First Line Friday – 02.22.19

first-line-friday-3Hey Everyone! It’s First Line Friday. So grab a book near you and share the first line in the comments below!

Today I’m sharing the first lines from A Bound Heart by Laura Frantz, a book I’ve recently added to my Kindle.

A Bound Heart

Here are the first lines:

Isle of Kerrara,
Scotland, 1752

As the sun slid from the sky, Lark pressed her back into the pockmarked cliff on the island’s west shore.


Though Magnus MacLeish and Lark MacDougall grew up on the same castle grounds, Magnus is now laird of the great house and the Isle of Kerrera. Lark is but the keeper of his bees and the woman he is hoping will provide a tincture that might help his ailing wife conceive and bear him an heir. But when his wife dies suddenly, Magnus and Lark find themselves caught up in a whirlwind of accusations, expelled from their beloved island, and sold as indentured servants across the Atlantic. Yet even when all hope seems dashed against the rocky coastline of the Virginia colony, it may be that in this New World the two of them could make a new beginning–together.

Laura Frantz’s prose sparkles with authenticity and deep feeling as she digs into her own family history to share this breathless tale of love, exile, and courage in Colonial America.


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20 thoughts on “First Line Friday – 02.22.19

  1. Happy Friday! My first line is from Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe by Carla Laureano:

    “Once upon a time, Melody Johansson had believed in happily ever afters.”

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  2. I’ve not read one of her books, but I love this description and may have to add it to my long TBR pile. On my blog, Iโ€™m featuring a nonfiction by Jeff Lucas called Standing on My Knees. Here, I will share Calico Spy by Margaret Brownley. Since itโ€™s my current read, I will share from Chapter 8. โ€œThere ought to be a law against starting work at 5:00 a.m.โ€ Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading!

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    1. You should! I am reading it right now and have had the worst time making myself put it down. If only I could do all these responsible adulting things WHILE reading! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Also … as a lifelong night owl, I completely ditto that line. Starting work that early *should* be against the law!


  3. Happy Friday!

    MY first lines come from Criminally Cocoa by Amanda Flower.

    โ€œCut! Cut!โ€ the director Raymond Reynolds yelled. He was a tall, loose-jointed man, who braided his hair into a ponytail at the back of his head. Before meeting him, I didnโ€™t think I had ever seen a man with a braid before, and I couldnโ€™t stop staring at it. In my community only little girls braided their hair, never grown women and certainly never menfolk.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!๐Ÿ’œ

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  4. I loved this book SO much!!!

    Happy Friday!

    I’m currently reading Castle on the Rise by Kristy Cambron. It is such a great story. I highly recommend it. Right now I am in the middle of chapter 23, so I will share a line from there.

    “Most of the south side was still cloaked in darkness from the gasworks disaster.”

    Hope you have a relaxing weekend. Happy reading! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ“š

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  5. Have a great weekend!

    I’m sharing from the latest Elizabeth Camden novel on my blog, but I’ve just picked up After the Rain by Brandy Bruce. Here’s the first line:

    “Deb, I miss you. I think about you. Just wanted to say it again.”

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  6. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall on my blog today. Here is the first line from Chapter 7:

    “The minute Lieutenant Dimsmore offered Emeline his arm as they emerged from the companionway after dinner, she regretted accepting his invitation.”

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  7. I listened to the audiobook of this one and loved it!!!
    This week on my blog I shared the first line from Of Fire and Lions by Mesu Andrews (releases 3/5). I’m currently reading it so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (22) here: “I had experienced the atrocities of war but never witnessed a battle like the one my son fought for his life during the week of his illness.” This book is soooo good I highly recommend it! Hope you have a great weekend with quality reading time! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I’m reading the ebook but can only imagine how fun this would be to listen to with all the different accents. That would take a seriously skilled narrator to pull off! Also, thanks for the recommendation! Have a great weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

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