Friday, June 9, 2017

First Line Fridays

The author for this First Line Friday is completely new to me, and I confess that I purchased this book because of the front cover...teacups!  :)  Other than the teacups, I do not know anything about this text.  And I know what you are can't judge a book by its cover; however, in some cases, I have found some wonderful novels using this method.  For example, searching though a used-book bin at the library or purchasing random books in the sale aisles at Barnes and Noble--so many great treasure to discover!  Therefore, next time you find yourself wandering the book section at a store, pick up a random book that looks appealing to you.  You never know--that particular book might find itself at the top of your favorites list.

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
Lauraine from Lauraine's Notes 
Trisha from Joy of Reading
  Jane from C Jane Read  
Christina from Moments Dipped in Ink 
Molly from Cafinated Reads
 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 Rejected Writers' Book Club 
by Suzanne Kelman

And the first line is...

"'Come and live in the country; you won't regret it!'  the advertisement in a glossy real estate periodical implored us.  The glowing photo that accompanied the ad brazenly flaunted a charming timber-framed blue cottage adorned with whimsical white shutters and stunning window boxes brimming with gorgeous pink geraniums."  

Happy reading and happy Friday!  


  1. Turtle Springs, Kansas
    April 1866

    Pa had some kind of nerve, up and dying like that-just when I'd gotten used to Frank being gone. Adjusting her somber bonnet, Caroline Kane exited what was now her inn, onto the boardwalk and then stepped down to the hard-packed dirt street.

    First line from Dime Novel Suitor by Carrie Fancett Pagels. This is my "debut" as a character in the story.

    1. Wow...this character sounds like she has great spirit and determination--especially to overcome hardships like that.

  2. "Blame it on the rhubarb." -Treble at the Jam Fest by Leslie Budewitz.

    Happy Reading to you today!
    Love your share!!!

  3. Happy Friday! My first line is from Widow by Denise Weimer: "Oglethorpe County, Georgia, June 1857, An angel of light stood before me, blonde, beautiful, one hand behind his back."

    1. Incredible first line...I want to know more! Happy Saturday! :)

  4. My first line is:
    The promised view of the mountain peak waited, cloaked in mist like a tissue-wrapped gift not ready to be unveiled.
    “The Road to Paradise” by Karen Barnett

    Happy Friday!

    1. I used to live in the mountains, and this is the perfect description regarding their beauty. Happy Saturday! :)

  5. The line I'm sharing here is a book my 9 year old just finished and enjoyed:
    "A bright bolt of lightning splits the dark and flickers over the skylight."
    Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor - by: Jon Scieszka

  6. Oh I love the cover!

    My first line is :
    “The first inkling that something was wrong was the waking in the darkness to find the cat pawing at my face.” ~ The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.
    I’ve heard great things about this book. I am really looking to reading this mystery/thriller.
    Dinh @ Arlene's Book Club

    1. Sounds scary--let me know what you think. Happy Saturday!

  7. Love the cover....and what a title!

    Here's mine from Becky Wade's novella Then Came You: "Sylvie left me today."

  8. Sounds interesting! I love finding new authors. :) :)

  9. “Maude Welling’s twelve-year-old brother, Jack, raced across the waxed wood floor of the soda shop, straight toward her, then skidded to a halt.”

    This first line comes from the book I am currently reading - My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island by Carrie Fancett Pagels

    1. Hmmm..why did he skid to a halt? What happened? I have a couple of Pagels books that I can't wait to read. Happy Saturday! :)

  10. I love this cover! I hope the book is good!

  11. What a lovely cover! Perfect fit for a Tea Queen :D