Friday, October 20, 2017

First Line Friday

I'm back!!!
Combine a crazy busy schedule with sick family members and you have the recipe for missing a lot of fun things. A few things have changed since I last did First Line Friday. We've grown. So a little bit of the format has changed. But it's all for the better. So let me know what the first line of a book you are reading is and join in the fun.
First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books
Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books.

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am posting a line from  -

Too Far Down by Mary Connealy.
"An explosion brought Cole Boden to his feet. His chair slammed backward into the wall."

I'm going to dive into this book in a few minutes so stay tuned for a review later this week or next. And don't forget to let me know what you are reading. I love hearing about new books to add to my ever growing pile.

I currently have a give-away going on my blog. Head over here to check it out.


Trisha said...

I’m really hoping to get my hands on this book so I can read it!! I look forward to reading your review!
On my blog I’m sharing the first line from Heather Day Gilbert’s ‘God’s Daughter’. It’s a fantastic book and free this month!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Beth Erin said...

Hi Tima! Welcome back! I'm so excited to read Mary's latest!

Here's the first line from my next read:
"Fowltown Village, Georgia
Big Chestnut Moon (October) 1817
Captain Marcus Buck dropped to one knee beside an Indian's crumpled form and swept a hand down her face, lowering her lids over sightless eyes."
Drawn by the Frost Moon: Bitter Eyes No More by April W. Gardner

Becky said...

It's on my list to read!

Happy Friday! My first line is from Love Unawares, a historical fiction book by Michelynn Christy:

Prairie, Texas 1895
"Well, Jed. Are you ready to meet your new wife tomorrow?"

Unknown said...

This sounds like a fantastic read. Looking forward to seeing your thoughts!

I'm sharing about Isaiah's Daughter by Mesu Andrews on the blog today, but here I'm going to share the first line from The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon.

Hannah Pratt stared out across the grainy hills as the wind blew a gentle kiss over the crest.

Chapter 1
This was not how I'd thought I would die.

Happy Friday!

Caryl Kane said...

I love Mary's books! HAPPY FRIDAY!

Rebecca Hawes lay awake in her tent, convinced that the howling wind was about to lift her entire camp into the air and hurl it to the far side of the desert. Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

Nicole Santana said...

Happy Friday!

I am showcasing Embracing Hope by Janell Butler Wojtowicz this week, so I will post the first line from the book I plan to read after I finish Embracing Hope.

"This is for them. This is for the magic. This is for every little dreamer in the room. Dozens of little awestruck faces crowded the large studio as I took position to practice my Sugar Plum Fairy solo."

So, a little more than one line, but I really like the image this creates of cute little ballerinas excited to see a performance. This comes from A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal.

englishmysteriesblog said...

Welcome back!! Happy Friday!

Iola said...

It's been a while since I've read one of Mary Connealy's books. There are simply too many great books!

I'm sharing from The Dishonourable Miss DeLancy over on my blog, but I'm currently reading The Captive Brides collection. I've just started Waltzing Matilda by Lucy Thompson. Here's the first line:

Matilda Brampton took one more look at the walls of the Parramatta Female Factory and vowed it would be her last.

SusanLovesBooks said...

Happy Friday!

My FLF is from Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter

Madison McKinley scanned the crowded town hall, wondering how many of her friends and neighbors she’d have to fight to get what she came for.

Have a great weekend!

Anneliese Dalaba said...

I love many of Mary Connealy's books, but I haven't read this one yet. I'm glad you chose to share it. I'll have to check it out. I’m featuring A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano on my blog, but here I will share the first line from a novel I recently published called Reluctant To Wed. “Sitting in her grandfather’s traveling coach, Emma suddenly felt the impact of her decision.”

MeezCarrie said...

Welcome back :) I love Mary's books!!

My current first line is from Love Held Captive by Shelley Shepard Gray: "There was almost nothing there. Almost."