First Line Friday (Week 64): A River Too Deep

Posted June 30, 2017 by meezcarrie in First Line Fridays, Sydney Tooman Betts / 33 Comments

Welcome to the last FLF of June! Is 2017 flying by for anyone else?

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 a book I reviewed today over on Diversity Between The Pages

A River Too Deep by Sydney Tooman Betts

And the first line is …

“How to account the strange events that led to my present life is something of a quandary.”

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


33 responses to “First Line Friday (Week 64): A River Too Deep

  1. I’m look forward to reading this book!! I’ve long been a fan of Native American stories. I even wrote one when I was 10 ?
    I borrowed my 9-year old son’s current read to share in the comments. This is a super fun mystery book for kids and one that’s been read more than once!

    “Voices sounded, but no one was there to hear them.”
    Treasure On Spy Glass Hill
    by: Paul B. Ricchuiti.

  2. carylkane

    Happy Friday!

    The stack of photographs slipped to the floor, splaying across the wood planks like wildflowers over a grassy meadow. – Strand of Deception by Robin Caroll

  3. Becky Smith

    I want to read Kara’s book. Happy Friday!
    My first line is from Rediscovering Americanism by Mark R. Levin: “I often wonder what Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, James Madison, John Adams, George Mason, Benjamin Franklin, and the other Founders would think about today’s America.”

  4. I’ve been seeing this book everywhere. I need to read to read this!

    My first line is from Healing Love by Jennifer Slattery.

    “I’ve spent over $100,000 and two of grad school for this?”

    • Carrie

      you doooooo, Rebecca! I held out for a really long time too because – time. But I was really glad I finally got the chance to read it 🙂

      And Jennifer’s latest is taunting me from my TBR pile. lol.

  5. Happy Friday all!
    My first line is from Emma, Mr. Knightly, and Chili-Slaw Dogs by Mary Jane Hathaway. It is the second book in the Jane Austen Takes the South series.
    “Utter disaster on a cake platter.”

  6. Emilee Douglas

    What a great first line! I love this series of books! Can’t wait for the third to release next week!

  7. Haley Resseguie

    Oh no, yet another book and series to add to my growing list of must-reads! But what a good problem a huge TBR pile is! Lol

    My first line today was also inspired by one of your recent blogs (Series that I still need to start). I started Tamara Leigh’ s Age of Faith series and my first line today comes from book 4 of the series, The Kindling. I am loving this series!
    “She came to him in the still of a night whose dark edges were beginning to fray.”

  8. June has definitely been flying by!

    Today I’m sharing the first line from “A Match Made in Alaska” over on my blog, but the first line I’m sharing here is from a book I recently finished, “Against the Tide” by Elizabeth Camden:

    Boston, 1876
    Lydia was embarrassed to wear a damp dress on the first day of school, but it rained last night while her clothes were strung across the boat’s rigging to dry.

  9. Anne L. Rightler

    Sometimes a lie was the better choice–or at least that’s what I’d alway told myself.
    My Daughter’s Legacy by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould

  10. Paula S.

    My Heart Belongs in : Mackinac Island by Carrie Fancett Pagels! Maude Welling’s twelve year old brother, Jack, raced across the waxed wood floor of the soda shop, straight toward her, then skidded to a halt.

  11. Pam K.

    “For once in his life, Trey Walker Stafford had aced his two older brothers.” from Peace in the Valley by Ruth Logan Herne.

  12. I do want to read A River Too Deep at some point… but for today, here’s a first line from the stack I’m hoping to read this weekend, Rachel Linden’s Ascension of Larks:

    “Come on, come on. I know you’re here somewhere,” Magdalena Henry murmured, squinting through the viewfinder of her camera at the ragged line of coffee pickers sorting their day’s yield.

  13. I’ve seen this around the place, but haven’t had the chance to read it yet (along with umpteen hundred other books!)

    I have the first line from Over Maya Dead Body on my blog today, but I’m going to share the first line from another great read about to release, Susan May Warren’s “A Matter of Trust”:

    “Gage Watson blamed the trouble on the bright, sunny day.”

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