First Line Friday – Amongst the Roses


Happy Friday everyone and welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books! Today is the first day that it’s started to FINALLY feel like spring around here in Central NY. We might even see 50 degrees. GASP! So I thought, what better way to celebrate then to share a book that has a beautiful cover featuring roses. I kind of have this thing for flowers (similar to my peanut butter obsession). I love them! I have two little flower gardens every year and they make me smile. I happen to have four mini rose bushes in them – four different colors! So this cover reminds me that I will one day see my roses again. Soon (I hope)!

Are you finally having spring weather where you are?

Today’s first line…….


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“Papa’s home!”

Okay, that one is kind of short, so I’ll be nice and give you line two. By the way – I am really enjoying this book, so you have a chance to read it, I highly recommend!


A nameless shiver of dread worked its way up Margaret Bryant’s spine, causing her fingers to shake as she checked the chatelaine watch at her waist.


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13 thoughts on “First Line Friday – Amongst the Roses

  1. I’m in Western New York and we are supposed to have an idea storm on Saturday! My first winter here after living in Arizona for five years…….

    Happy Friday! My FLF comes from a book I will be reading soon, Her Fear by Shelley Shepard Gray…….

    Until that moment, Sadie Detweiler hadn’t thought mere words could hurt so badly. But as Harlan continued to speak, each word cutting her as deeply as if it were a shard of glass, Sadie felt her heart was bleeding.

    Have an awesome weekend and Happy Reading!?

  2. Hahaha. I’m glad that you gave us more than the very first line of Amongst the Roses (and yes, that cover is absolutely stunning).

    “I am not sure I will live long enough to finish this account.” – The Man with Two Names by Vincent B. Davis II

  3. We have had two gorgeous days – sunny and getting into the low 70’s although a bit windy. We even took our first trike ride yesterday. However, rains moving back in today AGAIN and suppose to drop to the low 30’s nights through the weekend. I’m ready for spring to come and stay.

    My first line is –
    For the first time in her life, Megan Jacobs felt almost brave.
    THE HEART BETWEEN US by Lindsay Harrel

    I’m loving this book!

  4. I’m just getting started on reading this wonderful story! Looking forward to enjoying more of it this weekend! 🙂

    Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd. Here I’ll share the first line from chapter 30.

    “Henry winced as he gripped the newel post and pivoted from the stair’s landing to the next flight of stairs.” — The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd (first line from chapter 30)

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Chasing the Wind by Paula Scott. Here I will post the first line from the prologue of Romeo and Juliet. It’s the book closest to me right now because I’m currently teaching it to my 9 Honors kiddos.

    “Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood make civil hands unclean.”

    Have an excellent Friday and a great weekend!

  6. Happy Friday!
    My FLF is from one of my favorites by Terri Blackstock called Covenant Child.
    “There’s a question that haunts me in the blackest hours of night, when wasted moments crowd my dreams and mock the life I know. The question is this: How could a child born of privilege and promise grow up with nothing?”
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. Elin Carlson walked into the barn and everything changed. – Until We Reach Home by Lynn Austin

    Happy Friday!

  8. So many books, so few hours in the day!

    I’m reading Julie by Catherine Marshall right now. The first line is: “Our 1928 Willys-Knight had been climbing for at least ten miles, one hairpin turn after another, under a threatening sky.”

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Why is she shivering and in dread? Great first two lines. On my blog, I’m featuring Jen Turano’s book, A Match of Wits. Here I will share the first line on page 113 of a book I’m currently reading, The Heaven Answer Book by Billy Graham. “Marriage in Heaven will be on a much higher plane because the church will be united with Christ.” Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  10. This does sound good! I’m sharing from library books today, since it is National Library Week, so here is the first line from Laura V. Hilton’s Love by the Numbers:

    “He was gorgeous. Simply gorgeous.”

    Happy Friday!

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