First Line Friday (Week 51): A Lady in Disguise

Posted March 24, 2017 by meezcarrie in First Line Fridays, Sandra Byrd / 58 Comments

Yay! It’s 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 A Lady in Disguise by Sandra Byrd

And the first line is…

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

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


58 responses to “First Line Friday (Week 51): A Lady in Disguise

  1. A Lady in Disguise is next up in the queue. I’m currently reading When Tides Turn — “A touch of kindness and enthusiasm could transform a person’s spirit, and Quintessa Beaumont delighted in participating in the process.”

  2. MH

    “The police lights in my rearview mirror are the most petrifying sight in the world”
    Terri Blackstock’s If I’m Found.
    A fantastic series so far.

  3. “Lane Mercer willed herself to remain steady as people departing the six a.m. stop of the St. Louis Sunshine Special bumped her.” The Big Inch by Kimberly Fish

  4. Janice Moore

    The first line in “Because You’re Mine” by Colleen Coble says, “She’d never get through this final set.” This book is fantastic!

  5. carylkane

    I LOVE Sandra’s stories! 🙂

    Here is my first line:
    Claire Murray headed for the barn, a burst of cold air lifting her long blonde hair and tossing it into her face. – To Dance with Dolphins by Bonnie Leon

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

  6. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! I’ve been looking at this book!
    My first line is from Joel C. Rosenberg’s new book Without Warning:
    “I had never been in the Oval Office before.
    But I’d always imagined my first time going differently.”

  7. Kay Garrett

    Currently reading – THe Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club by Wanda Brunstetter
    As Emma stepped into the spacious sewing room her late husband had added onto their home, a sense of nostalgia settled over her.

  8. Jeanne

    “Why, Livvie! Whatever are you doing?” The Elusive Miss Ellison. I’m on Chapter 14 and loving every minute of it.

  9. Ok, you realize I’m a library director, right? First line of the book nearest me : Until recently, I never considered making my own peanut butter. – “Make the Bread, Buy the Butter,” by Jennifer Reese, author of ! Lol!

  10. Rebecca Maney

    I am starting a book today that I know nothing about, except the quality of titles from the publisher seem to be never-ending.

    “The sparks danced like fireflies in the semidarkness of the storeroom.” from “A Harvest of Thorns” by Corban Addion; what from I can tell, it’s a fictional expose of the international clothing industry, who may or may not treat their indigent employees with dignity.

  11. Thank you for reading A Lady in Disguise, Carrie. And it’s fun for me to see all of these other first lines – I must check out some of these books!!

  12. “No room!” The man with the large hat exclaimed. – Pool Tears by Erin Pyne (another take on Alice in Wonderland)

    I bought this book ages ago at an art gallery in Asheville, NC, and I’m finally reading through it. One of the best parts of this short book is the illustrations created by Cayce Moyer.

  13. Haley Resseguie

    “Sunlight blinked off the rippling surface of Tumbledon Lake and I to Margaret Lounsbury’s eyes.”
    Shine Like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky

  14. So glad to see the much deserved great buzz going around online for this book. Sandra Byrd clearly knows her history and how to turn a phrase. Plus she kept me guessing till the end. I actually just reviewed this book on my blog and I’m doing a giveaway for a printed copy of the book which ends midnight tomorrow (3/26)!

  15. Winnie Thomas

    “A bad case of jitters had Larkspur Linwood by the scruff of the neck.” Castles in the Clouds by Myra Johnson

    I need to read A Lady in Disguise! Sounds so good!

  16. I’m currently reading my first Mary Stewart (general fiction market), so my first line comes from The Stormy Petrel:

    “I must begin with a coincidence which I would not dare to recount if this were a work of fiction.”

    Sandra Byrd’s Daughters of Hampshire series is on my mental “read this SOON” list – book 1, Mist of Midnight, is waiting patiently on my bookshelf.

  17. Andrea Stephens

    South Carolina, November 1780
    Daniel Reid slowed his horse and sucked air into his lungs as he reined to the road’s grassy edge.
    The Patriot and The Loyalist by Angela K. Couch

    There are so many good first lines this week!

  18. “Abandoning his sister to save his brother, Justin Boden felt as gutshot as Cole.” form Long Time Gone by Mary Connealy.

    If that doesn’t grab your attention and alert you to the fact that it’s a western, I don’t know what would! This is a great first line!

Leave a Reply