Friday, June 28, 2019

First Line Fridays

Happy 4th of July everyone!  Here is an excerpt from one of my favorite mystery writers--who else loves cozy mysteries?  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: 

  Broken Bone China 
by Laura Childs 

And the first line is...

"Red and yellow flames belched from propane burners, inflating the hot-air balloon to heroic proportions and propelling it skyward."  

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! My first line is from "The Pink Bonnet" by Liz Tolsma:

    "Momma, Momma, watch me."

  2. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I shared the first 2 lines from Until the Mountains Fall by Connilyn Cossette but it's also my current read so I'll share the first line from chapter 7 where I am now: "I found my father on the roof, on his knees." It's amazing so far! Hope you have a wonderful weekend with plenty of quality reading time :)

  3. My first line is from No Ocean Too Wide by Carrie Turansky. It came out a few days ago!
    London 1909
    Katie McAlister’s heart pounded a frantic beat as she gripped the rickety railing and rushed down the back stairs.
    Great historical book!

  4. That’s a fun opening line! :)

    Today I’m sharing on my blog the first line from The Cowboy’s Convenient Marriage by Valerie Comer.

    Spencer Haviland had prided himself on planning his life to the tiniest detail.

  5. Today I'm sharing the first lines from Living Lies by Natalie Walters: "Just let go. The breeze lifted Lane Kent's auburn hair from the back of her neck." Happy Reading!