Friday, January 18, 2019

First Lines Friday and 56 ~ 1/18/19

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



Fellsworth School
Surrey, England 1817

Mrs. Brathay's shrill voice shattered the late-morning silence like a warbler's call unsettling dawn's still mist.


 Page 56

Places have memories, Miss Creston.  Do not doubt it.

Also linking up to:


  1. I’m sharing the first line from The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin:

    “Wars weren’t won with caution, and aces weren’t made in straight and level flight.”

  2. I have missed this book! Need to get it. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Happy Friday! My first line is from "Liza's Second Chance" by Molly Jebber:

    "Liza Schrock clenched her teeth and dug her fingers in the fresh dough in her Amish bakery."

  4. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  5. Great beginning and lovely cover. This week I am spotlighting a middle grade fantasy - The Storm Keeper's Island by Catherine Doyle - from my review stack. Happy reading!

  6. Places have memories. That could be creepy. Is the book creepy/scary? I'm highlighting quotes from Devotions

  7. Pretty cover, and I agree wholeheartedly with the 56!! Happy weekend!!

  8. Any books set in England must be good. :) Happy reading Colletta!

  9. I like both of the quotes, especially the 56.

  10. That first line reminds me of Mrs Bennett in Pride & Prejudice! I enjoy Regency romance, so I'll have to check this one out.

    I'm sharing the first line from The Baggage Handler by David Rawlings on my blog today. I'm hearing great things about it, and am looking forward to reading it.

  11. Beautiful cover art!
    Happy Friday!
    On my blog today I shared the first line from The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright but I'm currently reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte so I'll share the first line of my current chapter (11) here: "A new chapter in a novel is something like a new scene in a play; and when I draw up the curtain this time reader--you must fancy you see a room in the George Inn at Millcote, with such a large-figured papering on the walls as in rooms have; such a carpet, such furniture, such ornaments on the mantlepiece, such prints--including a portrait of George the Third and another of the Prince of Wales, and a representation of the death of Wolfe." I honestly don't know how I made it this far into my life without reading it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend with plenty of quality reading time! :)

  12. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I'm sharing the first line from Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green. It's so amazing!!! I'm currently on chapter 22, so I'll leave the first line from there.

    "The river had grown narrow and felt even smaller since Bright Star and Joseph had arrived with Gaspard Fontaine."

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! 😀❤📚

  13. Oh, I enjoyed this book! Hope you are, too. I'm sharing from Excellent Women by Barbara Pym on my blog today, but I haven't started reading it yet, so here is a not-so-randomly chosen line from the first page:

    "I suppose an unmarried woman just over third, who lives alone and has no apparent ties, must expect to find herself involved or interested in other people's business, and if she is also a clergyman's daughter then one might really say that there is no hope for her."

    Have a great weekend!


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