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Friday, July 1, 2016

First Line Fridays - Week Ten


Welcome to Week Ten of First Line Fridays on Bookworm Mama! 

We are proud to welcome another member to our team of Friday fun...Beth Erin from Faithfully Bookish has joined Singing Librarian, Reading is my SuperPower, and myself in kicking off the weekend with bookish fun. If you wish to join us, message Carrie.

In celebration of Week Ten...I am posting the First line of Chapter Ten.


"Without the king, Susa seemed like a body without an energizing spirit."

Now, what is the first line of CHAPTER TEN of the book nearest you?

You can read my review of Esther: Royal Beauty HERE. And make sure you head over to check out these first lines:

31 comments:

  1. Oooo. This looks like a good one!

    My first line...

    "There couldn't be a better time to begin Stanley Becker's story than at the moment he stood from the frozen wall of Kingston Bridge overlooking the river Thames, breathing in the winter night and pressing the icy metal barrel of a pistol to his
    jaw."
    ~The Time Key by Melanie Bateman

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  2. "Gray!" Lynette flew down the porch steps toward her brother. (from The Things We Knew by Catherine West)

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    1. O,, this one's on my TBR list!

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    2. Lovely! Here's my first line: from “The Life We Never Expected” by Andrew & Rachel Wilson.

      “This is a book about surviving, and thriving, spiritually when something goes horribly wrong.”

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    3. Hmm...Might need to pick up that book haha! Cause life has definitely thrown us some curve balls.

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  3. oh fun! You went creative this week ;) Yay!

    My first line from Chapter Ten from the book closest to me at the moment is “If I thought the day we did interviews was a crazy day, then I was just kidding myself. Today is the very definition of a crazy day.” from Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations by V. Joy Brown. (I had to include the second line too! lol)

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    1. Oh haha! That's funny! Yes, I was hit with a late night inspiration haha!

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  4. Thursday morning, Vivian was ready to resume her search for a job. "The Bride Wore Blue" by Mona Hodgson

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  5. I really want to read that one!

    I'm reading Listening is an Act of Love: A celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project. The first line is:
    "StoryCorps is on a few basic ideas: That our stories--the stories of everyday people--are as interesting and important as the celebrity stories we're bombarded with by the media every minute of the day."

    It's not fiction, but it's a fascinating book of stories from people around the US.

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    1. Oh this is so good! So very true too! Thank you for stopping by!

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  6. Rachel, I love Biblical fiction! I can't wait to read Esther.

    Here is my first line.

    She was too softhearted to be an oil tycoon. Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade

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    1. It is really good! Different than the other Esther stories I have read.

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  7. "She could have been more than she was.”

    The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna M. White

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  8. Still reeling from the intensity of kissing Susan, from the emotions that swelled in his heart, Sam climbed out of the car, looking from Susan to her mother and back again.
    from Small Town Nanny by Lee Tobin McClain.

    I actually haven't gotten that far in the book yet, but I figured this is what would be on the horizon!
    Marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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    1. Sounds like an interesting situation! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. "So," Cora said, "why did you say the Awakening Slave reminded you of me?" from Glittering Promises, book 3 in The Grand Tour Series by Lisa T. Bergren.

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    1. Oh, I will have to look into this one!

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  10. It wasn't Julia's first time to walk into the grocery store in Cashton. from A wedding for Julia by Vannetta Chapman

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  11. My first line from Chapter Ten from the book closest to me at the moment is 'The courtyard stood empty when Brad arrived, but he wasn't fooled." Black Mamba: A Story of Love and Faith by Diane Theiler.

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  12. Oh Black Mambas are no joke! I have not heard of this book, but I lived in South Africa for a bit an I am terrified of snakes!!!

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  13. I am happy to return to cyber space & first line Fridays! :-) My mom and her husband were visiting from New Zealand for the month of June, plus my son graduated on the 13th so I did a self-imposed sabbatical to spend as much time with family as possible :-) I’m refreshed and ready to rock & roll (though I still miss them terribly!).

    Although I've just started this book so I'm not quite to chapter 10 yet, we'll both be surprised at what is says! This is from "Protective Duty" by Jessica R. Patch the second installment of her LIS books:
    "Bryn stood in front of Dr. Warner's tank, watching tropical fish swim without a care in the world."

    Great to be among friends again Rachel!

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    1. SO glad to have you back Trixi! I am happy that you got to spend time with family! That is so important. Ooooo, I want a fish tank! But I don't want to have to clean it lol!

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  14. First line from chapter 10 of "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes.

    "They looked a bit surprised".

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  15. The book I'm reading doesn't have 10 chapters. Here's the first line of ch. 1: "If only he could get away from the smell." From Friends of Jesus by Karen Kingsbury.

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    1. I was wondering if that was going to be a problem hehe! Thank you JJ!

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