First Line Friday – Underestimating Miss Cecilia

Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!  Another busy week at the Baker household, how about you? The good news is that I am finally getting to read some books that I’ve been meaning to for awhile. I’m not caught up on the back log, but making progress. Progress is good 🙂

Today I’m featuring the first line of my current read, Underestimating Miss Cecilia by Carolyn Miller. I am just in love with her books, aren’t you? I’m about half way through this one, and so far it is wonderful. And it just happens to have a first line that I think we might all be able to relate to at one point in our lives or another.

“It was, perhaps, the greatest torment to love someone who barely seemed to notice one’s existence.”

Yep, I totally understand this – you know those middle school crushes? Silly looking back, but at the time it felt like the end of the world lol.

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 – Underestimating Miss Cecilia

  1. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Cross My Heart by Robin Lee Hatcher: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/07/25/first-line-friday-95/. I’m currently reading Ever Faithful by Karen Barnett, so I’ll share the first line from there.

    “Elsie closed her eyes for a moment and breathed in the steamy air, imagining she stood beside Grand Prismatic Spring instead of the massive laundry boiler in the back of the Mammoth Hot Springs Lodge.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend! 🙂❤📚

  2. Happy Friday! I haven’t started this yet, but my first line (well – 2 lines) is from “Margin of Error” by Christy Barritt:

    “Hunger and anger battled inside him like two storm fronts colliding. A violent friction clashed in his very soul.”

  3. Such a pretty cover.
    Happy Friday!
    Today I’m sharing the first line of Searching For You by Jody Hedlund over on my blog. So I’ll share the first line of the chapter I’m currently on here:

    “Och, dinnae tell me I’m too late!”

  4. This novel definitely looks interesting to me. On my blog, I am sharing Mail Order Marvel by Kirsten Osbourne. Here, I will share the first line of the second chapter in my current read, Lord of Her Heart by Sherrinda Ketchersid. “The rusty lock would not budge.” Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. May 1896 – Honey Grove, TX
    “The council has denied your appeal, Miss Kemp,” Mayor Longfellow delivered the blow with a finality that threatened to buckle Abigail’s knees.
    MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY by Karen Witmeyer

  6. Today on my blog I shared the first line from A Lady’s Maid by Jen Geigle Johnson but it’s also the book I’m about to dig into so no extra line yet. Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken today. Here is the first line from Chapter 2:

    “The factory rose above with row upon row of sharp-edged bricks.”

  8. Another great title from Carolyn Miller!

    I’m sharing the first line of Under a Camperdown Elm by Janet Chester Bly on my website today, but my current read is Love and Other Mistakes by debut Australian author Jessica Kate. Here’s the first line:

    “Natalie Groves eyed the bag of gingerbread M&Ms on the other side of the office meeting room and prayed for a divine intervention of Red Sea proportions.”

  9. This looks like a great book and I totally agree that the first line reminds me of a middle (or high) school crush!

  10. Well, that’s my first line, too.
    Wonderful Regency as always from Carolyn Miller.

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