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

First Line Friday – 4.21.17

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What are you reading this week? Open the book nearest you and share the first line with me!

Today I’m featuring a book patiently waiting on my To Be Read list:  A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander.

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FRENCH QUARTER, NEW ORLEANS,
LOUISIANA
SEPTEMBER 1, 1866
Claire Laurent studied the finished canvas on the easel before her, and though masterpiece hardly described it, she knew the painting was her best yet.

This novel has an interesting preface written by the author explaining how there are bits of actual history woven throughout the mostly fictional novel. I am looking forward to reading it as it creeps closer to the top of my TBR list.

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:

Carrie @ Reading Is My Super Power

Rachel @ Bookworm Mama

Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books

Andi @ Radiant Light

Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

Sarah @ All the Book Blog Names are Taken

Robin @ Robin’s Nest

Katie @ Fiction Aficionado

Bree @ Bibliophile Reviews

Beth @ Faithfully Bookish

Amanda @ With A Joyful Noise

Lauraine @ Lauraine’s Notes

Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective

First Line Friday – 4.14.17

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It’s Friday! Yay! I love sharing these first lines with you all and reading the lines you share with me. It’s so fun to discover new books and authors together.

Today I’m sharing the first line from a book by an author I have recently come across and sincerely enjoyed. The author is Nerys Leigh and the book is titled A Hope Unseen. It’s the second book in her Escape to the West series, but can easily be read as a stand alone (the references to her first book/characters in the series will simply pass unnoticed).

A Hope Unseen

 

June, 1869
Sara crept down the staircase, carefully keeping her stockinged feet to the edge where she knew none of the steps would creak.

I know I listed mail order brides as one of the things I was tired of reading back in January of 2016, but as I stated then, there is a reason this premise is so popular. It’s fun, it’s adventuresome, and there is just something romantically thrilling in idea of it. More importantly, Nerys Leigh managed to add a unique element to her plot which I hadn’t read before in a mail order bride story. Not saying it hasn’t been done (I haven’t thoroughly researched to figure that out), just that I haven’t seen it done, so it was new to me and I enjoyed 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:

Carrie @ Reading Is My Super Power

Rachel @ Bookworm Mama

Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books

Andi @ Radiant Light

Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

Sarah @ All the Book Blog Names are Taken

Robin @ Robin’s Nest

Katie @ Fiction Aficionado

Bree @ Bibliophile Reviews

Beth @ Faithfully Bookish

Amanda @ With A Joyful Noise

Lauraine @ Lauraine’s Notes

Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective

First Line Friday – 4.7.17

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I recently shared with you my (raving) review of The Scarlet Coat by Angela K. Couch and how eager I was for the next book in the Hearts at War series to come out. Well, guess what? Today is RELEASE DAY for The Patriot and the Loyalist!!! To celebrate, I’m sharing the first line:

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Daniel Reid slowed his horse and sucked air into his lungs as he reined to the road’s grassy edge.

I seriously cannot wait to read this book! Daniel was such a strong character in the first book, I’m sure he’ll make an excellent hero and I’m excited to meet the heroine who steals his heart.

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:

Carrie @ Reading Is My Super Power

Rachel @ Bookworm Mama

Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books

Andi @ Radiant Light

Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

Sarah @ All the Book Blog Names are Taken

Robin @ Robin’s Nest

Katie @ Fiction Aficionado

Bree @ Bibliophile Reviews

Beth @ Faithfully Bookish

Amanda @ With A Joyful Noise

Lauraine @ Lauraine’s Notes

Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective

First Line Friday – 3.31.17

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I’m so excited to share today’s first line with you! It’s by one of my favorite new authors – Sondra Kraak! Today I’m featuring her latest title, Such A Hope, which is Book 1 in the Paths of Grace series.

Such a Hope

I don’t want to give too much away since I will be fully reviewing this novel next week, and interviewing Sondra the week after (eeek!), but I must point out that this novel boldly explores an unusual topic. Here’s the first line:

Seattle, Washington Territory, September 1871

Anna Warren breathed the crisp air that hinted of salt.

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:

Carrie @ Reading Is My Super Power

Rachel @ Bookworm Mama

Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books

Andi @ Radiant Light

Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

Sarah @ All the Book Blog Names are Taken

Robin @ Robin’s Nest

Katie @ Fiction Aficionado

Bree @ Bibliophile Reviews

Beth @ Faithfully Bookish

Amanda @ With A Joyful Noise

Lauraine @ Lauraine’s Notes

Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective

First Line Friday – 3.24.17

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It’s Friday. What are you reading this weekend? Today I’m featuring When Love Calls by Lorna Seilstad. It’s Book 1 in the Gregory Sisters series and an excellent choice for historical Christian romance fans.

When Love Calls

Here’s the first line:

April 1908
Des Moines, Iowa

Did she dare?

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:

Carrie @ Reading Is My Super Power

Rachel @ Bookworm Mama

Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books

Andi @ Radiant Light

Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

Sarah @ All the Book Blog Names are Taken

Robin @ Robin’s Nest

Katie @ Fiction Aficionado

Bree @ Bibliophile Reviews

Beth @ Faithfully Bookish

Amanda @ With A Joyful Noise

Lauraine @ Lauraine’s Notes

Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective

First Line Friday – 3.17.17

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Don’t you just love discovering new books? For today’s First Line Friday I’m featuring Courting Miss Amsel by Kim Vogel Sawyer.

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I just finished listening to this one on Audible and will be sharing my review in my quarterly newsletter so be sure to sign up. I didn’t want to stop at the first line today so here’s the first paragraph (or two):

Walnut Hill, Nebraska
September 1882

     This certainly isn’t the way I imagined it.

Standing on the raised planked platform with her name – Miss Amsel – chalked in the flowing script across the center of the black-painted board behind her, Edythe searched the somber faces for any small sign of enthusiasm. Row upon row of unsmiling lips and apprehensive eyes greeted her. Her stomach trembled.

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:

Carrie @ Reading Is My Super Power

Rachel @ Bookworm Mama

Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books

Andi @ Radiant Light

Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

Sarah @ All the Book Blog Names are Taken

Robin @ Robin’s Nest

Katie @ Fiction Aficionado

Bree @ Bibliophile Reviews

Beth @ Faithfully Bookish

Amanda @ With A Joyful Noise

Lauraine @ Lauraine’s Notes

Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective