First Line Friday (Week 31): Forest Child

Posted November 4, 2016 by meezcarrie in First Line Fridays, giveaway, Heather Day Gilbert / 28 Comments

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Happy Friday!!!

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 Forest Child by Heather Day Gilbert!


And the first line is….

“The whispers filled all her silences.”

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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28 responses to “First Line Friday (Week 31): Forest Child

  1. Thanks for featuring Forest Child! I always try to craft a really compelling first line, because I know that is often a great hook for books I read, too. The first line for God’s Daughter (first in the Vikings of the New World Saga) was “The gods only accept what is valuable.”

  2. Becky Smith

    “She was going to have joy this season, no matter what.” From Season of Miracles by Alexa Verde, the 7th book in Christmas Blessings.

  3. Haley Resseguie

    “Are these from the three bodies they dug up?” From A Cry from the Dust by Carrie Stuart Parks. She is a new-to-me author, but you featured her series recently on your blog and I couldn’t wait to try it!

  4. Katherine Good

    “Katie Madison tied the black satin ribbon at her neckline and frowned.”
    Calico Spy
    Margaret Brownley

  5. I am intrigued by this series!!! My line…”In a studio on West 46th Street in New York City, a band was playing Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee.” Sinatra: The Life by Anthony Summers…nonfiction yes…lol

  6. I’m dying to know if the whispers are a side effect of the mushrooms or if she’s just being poetic. Heather’s book is one I was supposed to start reading this week while I’ve been chatting it up on Facebook. I am tempted to ground myself. I will rectify this situation over the next 48 hours!

    Nantucket Island
    April 20, 1852
    “What will you do now?” The gentle nudge came from Mrs. Franklin hours after Prosperity Anne Jones laid her mother to rest in the church graveyard.
    – Honor Redeemed by Christine Johnson

  7. Pam K.

    “Malachi Shaw made the arduous climb back into consciousness with great effort.”
    No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer.

      • Andrea Stephens

        That was going to be my first line today. I have it on audible, I loaded it and wrote down the first line. Oh well. It’s a really good book. I love Karen Witemeyer. There is a sequel novella coming out soon too.
        I know I could have picked up a different book, but I had decided to listen to this one again after not being able to decide what book to read today. Then I took a little nap in my chair.

  8. Cara

    “Indians!” The sharp call from the back of the sanctuary jolted Priscilla White.
    The Doctor’s Lady by Jody Hedlund

  9. Hi Carrie,

    Sorry I’m running late. Computer issues. My first line comes from Cowboy Christmas Homecoming. Julie Lessman has a story in this novella collection.

    Last Chance, California
    Fall 1885

    First line: Shelter, food, and babies. Lord, that’s all I ask.

  10. carylkane

    I loved God’s Daughter! I’m so excited for the release of Forest Child. 🙂

    Here is my first line:
    May 10, 2015

    The dream had come again last night, just as it had sliced into Brock’s subconscious the night before that. – The Fives Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart

  11. Here I am, a day late again! Burning up the road the last few days. I am 60% of the way into Forest Child. It is excellent! My line comes from End of The Roadie by Elizabeth Flynn. “A buzz of excited, anticipatory conversation spread beyond the area immediately in front of the theatre.”

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