First Line Fridays – #11

June 10, 2016 First Line Fridays, Sarah Monzon 68

first line fridays

Happy Friday, y’all!

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


We’re gonna mix it up a bit today.

Since it’s the 10th day of the month, let’s post the first line from Chapter 10 of whatever book is closest to you.

The book I’m featuring today isΒ Finders Keepers by Sarah Monzon, one of my faves so far this year. Look for my review tomorrow!

And the first line from CHAPTER 10 is….

“Trent had never been on a flight when the passengers all erupted in applause as soon as the wheels hit the tarmac.”

So… what’s your Chapter 10 First Line on this Friday?

Let me know in the comments and then head over to these friends to see their First Lines:

Bookworm Mama

Singing Librarian

If you’d like to join us on your blog for First Line Fridays, shoot me an email and let me know! πŸ™‚


68 Responses to “First Line Fridays – #11”

  1. Annie JC

    “Rowan drove back from London with the sense of a day wasted.” – Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse

  2. Katy C.

    “He sniffed the air.” – Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon

      • Katy C.

        Well, I know you have nothing in your TBR pile so you should get right on that! Seriously though, Jan Karon’s work is amazing. Can’t recommend her enough. =)

        • Carrie

          hahaha … yeah…. my TBR pile is like spaghetti. The more I read, the less it looks like I’ve read LOL

  3. Sydney

    Love Finders Keepers! Actually have not finished it yet, but LOVE it!!!

    “Manny slipped out of bed at six o’clock and worked out for precisely an hour.”
    ~My Father’s House by Rose Chandler Johnson

  4. carylkane

    “Detective Cavanagh.” Vivienne Humphries’ condescending sate settled on Kayden as she stood beside him. Silenced by Dani Pettrey

  5. Jo Tune

    “It was interesting, so Mrs. Brown thought, that the topic at the beauty parlor the next morning was money, as it probably was in shops and offices all over the world.” – My Mrs. Brown by William Norwich. I haven’t finished it yet – soooo good, so far!

    • Carrie

      That sounds like a story that really hooks you in – I will have to add it to my TBR

  6. Winnie Thomas

    “Zeke Monroe appreciated a good joke, and this one was on him.” – Someone Like You by Victoria Bylin
    I haven’t actually started this book yet, but it’s sitting here enticing me! πŸ™‚

  7. Tracey H

    “Well, if he wants me dead,” Aunt Henry’s disgusted tone cut through the low buzz of shocked murmuring, leaving silence in her wake, “he’s going to have to come take care of the job face-to-face.”
    No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer

    Btw: I loved Finders Keepers too. So good! (I do wish the cover would have reflected their book descriptions though, Summer being auburn and Trent being blond, if I remember correctly, that’s just one of my things though πŸ™‚

  8. Tracey H

    Me too on the ebook chp. 10 issue, had to write down my loc# so I wouldn’t have to spend too much time back-tracking, lol!

  9. Virginia Winfield

    The next several days passed by without any major catastrophes. Every Bride Has Her Day by Janice Thompson
    Really great ending to this series.

  10. Anne Rightler

    When I think of the ruin my life has become,
    Tessa Afshar’s Land of Silence.
    I have not started it yet but it’s the closest one to me.

  11. Sylvia M.

    “Clayton stumbled toward one of the soldiers at his right- Greystone, still unconscious from his recent surgery.”

    The Thorn Keeper by Pepper D. Basham

  12. BlueJeansAndTeacups

    Well, this is kind of fun, because I just posted the first line of Ch. 1 over at Bookworm Mama. Nice to mix it up a bit!
    I won an A.R.C. in 8.5 x 11 paper format of A Lady Unrivaled from Roseanna M. White, so this line could possibly change after final edit πŸ™‚
    {I’ve never actually seen one like this before}
    Ch. 10 “A fruit tart sat before her, only half-eaten.”

    Have a blessed weekend!

