Friday, October 16, 2020

First Line Fridays

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

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  God Rest Ye Merry Spinster
by Rebecca Connolly

And the first line is...

There is nothing like family at the holidays.  Truly.  Nothing at all.  

--The Spinster Chronicles, 4 December 1819

"Christmas at Deilingh was at once the best and worst time of her life."  

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! That title alone makes me want to read the book! I'm currently reading The Kissing Tree which is a collection of four novellas by four authors. The novella I'm reading now is called Broken Limbs, Mended Hearts by Regina Jennings and the first line is: "Bella Eden had always known when it would happen - the day before her eighteenth birthday."

    1. I completely agree Ellie! There is new book in this series coming out this month. :) I absolutely love novella collections! Happy reading!

  2. Happy Friday! 🙂
    I'm currently reading The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd. I'm liking it so far.
    "Outside the study window, a gentle rain tapped on the panes."
    Hope you have a great weekend. 🙂

  3. My current book is A Haven For Her Heart by Susan Anne Mason:
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada. November 1939
    Olivia Rosetti turned up the volume on the radio in the empty parlor.

  4. Happy Friday!

    Ooh that book looks good!

    Over on my blog I am sharing the first line from Secret Beach Boyfriend by Kari Trumbo. "Annie Roman squinted into the bright setting sun at the ferry chugging into the dock."

    Have a lovely weekend!

    1. Thanks Kelly-Ann! That's a great descriptive line--happy reading!

  5. I love Christmas stories. I am currently reading 50 Days of Heaven by Randy Alcorn. I’m only on Chapter Two, so I’ll share the first line from that chapter. Over the years, a number of people have told me, “We shouldn’t think about Heaven. We should just think about Jesus.” Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Happy Friday! Today, I'm sharing the first line from Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Afshar. "Rehab tumbled into consciousness courtesy of an impatient nudge."