First Line Friday (week 58): Trial by Twelve

Posted May 19, 2017 by meezcarrie in First Line Fridays, Heather Day Gilbert / 57 Comments

Is anyone else really glad it’s 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 Trial by Twelve by Heather Day Gilbert

And the first line is …

“These letters may be hard for you to read, but someday you will ask who your father was.”

Intrigued? I am! If you’d like a chance to WIN Trial by Twelve, head over to this EPIC Excellence in Indie Publishing Giveaway!

Plus, check out what Heather had to say about indie publishing yesterday here on the blog:

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 || Joy of Reading || C Jane Read

…and welcome

Moments Dipped in Ink & Molly’s Cafinated Reads

to the FLF crew!


57 responses to “First Line Friday (week 58): Trial by Twelve

  1. Kay Garrett

    The real question – at least for me – wasn’t where Chandra Morrisey had found the elegant white lace fan she swept back and forth in front of her face when the exclamation oozed our of her, but where on earth her exaggerated Southern drawl has come from.
    Gone With The Twins
    by Kylie Logan

  2. Great first line and good choice of feature book! I’m heading out the door to my cousins graduation, but before I go I’ll share my first line with you.
    I thought I’d share something different here than the book featured on my blog today. This book is one my son is reading.
    “Betsey Maxwell wearily trailed behind Loren as her brother dodged the muddy puddles, horse manure, and piles of crates in the narrow London street.”
    – The Thieves of Tyburn Square by: Dave & Neta Jackson
    The Trailblazer Books – Bethany House Publisher 1995

  3. Andrea Stephens

    A shiver rippled across Juanita Hoyt’s shoulders, an involuntary spasm induced by the cold metal encircling her wrists.

    Signs of Life by Valerie Banfield

  4. I like the title of this book and the first line sounds interesting!

    Here’s my first line:
    Garvin Poole slipped out of bed, got his lighter off the fireplace mantel, and walked in his underwear through the dark house to the kitchen, where he took a joint out of a sugar jar, then continued to the garden door. ~Golden Prey by John Sandford

    Dinh @ Arlene’s Book Club

  5. Definitely intrigued! I have the first line from Erynn Newman’s debut release ‘Out of Darkness’ on my blog, but here I’m going to share the first line from Johnnie Alexander’s latest release, ‘What Hope Remembers’:

    “The June sun beat on Gabe Kendall’s bare head and tapped into his childhood memories of horse farm.”

    Happy Friday!

  6. I love Heather’s books! My first line comes from a book club pick — “A white flag flew over Fort William Henry.” From The Wood’s Edge by Lori Benton.

  7. Rebecca Maney

    “Connor Young needed just one perfect weekend.”

    “I’ll Be There” by Susan May Warren. Who wouldn’t be wanting to read one of her books over the weekend?

    And I love Heather Gilbert’s books, can’t wait for the next book in her “Murder in the Mountain” series.

  8. “The ice-planet arrived in the dusky heat of summer twilight during Earth’s Fourth World War.”

    The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber

  9. Lori Smanski

    “For most of my life, I considered myself a happy person – not the kind of woman who claps with giddy delight over her breakfast waffles, but the kind of woman who makes regular use of her grin.”
    from: The Happiness Dare by Jennifer Dukes Lee
    This is really a fantastic book.

  10. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is: “My heart beat as if it was trying to build up speed and erupt from my chest.” From Warfare:Life After Book 2 by Julie Hall. Coming out June 13th.

  11. Oh, so nice to see you sharing that first line from Trial/Twelve–nothing like getting into the “bad guy’s” perspective, which is what I was doing there! Sometimes it’s a bit scary for the author, though! LOL

    And the first line(s) of the book I’m reading now, Long Way Gone by Charles Martin, are: “I’d seen him before. Old guy was probably seventy-five. Maybe eighty.”

  12. Okay, I’ll admit…that title has my mind mulling over a dozen different storylines. 😉 Maybe it’s cause my parents have twelve children? 😀 😀 It sounds interesting though!

  13. Trial by Twelve sounds like a good one!

    I wish I could post the whole first chapter here…funny, funny, funny. But since I can’t.. .:-D

    My first line is from TURTLES IN THE ROAD, a humorous romance from mother/daughter duo Rhonda Rhea and Kaley Rhea. The book arrived yesterday, and I didn’t get to crack it open until 1:00 AM…but I just HAD to start it before bed! The first chapter is hilarious…and Piper is my new BF! — “Normally a nice long solo drive had a calming effect on Piper.”

  14. Great first lines, always makes me want to read like 25 books at once. I think I have reading ADHD!!

    My first line is from the book featured on my blog today, Sarah Monzon’s dual timeline novel, All of You:

    Present Day, 100 Miles off the Coast of Virginia

    Lieutenant Michael “Finch” Carrington pulled up the zipper of his green flight suit and stared at the mass on the opposite rack.

  15. carylkane

    I LOVED Trial by Twelve!

    It’s a Regency weekend for me. Today I’ve started reading Carrie Turansky’s Edwardian Brides series.

    October 1911
    Berkshire, England

    Julia Foster lifted her gaze to the clear October sky as a lark swooped past.


  16. Andi

    A very intriguing first line. I will have to check this book out. I’m featuring Count Me In by Mikal Dawn today. Happy Friday!

    • Carrie

      i knoooooow b/c that’s the one I was going to do until I checked the spreadsheet haha! 😉

  17. “New York City
    June 1857

    Elise Neumann stared out the cracked third-story window to the muddy street below, watching the omnibuses and carriages slog their way through the muck.”

    ~With You Always by Jody Hedlund

    Happy Friday! ?

  18. I’ve never heard of that book or that author. Adding it to my list.

    I am going to share a first line from Kara Isaac’s Can’t Help Falling. “It was like being in jail.”

  19. Great choice in a line today! This is the book I have just started to read; Mrs. Odboddy: Undercover Courier. By Elaine Faber ” Lighting flashed and thunder rattled the windows of Wilkey’s Market where Agnes pushed a little metal cart through the crowded aisle.”

    • Carrie

      It definitely should! The first book in the series – Miranda Warning – is free right now on Amazon!

  20. Thanks to everyone who commented! BTW–the first in this mystery series, Miranda Warning, is only FREE for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iBooks until Memorial Day! You might want to pick it up to learn more about amateur sleuth, Tess Spencer!

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