First Line Friday (week 95): A Name Unknown

Posted March 2, 2018 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, historical, romance, Roseanna M. White / 32 Comments

Happy Friday! Happy March!

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.

I’m continuing my feature of recent award nominees/finalists that I haven’t previously used for a FLF post.

The book I’m featuring today is A Name Unknown by Roseanna White,
a nominee for the 2017 RT Reviewer’s Choice Awards!

And the first line is….

“Rosemary Gresham may have been a thief, but she was a thief who preferred to work in broad daylight.”

Congratulations, Roseanna, on the much-deserved nomination!! Such a great read!

Let me know the first line of the book closest to you & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

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32 responses to “First Line Friday (week 95): A Name Unknown

  1. Not sure if non-fiction is included but my Kindle is MIA at the moment. “The book closest to me is Fervent by Priscilla Shirer. First line: If I were your enemy, I’d seek to dim your passion, dull your interest in spiritual things, dampen your belief in God’s ability and His personal concern for you and convince you that the hope you’ve lost is never coming back—and was probably just a lie to begin with.”

  2. Happy Friday! I’ve never heard of this author so thank you!?

    My First Line Friday comes from a book I will be reading soon, Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak!

    As far back as Sloane McBride could remember, she’d been told she was an ice-queen. Even the people closest to her, especially the people closest to her, complained about her reserve.

    Have a great weekend!?

  3. Paula S.

    My first line is from The Innkeeper’s Daughter by Michelle Griep.
    Dover, England, 1808
    Numbers would be the death of Johanna Langley.

  4. Kay Garrett

    The smack of the baseball against an aluminum bat sounded like summer.
    By Kelly Irvin

  5. Caryl Kane

    The turquoise water surrounded Kaia Oana in a warm, wet blanket of delight. – Distant Echoes by Colleen Coble

    Happy Friday!

  6. A Name Unknown is an excellent book that I really enjoyed.
    My current first line is –
    “She couldn’t believe it. She absolutely couldn’t believe it”

    from God Bless Us Everyone by Eva Maire Everson

  7. Jeanne Bishop

    This is a first. I am also reading “A Name Unknown”. So what Carrie said. Lol!
    Plus, I’m so intrigued by the challenge of stuttering by one of the main characters.

  8. That’s a captivating first line. Happy Friday! The book I’m sharing on my blog is an old one: The Knight and the Dove by Lori Wick. Here, I will share Love on the Mend by Karen Witemeyer, “Peace and quiet. That’s all he sought.” Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. <3 A Name Unknown!!!

    Here's the first line from the prologue of my current read: "Wyatt Paxton never realized coming home could be as bittersweet as leaving." (From The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin)

  10. This is a well-deserved award nomination. I love Roseanna’s books.

    I’m also sharing from a book set in wartime England on my blog today, only mine is Firing Line by Mike Hollow, a murder mystery set in WWII London.

  11. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from Karen Barnett’s The Road to Paradise on my blog today, so here I’ll share the first line from another book I hope to read soon, The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim:

    “Buffered by grassland, the collision is strangely quiet.”

  12. Melissa

    “The bus came to a jarring halt with a whoosh of its hydraulic brakes and I lurched forward in my seat bumping my head against the one in front of me.”

    Never by Shay Lynam

    A Peter Pan retelling.

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