First Line Friday – From a Vintage Park!


Happy Friday the 13th friends! Are you superstitious? I am not, but do know some people who are. I am not afraid of today, I have a black cat, and I have walked underneath a ladder before. We actually got our very first cat on Friday the 13th, so we named her Friday. She was the best cat ever – only had to tell her once not to do something and she listened. Now if only Ivy (black cat) would do that!! Anywho…. we’re not here to talk about superstitions, we are here to talk books. I am just about done with today’s feature, Where the Fire Falls by Karen Barnett. It is good! I love this series, don’t you? Not only are the settings breathtaking, but the characters are charming and relatable. Plus, Karen has a way of pulling you into the story and never letting go. I almost don’t want to finish reading because I don’t want these lovely characters to disappear!





Olivia Rutherford applied lip rouge the same way she painted – with bold, broad strokes.



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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32 thoughts on “First Line Friday – From a Vintage Park!

  1. Happy Friday!?

    My First Line Fridays comes from a book I’m planning on reading very soon, Shelter In Place by Nora Roberts.

    On Friday, July 22, 2005, Simone Knox ordered a large Fanta – orange – to go with her popcorn and Swedish Fish. The choice, her standard night at the movies fare, changed her life, and very likely saved it. Still, she’d never drink Fanta again.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!???

  2. Today, I’m sharing the first line from River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart over on my blog, so I’ll share with you here the first line from chapter 12 of the same book.
    “In the years she’d been with Ruth, Adria had brought home plenty of strays.”
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Another book on my TBR that I have yet to get to. If only I could take a month off of work!

    I’m currently reading (listening to) Formula of Deception by Carrie Stuart Parks. Here’s the first line from Chapter 5:

    By the time Murphy finished diagraming, it was raining again, the crowd had thinned to two people, and the bulk of the law enforcement and emergency vehicles were gone.

    Have a great weekend!

    1. I’ll take the month with you. We’ll call it a reading vacation – no family allowed 😉

  4. My first line is from The Reckoning of Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright:

    .Gossamer Grove, Wisconsin. 1907

    Libby Sheffield had never stopped to wonder what she would take specific note of if she ever stumbled upon a dead body.

    Book mail brought five more books the other day! I need more hours in the day.
    Karen’s book is going on my TBR pile!

  5. Happy Friday!

    My first line comes from The Counterfeit Heiress by Tasha Alexander

    I raised the long, curved bow and with two fingers pulled back its string, all the while resisting the urge to remove one of the silver-shafted arrows nestled in the quiver slung over my shoulder.

  6. I loved this book so much!!!

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Melanie Dickerson’s novel, The Orphan’s Wish. I just started it and I’m loving it so much!

    Here, I will share the first line from chapter 8 (that’s where I’m at currently).

    “Aladdin followed Herr Kaufmann around for the first week.”

    Hope you have a great weekend full of fun reading!!! ❤?

    1. Oh, I’m reading that book now! I”m actually almost done with it. It’s sooooooo good!

  7. Nice first line. Well written. The book I’m featuring on my blog is “My Sister’s Intended” by Rachael Anderson. It’s been on my TBR list for quite some time now, but I finally read it and am so glad I did. Truly an enjoyable read. I will share the first line from Chapter Eleven here. “”Would you care to go for a stroll with me in the gardens, Miss Gifford?” Brand asked, not sure whether or not he wanted her to accept.”

  8. Happy Friday!

    I need to read this book! I love national park stories.

    I’m reading The Dear Reader by Mary O’Connell right now, so here’s the first line: “Miss Sweeney disappeared on the first day of March, an icy Thursday morning of gloves and boots and veneers of diamondy frost on the windows of Sacred Heart High School.”

    Hallie @ Book by Book

  9. Happy Friday the 13th! I love the idea of a cat named Friday. My poor kitty is still named Kitty.

    That’s a great opening line. It tells you a lot about the character.Today, I’m sharing the first line from a book recommended by my daughter: Matched by Ally Condie. “Now that I’ve found the way to fly, which direction should I go into the night?” I don’t think I’m going to read that one, but she sure liked it 🙂

  10. Happy Friday! My first line is from La Risposta: The Answer (A Tuscan Legacy book 9) by Autumn Macarthur:

    Prologue: “Instead of returning to her vegetable garden, Teresa Pellegrini rushed into the farmhouse.”

  11. I’ve heard a lot of great things about that book! The book I shared on my blog this week is Her Place in Time by Stephenia H McGee but my next book is going to be The Baker’s secret by Stephen P Kiernan so I’ll share that first line here: “All through those years of war, the bread tasted of humiliation.” Hope you have happy weekend with plenty of reading! 🙂

  12. I’m loving this series as well! I’m sharing from a book that will be out early next month (I won an uncorrected proof on GoodReads) on my blog today, The Daisy Children by Sofia Grant, so here is the second line:

    “It wasn’t the fault of the trousers, of course, but it was tempting to blame them nonetheless.”

    Happy reading and have a great weekend!

  13. My First Line Fridays is from the book I’m currently reading, The Road to Paradise, by Karen Burnett:

    “The promised view of the mountain peak waited, cloaked in mist like a tissue-wrapped gift not ready to be unveiled.”

    It’s so good. It’s after Midnight and I’m still reading!

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