First Line Friday – 9.8.17

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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 Finders Keepers by Sarah Monzon – winner of the 2017 SELAH award for contemporary romance.

Finders Keepers

Here’s the first line:

Seville, Spain, 1689

Isabella stumbled along the rough boards of the dock, feeling exposed without her corset and many layers of petticoats.

I thoroughly enjoyed Monzon’s debut novel, The Isaac Project, so when I learned of her Carrington Family series, I jumped at the chance to read more of her writing. I’m especially excited to be part of the upcoming tour for her second book in the Carrington Family series:  All of You. Look for my review to be posted soon!

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

English Lady @ Romances of the Cross

Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

Sarah @ All the Book Blog Names are Taken

Lauraine @ Lauraine’s Notes

10 thoughts on “First Line Friday – 9.8.17

  1. I was lucky enough to be an early reader for All of You (brilliant!) but I still haven’t read Finders Keepers. My bad 😦

    Next on my to-read pile is Unblemished by Sara Ella, which is a bit different to what I usually read. But it’s got a great first line that makes me want to keep reading:

    This is all my fault.
    She’ll lose her soul because of me.

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  2. Love the Carrington Family series!

    I’m featuring Nicole Deese’s new book, “A New Shade of Summer” on my blog this week, but I’ve FINALLY managed to get around to reading Susan May Warren’s “A Matter of Trust”, and I almost didn’t even want to put it down to do the First Line Friday rounds! But I’ve forced myself to share the first line:

    “Gage Watson blamed the trouble on the bright, sunny day.”

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  3. Come to a turable mountain that tried us almost to death to git over it.
    -WILLIAM CALK, HIS JURNAL MARCH YE 25TH 1775 SATTERDAY

    APRIL 1777

    What cannot be cured must be endured. A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz

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  4. My first line is going to be the first paragraph because It is short! It’s from These Healing Hills by Ann Gabhart. And her writing has captured me again!
    Francine Howard stepped off the bus into another world. She should have been prepared. She’d studied the Frontier Nursing information until she almost knew it by heart. That should have given her a glimpse into this place.

    There are sooo many good quotes to glean from this book and I’m only on page 53!

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  5. Yay! A Sarah Monzon book! Love her writing!
    On my blog this week I’m sharing the first line from a book I just finished. The Case of the Clobbered Cad. It was a fun story to read.
    I’ll share here the first line from a book my son is currently reading.
    Tree Tall and the Whiteskins by Shirlee Evans
    “Tree Tall crept through the high dew-damp grass along the creek bank. It was early. The sun was not yet over the hill.”

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  6. My first line on my blog is from Colleen Coble. But I grabbed a book beside me for here.
    “He’d found her.” by The Texan’s Courtship Lessons by Noelle Marchand. My mom gave this book to me and I haven’t read it yet.

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  7. Happy Friday!!

    My first line is from For Such a Moment by Marie Wells Coutu:

    “Ellen Nielson scanned the large office, seeking a secret corner where she could escape.”

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  8. I just got this book!!! Can’t wait to start it.

    My quote comes from The Pursuit of Lady Harriet by Rachel Anderson. This is book #3 in series. I highly recommend all three novels!

    “‘How dreadful it would be to live on one’s own permanently,’ Lady Harriet Cavendish said to no one in particular as she walked through a thick grove of pines in Askern, Yorkshire.”

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