First Line Friday – The Weaver’s Daughter

 

 

Happy Friday friends! We made it another week. Phew. I have to tell you – my family went to see Jesus at the Sight and Sound Theater last Friday (hence my reason for missing my FLF post!), and it was absolutely amazing. First of all, it wouldn’t matter which production they were putting on, they are all wonderful. The sets are beautiful, the animals are cute and well trained, and the actors do a fantastic job of portraying these Bible characters that we know so well. The visual effects blow your mind, and Jesus was no exception. The advertisements show  Jesus when he is reaching for Peter’s hand in the sea, and I just couldn’t figure out how they were going to make that work on stage. Let me just say this – for a stage production it was very realistic looking! If you ever get the chance to go, I strongly encourage you. Yes, the tickets are a little pricey (at least for this cheap chick!), but it is so worth. And yes, it is a distance, at least from us. About a five hour road trip, and we only stay in town for one night. But again, so worth it!

 

Okay, enough gushing over that. Let me gush about something else know – the whole reason we are here today. Don’t be thrown by the winter cover, this book can be read any time of year. Have you seen it? It’s Sarah Ladd’s The Weaver’s Daughter. I am a fan of anything Sarah Ladd, but I think this is one of my favorite covers from her books. At least a winter themed cover – she certainly has some beautiful ones! And because I’m feeling extra generous today, I’m going to give you TWO first lines! Gasp! One from the prologue and one from the first chapter. 🙂

 

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Prologue First Line

Alarm’s menacing sting pricked Kate Dearborne’s consciousness and hurried her steps.

 

Chapter One First line

Henry Stockton pulled his mare to a stop at the crst of the stone bridge and tipped his wide-brimmed hat low over his forehead to guard against winter’s icy blasts.

 

 

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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13 thoughts on “First Line Friday – The Weaver’s Daughter

  1. THEN: JULY 18, 1992
    “HELP.”
    The faint voice floated towards me.
    THE NEIGHBORS
    By Hannah Mary McKinnon

    1. WOW! I was going to start a new book today so I took the first book of the top of my TBR pile to list my first line. It wasn’t until I went to Lisa K’s to list my first line and also a line from page 56 that they do there that I realized this book is somewhat raunchy. I was sent the book to read. So feel free to delete this post if you want.

      I think I’d rather read the UNINVITED CORPSE by Debra Sennefelder.
      “Thank you, Hope Early, for joining us and sharing all of your tips for spring cleaning.

  2. It is a lovely cover, and such a fantastic story also! Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Becky Wade’s Falling for You. I’ll share with you here the first line from a book I recently read and enjoyed “Amongst the Roses” by Meghan M. Gorecki
    “Papa’s Home!” 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.”

  3. This was a great read. I enjoy the Regencies with the middle-class aspect.

    My TBR pile includes The Theory of Happily Ever After by Kristin Billerbeck. The first line: “Life is filled with irony.”

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Happy Friday! What a gorgeous cover!

    My FLF comes from a book I’m going to be reading shortly, The Good Daughter by Diane Chamberlain…….

    No one wanted to work with the man in the wheelchair . “There’s something strange about that guy,” one of my fellow students warned me in the hall outside the PT ward. “If they try to assign you to him, say no.”

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!📚😀

  5. The book I’m sharing on my blog is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, but the book I’ll share here is the one I am currently reading called Chateau of Secrets by Melanie Dobson: “Candlelight flickered on the medieval walls as Gisele Duchant stepped into the warmth of the nave.” Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

  6. I really need to read my copy. So many books to keep up with. 🙁

    I’m featuring “Beneath a Prairie Moon” by Kim Vogel Sawyer on the blog today, but I’m going to share about the book I’m currently reading called “The Story Peddler” by Lindsay A. Franklin.

    Colored ribbons of light poured from my fingers. One strand broke free and soared above the crowd’s head, glowing golden in the afternoon sun.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading! 🙂

  7. Great minds think alike!

    Happy Friday!!!! I’m so excited for the weekend.

    I’m sharing the first line from The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd over on my blog today. Here, I will post the first line from a YA novel I teach to my 9th Honors English students — Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin,

    “The end came quickly, and there wasn’t any pain.”

  8. Happy Friday! My first line is from Miss Wilton’s Waltz by Josi S. Kilpack, which will be released May 1st:

    “As a vicar’s daughter, Lenora knew that doing the right thing was not always easy, in fact it was rarely so.”

  9. Happy Friday! On my blog, I am featuring Mail-Order Revenge by Angela K. Couch. Here I will share the first line of chapter five from the book I’m currently reading, His Substitute Wife by Dorothy Clark. “‘Thank you.’ Blake looked up and snagged Audrey’s gaze with his. ‘It feels odd, having you pour my coffee.'” Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  10. I’m so looking forward to this one 😀 I’m sharing from my current read, The Backcountry Brides Romance Collection from Barbour Books, on my blog today. So here is the first line from the prologue of a book I plan to read soon, The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron:

    “Crumbling walls were rare, beautiful things.”

    Have a great weekend!

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