First Line Friday – 6.9.17


Oh my goodness does it feel good to be able to breathe easily again! I am stocking up on my vitamins to keep those viruses away for good and looking forward to a fun weekend. What better way to kick it off than with the first line of a few good books?

In celebration of its release this week I am featuring Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer which I reviewed back in May.

Heart on the Line cover image


Since I shared the first line of the prologue in my review, today I will share the first line of the first chapter:

Late Autumn 1894
Denison, TX

“Amos Bledsoe! Get out of the street before you run someone over with that infernal contraption!”

This line makes me grin and remember what a unique and amusing character Witemeyer created in Bledsoe.

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

Then head on over and share your first line with these friends:

Andi @ Radiant Light

Carrie @ Reading Is My Super Power

Rachel @ Bookworm Mama

Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books

Robin @ Robin’s Nest

Katie @ Fiction Aficionado

Bree @ Bibliophile Reviews

Beth @ Faithfully Bookish

Amanda @ With A Joyful Noise

Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective

Trisha @ The Joy of Reading

Jeanette @ C Jane Read

Molly @ Molly’s Cafinated-Reads

CJ @ Moments Dipped In Ink

Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

Sarah @ All the Book Blog Names are Taken

Lauraine @ Lauraine’s Notes

28 thoughts on “First Line Friday – 6.9.17

  1. What a great first line!!! I laughed. 🙂 My first line is from, “Thunder on the Right,” by Mary Stewart.

    “The Hotel du Pimene, Gavarnie, takes its name from the great peak of the High Pyrenees in whose shadow, at early morning, it lies.”


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  2. Turtle Springs, Kansas
    April 1866

    Pa had some kind of nerve, up and dying like that-just when I’d gotten used to Frank being gone. Adjusting her somber bonnet, Caroline Kane exited what was now her inn, onto the boardwalk and then stepped down to the hard-packed dirt street.

    First line from Dime Novel Suitor by Carrie Fancett Pagels. This is my “debut” as a character in the story.

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    1. What fun! I actually did a double take when I saw the setting as I am currently reading a collection of novellas set in Turtle Springs. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your debut! 🙂


  3. I loved reading this book! Thanks for sharing, I am sharing another line today other than the one on my blog, it is another cozy mystery: “Blame it on the rhubarb.” -Treble at the Jam Fest by Leslie Budewitz.

    Happy Reading to you today!

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  4. Ooooh! Sounds good!
    Happy Friday! My first line is from Widow by Denise Weimer: “Oglethorpe County, Georgia, June 1857, An angel of light stood before me, blonde, beautiful, one hand behind his back.”

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  5. I want to read that book so much! I love Karen Witemeyer!
    My first line is from a brand new book too.

    The promised view of the mountain peak waited, cloaked in mist like a tissue-wrapped gift not ready to be unveiled.
    “The Road to Paradise” by Karen Barnett

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  6. That was such a fun book! The line I’m sharing here is a book my 9 year old just finished and enjoyed:
    “A bright bolt of lightning splits the dark and flickers over the skylight.”
    Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor – by: Jon Scieszka

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  7. Hello!

    My first line is :
    “The first inkling that something was wrong was the waking in the darkness to find the cat pawing at my face.” ~ The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.
    I’ve heard great things about this book. I am really looking to reading this mystery/thriller.
    Dinh @ Arlene’s Book Club

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    1. Aw. That’s a sad start. 😦 Not sure I would read much farther if the next sentence didn’t include some optimism or fight back against the gloom. While I understand the literary merit in sad books, I’m not a fan of them, generally speaking. There are, of course, exceptions. Thanks for sharing!


    1. Ooooh. You’ll have to share your thoughts once you’ve read it. I’m not sure I can say it’s my favorite of her books, but it’s definitely a solidly good read. And now I’m trying to remember her other books and decide which is my favorite. I think I may need to reread them! 😀 See what you started. 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

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