Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, 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. Today, I’m featuring the first lines of all 10 winners of 2019’s The Christy Award!
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Early Summer 1423
Village of Mindius, Lithuania
Galloping her horse past the big oak tree, Mulan pulled the bowstring taut.
The ten-passenger landing craft’s hatchway admitted a swirl of foul, frigid air.
An earthquake started it.
Island of Sicily
The pulse of the sea pressed me forward, urging my body deeper into its embrace.
“I discovered a secret.”
November 30, 1864
21 miles south of Nashville
“And this, children, is a drawing of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.”
Bronx, New York
From the very beginning, it was the Great Lion who brought us together.
I’m not a violent man, but I have a dozen reasons for pulling my cab over and throwing the chattering man in my back seat onto the curb.
The sense of dread that began with Becky’s email pressed Gillian Short deep into her seat as passengers filed past her down the aisle, a line of eye-rubbing yawns and bouncing impatience.
“Have the nightmares been getting worse?”
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