First Line Friday – 3.17.17


Don’t you just love discovering new books? For today’s First Line Friday I’m featuring Courting Miss Amsel by Kim Vogel Sawyer.

Courting Miss Amsel cover

I just finished listening to this one on Audible and will be sharing my review in my quarterly newsletter so be sure to sign up. I didn’t want to stop at the first line today so here’s the first paragraph (or two):

Walnut Hill, Nebraska
September 1882

     This certainly isn’t the way I imagined it.

Standing on the raised planked platform with her name – Miss Amsel – chalked in the flowing script across the center of the black-painted board behind her, Edythe searched the somber faces for any small sign of enthusiasm. Row upon row of unsmiling lips and apprehensive eyes greeted her. Her stomach trembled.

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

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16 thoughts on “First Line Friday – 3.17.17

  1. “It was 2 p.m. on the afternoon of May 7, 1915. The Lusitania had been struck by two torpedoes in succession and was sinking rapidly, while the boats were being launched with all possible speed.” The Secret Adversary, by Agatha Christie. I love Agatha Christie and yes it is two sentences. The first sentence alone didn’t seem enough. 🙂


  2. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


    Paige’s Journal Entry

    During my time away, I often thought of home.

    Obsession by Rachel Trautmiller This novella is part of the boxed set Smoke and Mirrors: A Romantic Suspense Collection.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I tried a new author whom Elaine Cooper recommended because she needs reviews, and I am really enjoying it! My first line is: “Young lady, my marital status is none of your concern.” from Secrets & Charades by Cindy Ervin Huff


  4. First line from a book I finished recently.
    Hillsdale, Michigan February 8, 1856 Midnight
    In ten minutes, the westbound train would reach the town Euphemia Roper once vowed to never set foot in again.
    From Laurie Alice Eakes “Collision Of The Heart”


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