Friday, January 13, 2017

It's First Line Friday!


This week my First Line is from Rough Riders: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill by Mark Lee Gardner. I am also cheating a little bit and actually using the LAST lines of the prologue, because I think it sets the book up nicely and I am super excited to read it.

"They share the truth of an experience that only those who were there can truly know. As part of a regiment of southwestern cowpunchers, Oklahoma Indians, Ivy League football stars, and champion polo players, they had faced death boldly and defeated the enemy.

They had been Rough Riders."

Leave a comment below with your line and then visit my fellow First-Liners to see what they have for you this week!

Rachel - Bookworm Mama






Robin - Robin's Nest


If you want to play along, let Carrie know!

Happy Reading,
Sarah

20 comments:

  1. 1987

    Samuel Mason sat parked in his white DeSoto across the street from Centerville Christian Church. – and the Shofar Blew by Francine Rivers

    HAPPY FRIDAY!

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    1. Happy Friday to you as well Caryl!

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  2. Folks said Thomas Beaufort could track a housefly through a hurricane, and though he admitted that it might be a slight exaggeration, he felt it wasn’t too far off.
    ~The Bounty Hunter’s Baby by Erica Vetsch (coming Feb.1)

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    1. Hi Andrea, thank you for stopping by! Happy Friday!

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  3. Here is my first line:

    Kit Kat and Lucy by Lonnie Hull DuPont

    You will always by lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats. Colonial American Proverb

    "To say moving from San Francisco to rural Michigan was not easy for me would be an understatement."

    Happy reading and Happy Friday!

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    1. Hi Heather! I can't imagine going from a vibrant city like San Fran, to a rural ANYWHERE! Happy Reading!

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  4. My first line is: "Heavy metal music blared through paper-thin walls." From Time Search by Danele J. Rotharmel

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    1. Hi Becky, thank you for coming by. This sounds like it could have been written about some neighbors I used to have...

      Happy Friday!

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  5. Oh gosh....I just realised I commented on the wrong one...I think I scrolled down the page without realising it hahaha!

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    1. Ha, no worries. I have been know to do that a time or two myself... Happy Friday!

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  6. Wiltshire, England--1867

    ​Amala sat on a particularly uncomfortable chair at the edge of the crowded and stuffy ballroom.

    ~Color of Love by Anita Stansfield

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    1. Hi Sydney! Not going to lie, as stuffy and crowded as those old fashioned ballrooms might have been, it would be kinda cool to have experienced it once. Don't get me wrong, I am so glad I was born in the 20th century, but getting dressed up to go to a fancy ball would be cool, just once. Happy Friday!

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  7. Happy Friday, Sarah!

    My first line comes from Eden, The Animal's Parable by Keith Korman.

    The Roman Legionaries called the dog Old Gray.

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    1. And a Happy Friday to you too!

      Totally unrelated to your line, but Eleanor's middle name is Edin (but pronounced Eden).

      Yay for weekend reading time!

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  8. Oh Sarah, you're sneaky! How did you know I love Teddy Roosevelt? :D
    I just finished Rescue Me by Susan May Warren.

    Sam wouldn't lose another kid on his watch.

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    1. Ah-ha! I have found a non-fiction topic you are interested in! I'll be reading a lot of TR books now... ;)

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  9. i'm seriously going to have to look into this one!

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    1. I definitely recommend it so far! I know next to nothing about this war, or the San Juan Hill events. Look at me, broadening my horizons ;)

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  10. What a dynamic opening!

    My first line this week is from Kristi Ann Hunter's 'A Noble Masquerade':

    “It is never a happy day when an eight-year-old girl's cheesecake lands in the dirt, and she certainly doesn't take kindly to the laughing little boy who put it there.”

    Happy reading!

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    1. I would be furious if my cheesecake landed in the dirt and would probably have punched the laughing little boy (when I was also little - I have more restraint now as an adult ;) )

      Thanks for coming by, happy reading!

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