First Line Friday (week 98): The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

Posted March 23, 2018 by meezcarrie in C.S. Lewis, First Line Fridays / 26 Comments


Happy Friday!

And welcome to a special ‘In Like A Lion/Out Like a Lamb’ Edition of 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 once again pausing my feature of recent award nominees/finalists to participate in our special FLF in honor of the weather idiom that March comes ‘in like a lion’ and goes ‘out like a lamb’.

The book I’m featuring today is The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

And the first line is….

“Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy.”

I know probably everyone else will choose this one too, but I couldn’t help it. This first line makes me want to grab my copy of this beloved book and HUG it. Such affection for this story ♥


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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26 responses to “First Line Friday (week 98): The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

  1. Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from a book I’m reading now, Only Yours by Susan Mallery….

    MONTANA HENDRIX’S perfectly good morning was thwarted by a hot dog, a four-year-old boy and a Lab and golden retriever mix named Fluffy.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!?

  2. Kay Garrett

    The tantalizing odor of pumpkin spice scented the air as Danielle Sloan watched her neighbor Ivy Drake stuff leftover Halloween cookies into her mouth.
    TART OF DARKNESS
    By Denise Swanson

  3. Caryl Kane

    Opening the door was the hardest part. Not that she expected to find it locked, because no one out here in this part of Texas ever locked anything. The Countess and the Cowboy by Kathleen Y’Barbo from the Seven Brides for Seven Texas Rangers Romance Collection

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading! 🙂

  4. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from Winning Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller:
    1816
    The deeply blue Gloucestershire sky brought comfort as Catherine Winthrop emerged from the tenant farmhouse.

  5. The book I’m featuring on my blog this week is Love on the Mend by Karen Witemeyer. I love all the books I’ve read of hers. Here, I will share the first line of chapter 17 from the book I’m currently reading, The Social Tutor by Sally Britton. “Thomas waited for her arrival, this time on Christine’s side of the brook, his breath turning to fog in the cold air.” Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  6. I’m sharing the first two lines from A Most Noble Heir by Susan Anne Mason on my blog today. Here, I will post the first line from the novel I’m currently reading, Beneath the Surface by Lynn H. Blackburn.

    “Homicide investigator Ryan Parker flashed a thumbs-up to his dive buddy and fellow homicide investigator, Gabe Chavez.”

    Let me tell you, that thumbs-up quickly becomes a thumbs-down!!! This book is really gripping. I can’t figure it out!!! ? Happy Friday.

  7. Andrea Stephens

    I’m starting this book today.
    Mama may have been named for the great-grandfather who traveled from England on the Mayflower, but that fact certainly did not keep her in the land of her birth.
    The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo

    • Andrea Stephens

      Stupid auto-correct changed great grandmother to grandfather.☹️
      She was named for her great grandmother!

  8. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Bridgette by Patricia PacJac Carroll:

    “Bridgette, get up. The sun and the rest of us have been working for three hours.”

  9. Happy Friday!
    My first lines are “Poppy!” Jamie came rushing out of the office and into the ktichen. The grin on his face made my heart flutter, just like it always did, which meant I’d been a mess of flutters since the day I met him five years ago.
    It’s from The Birthday List by Devney Perry
    Have a great weekend!

  10. Melissa

    The MirrorMasters by Lori Palmer

    “Strange things happen in Sea Cliff Heights every single year on this date, June 15th. “

  11. I find it funny how similar the first lines of the two books closest to me are to each other. ?

    “Fried rice isn’t worth dying for.”
    – If I Live by Terri Blackstock

    “Officer Izzy St. John plopped down at the table of one of Columbia, South Carolina’s, finest Chinese restaurants and opened the fast-food carton of General Tso’s chicken and white rice.”
    – Oath of Honor by Lynette Eason

  12. Pam K.

    “Being a teacher was turning out to be a little like having the flu.” from The Advent Bride, the first novella in The Calico and Cowboys Romance Collection by Mary Connealy.

  13. <3 Narnia!

    I shared the first line of Finding Evergreen by Jennifer Rodewald today, my current read. Here are a couple lines from chapter 3: “Heat swirled through the kitchen, almost to the degree that it continued burning in Ethan’s chest. Sleep hadn’t overtaken his storming emotions the night before.”

  14. I’m sharing from Mary Connealy’s Now and Forever on my blog today, but here are the first lines of another second in series book with a heroine that loves tending her sheep, Beloved Hope by Tracie Peterson:

    Oregon City, Oregon
    May 1850

    “You can’t be serious.” Hope Flanagan looked at the man who sat opposite her at her sister and brother-in-law’s kitchen table. “You expect me to testify at the Cayuse trial.”

    Happy Friday!

    • Carrie

      I can’t believe I forgot about Now & Forever when I was thinking about this post!!!! Just as well since you used it lol but since that’s one of my very fave MC books I’m fussing at myself

      • And I was fussing at myself because The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe hadn’t occurred to me until I saw your post! I guess we got each other covered this week 😀

  15. I love Snoopy’s first {and only?) line: “It was a dark and stormy night.” 🙂 It makes me want to grab a cup of hot chocolate, my latest read and curl up in a nice chair…and read.

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