First Line Friday (week 60): Someplace Familiar

Posted June 2, 2017 by meezcarrie in First Line Fridays, Teresa Tysinger / 34 Comments

It’s Friday!!! Hooray!

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 Someplace Familiar, the recently-released debut novel of Teresa Tysinger!

And the first line is …

“Not much had changed about Laurel Cove, North Carolina in the ten years since Livy Johnson had last visited.”


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


34 responses to “First Line Friday (week 60): Someplace Familiar

  1. Becky Smith

    Ooooh!! I bought this book and hope to read it soon. My first line is from Finding Love on the Oregon Coast by Angela Ruth Strong, a collection of 4 novella by different authors which will be released July 1st: “Christina gazed out the window at the balcony decorated for her wedding ceremony above the sparkling Columbia River in Portland, Oregon, before turning to face the full-length mirror.”

  2. That looks like a sweet read.

    My first line on my blog is from Alicia Ruggieri’s trilogy, but here I’ll share one from a non-fiction I’m reading for research (and it’s a HUGE read)… “Nearly ten years have passed since the close of the civil war in America, and yet no satisfactory history thereof is accessible to the public; nor should any be attempted until the Government has published, and placed within the reach of students, the abundant materials that are buried in the War Department at Washington.” (Memoirs of William T. Sherman)

  3. My first line is:
    “A private plane sits on a runway in Martha’s Vineyard, forward stairs deployed.” ~ Before the Fall by Noah Hawley.
    I can’t wait to start this book. I’ve heard it’s good.
    Dinh@Arlene’s Book Club

  4. Hey Carrie! I recently purchased this book, and I’m looking forward to reading it! Today on my blog I’m sharing a line from Lori Benton’s book “A Flight of Arrows”.

    I thought I’d share something different in the comment, an old favorite of mine.
    “From the old and pleasantly situated village of Mayenfeld, a foot-path winds through green and shady meadows to the foot of the mountains, which on this side look down from their stern and lofty heights upon the valley below.” HEIDI by: Johanna Spyri

  5. I’m so excited about Teresa’s book! I just finished a memoir (?) FAITH TRANSPLANTED by Ray Jones to prepare for the author Q&A I’m hosting at the book’s launch party this evening. (YAY!) Told with humor covered by faith, this is Ray’s story from illness to transplant list to recovery. “Some days when I first wake up, for a brief moment, I forget what has occurred.”

  6. Andi

    Hi Carrie,

    I’ve seen this book around, and it sounds like a good one. I like the first line.

    Happy first weekend of June!

  7. On the blog today I am sharing the first line from Melody Carlson’s ‘Under a Summer Sky’ so I thought I would share the first line from the book I am currently reading:

    “The man relaxed in the wooden Adirondack chair in the screened-in porch of his cabin rental and stared out across the glistening waters of Lake Williwaw.” Stormy Lake by L.D. Stauth

  8. Paula S.

    Incomplete Sentence by E.E.Kennedy: Tracey Parish sat at the red light and refused to fume, as she often did, over time she was kept waiting in traffic………….The light changed. Resolutely, she shifted into drive, merged into traffic, and was never seen alive again.

  9. I’m reading A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer, which I am enjoying very much, but as the opening line is a description of the view from the library of Fontley Priory, I will decline to repeat it here.

  10. Pam K.

    “The crackle on the two-way radio gave EMT Anne Lundstrom a two-second warning that someone’s life teetered on death’s fine edge.” from Tying the Knot by Susan May Warren. I just finished this one today. It makes me want to read the other books in the Deep Haven series.

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