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First Line Fridays - 11/11/16 - Behind Nazi Lines

Friday, November 11, 2016

You know what day it is! FRIDAY!!! Which means it is time to grab the book that you are the closest too and post your First Line!

In honor of Veterans Day today I am sharing my first line from a book (that I have yet to read) about the true story of an incredible man's quest to save 149 World War II POWs.

But first, I wanted to share with you this video that never ceases to bring tears to my eyes and thankfulness to my heart.

Now for my first line...

Thursday, 23 November 1944, Thanksgiving Day,
94th Infantry Division Headquarters, Ch√Ęteaubriant, France
Andy Hodges had been handed a job no one else dared to accept--a direct order from Major General Harry J. Malony, commander of the 94th Infantry Division, headquartered in Ch√Ęteaubriant, France.

From the Back of the Book
In 1944, hundreds of Allied soldiers were trapped in POW camps in occupied France. The odds of their survival were long. The odds of escaping, even longer. But one-man had the courage to fight the odds . . .

Post your First Line below and head over to see what First Lines my lovely friends have today! 

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  1. I have always been fascinated with this time period so this book looks interesting to me. :)

    My first line:

    Summer 1384, Berkhamsted Castle, Hertfordshire, England

    "Servants may marry whomever they want, but a king's daughter has no freedom at all."

    ~The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

  2. February 1870
    “But that money is rightfully mine!”
    No One’s Bride by Nerys Leigh
    I read it yesterday. I LOVED it!

  3. that sounds like a really interesting book. And that video!!!! SO sweet.

  4. "I know I'm not an ordinary ten-year-old kid."
    Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

    Buffy ❤️

  5. Nick Stafford stared at the half-buried, round-roofed dwelling and realized he couldn't go through with the elementary school principal's edict. Not if it meant meeting with a hermit who lived in a toadstool shack tucked so deep in the forest that woodland mice couldn't find it.
    Home on the Range by Ruth Logan Herne

    I couldn't stop at one! I am dying to dive into this one!

    1. You never can hehe! I can't wait to read this! It sits on my shelf, taunting me!

  6. My first line comes from Bathsheba by Jill Eileen Smith

    Jerusalem, 994 BC

    Darkness curtained the sky, hiding the stars, sheltering Bathsheba in the inner courtyard of her home.


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