Friday, January 27, 2017

First Line Fridays

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone had a lovely week.  I'm excited to announce a new book blogger has joined the First Line Friday fun!  Her name is Bree Herron from Bibliophile Reviews.  Please be sure to check out her blog and welcome her to the group!

My first line for this week comes from the book Tea and Sympathy by Carol Cox.  As most know, mysteries are my very genre of literature to read, so this text was a great addition to my book collection.  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
Andi from Radiant Light
Katie from Fiction Aficionado

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: 

Tea and Sympathy 
by Carol Cox 

And the first line is...

"Kate Hanlon settled back into the pillows propped against the headboard of her bed and stared down at her lap.  The tray resting on her knees contained a steaming mug of tea and a plate holding one slice of lightly buttered toast."  

Happy reading and happy Friday!


  1. I haven't read anything by Carol Cox. I will have to check her out. My first line is: “Journeys are a curious sort of thing.” From Embracing the Baobab, Missionary Reflections on Christian Community, by Jerry Ireland.

    1. Journeys are definitely a curious sort of thing--I completely agree. :)

  2. 1890's Adirondack Mountains

    New York State

    "My trunk!" Elsie Mitchell watched in horror as her trunk fell off the over packed porter's wagon, spilling its contents onto the platform at the Albany train station. A Changed Agent by Tracey Lyons


    1. Looks like I will be adding another book to my book collection. :)

  3. That cover looks so cozy!

    "Your relation to the inmate?"
    Maybe It's You by Candace Calvert

    1. Hmmm...sounds like a beginning question to a court room trial on Law and Order--very interesting. Are you going to do a book review?

    2. You bet! I've already reviewed the first two books in the series so I'm eagerly anticipating this one & I'm having a giveaway but I have to read it first, had to do some shuffling from being sick in January. :P

  4. My first line comes from Carrie Turansky's new book Shine Like the Dawn.
    Four years later...April 1903

    Maggie turned the hat block and examined the broad-brimmed, yellow straw hat.

    1. But I want to know what happened four years earlier! :) Don't you wish books and films could cover the information in between?

  5. that's an adorable cover! My first line at the moment comes from Erica Vetsch’s My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss Texas – “Only the army would think a place like this worth defending.”

  6. Very cozy looking - and sounding!

    My first line today is from Regina Jennings' "For the Record":

    Only a limited patch of Earth could claim the privilege of belonging to Texas. Not that he despised the rest of the world for its misfortune, but there was a difference.

    Have a good weekend :-)

  7. Better late than never.

    Paris, France
    May 1719

    "You shouldn't be here." With gentle authority, Julianne Chevalier ushered a man twice her age to the doorway of his young wife's lying-in chamber.

    `Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green