First Line Friday – 7.07.17


Whether you’re looking for a good book or just curious what others are reading, you’ve come to the right place. Each Friday I pick a book and share the first line with you. This week I am sharing the first line from No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer.

No Other Will Do

Here’s the first line:

Winter 1882

Cooke County, Texas

Malachi Shaw made the arduous climb back into consciousness with great effort.

Although it is the first book in a series, No Other Will Do can be read as a stand alone and has been one of my favorite reads this year. With the unique premise of a town inhabited entirely by women with reasons to fear/resent men, this series is rich with possibilities.

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

16 thoughts on “First Line Friday – 7.07.17

  1. Good morning. This first line is from the prologue of “The Shell Seekers,” by Rosamunde Pilcher.

    “The taxi, an old Rover smelling of old cigarette smoke, trundled along the empty, country road at an unhurried pace.”

    Happy Reading! 🙂

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  2. On my blog this week I’m excited to be teaming up with Carrie Turansky and sharing the first line & cover reveal for her new book “Across the Blue” scheduled to be released early 2018! I wanted to share another great line on the comments, so I’ve borrowed the book that my 9 year old son is currently reading.

    “Charlie Scott leaned against the corner of the garage, every inch of him spelling boredom.” — Some Summer by: Jean Vandevenne
    1987 Bob Jones University Press, Greenville, SC

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    MAY 1, 1774

    Jeremiah Ring had witnessed death as often as the next man on the Allegheny frontier, but in all his thirty years he had encountered no deaths more dismaying than those confronting him now. – Many Sparrows by Lori Benton

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    1. Ha ha. Yes, the books in this series can certainly stand on their own. However, I did enjoy the “insider” moments related to the characters featured in book one, but only minimally involved in book two. There is also an in-between novella! It’s called, “Worth the Wait” and although it could stand on its own, I recommend not reading it until you’ve read book one to get the full depth of the character arcs.

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  4. Happy Friday!

    “Ross Springer knew he was going into the drink the second Abby Cushman stepped up to the mark, fixed those intelligent blue eyes on the bull’s-eye, and let the beanbag zip.” Hook, Line, and Sinker by Susan May Warren

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