Friday, September 15, 2017

First Line Fridays

I am super excited about this week's book, because it is by an author I have not read before, and I know she has written some amazing books.  I have been listening to this particular book on Audible--The Thornbearer by Pepper Basham.  If you have not read any of her books yet, I highly recommend checking out her stories.  Of course, Audible is a great way to listen to more books, especially when you do not have a moment to spare to sit down to read.  Recently, I told a friend that I sounded like I worked for Audible considering how many people I have told about it.  :)  But it really has been wonderful to listen to books in the morning when I am getting ready.  I recommend Audible too if you have not tried it yet.

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
Alicia from A Brighter Destiny  
  Ellie from Sprinkles and Pink  
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 Thornbearer 
by Pepper Basham 

And the first line is...

May 1, 1915

"There is a distinct difference between marrying a man you do not love, and falling in love with a man you cannot marry."  

Happy reading and happy Friday!  


  1. A distinct difference indeed! Love Pepper's 'Thorn Bearer' series!

    I've got the first line from Janet Ferguson's new release, Magnolia Storms, on my blog today, but I'm going to share the first line from my current read: Many Sparrows, by Lori Benton (Oh. My. Word! ❤️ )

    "Jeremiah Ring had witnessed death as often as the next man on the Allegheny frontier, but in all his thirty years he had encountered no deaths more dismaying than those confronting him now."

    It feels wrong, somehow, to follow that up with 'have a good weekend', but I hope you do! 🙂

    1. I have heard so many wonderful comments about this book by Lori Benton...another book I need to add to my Amazon wish list. :) Thanks Katie--have a wonderful weekend too! :)

  2. LOVE The Thornbearer!!!!!

    Happy Friday! My first line is from A Christmas to Remember by Linda Brooks Davis:

    1908 4 days until Christmas
    "The line of delicate stitches blurred to a crimson smudge."

    1. I can't wait to start reading Christmas books soon! :)

  3. I've been hearing so many wonderful things about Pepper's books. This sounds like a fantastic read. Great first line!

    I'm sharing about "The League and the Lantern" by Brian Wells over at my blog today, but the closest book to me (which is on my Kindle at the moment) is "All of You" by Sarah Monzon.

    Present Day, 100 Miles off the Coast of Virginia

    Lieutenant Michael "Finch" Carrington pulled up the zipper of his green flight suit and started at the mass on the opposite rack.

    1. Virginia...beautiful state. I loved living there while I was in graduate school. :) Happy Saturday!

  4. Oh, I love ALL of Pepper Basham's books! Reading that first line, makes me want to pick up my copy and read it again! She is such a fantastic author!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

    1. This is my first Pepper Basham book, and I agree...all of her books look so good! Have a great weekend too!

  5. Loved that book!
    A Secret Courage by Tricia Goyer :
    October 15, 1940
    Will Fleming sprinted down the street. The soles of his black Oxfords pounded the cobblestones, yet his footfalls went unheard over the air raid siren’s howl.

    1. What a piercing first line..this sounds like a great historical read. Happy Saturday!

  6. Great first line. This is (yet another) book on my to-read pile.

    I don’t think my kids even know there was such a thing as film canisters. They were useful for a lot of random things, but I never made a rocket out of one!

    I’m sharing from Jewel of the Stars by Adam David Collings on my blog today, but I’m currently reading Uncharted Hope by Keely Brooke Keith. Here’s the first line:

    At half past nine, boots scuffed the pavestones outside the medical cottage, followed by a rapid-fire knock.

    1. So what happens next?! Great first line! Happy Saturday!

  7. That is a "distinct difference" - I'll say! I've got to get around to reading The Thorn Bearer someday soon. :-) Sounds good!
    YES - I recently discovered the joys of a good audio book - haven't listened to them since childhood - It is *wonderful* to be able to listen to books that I might not have time to read - and to use up the time doing something worthwhile while I try to accomplish "mindless" tasks.

  8. Great line! Pepper is such a swoony author! Have a great weekend!

  9. I have tbis book on my TBR list. Very excited to read it.

    Right now, I'm reading Love Held Captive by Shelley Shepard Gray. It's the final novel in the Lone Star Hero trilogy. The first line is:

    "There was almost nothing there. Almost."

    1. This is the first book in a trilogy too, which is exciting! Happy Wednesday!

  10. THanks so much for posting about TTB!! :-) I hope you enjoy it!

    1. You're welcome Pepper! It's a wonderful book. Thanks for stopping by my blog!