First Line Friday – 10.05.18

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Hi Everyone! It’s First Line Friday, so grab a book near you and share your first line in the comments below!

Today I’m sharing the first line from A Perfect Christmas by Erica Vetsch, part of The Victorian Christmas Brides Collection. I read this collection about a week ago and highly recommend it.

The Victorian Christmas Brides Collection

Here is the first line:

London, England
November 7, 1887

“Today of all days, everything must be perfect.”

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1880s London
Melisande Verity might be in over her head trying to create the perfect Christmas window display, but if she succeeds, will she finally attract the attention of her boss, Gray Garamond?

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

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9 thoughts on “First Line Friday – 10.05.18

  1. This sounds like such a fantastic collection of stories! Over on my blog, I’m featuring the first line from The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear. Do stop by and check it out. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Connilyn Cossette’s newest novel, Shelter of the Most High. I cannot wait to get into this book. Currently, I am reading A Tale of Two Hearts by Michelle Griep. It is SO good. I am loving it. I am on chapter 23, so I will post the first line from that chapter here:

    “He’d meant to talk to his uncle, truly he had, but the next day passed in a blur of festive activities — and never once had Uncle been without Miss Whymsy at his side.”

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with lots of good reading!

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  3. That one sounds lovely! Happy Friday! On my blog today, I am featuring one of my favorites, “The Princess” by Lori Wick. Here I will share the first lines from Chapter 3. “Nikolai stood alone in his bedroom and told himself to breathe deeply. He had the window wide open, cool as it was, but still felt as if he were going to suffocate. This was his wedding day.” Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Happy Friday! I forgot about this week being about favorite genre but I DID share one from one of my favorite authors. I have to say historical fiction is my favorite, but I also like suspense to change things up a bit. I’m currently in-between books but I’ll be be starting a new book after dinner tonight. Hope you have a great weekend with lots of quality reading time!

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  5. My first line is from Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd:

    September 1866, Oxfordshire, England
    A threading of voices spooled throughout the expansive chamber wherein we waited, voices so decently quiet as to be murmurs.

    I love those Barbour collections!

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  6. Happy Friday!😊

    My first lines come from Jacob’s Bell by John Snyder…

    A deafening screech, then a loud thud jolted Jacob McCallum upright from his slumber as the freight train pulled into the Chicago yards on a chilly September morning in 1944.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊📚🎃

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  7. Happy Weekend! My first line is from Until I Met You by Kimberly Rose Johnson, which is included in the collection A Christmas To Remember:

    “Early Saturday morning, Brandi Prescott held her latte in one hand and opened the door to leave her favorite coffee shop in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle.”

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  8. I love Christmas novellas! I’m featuring Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd on my blog, here is the second line:

    “All present quickened as lightning pierced the ground just outside the wide panel of windows, like a finger pointing deep within the earth.”

    Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

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