First Line Friday (Week 28): Unblemished

October 14, 2016 First Line Fridays, Sara Ella 37

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Yay for finally fallish Fridays!

Since it’s Friday, it’s also time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

The book I’m featuring today is Unblemished by Sara Ella. I just finished reading this the other day and I LOVE IT!!! Watch for my review soon.


For the first line this week, I’m actually taking the first line of the stanza that opens the book.  Even before the “prologue” … because I’m a rebel. And I like this line. 🙂

And the first line is….

“Once upon a time is ne’er what it seems.”

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

Let me know in the comments and then head over to share your First Line with these friends:

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37 Responses to “First Line Friday (Week 28): Unblemished”

  1. Becky Smith

    “Dr. Liam Prescott had always loved Christmas.” From Reunited At Christmas by Belle Calhoune

    • Carrie

      i love Christmas too – and Christmas books! Will have to check this one out 🙂

  2. Rebecca Maney

    I have just opened the cover of Kara Isaac’s “Can’t Help Falling” . . . . the first line reads, “It was like being in jail”. . … what???? I definitely must press on!

    • Andrea Stephens

      I just opened that book too! I’m doing a quick re-read of “Close to You” to bet be back in the right time period. I’ve been reading regency and other historicals.

  3. Melony Teague

    I am reading that too!!!! LOL … is my first line:
    They were digging another grave —- The Loyal Heart by Shelley Shepard Gray

  4. Anne Rightler

    The Director General’s secretary appeared in robe and slipper at Grey’s flat at 1:00 a.m.
    Deathwatch by V. B. Tenery

  5. Andi

    Happy Friday, Carrie! My first line comes from Accelerant by Ronie Kendig which releases today!!

    Somewhere over Zaethien.

  6. Andrea Stephens

    So, as I was saying before my hand betrayed me and clicked “Post Comment” I’ll go ahead and share the first line from “Close to You” ‘The PATHETIC STATE OF Allison’s Shire’s existence was perfectly summed up by the size-twelve prosthetic fee mocking her from the floor of the Mercedes minibus.’
    It’s been one of those days. I stayed up too late and by the time I was ready to go to bed my body said: “nope, this is when you usually get up!”

  7. Beckie B.

    “It starts in the deepest darkness of the night”. From A Day And A Life, the final book in Penelope Wilcock’s 9 book The Hawk And The Dove series. I love these stories of 15th century British monks.

    • Carrie

      i have not broken into that series yet but i’ve heard really great things about it!

  8. Yvette-Bookworlder

    I took the plunge this week and finally read my first Amish romance novel! So, here are the first two sentences (because the first is just so short) from the prologue of Kathleen Fuller’s A Love Made New:

    I’m getting married. Abigail Schlock could hardly stop herself from whispering the words out loud as she made her way to Joel Zook’s house.

  9. Beth Erin

    Looking forward to your review of that one, Carrie!

    “It was like being in jail. But worse, because Emelia Mason had paid for it.”
    Can’t Help Falling by Kara Isaac

    I’m starting this one RIGHT NOW!!! YAY!

  10. carylkane

    ANDI, great minds think alike. I’m also celebrating the release day of Accelerant.

    Somewhere over Zaethien.

    HAPPY FRIDAY, Carrie!

  11. Cara

    “You’ve a visitor, sir. Just wanted to warn ye.”
    – Love’s Awakening by Laura Frantz

    Just started this book this week and I am loving it!

    The prologue also has an intriguing quote above the text – “Beauty and folly are old companions.”

  12. MH

    He is reading my letters now too…
    The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen

    What an interesting read!

  13. Pam K.

    “She came to herself–whoever she was–running in panic, gasping for breath, tripping over tombstones and stumbling into holes through a dark cemetery. Where was she?” from Dandelion Moon by Hannah Alexander.

  14. Rachel Dixon

    Ok if you can do it so can I…The Cautious Maiden by Dawn Crandall – first line of chapter one is part of a quote “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it” – Mark Twain

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