First Line Friday (week 66): Gladden the Heart

Posted July 14, 2017 by meezcarrie in Amish, First Line Fridays, Olivia Newport / 25 Comments

Seriously. Is it Fall yet? I’m so over Summer and its humidity.

But I digress. 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 Gladden the Heart by Olivia Newport

And the first line is …

“A tent in July seemed overdone, but the English had their ways.”

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

and please welcome Romances of the Cross to the linkup!

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25 responses to “First Line Friday (week 66): Gladden the Heart

  1. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday!! My first line us from A Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren: “Gage Watson blamed the trouble on the bright, sunny day.”

  2. I’m with you on the humidity….it’s a killer! You basically have to shower ten times a day to feel clean lol!

    I just started Cara Putnam’s Beyond Justice. “If he didn’t find that flash drive now, he would have to disappear.”

  3. Haley Resseguie

    The humidity is terrible right now! I start sweating just thinking about going outside! Lol. But it doesn’t seem to bother my children who want to be outside All. The. Time.
    But on a happier note, my first line is from A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White:
    “Rosemary Gresham may have been a thief, but she was a thief who preferred to work in broad daylight.”
    I am really enjoying this book!

  4. carylkane

    Happy Friday!

    My first line comes from Julian Fellowes’s Belgravia.

    The past, as we have been told so many times, is a foreign country where things are done differently.

    • Carrie

      sort-of. It’s the 5th in a series called Amish Turns of Time but they are all standalones too

  5. Good morning Carrie!

    My first line Friday is from To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander…
    Nashville, Tennessee, August 9, 1871…
    “Alexandra Jamison had always wanted a sister.”


  6. Gloria Anderson

    Hi Carrie,
    I am reading Chasing Secrets by Lynette Eason. The first line is: Five-year old Aileen Burke crouched in the small hidden room in the big castle she called home.

  7. Andrea Stephens

    It’s actually not too bad out today. But after the week of storms we’ve had, I’m ready for a nice Autumn. My tiny back yard is flooded but I’m okay with that, some surrounding towns are mostly under water.
    My first line is from Anne Love’s “The Gardener’s Daughter” in the Of Rags and Riches romance collection.
    Thump, Thump. She could plant herself in a library world such as this one forever.

  8. Paula S.

    Mr.—–. I glanced down at my seating chart, heart drumming in my ears. From Playing by Heart by Anne Mateer.

  9. I’m in Mississippiand it’s stupid hot here too. My first line Friday is from the book the American conquest book 3 in the window to the heart sags by Jenna Brandt
    “Margaret Learingam held on to the ship’s rail with one hand and her toddler son with the other.”

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