Friday, October 12, 2018

First Lines Friday and 56 ~ 10/12/18

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


 Saint Charles, Missouri, 1865
Never mind that four months had passed since General Lee's surrender.  Maren never walked the apple orchard or the wheat field without careful watch for bushwhackers and jayhawkers.
Page 56

"Wonderful!" Hattie said.  "Mother's already working on a Soldier's Cot Quilt for the hospital, and I'll make a One Patch."
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  1. promising beginning! Mine is here:

  2. I love the cover!

    My link is here:

  3. Have a good weekend! My first line is from “Somewhere Beyond the Blue: Fun sixty-something romances” – the first one is “A TIME TO PUSH DAISIES” by Marion Ueckermann:

    “Caleb Blume shuffled outside onto the wooden deck of his posh Camps Bay apartment, feeling three decades older than his sixty-two years.”

  4. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from Sandra Byrd's novel Lady of a Thousand Treasures. I'm LOVING this book. Currently, I am on chapter 10, so I will share the first line from that chapter.

    "I had no faith at all in the doctor who had been tending my uncle."

    Hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend! 🙂❤️📚

  5. Nice beginning. It has a lovely cover too. This week I am featuring A Murder By Any Name by Suzanne M. Wolfe from my review stack. Happy reading!

  6. I wish I could Making a quilt sounds like fun. :) Happy reading!

  7. Sounds like a heartwarming story. Happy weekend!

  8. Happy Friday! On my blog this week I shared Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst but I'm also currently reading Emerald Illusion by Jennifer Rodewald. I'm on chapter 12 so I'll share the first line from there: "Clouds began to cloak the few stars that were determined to see light into the dreary hill country." Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of reading!

  9. Love the cover!

    I am sharing from Eternity Between Us by Stephenia McGee. I’ll give you the first line from the third chapter:
    The sound intensified, a keening wail that knifed through her very bones and caused them to quiver.
    Great Civil War book!

  10. I was a bit lost by the vocabulary in both quotes. Guess I'm not up on Civil War history or quilting. Hope you enjoy it.

  11. I don't read much set in the 1860s but I hope you enjoy it. See what book MK is featuring at GIrl Who Reads


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