First Line Friday – The Songbird and the Spy

Happy Friday friends! Welcome to another edition of First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books! Today I am thrilled to share the first line of a fantastic book. This is only the second book published by this author, but I’m telling you she writes like a seasoned pro. Her first book, Among the Poppies took my breath away. Her new one, The Songbird and the Spy is pretty much having the same affect.

The Songbird and the Spy by [Ciesielski, J'nell]
Isn’t this cover amazing!!!!

Claire Baudin jittered with excitement as she checked her stocking seams.

Now technically that is only the first line from the Prologue, so it’s only fair that I give you the first line from Chapter 1, right!?

Michael Reiner smoothed the front of his jacket with his palm and adjusted  the perfectly polished row of buttons.

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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11 thoughts on “First Line Friday – The Songbird and the Spy

  1. Happy Friday! My first line is from Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe by Carla Laureano:

    “Once upon a time, Melody Johansson had believed in happily ever afters.”

  2. “Today I met the bu I’m going to marry…..” Patsy Swartz’s singsongy voice was too chipper.
    AWAKENED LOVE by Laura V. Hilton

  3. Happy Friday!

    MY first lines come from Criminally Cocoa by Amanda Flower.

    “Cut! Cut!” the director Raymond Reynolds yelled. He was a tall, loose-jointed man, who braided his hair into a ponytail at the back of his head. Before meeting him, I didn’t think I had ever seen a man with a braid before, and I couldn’t stop staring at it. In my community only little girls braided their hair, never grown women and certainly never menfolk.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!?

  4. Very excited to get to this book!

    Happy Friday!

    I’m currently reading Castle on the Rise by Kristy Cambron. It is such a great story. I highly recommend it. Right now I am in the middle of chapter 23, so I will share a line from there.

    “Most of the south side was still cloaked in darkness from the gasworks disaster.”

    Hope you have a relaxing weekend. Happy reading! ???

  5. Happy reading!

    I’m sharing from the latest Elizabeth Camden novel on my blog, but I’ve just picked up After the Rain by Brandy Bruce. Here’s the first line:

    “Deb, I miss you. I think about you. Just wanted to say it again.”

  6. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall on my blog today. Here is the first line from Chapter 7:

    “The minute Lieutenant Dimsmore offered Emeline his arm as they emerged from the companionway after dinner, she regretted accepting his invitation.”

  7. I’ll be reading this one soon!
    This week on my blog I shared the first line from Of Fire and Lions by Mesu Andrews (releases 3/5). I’m currently reading it so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (22) here: “I had experienced the atrocities of war but never witnessed a battle like the one my son fought for his life during the week of his illness.” This book is soooo good I highly recommend it! Hope you have a great weekend with quality reading time! 🙂

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