First Line Friday (Week 50): Irish Meadows

Posted March 17, 2017 by meezcarrie in First Line Fridays, Susan Anne Mason / 46 Comments

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Friday to you!

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, appropriately enough, Irish Meadows by Susan Anne Mason

And the first line is…

Late-afternoon shadows chased Gilbert Whelan up the long drive to the O’Leary mansion.

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

Bookworm Mama || Singing Librarian Books || Faithfully Bookish || Radiant Light

Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen || All the Book Blog Names are Taken || Robin’s Nest

Fiction Aficionado || Bibliophile Reviews || Kathleen Denly || Lauraine’s Notes

With A Joyful Noise || A Baker’s Perspective


46 responses to “First Line Friday (Week 50): Irish Meadows

  1. “Rebekah Carrington stood shivering across the street from her childhood home, satchel heavy in hand, cloak dusted with snow.” A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander

  2. I am currently reading The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney.
    First line says “Because the three Plumbs had agreed on the phone the previous evening that they should not drink in front of their brother Leo, they were all- unbeknownst to one another- sitting in separate bars in and around Grand Central, savoring a furtive cocktail before lunch.”

    I loved the irony in that statement and it hooked me in!

  3. carylkane

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


    Paige’s Journal Entry

    During my time away, I often thought of home.

    Obsession by Rachel Trautmiller This novella is part of the boxed set Smoke and Mirrors: A Romantic Suspense Collection.

  4. Karen Smidt

    Agent Elliot Matthews stared down a firing squad.

    First line from The Illusionist’s Apprentice by Kristy Cambron

  5. Becky Smith

    Sounds like a good book! I tried a new author whom Carrie Pagels recommended because she needs reviews, and I am really enjoying it! My first line is: “Young lady, my marital status is none of your concern.” from Secrets & Charades by Cindy Ervin Huff

    • Becky Smith

      Oops! It was Elaine Cooper who recommended it! I have Carrie on my mind because it’s her new website launch today.

  6. Kim G

    I stood, that bleak day, in the graveyard in the village near Winton Park.

    A Lady in Disguise by Sandra Byrd

    I’m reading two so to be fair…

    Sylvie left me today.

    Then Came You by Becky Wade

    Isn’t that a great first line?

  7. “Surprise?” Mr. Brown’s forehead crinkled as he thought, and then a smile formed.”

    From Such a Tease (Meddlin’ Madeline Book 2) by Chautona Havig.

    Ahhh, this is my first time here @ #FIrst Line Friday! I might be hooked! 🙂

  8. Eyes closed. Hands folded. Don’t move. And be as quiet as you possibly can.
    At least as quite as a five-year-old can be.

    from Talking With God by Adam Weber – I had to include more than one line 🙂

  9. Winnie Thomas

    I loved Irish Meadows–in fact, I loved that whole series by Susan Anne Mason. She’s a wonderful writer and the covers are absolutely gorgeous.

  10. Haley Resseguie

    I agree with Winnie, the whole series by Susan Anne Mason was wonderful! My first line for today is:
    “A touch of kindness and enthusiasm could transform a person’s spirit, and Quintessa Beaumont delighted in participating in the process.”

    When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin

  11. Susan Anne Mason

    Hi Carrie! Thank you so much for featuring “Irish Meadows”! How appropriate for today!

    I’m reading “The Goodbye Bride” by Denise Hunter (LOVE her books!).
    The first line is:

    Lucy Lovett had barely opened her eyes when she took notice of the pain hammering at the back of her head.

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day everyone!!


  12. Andrea Stephens

    That’s a good first line. I nearly forgot it was Friday.
    It’s been such a long, busy and sleepless week. I haven’t even been able to read for the last 4 days!
    First line from a book I finished recently.
    Hillsdale, Michigan February 8, 1856 Midnight
    In ten minutes, the westbound train would reach the town Euphemia Roper once vowed to never set foot in again.
    From Laurie Alice Eakes “Collision Of The Heart”

  13. Had I been thinking ahead I would have used a line for this day from one of the books about St Patrick that I have read; at least yours is Irish-y 🙂 Happy Friday!

  14. Sadly, another series I have yet to read! And happy St Pat’s Day. Even though I’m Scots 😉 I’m featuring the first line from Terri Blackstock’s “If I’m Found” today. Soooooooo good! Come to the blog and check it out 🙂

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