First Line Friday (week 113): So Pure a Heart

Posted July 6, 2018 by meezcarrie in Amber Lynn Perry, Christian, First Line Fridays, historical, romance / 37 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.


We’re continuing the Independence Day celebrations at First Line Fridays with a special Patriotic edition.
The book I’m featuring today is one of my faves – So Pure a Heart by Amber Lynn Perry.

And the first lines are …

“Alone, Hannah Young stared at the dirt-covered mound as the chilled air breached the warmth of her heavy cloak. Graves are sorry things.”


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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37 responses to “First Line Friday (week 113): So Pure a Heart

  1. Gloria

    I am reading Killer Green Tomatoes by Lynn Cahoon.

    A good sauce is like a strong family. Mixing all the elements together in a hot pot, letting it steep and boil, gives you the deeper flavors.

  2. Megan Hamsher

    THE CRACK OF THE PISTOL’S REPORT came from directly behind the courier.

    Daughter of Liberty
    (American Patriot series, Book #1)

  3. Happy Friday!?

    My first lines come from Loving Grace by April Smith.

    I’M LATE. THE PHONE IS already ringing off the wall by the time I make it to my desk. I toss my keys and bag to the side, not really bothering with where they land. I’ll get them later. I grab the phone and snag the corner of the desk with my hip. That’s going to leave a mark.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!?

  4. Caryl Kane

    Happy Friday, Carrie!

    My first line comes from The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard

    Proluge
    November 1942

    The news that June’s grandfather was being evicted had come from her older sister Mary, who worked in town at Langham’s Drug Store.

  5. Kay Garrett

    New York City
    June 1858
    Marianne Neumann’s fingers were shaking so hard she could barely pry open the first record book. There were half a dozen more in the drawer. How could she possibly search through all of them?
    By Jody Hedlund

  6. Oh I love that cover!!!

    I’ll share a first line from a book I hope to start reading very soon.

    “Two construction workers carried in the orange ladder splatted with dried paint blotches and old drywall mud.”

    From The House at Saltwater Point by Colleen Coble

    Happy Friday! 🙂

  7. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from Blind Betrayal by Nancy Mehl:

    As Martin Avery waited to be murdered, he was surprised to find that, more than anything else, he felt offended.

  8. Amber Lynn Perry’s covers are so gorgeous!!

    My current read is The Truth Between Us by Tammy L. Gray:

    Nine months, twenty-seven days, and four hours.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. I shared the first few lines of Rosie Walsh’s debut “Ghosted” on my blog, but I’m going to share an old favorite here.

    “The fans scream for her, but they don’t really know the girl on the magazine covers – the girl with the guitar and the easy smile. Her given name is Delilah, and they think she goes by Lilah. But anyone who really knows my best friend calls her Dee.”

    That line comes from Emery Lord’s “Open Road Summer”. It’s a light, fun and romantic read, perfect for, well, summer. Haha!

    Hope you enjoyed it. Happy Friday! 😀

  10. Amber

    Carrie!!! You have absolutely made my week! I’m honored beyond words!! I just can’t thank you enough!!

  11. Happy Friday!

    Sounds like a book I’ll need to add to my TBR.

    I’m reading Newlywed Games by Mary Davis right now, so here’s the first line: “Bruce Halloway had looked up with a start when he heard the ruckus outside his office window.”

    Hallie @ Book by Book

  12. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from This Freedom Journey by Misty M. Beller:

    “This journey I take seems foolish to others, yet I can’t help the yearning that fuels me. ~ Adrien’s Journal”

  13. Since I’m sharing from Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton on my blog (I saw the theme after I posted), here is the first line from chapter 2:

    “The babysitter was late, Addie and Walsh were flying around the house in superhero capes yelling the Batman theme song–“Da-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-Batman!”–and Jenna had just poured a mug of coffee when Walsh bumped into her from behind, spilling hot liquid down the front of her black Full Cup Coffee T-shirt.”

    Happy Friday, Carrie!

  14. This week for FLF, I am showcasing Roseanna M. White’s novel Whispers From the Shadows. Here, I will post the first line from chapter 2 in the book I’m just starting today, The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham.

    “Em, you look so improved.”

    Kind of sounds insulting…I’ll have to read on and find out the context. ?

    Hope you’re having a blessed weekend with lots of fun reading time. ?

  15. I’m featuring lines from Danielle Norman’s upcoming release “Stetson” on my blog.

    Here I’m sharing lines from Susan Stoker’s “Shelter for Blythe.”

    “That her?” Sawyer “Squirrel” McClay turned to look at his friend and fellow firefighter, Penelope. She was sitting on one of the couches in the fire station with her pet miniature donkey, Smokey, beside her.

  16. The book I shared on my blog is The Hidden Side by Heidi Chiavaroli, but I’m currently reading Things I Never Told You by Beth K Vogt so I’ll share that first line here: “The what-ifs taunted me every time I visited my parents, but any hope of beginning again had vanished years ago–if there’d ever been one. Hope you have a great weekend!

  17. Melissa

    The Heir by Lynne Stringer

    “I hurried along the sidewalk, trying to forget about how the overhanging trees, combined with the thick shrubbery, blocked out the sun.”

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