Thursday, August 29, 2019

First Lines Friday and 56 ~ 8/30/19

Today's "First Lines" and "56" are from:
First Lines

Wyoming Territory, June 1885
There were times when Abigail Harding wished she were an only child.  This was one of them.

 Page 56
"Kommen sie hier!" a man shouted.   Abigail laughed as the dogs refused to come.  "Kommen sie hier," the soldier repeated.  Didn't he realize the dogs had no intention of obeying, even if they could understand German?


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  1. Probably not for me but I hope you love it. :-) Happy Labor Day weekend!

  2. Happy Friday!

    I shared the first few lines of my current read Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron on my blog. But, here, I’ll share the first lines of a book I recently finished – City of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty.

    “He was an easy mark.

    Nahri smiled behind her veil, watching the two men bicker as they approached her tall. The younger one glanced anxiously down the alley while the older man – her client – sweated in the cool dawn air. Save for the men, the alley was empty; fajr had already been called and anyone devout enough for public prayer – not that there were many in her neighborhood – was already ensconced in the small mosque at the end of the street.”

    Hope you enjoyed that. Have a great weekend!

  3. Summer of Promise sounds interesting! I love historical romance :)
    Cora |

  4. Happy Friday! Today I'm sharing the first lines from A Glitter of Gold by Liz Johnson: "Anne Norris knew two things for certain. Some things could be forgiven. And some things most certainly could not."

  5. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I'm sharing the first line from The Art of Rivers by Janet Ferguson: Currently I'm finishing up Finding Miss Enderly by Joanna Davidson Politano. I'll share a line from that book here. ๐Ÿ™‚

    "As we hurried through the hallway, his grip on my arm tightened until I half expected to hear my bones snap."

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with awesome reading time. ๐Ÿ™‚❤๐Ÿ“š

  6. This books looks great! I haven't really explored this genre much...but i have a few on my TBR! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I’m sharing the first line from Reunited in the Rockies by Mindy Obenhaus this week on my blog, but I’m currently reading The Amish Christmas Matchmaker by Vannetta Chapman and the first line is “Annie Kauffmann thought she’d just experienced the perfect day – business had gone well, the fall weather was exquisite and each member of her family was happy and healthy.”

  8. Sorry I didn't get around yesterday! The book I shared on my blog this week was In the Shadow of Denali by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse but I am now currently reading Out of the Ashes which is the next book in the series. I just recently started but I'll share the first line from chapter 2 here: "Gazing down at the coffin that housed his father's physical body, Jean-Michel counted the scoops of dark soil as they hit the lid and began to cover its surface." Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of quality reading time! :)

  9. Do dogs understand language or tone? I'm pretty sure that my dog knows the word WALK. My Friday Quotes

  10. My daughter often wishes she wasn't an only child . . . But many of her friends have told her they wish they were. It's natural to want what we don't have--at least in some things, I suppose. I hope you are enjoying Summer of Promise. Have a great weekend, Colletta.

  11. Happy Labor Day Weekend! My first line is from A Love So Real (New Hope Falls Book 1) by Kimberly Rae Jordan:

    "Elijah McNamara gave the lightbulb one final gentle turn then glanced down at the man holding the ladder for him."


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