Friday, July 27, 2018

First Lines Friday ~ 7/27/18

Today's "First Lines" are from:

 Carrying her watercolor box, Valeria hurried down the arbored path.  As was usual in summer, two gardeners were pruning the box tress that were trained to shelter the graveled walkway that would around the west wing of the house.  As she neared them, they glanced up and continued with their trimming.  But when she reached them, they book looked startled, then snatched off their caps and bowed.

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  1. Happy Friday! My first line is from Dancing in the Rain by Eileen Rife and Jennifer Slattery:

    “The letter was probably one more rejection Loni could add to all the others crumpled in her trash.”

  2. Happy Friday! Over on my blog, I'm sharing the first line from The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright. Here I'll share the first line from Chapter 28 of the same book:
    "Dusk had settled over Gossamer Pond. The mist rolled off its surface, making the mossy green algae glow in the moonlight."
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I'm sharing the first line from Cara Putman's novel A Promise Forged. Here I will share the first line from the novel I just started reading, Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar.

    "The first time I climbed through a window and crept about secretly through a house, the moon sat high in the sky and I was running away from home."

    Hope you have a great weekend! πŸ˜€

  4. This book sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out. On my blog, I'm sharing the first line from Secrets & Charades by Cindy Ervin Huff. Since I'm still reading the book, I will share the first two lines from chapter 8 here. "Jake finished hitching the wagon as the sun rose over the horizon. When he peered in the door of the soddie, Evangeline stood before him trying to press the wrinkles out of her green dress with her hands." Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Happy Friday! I'm sharing from a different book on my blog today, but my current lunchtime read is the second Lady Alkmene Cozy Mystery, Diamonds of Death by Vivian Conroy. Here are the first lines:

    "It was madness to do this on a night with a full moon. But then you had to be a little mad to do this work to begin with."

  6. Happy Friday!

    Interesting start!

    I’m reading The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw by Christopher Healy right now, so here’s the first line: “Outlaws have too many feathers in their hats.”

    Hallie @ Book by Book

  7. Happy Friday! This book sounds interesting! I'm sharing the first line of Carolyn Miller's Miss Serena's Secret on my blog, so I'll share the first lines of Rachel Dylan's Lone Witness, my current lunch break read, here: "Guilty. That's the only possible verdict."

  8. Happy Friday! My first line comes from The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

    London, 1913

    It was dark where she crouched but the little girl did as she'd been told.

  9. Happy Friday!😊 Oh I mean Happy Saturday!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    My first line comes from The Mending by Susan Lantz Simpson……..

    She sensed someone had entered the room, even though she’d been dozing and hadn’t heard the whoosh of the door opening or the squeak of athletic shoes on the tile floor. Her eyes felt glued shut.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!πŸ˜ŠπŸ“š

  10. Happy Tuesday LOL What a beauty of a cover!

    My first line (Tuesday post) can be found here:

  11. I'd read a bit more to see what she's going to say to them.

  12. Very interesting book. I can't wait to see your review for this book!

    Here is my link:

  13. I like the cover, and I'm curious as to why the gardeners are shocked. See what we are featuring at Girl Who Reads


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