First Line Friday (week 83): Together at the Table

November 24, 2017 First Line Fridays, Hillary Manton Lodge 21

Happy Friday!

And welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!!!

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

Today is our FOODIE special edition at Hoarding Books so I’m featuring Together at the Table by Hillary Manton Lodge.

And the first line is:

“Dear Neil, I’ve started this email several times, and I know that doesn’t mean a lot because you’ve yet to receive a completed draft, but it’s true.”

Speaking of Hillary Manton Lodge, we’re chatting with her today on Hoarding Books & we’ve got a great giveaway – her newest book Jane of Austin and an item of your choice from her Etsy shop.

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating! Join us too!
First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books



21 Responses to “First Line Friday (week 83): Together at the Table”

  1. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from A Match of Wits by Jen Turano:

    “Sometimes, no matter how independent and self-assured a young lady believes herself to be, certain situations demand a good dose of screaming.”

  2. Rosalyn

    Only have my kindle app handy, here’s what I’m reading right now
    The House on Foster Hill:
    “Death had a way of creeping up on a soul, and Ivy Thorpe had determined that when it visited her, she would not be surprised.”

  3. Kay Garrett

    Tom Foster leaned toward me and extended the file. “You’re the one to do the initial interview on this. With your background in Lancaster County, I’m counting on you.” The case concerned an Old Order Amish family by the name of Stoltz and a contaminated well, possibly caused by fracking on their property.
    A Plain Leaving by Leslie Gould

  4. Courtney Clark

    I <3 this series!!!!! And what comes of that email 😉

    Here’s the first line of the next book I’ll be reading: “An explosion brought Cole Boden to his feet.” – Too Far Down by Mary Connealy.

  5. Beckie Burnham

    Because I am on a food overload (literally!), I shared the first line of Christy on my blog. Here’s the first line of a book I received this week. “Tessa Tarrington’s life was in the toilet.” — Life on The Porcelain Edge by C. E. Hilbert

  6. Susan Dyer

    I can not even think of food today……bleck!!!! Hahaha

    My first line is from Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter which I will be reading shortly!

    There was nothing like a letter from the IRS to stop a man in his tracks,

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Caryl Kane

    I have this book in my TBR.

    It always surprised Zula Hopkins when her eyelids opened to another day. – Out of the Frying Pan by Michelle Griep & Kelly Klepfer.

    Happy Weekend!

  8. Rebecca

    I need to read this! It’s been on my TBR for awhile now. 🙂

    Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!

    I’m sharing about One Enchanted Noel by Melissa Tagg over at my blog today, but I’m going to share the first line from the book I’m currently reading, The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay.

    “How can I help?”

    Happy Weekend!

  9. Melissa

    Disruption by Jessica Shirvington

    “I have been tracking him for most of the day”.

    This is a book about an “M-chip” put inside people at the base of the spine. The government required them by law. It tells things needed about you for identification and medical purposes and even takes pheromone levels to see who you should be matched with. This book sounded like the verachip that the government will enforce one day and also like the book series “Matched” by Ally Condie.

  10. Nicole Santana

    So sorry I got to your post so late…it’s been a busy time with family who traveled from various places for Thanksgiving celebrations.

    I featured Fraying at the Edge by Cindy Woodsmall on my blog for this past FLF, so here I will leave the first line from the beautiful novel I just finished reading, also by Cindy Woodsmall, The Gift of Christmas Past. Cindy wrote this phenomenal read with her daughter-in-law, Erin. It’s a great book that I cannot recommend enough!

    “Hadley’s mind reeled with disbelief as her foster mom shoved her clothes into an old suitcase. ‘But…but I’m innocent.’”

  11. Iola

    Great first line!

    I’m sharing the first line from The Carpenter’s Daughter by Jennifer Rodewald on my blog, which was brilliant. I’m currently reading Holding the Fort by Regina Jennings. Here’s the first line:

    “The fumes of the gaslights at the foot of the state protected Louisa Bell from the more noxious odors of her audience.”

    I’m enjoying it so far!

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