First Line Friday – 6.16.17

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Can you believe we are already halfway through June? I don’t know about you, but I feel like yesterday was April. At least it’s the weekend, right? Well technically it’s Friday, but Friday is a fun day around here so I’m counting it as the start of the weekend.

This Friday I’m sharing the first line from a book I’m currently reading:  For The Record by Regina Jennings.

 

For The Record cover image

For The Record is the third book in the Ozark Mountain Romance series. Here’s the first line (okay, lines):

October 1885
Pine Gap, Missouri

Only a limited patch of Earth could claim the privelege of belonging to Texas. Not that he despised the rest of the world for its misfortune, but there was a difference.

This line could almost make the hero sound like a stuck up jerk. I haven’t read too far yet, but my impression isn’t that he’s a jerk. Just that he has a definite opinion about things. I haven’t made my mind up yet as to how much I like him. Guess I’ll just have to keep reading. 😉

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

First Line Friday – 6.9.17

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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

First Line Friday – 5.26.17

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Hmm. What day is it? Oh, right! It’s Friday! LOL Which means we get to share and discover great new reads together by sharing the first line from the books nearest to us (or from those which we are the most excited about).

Once again I am stepping outside of my usual genre with this week’s line. I’ve decided to share a line from a classic science fiction novel by C.S. Lewis which I have been pre-reading for my eldest child recently. It is entitled, Out of the Silent Planet, and I found it absolutely fascinating. There is no doubt that C.S. Lewis is a master in his craft. If you haven’t read this book, I suggest giving it a try even if sci-fi isn’t usually your thing. (No, there isn’t even a hint of romance in it, but it really is a great read.)

Out of the Silent Planet

(I know, even the cover looks out of place on this blog, but it’s such a great book!)

Here is the first line:

The last drops of the thundershower had hardly ceased falling when the Pedestrian stuffed his map into his pocket, settled his pack more comfortably on his tired shoulders, and stepped out from the shelter of a large chestnut tree into the middle of the road.

Just typing that first line makes me want to go back and read it again!

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

Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

Sarah @ All the Book Blog Names are Taken

Lauraine @ Lauraine’s Notes

First Line Friday – 5.19.17

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Friday! Friday! Friday! Three cheers for the upcoming weekend! But before we get there, how about discovering some great reads to distract you from those annoying weekend chores? 😉

As always, I’m sharing a line from a book I think my readers will be interested in. However, I’m stepping out of my norm, this week and sharing a nonfiction book with you. This week’s line is from Victorian Fashions & Costumes From Harper’s Bazaar 1867-1898 which is a book I’ve been referencing a lot for my current work in progress.

Victorian Fashions & Costumes from Harper's Bazar 1867-1898

Again stepping away from my norm, instead of sharing the first line from this book, I am choosing to share the one which most intrigued me because it is the first line of a chapter entitled, “Bustles and Puffs 1867-1874”:

Sometimes fashions take their direction from practical needs.

Isn’t that a surprising start to such a chapter? I know I certainly never associated bustles or puffs with “practical needs.” So of course, I had to read on and discover why the author would choose to begin such a subject with a sentence such as this.

I am admittedly not a very fashion-minded person. I tend to try to choose things for myself which are more classic or timeless so that I don’t have to run out and purchase something new when my current wardrobe becomes embarrassingly outdated. Therefore learning all the ins and outs of the fashion terms and trends of the past is probably my most dreaded part of the historical research I must do. I admit, I would much rather read the diary of an oregon trail pioneer or even the history of a local historical building, than essays on the whys and wherefores of fashion history. BUT this book has made the task far less painful and even a bit enjoyable. Thus, bearing in mind that many of my fellow historical romance readers and writers differ greatly from me in their enjoyment of this topic, I present this book to you as a source of painless knowledge and possibly even entertainment. 😉

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

First Line Friday – 5.12.17

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It’s Friday! Yay! Not only does this mean I get to sleep in tomorrow, but it also means today I get to share the first line from a book near me and then hop around the to all my blogger friends’ posts and discover the awesome new books they are sharing! Yippee! I can never discover too many books. 😀

So without further ado…. This week’s first line comes from Amanda Cabot’s A Stolen Heart which is book one in the Cimarron Creek Trilogy and has been waiting impatiently on my TBR list for far too long! Agh! So many books, so little time! (And yes, I fully intend to continue adding to that list! LOL)

 

A Stolen Heart

Here’s the first line:

May, 1880
No matter what anyone said, she wouldn’t believe this was a mistake.

Intriguing, isn’t it?

Now it’s your turn! Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first 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

Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

Sarah @ All the Book Blog Names are Taken

Lauraine @ Lauraine’s Notes

First Line Friday – 5.5.17

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Have you read any great books lately? Well grab one and share the first line with me!

It’s first line Friday and today I’m sharing the first line from Fire and Ice by Mary Connealy. It’s the third book in the Wild At Heart series which I have thoroughly enjoyed. Mary’s books are my go-to choice for fun adventures in the wild west.

Fire and Ice

Here’s the first line:

October 10, 1866
The bullet spit dirt up in Gage Coulter’s eyes, and he didn’t even flinch.

And it just gets better from there! 😀 The rivalry and chemistry between the hero and heroine in this one had me laughing out loud and cheering them on. A fitting end to this entertaining series.

Now it’s your turn! Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first 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

Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

Sarah @ All the Book Blog Names are Taken

Lauraine @ Lauraine’s Notes

First Line Friday – 4.28.17

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It’s Friday, which means I’m sharing with you the first line from a book near me and I’m hoping you’ll share the first line of the book nearest you!

Today’s book has been sitting impatiently on my TBR (to-be-read) list for months and I’m expecting to get to it in the next few weeks! It’s Under A Blackberry Moon by Serena B. Miller, author of one of the few books I have read more than once, The Measure of Katie Calloway.

Under the Blackberry Moon

Don’t you just love that cover? Here’s the first line:

Bay City, Michigan
May 15, 1868

“Whose squaw are you, girl?”

I am so excited to be reading this soon!

Now it’s your turn! Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first 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

Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

Sarah @ All the Book Blog Names are Taken

Lauraine @ Lauraine’s Notes