Friday, February 17, 2017

First Line Fridays

Happy Friday!  How was everyone's Valentine's Day?  I hope that you received lots of love and ate lots of chocolate.  :)  This week's first line comes from another book I will be reviewing in March.  I am almost finished reading The Mark of the King, so I will have a review posted on my blog for that book this month.

I love books that are set in England, so I was happy to receive The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller in the mail.  It is also set during the Regency era, so it will be equally lovely in my opinion.  So I cannot wait to start reading this novel.

Besides the First Line Friday books, what other books have you been ordering and reading lately?  Let me know in the comments below.  I always love ordering new books!  In fact, I just ordered a new book entitled Murder Wears White that Bree recommend.  And 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

 And I want to welcome Lauraine to the First Line Fridays fun!  

Lauraine from Lauraine's Notes 

 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 Elusive Miss Ellison  
by Carolyn Miller

And the first line is...

St. Hampton Heather 
Gloucestershire, England 
June 1813

"'Why, Livvie!  Whatever are you doing?'  Lavina Ellison placed down her gardening trowel, swiped perspiration from her brow, and smiled up at her friend.  'Good Morning, Sophy.'" 

Happy reading and happy Friday!  


  1. I'm looking forward to reading that one soon, too!

    My first line today comes from the first book in Tamara Leigh's medieval 'Age of Faith' series, The Unveiling:

    ~~Lincolnshire, England, October 1149~~
    A nightmare seized him from sleep, turned around his throat, and filled his mouth so full he could not cry out. Desperate for air, he opened his eyes onto a moonless night that denied him the face of his attacker.

  2. Hi Heather, and Happy Friday!

    My first line comes from Just The Way You Are by Pepper Basham to release in April.

    One step into the massive, glass-walled waiting area was all it took. In a cataclysmic chain of events, someone bumped into Eisley Barrett, sending her purse and all of its contents skittering across the glossy floor of Heathrow International Airport.

    1. Hi Andie! When I first heard this title, I thought of the Hallmark Movie that stars Candace Cameron. :) This sounds like a good book though, and of course, I love that it starts out at a London airport. :)

  3. Can't wait to read about Miss Ellison!

    Sam wouldn’t lose another kid on his watch.
    Rescue Me by Susan May Warren
    It's so good!

  4. Ooooh! Sounds good! My first line is from an old book that, although I don't have it's publication date, it was a present in 1908 to someone. "It appears to me, looking back over a past experience, that certain days in one's life stand out prominently as landmarks, when we arrive at some finger-post pointing out the road that we should follow." But my very favorite line is: "The heart knoweth its own bitterness, Phoebe, and it may be that in your place I should fail utterly in patience; but if we will not lie still under His hand, & learn the lesson He would fain teach us, it may be that fresh trials may be sent to humble us." from Uncle Max by Rosa Carey

  5. My first line comes from The Divine Romance by Gene Edwards.

    He was alone.

  6. My line this week is from "Inventing Eleanor: The Medieval and Post-Medieval Image of Eleanor of Aquitaine" by Michael R. Evans.

    "Eleanor of Aquitaine is one of the most famous women in medieval history, yet also one of the most inaccessible."

    Happy Reading!

    1. This sounds so interesting! I need to pick up a biography on her to read. Can you recommend one?