First Line Friday – the last of 2017

Hello my reader friends! Welcome to another First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books!

I’ve been quiet this week. We celebrated the birth of our Savior with church and family. It was truly a great celebration, but of course it went by too quickly. I’m on vacation from work this week, so I’ve been focusing my time on family instead of blogging. Of course, I envisioned all this time for reading this week. Ha! My daughter has read more then me, which is very unusual. She’s read three books to my partial one. But that’s okay, I encourage her to read, and I was doing other things around the house that needed to be done.

But as my vacation draws to a close, so does 2017. It’s time to get back into the game and start reading. And working on the blog and all I’d like to do in 2018. Read of course, but I think you might see some changes around here, Lord willing. I hope you’ll join me for the journey 🙂

Okay, back to today’s topic. First Line Friday. Today’s first line comes from a new Julie Klassen book, The Ladies of Ivy Cottage. The cover is what first grabbed my attention. I love historic covers! Okay, enough chit chatter. Here’s the first line……

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Rachel Ashford wanted to throw up her hands. Her private education by governess had not prepared her for this.


Prepared her for what you say? Well, you’ll just have to read and find out. Ha!

And 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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17 thoughts on “First Line Friday – the last of 2017

  1. Sometimes ten seconds is all it takes to change the course of a life

    from Elizabeth Camden’s novella Toward the Sunrise.
    I’m starting it but ‘writing on deadline’ during vacation is top priority! Happy New Year, Jessica!

  2. The cold liquid splashed the back of my neck before it rolled down and underneath my shirt.
    LOST BOOKS AND OLD BONES by Paige Shelton

  3. Happy Friday!

    My First Line Friday comes from a book I will be reading and reviewing soon, A Courtship on Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand.

    Elsie Stutzman forced a smile and took the last bite of asparagus potato raisin casserole on her plate. She swallowed decisively, and it slid down her throat like a cup of wet cement.

    Have a great weekend and stay warm!

  4. Happy Friday! Over on my blog today I’m sharing the first line from My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls, New York by Amanda Barratt. It is scheduled to release on Jan. 1st! I’ll share with you here a book I’m currently reading – Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky
    “Isabella Grayson’s shoes sank into the plush red carpet of Broadlands’ south hall, and she released a soft sigh. What luxury!”

    Happy New Year!

  5. Happy Friday! My first line is from Would-be Mistletoe Wife by Christine Johnson.

    “Louise Smythe spotted her quarry and motioned her students to follow her across the sand dune.”

    This is a fun & interesting read about lighthouses and the Chicago Fire!

  6. Let me explain, first of all, that I was never one of those people who believed, even a little bit, in ghosts.
    –The Ghost Notebooks by Ben Dolnick

    Love the cover of The Ladies of Ivy Cottage! Congrats on a week with your family, that is so wonderful. It’s also great that you have a daughter who loves to read. I feel like that’s one of my better successes as a mother — both of my kids enjoy books.

  7. The Ripple trilogy book 2 by Swanson, Cidney

    It is a clean romance with a sci-fi twist in the vain of paranormal. It is about a girl who can turn invisible.

    Book 2 – Chameleon

    “Killing Kathryn Ruiz and her daughter Samantha seemed a simple assignment.”

    The whole series can be purchased for FREE on Kindle Amazon.

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