First Line Friday (Week 55): The Memory of You

Posted April 21, 2017 by meezcarrie in Catherine West, First Line Fridays / 36 Comments

Hooray for Friday!

Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

The book I’m featuring today is The Memory of You by Catherine West

And the first line is …

The wood-paneled walls of the boardroom were closing in.

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


36 responses to “First Line Friday (Week 55): The Memory of You

  1. Kay Garrett

    Mom, my cousin Jackie, and I were practically elbow to elbow in the kitchen of my little house.
    Silence of the Jams by Gayle Leeson

  2. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is: “For a moment she couldn’t breathe, and then the barest whisper passed her lips – half spontaneous praise half simple awe. ‘Oh my… I’ve found Paradise!’ ” From Spring Raine by Delia Latham

  3. carylkane


    Honor the Lord you heavenly beings: honor the Lord for his glory and strength. Honor the Lord for the glory of his name. Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. Psalm 29:1-2

    I HAVE FLOWN A LOT OF MILES in the past twenty years, so not surprisingly, I take many things about the experience for granted. From Worship Changes Everything by Darlene Zschech

  4. Kim

    “They’ve won. God help us.”

    From The Uncloaked by J. Rodes (Jennifer Rodewald).

    Just finished this book today. Really great thought provoking dystopian.

  5. Goodness, I wonder what struggles this character is dealing with. And yet, I knew there was a reason for why I don’t care for wood-paneled walls…lol. 🙂

  6. Anne L. Rightler

    “You have one month to pay the debt,” Captain Foxe stated, his tone as rigid as the plate armor her wore. Or we will attack Maidstone and claim what you owe by force.”
    For Love and Honor
    Jody Hedlund

  7. Winnie Thomas

    The Memory of You is sooooo good, but that first line gives me claustrophobia and anxiety every time I see it!

    “The commotion outside his office ought to have served as something of a warning, but Jason Jonquil, barrister and proud perfectionist, had done nothing but glance up from his ruler-straight stack of papers when the first noises had drifted through his closed door.” From A Fine Gentleman by Sarah M. Eden

  8. Pam K.

    “Maisie Dobbs left her garden flat in Holland Park, taking care to lock the door to her private entrance as she departed.” from IN THIS GRAVE HOUR by Jacqueline Winspear.

  9. I just saw this book on one of my review sites. Haven’t decided if I want to read it or not. 😉

    My first “line”…
    “Good morning, Lord, it’s time to rise.
    The sun is shining bright.
    I’ve got my day ahead of me.
    Please help me do what’s right.”
    (“Princess Prayers” by Crystal Bowman)

  10. Pressure!

    I am going to finish this book tonight, but the first line of The Bad Luck Bride by Jana MacGregor is…

    “The raw wind pounded every inch of Alexander’s body and lashed at what little remained of his compassion.”

      • I think you’ll enjoy it & that you’ll like Sheriff Beckett Marsh – I just came across what I instantly thought of as a “Carrie quote”:

        “Aurora wanted to fan herself. In winter. It wasn’t lack of food that might send her into making a rash or poor decision. It was Beckett Marsh’s grin. Mercy, it was billboard worthy.” (p.90)

  11. I’ll be reviewing The Patriot & The Loyalist by Angela K. Couch, this Monday on my blog, so I’ll share the first line from that book:

    South Carolina, November 1780
    Daniel Reid slowed his horse and sucked air into his lungs as he reined to the road’s grassy edge.

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