First Line Friday!

Here we are once again. Not only is it already Friday, but it’s already June! I cannot believe how fast time flies. I’m still reading books like crazy. In fact, today I will most likely be reading from a hospital waiting room. Hubby is having surgery (nothing life threatening) and what better thing to do to pass the time then read! Now, if only I could talk the hospital into having recliners in their waiting rooms 😉

This week I’m sharing a line from an ARC (advanced reader copy for those of you who are not familiar) I’m currently reading by Jody Hedlund. And not to worry, the book comes out Tuesday so your chance to get it is right around the corner!! That is also when I’m posting my review, so don’t forget to come back and check it out!

Our #firstlinefriday today comes from Jody Hedlund’s With You Always….


Get your copy here

New York City

June 1857

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. 

There you have it guys! And now it’s your turn! Open the book nearest to you and share the first line in the comments! And make sure to check out what my friends are reading this week! Happy Friday!

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17 thoughts on “First Line Friday!

  1. My first line is from “A Beautiful Blue Death,” by Charles Finch.

    “The fateful note came just as Lenox was settling into his armchair after a long, tiresome day in the city.”

    Happy Reading!

  2. That one is such a pretty cover!!

    Sharing first line from a sweet historical fiction trilogy on my blog, but here I’ll share the first line of one of my {super big} research books: “Nearly ten years have passed since the close of the civil war in America, and yet no satisfactory history thereof is accessible to the public; nor should any be attempted until the Government has published, and placed within the reach of students, the abundant materials that are buried in the War Department at Washington.” (Memoirs of William T. Sherman)

  3. My first line is:
    “A private plane sits on a runway in Martha’s Vineyard, forward stairs deployed.” ~ Before the Fall by Noah Hawley.
    I can’t wait to start this book. I’ve heard it’s good.
    Happy reading!
    Dinh@Arlene’s Book Club

  4. Oooh! Definitely want to read it! I have several of Jody’s books waiting on my kindle. Happy Friday! My first line is from Finding Love on the Oregon Coast by Angela Ruth Strong, a collection of 4 novella by different authors which will be released July 1st: “Christina gazed out the window at the balcony decorated for her wedding ceremony above the sparkling Columbia River in Portland, Oregon, before turning to face the full-length mirror.”

  5. Don’t you just love this book! I just finished it a few days ago! Today on my blog I’m sharing a line from Lori Benton’s book “A Flight of Arrows”.

    I thought I’d share something different in the comment, an old favorite of mine.
    “From the old and pleasantly situated village of Mayenfeld, a foot-path winds through green and shady meadows to the foot of the mountains, which on this side look down from their stern and lofty heights upon the valley below.” HEIDI by: Johanna Spyri

  6. On the blog today I am sharing the first line from Melody Carlson’s ‘Under a Summer Sky’ so I thought I would share the first line from the book I am currently reading:

    “The man relaxed in the wooden Adirondack chair in the screened-in porch of his cabin rental and stared out across the glistening waters of Lake Williwaw.” Stormy Lake by L.D. Stauth

  7. Incomplete Sentence by E.E.Kennedy: Tracey Parish sat at the red light and refused to fume, as she often did, over time she was kept waiting in traffic………….The light changed. Resolutely, she shifted into drive, merged into traffic, and was never seen alive again.

  8. I love Jody’s books! Praying all goes well with your hubby’s surgery!

    Turtle Springs, Kansas
    April 1866

    Pa had some kind of nerve, up and dying like that-just when I’d gotten used to Frank being gone. Adjusting her somber bonnet, Caroline Kane exited what was now her inn, onto the boardwalk and then stepped down to the hard-packed dirt street.

    First line from Dime Novel Suitor by Carrie Fancett Pagels. This is my “debut” as a character in the story.

  9. I have that book on my wishlist.
    My first line is:
    The promised view of the mountain peak waited, cloaked in mist like a tissue-wrapped gift not ready to be unveiled.
    “The Road to Paradise” by Karen Barnett

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