First Line Friday

Happy Friday! Welcome to another edition of First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! This week’s edition is “in like a lion, out like a lamb”. I think that holds true for where I live. The beginning of March, we had a TON of snow. The forecast for next week? Well, it’s looking pretty good. Dare I say the temperatures are on the rise, and we may see the thermometer hit almost 50!? After being cold and snowy for so long, I am definitely ready.

So in keeping with the theme, I decided to go with an old classic. I loved this book when I was a kid. I probably read it about a hundred times. CS Lewis is just a fabulous writer. I have to tell you though that I have not seen the movie for this. I’m scared that it will be worse than my imagination! Let’s face it, our imaginations are always way better than anything we can see on the big screen. Maybe one day, way in the distant future. Unless some of you convince me otherwise!

Today’s first line comes from………



“Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy.”


Remember the days when a lot of books started out with “Once upon” or “Once there”? Not that first lines of today aren’t great, because they are. But there’s something nostalgic about seeing those words for me.

Now it’s your turn to share your first line! Grab the book nearest to you and share the first line in the comments. Don’t forget  to check out what everyone else is reading at Hoarding Books!


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10 thoughts on “First Line Friday

  1. Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from a book I’m reading now, Only Yours by Susan Mallery….

    MONTANA HENDRIX’S perfectly good morning was thwarted by a hot dog, a four-year-old boy and a Lab and golden retriever mix named Fluffy.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!?

  2. The tantalizing odor of pumpkin spice scented the air as Danielle Sloan watched her neighbor Ivy Drake stuff leftover Halloween cookies into her mouth.
    By Denise Swanson

  3. Opening the door was the hardest part. Not that she expected to find it locked, because no one out here in this part of Texas ever locked anything. The Countess and the Cowboy by Kathleen Y’Barbo from the Seven Brides for Seven Texas Rangers Romance Collection

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading! 🙂

  4. We’ve been enjoying sunny, above-freezing weather here in Michigan. Sure is great for long walks, which I’ve taken full advantage of. The book I’m featuring on my blog this week is Love on the Mend by Karen Witemeyer. I love all the books I’ve read of hers. Here, I will share the first line of chapter 17 from the book I’m currently reading, The Social Tutor by Sally Britton. “Thomas waited for her arrival, this time on Christine’s side of the brook, his breath turning to fog in the cold air.” Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  5. I’m sharing the first two lines from A Most Noble Heir by Susan Anne Mason on my blog today. Here, I will post the first line from the novel I’m currently reading, Beneath the Surface by Lynn H. Blackburn.

    “Homicide investigator Ryan Parker flashed a thumbs-up to his dive buddy and fellow homicide investigator, Gabe Chavez.”

    Let me tell you, that thumbs-up quickly becomes a thumbs-down!!! This book is really gripping. I can’t figure it out!!! ? Happy Friday.

  6. Happy Friday!
    My FLF is from a book I just finished reading last night. It’s With You Always by Jody Hedlund.
    “Elise Neumann stared out the cracked third-story window to the muddy street below, watching the omnibuses and carriages slog their way through the muck.”
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  7. Happy Friday! My first line is from Bridgette by Patricia PacJac Carroll:

    “Bridgette, get up. The sun and the rest of us have been working for three hours.”

  8. Early this week, we had a 70 degree day here in Oregon. Just the one day, now we are back to rain…
    I’m sharing from Mary Connealy’s Now and Forever on my blog today, but here are the first lines of another second in series book with a heroine that loves tending her sheep, Beloved Hope by Tracie Peterson:

    Oregon City, Oregon
    May 1850

    “You can’t be serious.” Hope Flanagan looked at the man who sat opposite her at her sister and brother-in-law’s kitchen table. “You expect me to testify at the Cayuse trial.”

    Happy Friday!

  9. It’s been a LONG time since I have read this book! Good memories for sure! I’m a little behind on making rounds this week, so I’m playing catch up today. I hope your week is going well.

  10. Serenade by Heather McKenzie

    My lungs burned, sweat stung my eyes, and every muscle screamed, but running was an escape from my over-controlled life and the rush of adrenaline and fresh mountain air a drug I couldn’t get enough of.

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