Friday, February 10, 2017

First Line Fridays

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone is having a lovely February.  Thus far, I am doing well with my 2017 Goodreads reading challenge--I have already read six books!  And I am about to start another novel, which is the first line I am highlighting today.  Jocelyn Green's book, The Mark of the King, is set during the 18th century, and the reader finds Julianne Chevalier facing perilous times in the new land of Louisiana.  I love historical fiction, so I cannot wait to finish this story, and I will post a review on my blog for this text soon.  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
Bree from Bibliophile Reviews

And I want to welcome Kathleen to the First Line Fridays fun!  
Kathleen from Kathleen Denly

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:
The Mark of the King 
by Jocelyn Green

 And the first line is...

Paris, France
September 1719

"There it was again.  Suddenly wide awake, Julianne covered her ears.  Straw crunched beneather her, needling her skin through the ticking as she inched away from the dank stone wall and closer to the warm body beside her."

Happy reading and happy Friday!  


  1. I look forward to reading The Mark of the King! Of course my favorite is from Pride & Prejudice: “You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

    But I also love this line from The Thorn Healer by Pepper Basham: “If my thoughts could write letters for you, your arms would be filled every day with words from me.

    1. That is a perfect line from Pride and Prejudice! And that is my favorite book too. :) I love Jane Austen!

  2. Hi Heather! Oh the Mark of the King is so good!!!

    PhD was not supposed to smell like this.

    A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham

    1. Hi Beth! I could apply that first line to my graduate school days..."graduate school was not supposed to be this hard." :)

  3. My First Line is from Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Mother Queen by Desmond Seward:

    "When Eleanor of Aquitaine died in 1204 her long career had been the most colorful and the stormiest of any English queen consort before or since."

    Happy Reading!

    1. I love learning more about British royalty--what an interesting fact about this lady.

  4. The old-time car horn a-oogaed, and David Harrington slowly reached over to the nightstand for his cell phone.
    ~The Triple Date Dare by Lauraine Henderson

    1. What an interesting line--it seems to incorporate the past and present. I wasn't sure of the time line, as I read about an old car horn and then the presence of a cell phone.

  5. Piccolo. The restaurant matched it's name - - a tiny and delicate white stucco building with a short, neat brick walk leading from its front door to the parking lot.

    From The Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Raey

    1. I have The Bronte Plot on my Kindle that I still need to read. Have you read or reviewed that novel?

  6. My first line this week is from The Memoir of Johnny Devine (It is fiction lol) "A tiny cyclone of dry leaves raced ahead of Eliza as she crossed 35th Avenue, urging her to hurry."

    1. Thanks for the clarification! It does sound like a biography!