Friday, June 21, 2019

First Line Fridays

How is everyone's summer going?  I just got back from the beach myself, and it was splendid!  The weather was perfect, and the waster was beautiful.  Check out my Instagram for pictures!  Thankfully, I was even able to read a bit during my trip.  Does anyone else like reading at the beach?  What are some of your favorite beach reads?  Leave your suggestions in the comments below, and as always, happy reading! 

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

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  True Nobility
by Lori Bates Wright

And the first line is...

England, 16 May, 1860

"Squinting against the morning sun, Nicholas Saberton looked out over the lush green countryside of England's Lake District as it passed along the way." 

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. I have a copy of this one but haven't had the chance to read it yet.

    Today on my blog I shared the first line from The Express Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse but I'm just getting into Yours Truly, Thomas by Rachel Fordham so I'll share the first line from that book here: "After letting an involuntary squeal escape, Penny pulled the yellow papers closer and pressed her lips to them." Hope you have a wonderful weekend with plenty of reading time!

    1. That first line sounds like a great start to a wonderful book! Happy Friday Becca!

  2. I love reading outdoors, though I don't know if I've ever read anything at the beach.... Happy reading and have a good weekend!!!

    1. Thanks Jolene! I recommend reading at the's so relaxing! :) Happy reading!

  3. I get distracted by the ocean and end up not reading much while I'm sitting on the beach. I'm glad you had a nice vacation!

    1. Thanks Ellie! I understand what you mean...the ocean is so beautiful! :) Happy reading!

  4. Happy Friday and Happy Weekend! My first line is from "Until Then (Women of the Heartland Book 5)" by Gail Kittleson:

    "Sent Jerry packin', didn't we?"

  5. Happy Friday! I'm sharing from All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner today. Here is the first line of the prologue:

    "Summer 1955
    We sat at the end of the dock, my father and me."

  6. I love this cover (I also enjoyed the book).

    Today I’m sharing from Entanglements by Rachel McMillan on my blog, one of the novellas in Finding Ever After. Here’s the first line from the next story in the collection, Twice Upon a Time by Ashley Clark:

    “Under no circumstances would she fall for him again.”