Friday, June 25, 2021

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: 

  Ink and Shadows
by Ellery Adams

And the first line is...

O'What may men within him hide, though angel on the outward side! 

            ~William Shakespeare~

"Nora Pennington stood on the sidewalk, frowning."  

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 not heard of this book or author!
    “Everybody thought Tansy Calhoun was heartbroken after Jeremy Simpson threw her over for Jolene Hoskins.” Along a Storied Trail by Ann Gabhart.

    1. Ellery Adams is one of my favorite authors! She has written some lovely mystery stories! :) Happy reading Cindy!

  2. Happy Friday!
    I'm currently reading Come back to Me by Jody Hedlund. I'm just starting chapter 11, so I'll share from there:
    "How could she possibly survive without money?"
    Hope you have an excellent weekend. Happy reading! 🙂❤📚

  3. This week I am featuring Chasing Shadows by Lynn Austin, a stupendous book!

    The Netherlands. may 1945 prologue
    Every sound in the coal-black night seemed magnified as Lena lay awake in bed, waiting. She heard the quiet rustlings of the shadow people as they crept through the darkness in her farmhouse.

  4. Happy Weekend! My first line is from "Just Look Up" by Courtney Walsh:

    "Lane Kelley rested her hand on her knee, willing it to stop bouncing."

  5. Today, I'm sharing the first line from A Companion for the Count by Sally Britton. "Clairvoir Castle, the Duke of Montfort's estate, housed over thirty servants, eight members of the duke's family, a governess, and Emma Arlen -- who really did not fit in any of the other categories of occupants."

    1. Sally Britton has some wonderful books! I just reviewed His Bluestocking Bride over on The Engrafted Word. Happy reading Jolene!