Friday, August 3, 2018

First Line Fridays

I know people say this every month, but I have to say it--I can't believe it's August!  Where did the summer go?  Although, I am still going to live in summer-mode this month, because it is my favorite season.  :)  Today has been exceptionally rainy though, which makes the weather turn cold.  Yet hopefully there will still be some warmer days left this month, especially after this chilly day. 

What books are you looking forward to reading this month?  If you haven't had a chance to pick up the summer box from Justread, it is still available--in fact, I actually just bought mine.  And the next box goes on sale August 15th!  Happy reading everyone! 

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

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  The Viscount's Wife 
by Jenna Brandt  

And the first line is...

Late January 1871
Brighton, England 

"As they approached the English shoreline, Debbey sucked in a deep breath and held it.  Her anxiety over meeting William's family was thick." 

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. Happy Friday, Heather.

    My first line comes from The Trial by Robert Whitlow.

    Truth will come to light; murder cannot be hid long.

    Celeste Jamison tossed and turned but couldn't sleep.

    1. I remember the Merchant of Venice...I love Shakespeare! Happy reading Caryl!

  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from Love is Patient by Lila Diller:

    "I flipped through the pages of the bridal magazine yet again, from one dogeared page to the next, dreaming and desiring."

    1. This is a somewhat sad line, yet it makes the perfect opening statement to a story. :) Happy reading Becky!

  3. I don't thing I've ever seen the name Debbey in a historical read set in England.

    I just started "Nice to Come Home To" by Liz Flaherty. The first line is: Why didn't you ever come back here?

    Happy Friday!

    1. Oh wow! Great first line--where is here? Happy reading Suzie!

  4. Happy Friday!

    Yes, how is it August already?!

    I’m reading Catch-22 by Joseph Heller right now, so here’s the first line: “It was love at first sight.”

    Hallie @ Book by Book

    1. Classic novels are always the best! Happy reading Hallie!

  5. This book sounds fascinating and the cover is lovely! On my blog this week I am featuring “Saving Truth” by Abdu Murray, Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-Truth World. Since I am still currently reading this book, I will share the first two lines from Chapter 4. “History’s most influential person expressly binds freedom to the limits of truth. “You will know the truth,” Jesus says, “and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)” May your weekend be a refreshing one for you.

  6. Happy Friday!
    The book I shared on my blog this week is Auschwitz Lullaby but it's also what I just finished reading so I'll share my favorite quote from the book here: “Sometimes we have to lose everything to find what is most important. When life robs us of what we thought we could not live without and leaves us standing naked before reality, the essential things that had always been invisible take on their true value.” Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. Sleep, Obayda, and by Morning all will be forgotten. From One half from the east by Nadia Hashimi

  8. Over on my blog, I'm showcasing the first line from Carolyn Miller's new novel, Miss Serena's Secret. It's SO good. I'm almost finished with the book, so here I will share the first line of chapter 26.

    "I cannot help you."

    A bit blunt and harsh! Lol.
    I hope you're having an awesome weekend filled with great reading time. 😀❤📚

  9. I'll have to add this one to my wishlist! I hope you can stop by:


    1. That sounds like a wonderful plan Colletta! Happy reading!