First Line Fridays – #2

April 8, 2016 First Line Fridays, Jennifer Rodewald 40

first line fridays

It’s Friday again! (Already!)

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

I’ll go first (appropriately enough)…

Today, my “first line” is from Jennifer Rodewald’s The Carpenter’s Daughter, which I spotlighted earlier today.

carpenter's daughter

And the first line is…

“I think it’s a woman.”

What’s your First Line on this Friday?


40 Responses to “First Line Fridays – #2”

  1. Debra

    December, 1941. “Mother, how do you like the tree?”
    from The Gilded Curse by Marilyn Turk. I’m really enjoying this historical suspense. I’d sit and read it until the end if I could but duty calls!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Annie JC

    One day a little girl was born into the world. from Karen Kingsbury’s “Forever My Little Girl”.

    • Carrie

      i love when stories start out that way! Reminds me of fairy tales… even if the book itself has nothing to do with one lol

  3. Kim

    “When it comes to burning bridges, I am the Queen of Kerosene”

    It’s from Isle of Hope by Julie Lessman. Such a great book so far!

  4. Rachel D.

    WHy do I always seem to be closest to random books when I see this post?! “One of the greatest strengths of the Beatles was that by 1962, the year they cut their first record, they were already seasoned performers, well-versed in American soul, gospel, rhythm and blues and rock’n’roll.” – The Beatles A Hard Day’s Write – The Stories Behind Every SOng – Steve Turner (I have a slight obsession with the Beatles…)

  5. carylkane

    The sea was near. The Inn at Ocean’s Edge by Colleen Coble.

  6. Tracey

    I’m reading a book off my backlist that I was reminded I had downloaded when I saw it on sale this week.

    “This wasn’t the life Allison Kavanagh had imagined for herself, but it was what her life had become”.

    Do you know it?

  7. Trixi

    This is from “Sit, Stay, Love” by Dana Mentink:

    “What’s that?” Cal Crawford looked in disgust from Pete to the sagging bundle under his pitching coach’s arm. (talking about Tippy, the overweight geriatric dog)

    By the way, this is such a funny cute read! I’m almost done reading it 🙂 You should read it!

    • Carrie

      hahaha! I’m actually scheduled to review it in a couple of weeks – looking even more forward to it now 🙂

      • Trixi

        Oh I hope you like it as much as I do! There’s just something about Tippy you can’t help but love 🙂 The whole story is really good!

  8. Tracey

    I’m almost done, it’s really good. I have sooooo many books in my TBR pile I’m trying to add a couple of older ones every month. I just can’t stand I might be missing something really good, but there are so many new books out I can’t wait to read either!
    Addicted reader problem 1001, lol!

    I saw your panic earlier in the week over out-of-print Courting Morrow Little, another back list book of mine. I have it on my kindle but haven’t read it yet, but I’m moving it to the top of the pile on your recommendation, thanks for the tip 🙂

    • Carrie

      I know that out-of-control TBR feeling! And yay for CML!!! Can’t wait to hear what you think of it 🙂

  9. Beth Erin

    London, England
    Dearest Mother,
    I simply cannot allow Father to force me to marry Edmund Stafford.

    Last Promise by Scarlett Dunn

    I’m on my tablet in my boys’ room making sure they nap today! Just started this book 🙂

  10. Valerie S.

    “It was me who found her.” My Notorious Life by Kate Manning (Sorry – it’s not CF)

  11. DeAnna Dodson

    The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home.

    The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

  12. Carolyn Astfalk

    Closet non-reference book: Chasing Liberty by Theresa Linden. First line(s): “Your name?” The psychiatrist technician, a shorthaired redhead in her thirties, glanced at the wall where a series of green LEDs showed the recorder and other devices in working order.

      • Carolyn Astfalk

        It’s a dystopian written in which family, faith, and freedom have been fairly well eradicated. I’ve honestly not read the most popular dystopians out there. Only this series, Katie Ganshert’s The Gifting, and one other. Full disclosure: the author is a friend (and honestly a great writer), but it was actually the closest book to me!

  13. Beckie B.

    “The first time I saw King David, I was sixteen and he was behaving like a man possessed.”

    April book club pick. I’m a day late, but wanted to still play!

    • Carrie

      that’s the first line?? Hmmm…. that doesn’t give me much to go on LOL

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