First Line Friday – The Thief of Lanwyn Manor

Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!

I’ve been busy reading, which feels so nice since I didn’t really read too much at the end of December. My goal this year is to read new books as close to release date as possible. Want to know what I’m reading? Check out my most recent post here.

Today I am happy to share the first line from Sarah Ladd’s The Thief of Lanwyn Manor! I just started it, and am already in love with the characters!

Cornwall, 1818

Julia Twethewey never considered what it would feel like to look down the barrel of a flintlock pistol.

Don’t you just love that first line!? It certainly grabbed my attention. And now it’s your turn! 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!            

9 thoughts on “First Line Friday – The Thief of Lanwyn Manor

  1. For Maggie Crozat, there was nowhere lovelier than Pelican, Louisiana, during the holidays.

  2. I have been wanting this book!

    My first line is from The Gray Chamber by Grace Hitchcock:
    New York City, Fall 1887
    Edyth Foster’s limbs burned as she pedaled down Fifth Avenue, her white skirts whipping in the wind while she wove around pedestrians and carriages, ignoring their shouts of protest.

  3. Definitely grabs your attention! I’m looking forward to reading it soon.

    I’m sharing from Volition by Chautona Havig on my blog today. Here is the first line from Chapter 18:

    “For a week, I read my Bible, prayed like I’d never prayed before, and tried to ignore the skeleton that had moved into my closet.”

    Happy Friday!

  4. That is a dramatic first line. The cover is so pretty. I’ve never read a Sarah Ladd book, but my friend really likes her books so I’ve been wanting to try one. I hope you have a nice weekend (and a great 2020)!

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