Thursday, October 3, 2019

First Line Friday #76

First Line Friday is brought to you by Hoarding Books. Playing along is easy: open the book nearest you and share the first line. Then check out the link to see the other first lines offered up this week.


I kinda like Dan Jones, in case anyone forgot. This gem came out on Tuesday and it was in my hands the same day. Love it. Love it love it love it. So good. So, so good.


"Shortly before Easter in the year 1188 CE, an English archbishop of Canterbury went to Wales on a recruitment drive."

Also, in case anyone forgot this as well, Dan Jones and I are pretty much best friends. If you don't know the story I will gladly tell it. Repeatedly.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Happy Reading,


  1. Replies
    1. It's so good! Expect a review with lots of exclamation points soon, haha.

  2. My first line is from Dark Ambitions by Irene Hannon
    There was blood on the ice.
    Happy reading!

  3. Happy Friday! My first line is from "Cold Pursuit" by Gayla K. Hiss:

    "Faith Chandler stared at the man walking in the distance."

  4. Happy Friday! Today I'm sharing the first lines from Simply Starstruck by Aspen Hadley: "It's funny in life how you never recognize a big moment when it's actually happening."

  5. Hi Sarah, That’s a great photo and an intriguing opening line! :)

    I’m sharing on my blog the first line from Dancing at Daybreak by Valerie Comer.

    “Mama, why don’t you live here anymore?”

    1. Thank you!! I absolutely adore Dan Jones and after I got to meet him and chat with him after the signing/talk, I adore him even more. Happy Reading!

  6. Happy Friday!
    Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from The Telegraph Proposal by Becca Whitham and Gina Welborn but I'm currently reading Aiming for Love by Mary Connealy so I'll share the first line from my current chapter (7) here: "Jo turned back to Dave to see him shake his head." Hope you have a wonderful weekend with plenty of quality reading time!

  7. Happy Friday!

    Today I'm sharing the first line from Son of the Father by Andrew Stone: I'm currently reading Fire Storm by Nancy Mehl so I'll share a line from there.

    "When Jason came over to fix supper that night, Kaely told him about the assignment with Omaha."

    I hope you have a relaxing weekend. 🙂❤📖

  8. I like how that first line reads. Have a great weekend and happy reading!

  9. "That Marxism is finished would be music to the ears of Marxists everywhere. They could pack in their marching and picketing, return to the bosom of their grieving families and enjoy an evening at home instead of yet another tedious committee meeting."

    Why Marx was Right by Terry Eagleton.

    1. Oh dear, another book for my TBR. You MUST stop doing this, CK! lol

    2. I can just see you reading it @ work and someone calling the police...! [lol]

      Finished it about 2 hours ago. Review on Thursday. Now reading a book about the search for the Northwest Passage.

    3. It was completely lovely and wonderful and I did not even have to read it at work!!

  10. Lol, it's fun to see you fangirling!!

  11. My first line is from Aiming For Love by Mary Connealy:
    October 1873
    Hope Mountain
    Near Bucksnort, Colorado, Near Grizzly Peak, Colorado
    Josephine Nordegren floated through the woodland silent as a ghost.

    1. Thanks for sharing another line, since I missed the week of the 11th! Happy Reading, Paula :)


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