Thursday, July 7, 2022

First Line Friday #132


First Line Friday is hosted once again by Carrie at Reading is my Superpower. You can visit HERE to go directly to the FLF page of her blog.

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 posted this week.

Foxglove Manor
April, 1885

He had ruined death for her, and the hope of it.

Because of Cindy (@Cindy's Book Corner). I found The Souls of Lost Lake and LOVED it. So I naturally did what any normal person does and immediately checked out every single other book by the same author and have been devouring them rapidly. There will be several more First Lines to come from this author in the next several weeks!

Leave a comment and let me know what you think, and leave a link to your FLF so I can stop by to see what you've posted this week.

Happy Reading!


  1. "She didn't want to be a beauty queen, but as luck would have it, she was about to become one." Funny Girl by Nick Hornby.

    I don't usually 'do' comedy but I thought it would be a nice change from the usual death & destruction.....

    1. Yeah, the death and destruction is not so fun when it is closer to reality than we ever expected it to be!

    2. I remember one of my fave news people (here) saying something profound during the Brexit fiasco (or should I say the START of the Brexit fiasco). He said: This is what living through History feels like. Personally I'd rather READ about cataclysmic events than "being there" experiencing them directly!!

    3. YES!! I heard very similar things here about Brexit...and other assorted shit going on. I don't want to live in extraordinary times. I want to read about them.

  2. Happy Friday!
    I'm currently reading Free Fall by Nancy Mehl, so I'll share a line from there.
    "Alex couldn't help thinking about the missing woman at lunch. Where was she?"
    I hope you have a good weekend. 😀

  3. I love Jaime Jo!
    My first line comes from a fabulous book by Pepper Basham, The Heart Of The Mountains:
    Chapter 1. October, 1919
    “Running away from an arranged marriage to the wilds of the Blue Ridge hadn’t gone as Cora Taylor expected.”

    1. I tore through her books so fast, now I just have to sit and wait for the next one to be published.

  4. I love Jaime Jo's books - haven't read this one yet, but I will have to remedy that soon!

    This week I featured Critical Alliance by Elizabeth Goddard.

    Hope you have a great weekend! Happy reading :)

    1. I liked it a lot, though it is not my fave. She's such a great writer.

  5. This one was so good!

    I posted about Critical Alliance by Elizabeth Goddard:

    Hope you've had a great weekend!


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