot in the grave.'  Nora Pennington, proprietress of the only bookshop in Miracle Springs, North Carolina, glanced from her friend to the empty chair where she expected to find the pale-faced slip of a girl who'd hidden in the stacks until past closing time."  

Happy reading and happy Friday!   

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







16 comments:

  1. Wow! That's a mouthful of a first line! lol
    Is this a mystery book? I like reading cozy mysteries that have food in the cover/title.

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    1. This is a mystery book! I love reading cozy mysteries too--Ellery Adams is one of my favorite mystery writers. Her Book Retreat Mystery series is excellent. Happy reading Vonnie!

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  2. Happy Friday!

    What an intriguing first line! I now definitely want to know where this story is going to go.

    On my blog this week, I'm sharing the first line from Remembering the Cowboy by Mandi Blake:

    "Camille Vanderbilt was back in Wyoming on a mission: find Noah Harding."

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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    1. Thanks Kirby! I love it when the lines of a book propel you to read more. :) Have a great weekend too!

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  3. Oh, that line hooks you in!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  4. I'm currently reading Georgana's Secret by Arlem Hawks (a very cool name, btw). I'm on chapter 12, so I'll share the first line from there: "Seawater made poor wash water." I think I'd have to agree! Hope you have an excellent weekend. 🙂❤📚

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    1. Thanks Nicole--I would have to agree too! Happy reading!

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  5. Happy Friday! I've been in the mood to read my old Victorian novels, so my first line is from "St. Elmo" by author Augusta J. Evans. This is not the actual first line, but one that I like for how descriptive it is:

    "Until her wild song waked echoes among the far-off rocks, the holy hush of early morning had rested like a benediction upon the scene, as though nature laid her broad finger over her great lips, and waited in reverent silence the advent of the sun."

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    1. The Victorian era is my favorite era of literature. :) Happy reading Becky!

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  6. Happy Friday! Today, I'm sharing the first line from A Foreign Crown by Jen Geigle Johnson. "The mist over the water cleared enough that Prince Layton Christian Wilhelm could see through his spyglass the Jolly Roger unfurl off the topmast of the enemy ship."

    https://moments-of-beauty.blogspot.com/2020/07/first-line-fridays-foreign-crown-by-jen.html

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  7. Happy Friday!!

    Over on my blog I am sharing the first line from Start with Me by Kara Isaac.
    "Of course, this latest allegation has been a huge shock to all of us."

    https://www.musingsofasassybookishmama.com/2020/07/first-line-fridays-start-with-me.html

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  8. My first line is from DON’T KEEP SILENT by Elizabeth Goddard
    Denver, Colorado
    Dread warred with hope as Rae Burke shivered in the cold outside on the porch.

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    1. Great first line--such suspense! Happy reading Paula!

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