First Line Friday (week 107): Dear Mr. Knightley

Posted May 25, 2018 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, Katherine Reay, romance / 30 Comments


Happy Friday!

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.


HoardingBooks is hosting a graduation/academia theme today for FLF, so I couldn’t help but spotlight one of my very fave books. And one of the few books I enjoy on audio!

The book I’m featuring today is Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

And the first line is…

“Dear Sir,
It has been a year since I turned down your generous offer.”


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

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30 responses to “First Line Friday (week 107): Dear Mr. Knightley

  1. Gloria

    PROLOGUE

    New Year’s Eve

    Paris, France. She should be ecstatic to be here on the cusp of a new year.

    Justice Delayed by Patricia Bradley

  2. Kay Garrett

    “Bonjour, Mimi!” Heather Holmes, a lanky blonde in her forties with huge, wide eyes and long, curly tresses, breezed into Bistro Rousseau. She screeched to a halt. “Whoa!”
    “A DEADLY ÉCLAIR” by Daryl Wood Gerber

  3. I still need to read this one! *gasp*

    I’m featuring the first line from ‘Dancing in the Rain’ by Eileen Rife and Jennifer Slattery on my blog today, but I’m currently up to chapter eleven, so here’s the first line from chapter eleven:

    “Nervous energy filled Loni’s stomach as her plane made its descent into Blountville, Tennessee.”

  4. Good choice! I’m finishing up Where Hope Begins today. As you may guess, it’s been a tough read the last couple of days. Tonight or tomorrow I’ll start Captured Bride by Michelle Griep. Here are the first 2 lines — “It ain’t right. You ain’t right.” Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Paula Shreckhise

    I really enjoyed Dear Mr. Knightely

    My first line is from The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep from the Mayflower Brides series.
    This from Chapter 18.

    Night faded like a bruise, the predawn darkness lightening in increments from black to indigo, painting the world in deep blue.

    Michelle certainly has a lyrical way with words. This book is not unlike Last of the Mohicans only much more readable than Cooper!

  6. That’s a great first line! Why is he writing if he already turned down the generous offer? What was the offer? Did he change his mind? I might just have to read it for myself. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    Today on my blog I am sharing a book I read a long time ago by Mary Connealy that I greatly enjoyed, Petticoat Ranch. Here I will share the first line from the book I am currently reading/studying, “Saving Truth” by Abdu Murray. “You’ve been at an intersection before, waiting for the red light to change, and had that uneasy feeling: Is the bus next to me moving forward or am I in reverse?” This book is about finding meaning and clarity in a post-truth world. I highly recommend this author. Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

  7. Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from To Kill a Mockingbird — one of my most favorite books ever written. So here I will share from the book I am currently reading, The Theory of Happily Ever After by Kristin Billerbeck. I am just beginning chapter 14, so I will share the first line from there.

    “Try as I might, I can’t release Sam’s kiss from my memory.”

    Have a great weekend!

  8. Happy Friday!?

    My FLF comes from a book I will be reading soon, My Heart Belongs in Niagra Falls New York by Amanda Barratt.

    As the coachman loaded her trunk onto the carriage, nausea churned in Adele’s stomach.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!?

  9. Patti Hansen

    “She could not remember a time when she had not known the story; she had grown up knowing it.”
    The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley

    One of my favorite YA fantasies…

  10. Happy Friday!
    The book I’m sharing on my blog this week is Unblemished by Sara Ella but it’s also the book I’m currently reading so I’ll share the first line from chapter 4 here: “The expression on El’s face before the wall closed was all the proof I required.” Hope you have a happy Memorial Day weekend! 🙂

  11. Dear Mr Knightley was good, but I like Daddy Long Legs even better 🙂

    My blog post today is sharing the first line from Solo Tu by Narelle Atkins. It’s book #7 in the Tuscan Legacy series, and is set in Australia. I’m currently reading another beach book – Sanover Beach Memories by Emma St. Clair. Here’s the first line:

    “They had both been grounded for a week when Jenna’s father found the initials she and Steve carved into the birch tree.”

    Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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