Thursday, December 5, 2019

First Line Friday #84

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.


"The old woman stands on the hilltop, just on the edge of the woods, well hidden from the farmhouse below."

You'll have to excuse the middle grade love I will be showing the next couple weeks. Around Halloween I went on a Mary Downing Hahn binge after finding her newest book at our school book fair during conferences. I requested a bunch of her books from the library that I hadn't read, due to them being published while I was in college (or later).

Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Happy Reading,


  1. Happy Friday! Today I'm sharing the first lines from Stong Brave Loved by Holley Gerth: "If you ever get a little tired of life's battles, this is for you."

  2. The first line I am sharing is from,
    The Major’s Daughter by Regina Jennings
    ‘From the growing ruckus outside the door, President Harrison could tell the time was approaching.’

  3. My first line is from Palm Latitudes by Kate Braverman:
    "In this City of the Angels, you can trust nothing, not even the dense and erratic air."

  4. caught my interest. why is she standing there...spying?
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. Because she is...BAD! It's one of my fave Hahn books, it'll take you maybe an hour to read. So good!

  5. "On Christmas morning 1915, David Lloyd George, the erstwhile radical liberal, now Minister of Munitions, rose to face a restless crowd of Glaswegian trade unionists. He had come to demand a further round of recruits for the war effort and his message was suitably apocalyptic."

    The Deluge - The Great War and the Remaking of Global Order by Adam Tooze.

  6. Happy Saturday!

    Yesterday in my blog I shared the first two lines from Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar. I'm currently starting The Dating Charade by Melissa Ferguson so I'll share from there.

    "If one was going to RIP one's toes into the murky, pestilential waters of online dating, an escape plan was critical."

    Hope you're having a good weekend! 🙂🧡📖

  7. I’m sharing the first line if Chapter 5 in Echoes Among The Stones by Jaime Jo Wright (since others also chose this book today) :
    It was a cavern of hollow memories that ricocheted off dark walls, repeating themselves over and over until Imogene wished to clap her hands over her ears and scream the remembrances into silence.

    1. Yes, I have seen quite a few with this line - thanks for sharing! Happy Reading!


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