First Line Friday (Week 41): A Changed Agent (plus a Giveaway!)

January 13, 2017 First Line Fridays, giveaway, Tracey Lyons 59

It’s Friday! Whoohooo!!!

That means it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

The book I’m featuring today is A Changed Agent by Tracey Lyons

And the first line is…

“‘My trunk!’ Elsie Mitchell watched in horror as her trunk fell off the over packed porter’s wagon, spilling its contents onto the platform at the Albany train station.”

So… what’s your First Line today?

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

Bookworm Mama

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Fiction Aficionado!

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

Tracey Lyons is giving away a copy of A Changed Agent to one of my readers – your choice of a paperback (US only) or Kindle copy.  Comment on this post – with your first line – and then head over to my interview with Tracey  to claim 5 extra entries!

Carrie

59 Responses to “First Line Friday (Week 41): A Changed Agent (plus a Giveaway!)”

  1. Beckie B.

    I’m reading What Happened on Beale Street by Mary Ellis for book club … tonight! Need to get reading!

    “Nicki Price opened one eye to find an irate face looming over her in the dark room.”

  2. Becky Smith

    “Heavy metal music blared through paper-thin walls.” From Time Search by Danele J. Rotharmel

  3. carylkane

    1987

    Samuel Mason sat parked in his white DeSoto across the street from Centerville Christian Church. – and the Shofar Blew by Francine Rivers

    HAPPY FRIDAY!

  4. Anne Rightler

    Well, I have 2 books stacked on top of each other so which is closer?
    Belle Natale by Marianne Evans:
    Ashley Coratini sat on a ledge at the center of the Ponte Vecchio that jutted outward from the base of the structure and left just enough room to position her back comfortably against cold, time-worn stone and dangle her legs.
    Shine Like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky:
    Sunlight blinked off the rippling surface of Tumbledon Lake and into Margaret Lounsbury’s eyes.

    • Carrie

      both sound fantastic! I get to read Shine Like the Dawn soon and I’m so looking forward to it!

  5. Debbie Clatterbuck

    “There was a lot to love about social gatherings, but Trent had never quite caught on to the appeal of balls.” From An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter.

  6. Kim

    “Good morning, Jenny.”

    From More Than a Promise by the awesome Ruth Logan Herne!

  7. Andrea Stephens

    Folks said Thomas Beaufort could track a housefly through a hurricane, and though he admitted that it might be a slight exaggeration, he felt it wasn’t too far off.
    ~The Bounty Hunter’s Baby by Erica Vetsch

  8. Heather

    Here is my first line:

    Kit Kat and Lucy by Lonnie Hull DuPont

    You will always by lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats. Colonial American Proverb

    “To say moving from San Francisco to rural Michigan was not easy for me would be an understatement.”

    Happy reading and Happy Friday!

    • Carrie

      ooo that proverb gives me an idea for something I’ve been stumped on. Thank you! Lol

  9. Rachel Dixon

    This week my first line comes from The Bomber War: The Allied Air Offensive Against Nazi Germany by Robin Neillands “This is the story of a machine.” I haven’t started it yet, but looking forward to it!

  10. Annie JC

    “Inhaling a steadying breath of the steamy August Baltimore air, Avery Tate paused a moment, clutching the metal door handle.”

    Dani Pettrey’s Still Life.

  11. Vannetta Chapman

    I sit okay to share the first line of my upcoming release?

    “Shelby made her way slowly, carefully through complete darkness to the small guesthouse.”
    from Raging Storm by yours truly, and it releases 2-1-17

    • Carrie

      more than okay to share! 😀 Can’t wait! And i just saw that the paperbacks will be in stock at Amazon THIS WEEK! yay!

  12. Kav

    “This is all my fault.” Unblemished by Sara Ella. I. AM. LOVING. THIS. BOOK. Even though my heart hurts. 🙁

    • Carrie

      Oh YAY!! I knew you would love it!! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the ending 😀

  13. Melony Teague

    My first line: “Servants can marry whomever they want, but a king’s ward has no freedom at all.” —- The Silent Songbird, Melanie Dickerson

  14. Sarah

    “They share the truth of an experience that only those who were there can truly know. As part of a regiment of southwestern cowpunchers, Oklahoma Indians, Ivy League football stars, and champion polo players, they had faced death boldly and defeated the enemy.

    They had been Rough Riders.”

    Rough Riders: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill by Mark Lee Gardner.

    Happy Friday!!!

      • Sarah

        I started it last night and it is really good so far. Makes me excited to read his one about Jesse James too, which I bought last week but did not know it was the same author.

          • Sarah

            I am so psyched for the Jesse James one too because it is about his hold-up at the bank in Northfield, Minnesota, where I spent a lot of time in my childhood. Northfield was very close to where I grew up.

    • Carrie

      that’s a great first line – makes me want to keep reading for sure! 🙂

  15. Pam K.

    “You shouldn’t be here.” With gentle authority, Julianne Chevalier ushered a man twice her age to the doorway of his young wife’s lying-in chamber.–The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green

  16. Winnie Thomas

    “Many a man has been inspired by a great father or a noble brother, and young six-year-old Lord Trent Hawthorne had been blessed with both.” An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter

    I just got this in the mail, and I’m sooooo excited to read it! 😀

  17. Dianna

    From “Down Squash Blossom Road” by Janet Chester Bly –

    “The dark speck in the sky floated toward them, then swooshed at a fast clip.”

  18. Katie Donovan

    I’m here! At last!

    My first line this week is from Kristi Ann Hunter’s ‘A Noble Masquerade’:

    “It is never a happy day when an eight-year-old girl’s cheesecake lands in the dirt, and she certainly doesn’t take kindly to the laughing little boy who put it there.”

  19. Linda Moffitt

    Room by Emma Donoghue
    Today I’m five. I was four last night going to sleep in Wardrobe, but when I wake up in Bed in the dark I’m changed to five, abracadabra.
    I put two, because the First one was so short.

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