  13. Amanda J.

    Carrie, you’ve written my first line for me. I’m almost finished with Finders Keepers. Oh, it is wonderful. I had to snatch it up after you featured it on your reader appreciation giveaway. And, it’s too funny that the cover models bothered another reader because while the cover exquisitely captures the essence of the book, the hair coloring is wrong. πŸ™‚ Oh well, for a book this good, I can get over it quickly!

    • Carrie

      lol the original versions of the cover were more bothersome πŸ˜‰ I got to be in on Sarah’s design process and she had trouble getting the designer to find some characters that worked. Originally Trent was in a sweater, I think. Um.. no. lol. I love this final version though, despite the hair coloring haha!

      • Amanda J.

        Okay, so based on that nugget, I’d say the current cover is perfect. Regardless of hair color, it’s very romantic and a little mystical…just like the book.

  14. Trixi

    This one’s from “A Noble Masquerade” by Kristi Anne Hunter:

    “Ryland watched Griffith ride away and took the opportunity to pull his mount alongside Miranda’s”

    I’m not quite that far in the book but I’m loving it so far!!!

  15. Cyndi

    Rapunzel accompanied her mother the next day to Hagenheim. ~The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson. What’s funny, is that I am actually just starting chapter 10! ?

  16. Kav

    Ellen walked towards the woods, her weapon a comforting weight in her hand.

    Homor and Defend by Lynette Eason.

  17. Rachel Stark

    Fun mix-up of First Line Friday’s! πŸ˜€

    “On Tuesday morning, ten-year-old Danny Fletcher opened his eyes and noticed the tepid sunlight slanting through the curtains.” ~A Haven On Orchard Lane by Lawana Blackwell

    (So many good books, so little time!)

  18. Rachel D.

    Excellent idea!!!! I have with me…With This Ring…The first Novella is The Husband Maneuver by Karen Witemeyer – Chapter Ten – Dan could see the end of the passage. πŸ™‚

  19. Andrea Stephens

    “Julia had been very surprised to see Mr. Langdon in this part of London.”
    *A Spy’s Devotion (The Regency Spies of London Book 1)
    By Melanie Dickerson

  20. Michelle Krimaschewicz

    What a great collection of first lines! Everyone has such great taste in books. Mine’s from Sea Rose Lane by Irene Hannon -great book that I’d highly recommend.
    BJ picked up the last piece of gingerbread trim for the porch of the farmhouse, positioned it in place, and felt around in the pouch on her belt for another screw.

  21. Beth Erin

    Abby ended up staying away from work for the whole week.
    -Burning Proof by Janice Cantore

    Much more cheerful than the first line of the prologue for sure! πŸ™‚

  22. Terrill Rosado

    Nice switch up, Carrie. πŸ™‚ Here’s my random line:

    Danny passed a small grouping of colorful mats topped with yoga lovers in various positions of downward-facing dog.

    Be My Valentine by Sandra D. Bricker

    • Carrie

      Thanks, Terrill πŸ™‚ I’ve heard that Sandra’s books are really good! Another author I still need to check out

  23. Valerie S

    It’s Saturday, but I’m still going to comment! LOL

    “Sometimes, when disaster comes for you, it comes quickly.”

    “A Love Like Ours” by Becky Wade. I’m only on Chapter 3 so now I’m eager to get to Chapter 10 to understand the context of that quote! Fun twist on First Line Friday, Carrie!

    • Carrie

      Yay! I’m glad you commented anyway, Valerie πŸ™‚ I’m not a stickler for the day. I love that series by Becky Wade!!!

  24. Jane @ Rain City librarian

    So, the book closest to me is a picture book and doesn’t have a chapter, so I’m going to go the page 10 instead!

    “So far, nothing had quite gone to plan”

    Solomon and Mortimer
    by Catherine Rayner

    A very cute picture book about two cheeky little crocodiles πŸ™‚

    • Carrie

      that’s a perfectly acceptable adaptation to the rules πŸ˜‰ That sounds adorable! I will have to check it out! Thanks, Jane!

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