And welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!!!
Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line.
Since award season is beginning in bookdom, I thought it might be fun to feature some of the award nominees/finalists that I haven’t used for a FLF post before.
The book I’m featuring today is The Thorn Healer by Pepper Basham,
a nominee for the 2017 RT Reviewer’s Choice Awards!
And the first (two) lines are….
“Wounded soldiers returned from war as heroes. Wounded nurses returned as old maids.“
I always love her first lines! Congrats, Pepper, on the much-deserved nomination!!
Let me know the first line of the book closest to you & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!
If you’re a blogger or just a social media-er, we’d love for you to join us too!
I just finished If I Live by Terri Blackstock and started Lethal Licorice by Amanda Flower. Here is the first line from Lethal Licorice:
When the pig went missing, I know there would be trouble.
knew* not know
If I Live was amazing, wasn’t it???
The whole series was amazing…and time consuming. I had to finish ASAP!
and what a great first line haha!
“The gods only accept what is valuable.”
– God’s Daughter by Heather Day Gilbert
i really want to read that one ASAP!
I just love Pepper and her books! *sigh* I want to read this book again 🙂
Happy Friday my friend!
me too 🙂
I love Pepper and her swoon-worthy books!
Salazar Sanso raised his binoculars and looked out over the edge of the steep drop into the rosy New Mexican desert. – Burn by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy
Happy Friday and Happy Reading!
I bet that’s an intense read!
Berlin, Ohio 1900
Grace Blauch pushed the door open to Grace and Sarah’s Dry Goods Shop on Wednesday morning and shut it against the August heat behind her.
By Molly Jebber
yuck – August heat! lol
My FLF comes from the book I’m reading now, Liza’s Second Chance by Molly Jebber!
Lisa Schrock, clenched her teeth and dug her fingers in the fresh dough in her Amish bakery. The forced smiles, nods to her friends’ compliments, and suppressing the truth about her husband had been difficult, but she’d managed to keep her miserable marriage a secret.
Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!
Love this story!!!!
Oh what a great thing to see today! Thank you so much, Carrie!! This story is such a fun one-and in my neck of the woods 🙂
I loved this book! I need to find time to reread it!
“Three hours into Saturday night dinner service and she was already running on fumes.” The Saturday Nigh Supper Club by Carla Laureano
eeep! I can’t wait to read that one ASAP!
Fantastic lines and happy Friday! Mine are from Holly Blcak : “On a drowsy Sunday afternoon, a man in a long dark coat hesitated in front or a house on a tree-lined street. He hadn’t parked a car, nor had he come by taxi. No neighbor had seen him strolling along the sidewalk. He simply appeared, as if stepping between one shadow and the next.”
ooo those are great lines!
My first line is from a book but Andrea Boeshaar: My Heat Belongs in the Shenandoah Valley. Part of the first page fourth paragraph down.
A light breeze cooled the sudden perspiration on Mac’s brow. The war was over. Besides, Father was counting on him to make something of himself— prove the gossips wrong— in this new land in the Shenandoah Valley.
I need to re read these historical books by Pepper. So different from her contemporary ones!
i love those My Heart Belongs books!
“An Ambassador’s Secret
Miss Elaina” – this is a fairy tale rendition of Cinderella unlike others I have read.
Cinders, Stars, and Glass Slippers by Brittany Fichter
oooo I need to check that one out! I collect Cinderella stories!
Those words are very true. I am featuring one of Margaret Coel books about the Arapahoe indians.
Great first lines. The first line on my blog is from a novel by Michelle Griep, The Captive Heart. Here, I will share the first line of Chapter 5 from the book I’m currently reading, The Captivating Lady Charlotte by Carolyn Miller “It was entirely possible that the excitement of last month’s come-out ball was about to be surpassed.”
Have a wonderful weekend!
LOVE both of those books!
LOVED this book!! Happy Friday! (What’s left!) My first lines (sorry, but I included the 2nd) is from These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart:
“Francine Howard stepped off the bus into another world. She should have been prepared.”
second lines are allowed 🙂 Great book choice!
What a line! But I suppose it is very true from the time.
especially then, yes
Great first line!
I’m sharing the first line from Susie Finkbeiner’s A Trail of Crumbs on my blog, but here is the first line from the novel that follows, A Song of Home:
“It was no surprise to me that I’d lost track of time.”
i so want to read both of those!
Ahh, August. <3 What a hero. What a tennis player. 😉
I have the first line from Tamara Leigh's latest release, The Awakening, on my blog, but here I'm going to share the first line from my current read, 'Weaver's Needle' by Robin Caroll:
"Unless you get one of those miracles they're always talking about in church, I don't see how you'll be able to keep the business open into spring."
Have a great weekend. 🙂
LOL!!!! Katie! Don’t get Carrie started on those tennis matches 😉
Another book I need to read…lol. Happy Saturday!
yes you do! It’s so good!
Do you suppose even I should take a shot at this one, since so many of you love it so much? Happy Saturday Carrie!
I suppose YES 😉
Oh, sounds fascinating!
I’m sharing the first line from Aint Misbehaving by Marji Laine on my blog. I’m currently reading My Sister’s Prayer by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould. It’s the middle book in a trilogy and I really shouldn’t have read the third book first, because it did ruin some of the big-picture suspense. Here’s the first line:
The cry for help came as I was coasting toward the bicycle rack at the far end of the story.