Friday, December 7, 2018

First Lines Friday and 56 ~ 12/7/18

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



Elin Summerall bolted upright in the bed.  Her heart pounded, and she touched her throat and found it smooth and unharmed.
 Page 56

Flashes of lightening lit her bedroom as she snuggled under the sheet and opened the first diary.  She'd been dying to read it, and she wasn't about to go back to sleep and fall into that nightmare again.

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  1. Colleen Coble is one of my favorite authors! My first line comes from The Fashion Designer by Nancy Moser...

    Late August 1912
    New York City

    Annie Culver tidied her work table for the last time.

    Happy Friday and happy reading!

  2. I have just been introduced to author Stacey Weeks, and am excited to start reading her book "Mistletoe Melody". Here is the first line:


  3. I love Colleen Coble! Wish I had time to reread her books.

    I am showcasing the book `Shadows of Deception` (Ashley Dawn) on my blog,

    So here I'll put the first line of a non-fiction book I am reading.

    Next Level Thinking (Joel Osteen)

    So often we let our environment, how we were raised, and other people's expectations of us set the limits for our life.

  4. Great excerpts! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “TELL ME LIES”

  5. I haven't heard of this author before but the snippets are intriguing. This week I have a historical mystery - A Moment in Crime by Amanda Allen. Happy reading!

  6. Sounds like a good read!! I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

  7. That's one on my TBR :)

    This week on my blog I'm sharing from I know the Plans by Melissa Wardwell but it's also my current read so I'll share the first line from chapter 8 where I'm currently at: "So how are things going?" Hope you have a great weekend!

  8. I haven't heard of this author before but this book looks interesting. Thanks for mentioning it!

  9. Happy Friday!

    On my blog, I'm sharing the first couple of lines from Silent Days, Holy Night by Phyllis Clark Nichols. I'm just starting chapter 2 now, so I'll post the first lines from there.

    "'Since I can't go to Grancie's today, could I go tomorrow?' I didn't think Dad was looking, so I took another sugar cube and stirred it into my tea."

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with awesome reading time. 😀❤📚

  10. Happy Friday! I'm sharing from Georgette Heyer's Envious Casca on my blog today, but here's the first line from the next Heyer book I'll be reading, Why Shoot a Butler?:

    "The signpost was unhelpful."

  11. Although the main character is prone to nightmares, I don't get much of a feeling for where this is heading?

  12. I'm pretty sure I've seen this floating around my library. I hope you're enjoying it.

  13. I’m sure I must have read a book or two of hers but I can’t rememebr. I’ve heard good things though so I’d keep reading.

  14. I haven't read this author's books, but this one sure sounds good. Love the cover, too.
    My Tuesday post features excerpts from Joy That Long Endures.

  15. Sounds interesting. I wonder whose diaries she is reading and why she's having nightmares. MK French is featuring a middle grades fantasy at Girl Who Reads

  16. I haven't read this author before, I like the intro.


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