First Line Fridays – #10

Posted June 3, 2016 by meezcarrie in Christian, deals, First Line Fridays, historical, Meghan M. Gorecki / 61 Comments

first line fridays

Yaaaaaay!!! We’ve all survived another week and now it’s FRIDAY!!!

Guess what time it is?!?!?

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

Today, I am happy to once again include my friend Rachel from Bookworm Mama in First Line Fridays. If you’d like to join us, send me a note and let me know!

My first line today is from Meghan M. Gorecki’s debut novel, God’s Will.

And the first line is….

“Leaves rustled in the brisk fall breeze while the neighborhood children littered the sidewalks after a long day at school.”

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

Let me know in the comments and then head over to Bookworm Mama to see her First Line!

Also, today is the LAST DAY to get God’s Will at a discounted price in the Kindle Daily Deal – don’t miss it!!


And a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Christi Cameron who won the awesomesauce Readers Appreciation Giveaway that I hosted in May!

Tags: ,

61 responses to “First Line Fridays – #10

  1. carylkane

    My first line comes from my current read SHATTERED by Dani Pettrey. Piper bolted upright, sweat dampening her pj’s despite December’s chill.


  2. At a recent concert, I heard Andy Gullahorn sing a son that I happen to like quite a bit, “I will.” In the song, he tells his friend the ways in which he will be a committed friend to them. When he introduced the song at the concert, Andy said, “I didn’t write this song because this is the kind of person I am. I wrote this song because this is the kind of person I want to to be.” – Jim Knight from “Better Conversations”

  3. “A white flag flew over Fort William Henry.” The Wood’s Edge by Lori Benton
    I’m just starting this one! Pepper Basham had me laughing out loud earlier in A Twist of Faith, then telling my unbookish hubby all about it 😀

  4. Becky Smith

    “It would be the most perfect day of her brother Darek’s life. Even if Grace Christiansen had to personally hand-dip 200 strawberries.” When I Fall in Love by Susan May Warren.
    I know – it’s the first 2 lines, but I love the second line also!

  5. Kim

    My first line is…

    “My daughter, Ruthie, always called me a glass-is-half-empty kind of person, but she was wrong.”

    Okay, I have to do line two also…

    “Not only was my glass half empty, but a tiny crack shot diagonally from a chip on the rim, and something bread-like hovered in the murky liquid.”

    Can I do line three too??? JK! I having been waiting for this book for what seems like forever! I love Varina Denman! I hope she is busy writing so we don’t have to wait too long for her next book.

  6. Katy C.

    This story begins within the walls of a castle, with the birth of a mouse. – The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

  7. Trixi

    It seems that Fridays come way too fast, wasn’t it JUST Friday yesterday? Sheesh!

    “Edging closer to the precipice that overlooked the plunging waterfall, Jewel Caraway risked a glance down. Vertigo hit. Dizziness mingled with worry.”
    Deception by Elizabeth Goddard

  8. Tracey Hagwood

    “She’d come three thousand miles to burn to death.”

    From Where There’s Smoke by Susan May Warren. I’m halfway through and the forest isn’t the only thing on fire 😉

  9. Amanda J.

    Okay, I’m sharing the first line of the first chapter versus the first line of the prologue… “Surprised by the emotion that welled up as she prepared to leave the ramshackle cabin for the last time, nineteen-year-old Ann Elizabeth Paxton hesitated before stepping across the threshold.”
    ~Messenger by Moonlight…
    Stephanie Grace Whitson

      • Amanda J.

        Well I just finished it this afternoon. I really, really enjoyed it. It wouldn’t rank high on the kissing scale (maybe 1.5), but there are definitely heart-pitter-patter moments and lots of interesting history.

  10. Pam Crist

    “He stands before me, as broad as an ancient oak, his face like a full moon caught high in the topmost branches, the rolls of creased flesh upturned with goodwill.” Philippa Gregory: The Taming Of The Queen.

  11. Valerie S.

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

    – A Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter (loving it!!)

  12. Jan Hall

    Dear Lord, I have come to doubt of late whether or not you hear my prayers. Withered Zion by William LJ Galaini

  13. In the corner of a first-class smoking carriage, Mr. Justice Wargrave, lately retired from the bench, puffed at a cigar and ran an interested eye through the political news in the Times.

    And Then There Were None
    Agatha Christie

    At least tied for greatest mystery plot of all time. 😀

      • You must!! If you haven’t read it or seen one of the movie versions, I won’t say anything about the plot. Just that it’s a masterpiece of planning.

        I can’t recommend the most recent version (BBC). Not that it wasn’t excellently acted and produced and for the most part truest to the book, but it had some really bad language and was extremely violent. (Yes, it’s a murder mystery, but this version took the “cozy” right out of it.) Even Aidan Turner in a towel (which is not to be discounted) wouldn’t make me watch it again.

        The book, however, is not graphic at all, but it manages to be terrifying all the same. And baffling.

        The best movie version, IMHO, is the 1945 one. They changed the ending (as they usually do) to make it a little more upbeat, and it’s more “cozy fun” than frightening.

        But read the book. If you can figure it out before the epilogue, you’re a genius. And the best part is, Christie tells you way ahead of time exactly who did it and why, and you’ll never realize it until you get to the end.


  14. Terrill Rosado

    Now this is how love should be – nice and neat. A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman

    Thanks, Carrie. Always fun. Sometime, you should throw out a random chapter number to get the first line. It would be interesting how much different the first lines would be vs. the first chapter of a book. I did this once on FB with author Carla Laureano. Although with that, she had a specific question and the first line we read was supposed to be the answer. For the life of me, I can’t remember what the question was, but there were some fun answers.

  15. Anne Rightler

    Hannah Roberts leaned on the sill and looked through the small panes of the second story window in the old farmhouse.
    The Mystery of Ghost Dancer Ranch by Patrick E. Craig

  16. Andrea Stephens

    Laurence married! Elizabeth Hamilton leaned against the blue-and-gold papered wall of the entry hall and stared in shock at the telegram from her brother.
    Wild Montana Sky by Debra Holland

    I have another idea, how about asking for the first line on the page of the book we are currently reading.

  17. “It all could have been avoided had we not accused Henry Tipton, Chief of Police, of stealing his neighbor’s rooster.”
    Of Dubious and Questionable Memory by Rachel McMillan

    This little noVella is starting out fun!

  18. Cyndi

    “Mama?” Emily Carver whispered the word as she opened the door to her parents’ bedroom. ~ from A Treasure Concealed by Tracie Peterson. Just started earlier today and it’s very good!

  19. She could set fire to the letter in her pocket and it would still be true. – The Magnolia Duchess by Beth White
    I think someone shared this first line a week or two ago. I’m hoping to finally read it this weekend 😀

Leave a Reply