First Line Friday – A book that knocked my socks off!


Happy Friday friends! We made it through another week. Although. I’m sad to see this week go. It’s been a stay-cation for me and I so desperately needed it. I was able to read a lot this week, and well, the week’s not over so I plan to see how many books I can get through in the next couple of days. But for now, let’s just enjoy a first line, hosted by our friends at Hoarding Books!

I recently finished a fantastic novel by Joanne Bischof. It was amazing (come by tomorrow to see my review!). I haven’t stopped thinking about this book or it’s characters all week. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. These authors are putting out some wonderful novels this year!! If you haven’t had a chance to read this book yet, I highly encourage you to do so. TODAY!



“Aven peered down at the letter again, noted the address written in Aunt Dorothe’s hand, then looked back to the wooden sign that was staked into the ground.”



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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26 thoughts on “First Line Friday – A book that knocked my socks off!

  1. My first line is from Blind Betrayal by Nancy Mehl:

    As Martin Avery waited to be murdered, he was surprised to find that, more than anything else, he felt offended.

    Would love to read Sons of Blackbird Mountain!

  2. Happy Friday!? Aren’t staycations the best? No pressure? No rushing around to see all you want to see? Good for you!?

    My first lines come from Loving Grace by April Smith.

    I’M LATE. THE PHONE IS already ringing off the wall by the time I make it to my desk. I toss my keys and bag to the side, not really bothering with where they land. I’ll get them later. I grab the phone and snag the corner of the desk with my hip. That’s going to leave a mark.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!?

    1. I totally know what it feels like to snag the corner of a desk with my hip – I do it frequently at work! Hope you have a great weekend too 🙂

  3. I have three chapters left in this audiobook! Fantastic read!

    My current read is The Truth Between Us by Tammy L. Gray:

    Nine months, twenty-seven days, and four hours.

    Happy Friday, friend!

  4. New York City
    June 1858
    Marianne Neumann’s fingers were shaking so hard she could barely pry open the first record book. There were half a dozen more in the drawer. How could she possibly search through all of them?
    By Jody Hedlund

  5. That’s a beautiful cover!

    I shared the first few lines of Rosie Walsh’s debut “Ghosted” on my blog, but I’m going to share an old favorite here.

    “The fans scream for her, but they don’t really know the girl on the magazine covers – the girl with the guitar and the easy smile. Her given name is Delilah, and they think she goes by Lilah. But anyone who really knows my best friend calls her Dee.”

    That line comes from Emery Lord’s “Open Road Summer”. It’s a light, fun and romantic read, perfect for, well, summer. Haha!

    Hope you enjoyed it. Happy Friday! 😀

  6. Happy Friday! My first line is from This Freedom Journey by Misty M. Beller:

    “This journey I take seems foolish to others, yet I can’t help the yearning that fuels me. ~ Adrien’s Journal”

  7. Happy Friday!

    I’m featuring lines from Danielle Norman’s upcoming release “Stetson” on my blog.

    Here I’m sharing lines from Susan Stoker’s “Shelter for Blythe.”

    “That her?” Sawyer “Squirrel” McClay turned to look at his friend and fellow firefighter, Penelope. She was sitting on one of the couches in the fire station with her pet miniature donkey, Smokey, beside her.

  8. I’m sharing from Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton on my blog, so here is the first line from chapter 2:

    “The babysitter was late, Addie and Walsh were flying around the house in superhero capes yelling the Batman theme song–“Da-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-Batman!”–and Jenna had just poured a mug of coffee when Walsh bumped into her from behind, spilling hot liquid down the front of her black Full Cup Coffee T-shirt.”

    Happy Friday!

  9. I can’t wait to read this one!

    This week for FLF, I am showcasing Roseanna M. White’s novel Whispers From the Shadows. Here, I will post the first line from chapter 2 in the book I’m just starting today, The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham.

    “Em, you look so improved.”

    Kind of sounds insulting…I’ll have to read on and find out the context. ?

    Hope you’re having a blessed weekend with lots of fun reading time. ?

  10. The book I shared on my blog is The Hidden Side by Heidi Chiavaroli, but I’m currently reading Things I Never Told You by Beth K Vogt so I’ll share that first line here: “The what-ifs taunted me every time I visited my parents, but any hope of beginning again had vanished years ago–if there’d ever been one. Hope you have a great weekend!

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