First Line Friday is brought to you by Hoarding Books. Playing along is super easy. All you have to do is open the book nearest you and tell me what the first line is. Then check out the link to see the other first lines are offered up this week.
I am really into this one so far. I appreciated the author sharing her experience while researching the book. She states in the intro that she began by looking at this project as a way to prove Surratt's innocence, and that her trial and execution were unjust. However, as she dug deeper into the material, the trail showed that Surratt was "not only guilty, but was far more involved in the plot than many historians have given her credit for" (pg xiv).
Leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Oh, this looks good!ReplyDelete
I am currently reading an ARC of The Bridge Between by Lindsey Brackett. Here's the first line -- She still had trouble sleeping.
Oooh, why is she having trouble sleeping??Delete
I am actually finished with this one now, it was really good. Happy Reading!
Happy Friday! My first line is from “Kate’s Song” by Jennifer Beckstrand:ReplyDelete
“Is he dead? Please tell me he’s not dead!”
Hopefully he is not dead!Delete
Happy Reading :)
On my blog I'm sharing the first line from Underestimating Miss Cecelia by Carolyn Miller: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/07/18/first-line-friday-94/.
Today, I'm currently reading The Spice King by Elizabeth Camden. It's an excellent story that I highly recommend! I'm just starting chapter 34, so I'll share from there.
"Gray rarely took the time to read The Washington Post first thing in the morning."
Hope you have an excellent weekend!!! 😀❤📚
I avoid the Washington Post as well, lol. Happy Reading!Delete
There's an amusing story about a local here, George Washington Gayle, who put an ad in the paper wanting someone to kill Lincoln and a few other parties. He was a eccentric known for stunts like this. When Lincoln was actually shot -- months and months after the ad -- Gayle was arrested on suspicion, but I think he was let off once they realized he had no connection to Booth.ReplyDelete
I've never heard that story, so weird! Isn't it so different from today - imagine someone trying to put an ad like that in a paper today.Delete
Interesting! Here's the first line from my current read, Just One Kiss by Courtney Walsh: "Carly Collins hated running late."ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing, Happy Reading!Delete
I've never heard of this woman! Is that because I'm not American, or because of the historic tendency to write women out of history?ReplyDelete
I'm sharing the first line from Underestimating Miss Cecilia by Carolyn Miller on my blog today - it seems to be a popular choice!
I'm currently reading Fatal Strike by DiAnn Mills. Here's the first line:
Special Agent Leah Riesel scanned the headlines on her phone.
That's a little underwhelming, but the first chapter includes a shoot-out in a hostage situation, so it ramps up the action quickly.
Thanks for coming by Iola. Honestly, I think it is a combination of both factors. I only ever knew there was a woman involved in the plot, and really only when the movie came out a few years ago. I never saw it, so I never knew her name until I read this. But, this time period is also not my favorite in US history, so I have not sought out tons of information beyond Lincoln. It's a great read, and I definitely recommend it. Happy Reading!Delete
So intriguing! Since I’m sharing from chapter 1 of Yours Truly, Thomas by Rachel Fordham on my blog today, here is the first line from the prologue:ReplyDelete
“After letting an involuntary squeal escape, Penny pulled the yellowed papers closer and pressed her lips to them.”
Happy Friday and happy reading!
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your line Yvette, Happy Reading!Delete
Today on my blog I shared the first line from Storm Rising by Ronie Kendig but I'm currently reading Fragments of Fear by Carrie Stuart Parks so I'll share the first line from my current chapter (8) here: "Marley was sitting by the door in the living room when Travis returned." Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of reading time! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing, Becca! I have gotten in copious amounts of reading so far and have only taken a break to reply to the comments that have built up the last couple days. Happy Reading!Delete
An intriguing opening line! The story behind the story sounds fascinating.ReplyDelete
I’m sharing on my blog the first line from At First Spark by Liwen Y. Ho.
Darren Spark never imagined that one person could make him feel so happy and sad all at the same time.
It's a great read, I've finished it now and recommend it - even if one is not necessarily interested in the time period. The events themselves make for an engaing read all around. Happy Reading!Delete
I am currently rereading White Teeth by Zadie Smith. I have to give the first two sentences: "Early in the morning, late in the century, Cricklewood Broadway. At 0627 hours on January 1, 1975, Alfred Archibald Jones was dressed in corduroy and sat in a fume-filled Cavalier Musketeer Estate facedown on the steering wheel, hoping the judgement would not be too heavy upon him."ReplyDelete
Thanks for playing! I have, in the past, been known to share whole paragraph because they're that good :)Delete