It’s Friday again! (happy dance time!)
Time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!
Today, I am happy to include my friend Rachel from Bookworm Mama in First Line Fridays.
To kick off her participation in this fun feature, I want to send you her way. Head over to her blog, comment on her post, and come back here to enter the giveaway for your chance to win a paperback copy of the book I’M featuring today! (US mailing addresses only)
MY first line is from another Rachel – Rachel McMillan’s debut novel, The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder, which I reviewed here yesterday.
And the first line is….
“A murder scene is no place for a proper lady.”
So… what’s your First Line on this Friday?
Loved Rachel McMillan’s debut novel! My first line is from MaryLu Tyndall’s novel, Charity’s Cross.
“Charity killed her husband.”
SUCH a great book!!! I loved that one!
My first line is: Hildemara lay in the darkness, her nightgown damp with perspiration.
Oops, forgot the book title – Her Daughter’s Dream by Francine Rivers
love Francine Rivers!
I promise I did not plan this…But mine is “A murder scene is no proper place for a lady.” Haha!
LOL!! At least it’s not a Beatles’ history again 😉
I know that one! That was MY First line a couple of weeks ago! 🙂
Wrapped in a shawl and drawn by the heartstrings, Anna Doyle let herself out of the white stone farmhouse before anyone else had awakened and strode briskly down a cart track past the harvested cornfields, headded for the strip of mist-draped woodland making the creak near the farm’s western boundary. – from Lori Benton’s “A Flight of Arrows.”
LOVE LOVE LOVE that book 🙂
Hi Carrie! For some reason (probably because I’m electronically challenged), I couldn’t my comment to post on Rachel’s blog. It happened to be the same one you had on there: “The pathetic state of Allison Shire’s existence was perfectly summed up by the size-twelve prosthetic feet mocking her from the floor of the Mercedes minibus”. From Close to You by Kara Isaac. I just finished it a couple of days ago and loved it!
haha! That’s ok, Winnie – technology is so temperamental sometimes 🙂 I can’t wait to really dive in to Close to You – I’ve heard so many great things about it
Ahhh technology! Sometimes we get along…Sometimes we don’t! Lol! Thanks for stopping by anyways Winnie!
“In her final minute as an inmate at Arrendale State Prison, Allie Marshall’s body pulsed with tension.”
–Sister Dear by Laura McNeill
ooo i’m getting ready to read that one soon!!
Yay! I am sure you will like it! 🙂
“Let go!” her grandmother said. – The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert
Thanks for helping me discover yet another book review blog. I think my email account may blow up due to the volume of book blog messages I receive. :o)
yay! I love introducing people to books and authors and other bloggers 🙂
Mine too Valerie! It is so much fun though! Thank you for joining in the fun!
“A deadly danger lurked in the sleepy hollow.” From Healer by Linda Windsor.
ooo that sounds delightfully mysterious!
On a late afternoon of a surprisingly warm day, a small lad sat on a large stone with the blue of sky and water spreading out before him. The Inheritance by Michael Phillips.
that makes me want to curl up with that book 🙂
I am reading A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer
The first line in the prologue is, “I’m closing the school, Miss Atherton, and that’s my final word on the subject”. The first line of chapter 1 is, “Whoa.”
I’m really enjoying the book!
love that book!!!
From TTT #4 The Mail came with a complimentary book in it! I haven’t even looked at the first line yet, so we are reading it together 🙂
Zeke Monroe appreciated a good joke, and this one was on him.
From Someone Like You by Victoria Bylin, third book in the You series. I know what I’ll be reading all weekend!
ooooo I love her books!! Excited to read this one too!
The book I am closest to is titled, 5100 Quotations for Speakers & Writers and the first line is . . . Ideas are the most powerful things in the world.
that’s a great quote!
So do we list the title and the first line, or just the first line and make you guess?
( I commented on Rachel’s blog!)
See if you can guess Carrie!
LOL LOL most people are nice to me and don’t make me guess 😉
But you are SOOOOOO good at it! (Are you saying I’m not being nice?)
i would never imply such a thing 😉
Ok, I posted the title, go have a look.
had to shuffle through my desk stack to find my phone and answer a text, I’m back and Kindle’s on top!
“The year 1363, Thorbeck Fores, The Holy Roman Empire
Reinhart Stolten, Margrave of Thornbeck, spotted the pack of wolves devouring their fresh kill at the bottom of the ravine.”
I’m about 25% into this one and OH, I just love The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson!!! Be still my heart, ladies and growling margraves! Whew, he is smoldering and we’re still in the budding attraction stage! What do you say, Carrie? Will there be kissing?
eeeeeeeeee!!!! OH I can’t WAIT to read this one!!!
Infuriating artists…Captain Stephen Marshall Overtree grumbled to himself as he walked along the harbor of the unfamiliar town, looking into each shop window.
Julie Klassen’s The Painter’s Daughter
Thanks for First Line Friday…fun to read thru what others are reading (or books that are near at hand!)
My pleasure!! It’s a lot of fun for me too 🙂 I really enjoyed The Painter’s Daughter!!
“Shadows danced along the sculpted wings of an angel trumpeting from the tombstone’s spire.” I am advance reading a re-release of Melanie Dobson’s book, “The Silent Order”. Imagine mixing Italian mafia with peace loving Amish! It’s great!
Ooooooooo!!!! Now I’m very intrigued by this one!!
From Stars Over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner: “Christine unfolds the tissue paper inside the pink-striped hatbox and the odor of lost years floats upward.”
That sounds like a good book!!
I LOVED this book!!! So SO good! Susan Meissner is incredible!
The first line in my book, Caught in the Middle by Regina Jennings, is “The serving line hadn’t moved an inch, and the mood of the men in the depot diner was growing ugly.”
I love Regina’s books!!
“I am Miriam, old but of use. I am a slave, a midwife, a healer with herbs. This is what I do, but El Shaddai makes me who I am.” from Miriam by Mesu Andrews. Next one on the TBR pile!
What a beautiful opening!! Mesu is going to be at the author/reader event in Nashville on Aug 24th. I can’t wait to meet her!
How fun! That’s going to be such a great event!
I am so excited about it!
I already posted this on Rachels blog but I thought I’d do it here. Mine is, “The Golem’s life began in the hold of a steamship.” From The Golem and the Jinni by: Helene Wecker
I haven’t heard of this book, Kati. What genre is it?
First line of my current book:
“Climbing a tree in heels? Not one of her better decisions”
From Jill Lynn’s newest Love Inspired “Her Texas Family”. From there hilarity reigns!
Yay!! That one is such fun!!
The caramel sauce was almost three hundred and fifty degrees when the screaming started.
Kernel of Truth
By Kristi Abbott
I started to say that sounds yummy… But then the screaming started lol
Hi Logan, Yep It’s me again, Amelia Bentley.
ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!! Melissa Tagg’s newest!! I LOVE THAT BOOK!!!