First Line Friday (Week 59): Nightshade

Posted May 26, 2017 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, mystery/suspense, romance, Ronie Kendig / 30 Comments

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!

And since it’s Memorial Day weekend, our thoughts turn to those who have passed away and especially the heroes who have given their lives for others. Military. Law enforcement. And the like.

Along those lines…

The book I’m featuring today is the newly republished/updated Nightshade by Ronie Kendig!

And the first line is …

“Merciful heavens, he hated clowns!”

Me. Too.


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

Moments Dipped in Ink || Molly’s Cafinated Reads


30 responses to “First Line Friday (Week 59): Nightshade

  1. Rebecca Maney

    I have been a Ronie Kendig fan for years and have read “Nightshade” twice, maybe three times. So glad to see the series being re-introduced into the reading world!

    I am about to begin,” If a girl could go blind from too bright a sky, I would have gazed upward anyhow . . . . ” “A Trail of Crumbs” by Susie Finkbeiner. I can’t to re-enter the “world of Pearl”.

  2. Love, love, love, love! I just finished reading the new version (I’ve read the original more times than I can count!) I have sooooo much love for this series. And you just totally stole the first line I was going to share in the comments today! So I’ll share the first sentence from Chapter 1 instead:

    “Gut pressed to the spine of his Hayabusa, Max Jacobs bore down the mountainous two-lane road.”

  3. Anne L. Rightler

    The only book anywhere near me brings this first line:

    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. carylkane

    The Discarded Heroes series is on my wish list!

    My first line comes from FIRSTBORN by Tosca Lee.

    Six weeks ago, I woke up in a cabin in the north woods of Maine with no memory of the last two years or any pertinent details of my life before.

    Happy Weekend and Happy Reading!

  5. My first line is from a cozy – bDonn Taylor’s Murder Mezzo Forte: In the first week of February, we didn’t know Overton University was about to exceed its annual quota of murders.

    The rest of the book is definitely living up to that first sentence!

  6. That is such an amusing first line!

    This week, I’m trying to put some reading time into “The Memoirs of General William T. Sherman” (for research) and “Threads of Suspicion (by Dee Henderson–my first of hers to read).

  7. I loved Discarded Heroes series!!! SO happy to see Nightshade get an update and awesome new cover.

    I’m finishing up True to You by Becky Wade, so here it is:
    Finding oneself at the mercy of a crazed gunman isn’t all fun and games.

  8. Becky Smith

    I want to read Ronie’s books. Happy Friday!! My first line is from White by Denise Weimer: “The dream started the way Jennifer’s actual visit to the house at 104 Main Street, Hermon, had begun, on a road that hurtled past green fields & dust-blown wildflowers into forever, ending in a community time had forgotten.”

  9. Janet Estridge

    My Dad fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He and his Company also liberated a Concentration Camp.
    This is from a book, “The Victory Era in Color” by Jeff Ethell.

    “America showed her proudest colors during the 1940’s, as these rare photos attest”.

  10. Cara

    “Temptation sat before her, compelling as the sea. Gleaming silver, green leather, the nearly silent rumble of engine…” – The Lost Heiress by Roseanna M. White

    Why can I never manage just one line? I have meant to read this book for what feels like ages, and now that I have started it, can’t figure out why I put it off for so long. I’m only 30 pages in, and I’m hooked!

  11. Andi

    I love the new cover of Nightshade! This series was my introduction to Ronie’s writing and I have been a fan ever since. Of course this was her debut if my memory is correct. And why didn’t I think of a military book???? UGH! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

  12. So many good lines! Here’s my first line today (from the prologue): “Night crept over the hills, smothering the landscape in a cocoon of darkness that would hide him in a few minutes.” — Colleen Coble’s Haven of Swans (the cover is intriguing, too!).

  13. The euphoria of winning a hard case vied in her thoughts with wondering what came next as Haden McCarthy left the Alexandria courthouse.

    Beyond Justice by Cara Putman

  14. AHHHHH!!! you totally made my day–no, my whole week. THANK YOU!!!

    Okay, first line from the book I’m reading, Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor: On the second Sabbat of Twelfthmoon, in the city of Weep, a girl fell from the sky.

    • Carrie

      haha you’re welcome <3 Love you! (And I've been wanting to read Strange the Dreamer!!)

  15. Andrea Stephens

    From the prologue of Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands Romance Collection
    Kansas, 1865
    Abigail Melton entered the kitchen to the sight of her mother slumped over the table, a telegram clutched in one hand.

    The fictional town of Turtle Springs lost almost all their men to the Civil War.

  16. On my blog is the first line from Irene Onorato’s upcoming release so I have decided to share the first line from a book that’s gotten buried on my kindle entitled Back Home Again by Melody Carlson.

    “Thin rays of afternoon sunlight filtered through the leaves of the old maple tree that dominated the front yard of the Howard family home.”

  17. from The Haunting of Sunshine Girl (just started it last night, almost finished….it’s good!)

    “She turned sixteen today.”

  18. Haha. What a relatable line! So many people hate clowns. Happy Memorial weekend.

    Here’s mine from a book I just finished reading: Count Me in by Mikal Dawn.

    “The little hairs on the back of Allegra Spencer’s neck stood at attention.”

  19. Amy

    I absolutely love Ronie’s books! So it should come as no surprise that the book closest to me is one of hers. “The territory of being a soldier came with being assaulted.” Titanis

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