Friday, November 24, 2017

First Line Fridays

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I your holiday was lovely and filled with wonderful memories surrounding family and friends.  This week I wanted to highlight the book I shared on First Line Fridays.  Louisa May Alcott has always been one of my favorite authors, and I absolutely love this story by her, which is the perfect book to read during this time of the year. 

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving 
by Louisa May Alcott 

And the first line is...

"SIXTY YEARS AGO, up among the New Hampshire hills, lived Farmer Bassett, with a houseful of sturdy sons and daughters growing up about him. They were poor in money, but rich in land and love, for the wide acres of wood, corn, and pasture land fed, warmed, and clothed the flock, while mutual patience, affection, and courage made the old farmhouse a very happy home."

Happy reading and happy Friday!  

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books  to see who else is participating! 


  1. So sorry I got to your post so late…it’s been a busy time with family who traveled from various places for Thanksgiving celebrations.

    I featured Fraying at the Edge by Cindy Woodsmall on my blog for this past FLF, so here I will leave the first line from the beautiful novel I just finished reading, also by Cindy Woodsmall, The Gift of Christmas Past. Cindy wrote this phenomenal read with her daughter-in-law, Erin. It’s a great book that I cannot recommend enough!

    “Hadley’s mind reeled with disbelief as her foster mom shoved her clothes into an old suitcase. ‘But…but I’m innocent.'”

    1. I will definitely have to check this book out--what a sobering first line. Happy to hear you had a wonderful Thanksgiving--happy Monday! :)

  2. "Sixty years ago..." Well, it's a lot longer than sixty years now! I've never heard of this one. I'll have to check it out.

    I'm sharing the first line from The Carpenter's Daughter by Jennifer Rodewald on my blog, which was brilliant. I'm currently reading Holding the Fort by Regina Jennings. Here's the first line:

    "The fumes of the gaslights at the foot of the state protected Louisa Bell from the more noxious odors of her audience."

    I'm enjoying it so far!

    1. Definitely check this book out when you can--there is even a film adaptation, which is wonderful. :) I have always loved Louisa May Alcott. I remember researching her books and writing a report on them when I was in elementary school. :)