First Line Friday – 2.24.17

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Don’t you just love Fridays? I don’t know about you, but I can often squeeze in a little more reading on the weekends than I can during the week. Then, of course, there’s church to look forward to and hopefully some extra sleep. These days, though, my favorite part of Fridays is visiting all the First Line Friday posts and checking out the books my friends are talking about on their blogs.

Today I’m featuring a book I read a while ago that has stood out in my memory, which is saying a lot considering the number of books I read. The book is titled, A Claim of Her Own and was written by Stephanie Grace Whitson.

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Here’s the first line:

Walking down the main street in Deadwood is like stepping onto hell’s front porch.

Doesn’t that line make you excited to keep reading?

Now it’s your turn! Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Then head on over and share your First Line with my friends:

Carrie @ Reading Is My Super Power
Rachel @ Bookworm Mama
Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books
Andi @ Radiant Light
Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen
Sarah @ All the Book Blog Names are Taken
Robin @ Robin’s Nest
Katie @ Fiction Aficionado
Bree @ Bibliophile Reviews
Beth @ Faithfully Bookish

Please be sure to stop by and welcome the newest member to First Line Fridays:  Amanda @ With A Joyful Noise

26 thoughts on “First Line Friday – 2.24.17

  1. What a great first line! I do want to read more, and I haven’t read any of Stephanie Grace Whitson yet.

    My first lines today come from The Message in a Bottle Romance Collection, releasing on 1 March:

    1170 AD, Ciar’s Kingdom, Ireland
    The skies were as unsettled as her own future.

    1715, Argyllshire, Scotland
    “Are ye ready, miss?”
    Meg’s stomach twisted at Mother Aila’s question.

    June 1798, New York City
    Abigail Van de Klerk opened the door to the house she shared with her father on Pearl Street.

    July 6, 1864, Roswell, Georgia
    Water roared over the dam behind her, an echo of the blood rushing in her ears.

    Late June 1890, Coronado Island, California
    Cold water slid across his body, the dip and rise of the swell bringing challenge to his course.

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  2. Great cover, too! My first line is: “The cheerful yellow house didn’t look all that imposing as Silas Jones stood in front of its fence for the fourth time that day.”
    From For the Sake of the Children by Danica Favorite

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  3. Such a beautiful cover!!! And yes, gripping first line!

    Thanks so much for the welcome!! 🙂

    On my blog I shared my first line from the favorite, Pride and Prejudice. 😉
    “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man, in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

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  4. Fun reading! Here is my first line:
    “The world outside still clung to the previous night, the shadows not quite releasing their hold to the breaking light over the mountain ridge outside Aspen Hills, Colorado.”-Fatality by Firelight
    A Cat Latimer Mystery, Book 2
    by Lynn Cahoon

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  5. It was the second time in fifteen minutes that the power had gone out at the church, and it was noticeably darker this time. The Reason by William Sirls

    Happy Friday and happy reading!

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  6. Happy Friday!

    My line is from “Women of the Twelfth Century” by Georges Duby. I cheated a little this week and included my first paragraph this time around.

    “Beneath the dome of the church at Fontevraud – in the twelfth century, one of the largest and most prestigious abbeys for women in France – one sees today four recumbent statues, the remains of old funerary monuments, Three of them are carved from soft limestone: that of Henry Plantagenet, count of Anjou and Maine through his father, duke of Normandy and king of England through his mother; that of his son and successor, Richard Coeur de Lion; and that of Isabella of Angouleme, second wife of John Lackland, Richard’s brother, who became king in his turn in 1199. The fourth effigy, of painted wood, represents Eleanor, heiress to the duchy of Aquitaine, wife of Henry and mother of Richard and John; she died at Fontevraud, where she had finally taken the veil, on 31 March 1204.”

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  7. An Uncertain Choice
    by Jody Hedlund

    And the first line is…

    Montfort Castle, Ashby
    In the year of our Lord 1390

    “My slippered feet slapped the dirt road, and my heart hammered aginst my chest like a battering ram.”

    Happy reading and Happy Friday!

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  8. That is a great line! Mine comes from Redeeming Grace by Jill Eileen Smith.

    1297 BC

    Naomi lifted the hem of her robe as her feet fairly flew down Bethlehem’s streets toward the outskirts of town.

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  9. “Scarlet was descending toward the alley behind the Rieux Tavern when her portscreen chimed from the passenger seat, followed by an automated voice: “Comm received for Mademoiselle Scarlet Benoit from the Toulouse Law Enforcement Department of Missing Persons.” – From Scarlet by Marissa Meyer – Book 2 in The Lunar Chronicles! Happy Friday!!!!

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  10. oops! Wrong blog. (rolling my eyes at myself) A sure sign I’m just doing way too much haha! Oy. Anywhooo…. I have several books by Whitson on my Kindle and i really need to make time to read them!! Love that first line!

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