Friday, July 9, 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: 

  The Thief of Blackfriars Lane
by Michelle Griep

And the first line is...

April 1885

"For want of a properly working pocket watch, Jackson Forge failed to save the world today--or at least the city of London.  Now he'd be lucky to save himself."  

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 loved that book by Michelle Griep!

    August 1870
    Independence, Missouri

    “When a man grows up in wild country, huntin’ food, eyes wide open for trouble, he knows when he’s being watched.
    From A Man With A Past by Mary Connealy

    1. Michelle Griep writes some wonderful stories--happy reading Paula!

  2. I have not read this book, but it is on my never ending TBR list ;) My first line is from Love's Dwelling by Kelly Irvin. "A crimson cardinal perched on top of the empty bird feeder outside the kitchen window."

    1. I understand the never ending TBR list--I think mine wraps around the entire Earth. :) Happy reading Cindy!

  3. I'm reading Before I Called You Mine by Nicole Deese. It's absolutely amazing. Here's a line from the chapter I'm currently on: "in the eighth grade I went on my first-ever real camping trip to the mountains with a group from my school."
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂❤📚

  4. I loved Thief of Blackfriars Lane!

    I just finished reading this last night! Can't wait for Wyatt's story.

    My First Line Friday post is from The Ice Swan by J’nell Ciesielski:

    Happy Weekend!

  5. The Christmas Prayer by Lenora Worth in the Amish Christmas Miracles Collection The cold snow surrounded him like a wet,heavy blanket but Thomas Bauer welcomed the chill.