Update from last week: Still done with Summer and its humidity over here.
But yay!! 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 The Captivating Lady Charlotte by Carolyn Miller
And the first line is …
“The room glimmered with a thousand points of sparkling light, the bright glow from the enormous crystal-dropped chandelier glinting off beaded gowns, ornate mirrors, and the desperation shining in dozens of pairs of eyes.”
Isn’t that a gorgeous opening line?!?!
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 || Romances of the Cross
I’m taking a break from historical worlds, and enjoying reading Kara Isaac’s new novel ‘Then There Was You’ – looking forward to seeing some familiar Sydney settings! First line: Paige McAllister didn’t think it was possible but there was something worse than being single and thirty at your nineteen year old sister’s wedding.
i love that book!
I posted my review for this today. Loved it!
I’m featuring a new release by Bethany Kaczmarek on my blog this week, but I’m going to post the first line from a book I’ve been meaning to read for aaaaaages: To Whisper Her Name, by Tamera Alexander.
“First Lieutenant Ridley Adam Cooper peered through the stand of bristled pines, his presence cloaked by dusk, his Winchester cocked and ready.”
yay!!! I’m looking forward to both of those reads
Oh, I’m reading this book right now! So good!!!
She’d spent over $100,000 and two years in grad school for this? Healing Love by Jennifer Slattery.
I want to read that book! My first line is from Sweet Delights by Cecelia Dowdy: “PATTY-LYNN?” THE FAMILIAR VOICE made her pause.
hmmm that could end up being good or bad! lol
I’m sharing a first line from The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson. “The change in Marie Carrington’s pocket wouldn’t pay for a ferry ride across the Northumberland Strait to Prince Edward Island, let alone a bus ticket to anywhere else in the world.”
yay! i love that series!
Great opening line and I love the title of the book and cover!
My first line:
January 25, 1980, midnight
The first execution I attended wasn’t by lethal injection but by Old Sparky. ~A Twist of the Knife by Becky Masterman
Dinh @ Arlene’s Book Club
oh wow! that’s a compelling first line for sure!
I can’t wait to read this book! The first book in this series was lovely. 🙂
I’m looking forward to reading this book!
me too! lol
Well, the closest book to me is Zen the Zebra by William Tellem:
Zen the Zebra loved to play. He loved to run. And he loved to race. And he loved to trot confidently past a pride of lions or a cheetah family…taunting them.
Another not too far from me is Shadowed by Grace by Cara Putnam:
“You have one chance to make this fly.” Bobby Hamilton leaned across his broad desk and stared her down.
hahah Zen the Zebra sounds like a fun read 🙂
I’m so excited to read Carolyn’s series!
My first line comes from Dime Novel Suitor by Carrie Fancett Pagels. It’s part of the Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands Romance Collection.
Turtle Springs, Kansas
Pa had some kind of nerve, up and dying like that-just when I’d gotten used to Frank being gone.
i can’t wait to read that collection!
OH I AM LOVING THIS LINE!!! I’m so sad I haven’t had a chance to read this series yet!!! ?
you’ll so love this series, Beth!
“Sometimes a lie was the better choice– or at least that’s what I’d always told myself.”
My Daughter’s Legacy by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould
that’s a great first line, Sylvia!
Loved that first line, fantastic book!
My first line is from The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson
The year 1365, Barony of Mallin, the Holy Roman Empire
“Where do you think you are going looking like a beggar?” Mother asked.”
i adore her books!
This is a very “English teacher” first line today. Sorry! 🙂 The book closest to me is Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee–(the author of my very favorite ever novel To Kill a Mockingbird): “In an opinion column published by Alabama newspapers in July 1992, I paid tribute to the remarkable Lee family of Monroeville, especially Harper.”
heehee but i do want to read that one now! 😉
That is a lovely line. And I love the cover too.
My first line is from Gabrielle Meyer’s novella found in the Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection
“A Tale of Two Hearts” Little Falls, Minnesota May 20, 1899
The countryside sped by as Elijah Boyer pushed the Duryea Motor Wagon to twenty-five miles per hour.
Can you imagine speeding by at 25 MPH?!
My first line is: He’s there again. “Heaven Sent Rain” by Lauraine Snelling
A great first line! I’ve just finished The Captivating Lady Charlotte, and now have to write my review.
I’m currently reading Ghost Heart by Lisa Harris and Lynne Gentry. The first line is:
According to legend, their kind could never die.
It’s a great suspense!
What a beautiful introduction and opening!