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First Line Fridays - 12/30/16 - A Christmas Carol

Friday, December 30, 2016

I can not believe that this is the last First Line Friday post of 2016! This year has just FLOWN by! To finish out the year I decided to stick with the Christmas theme and share one of my favorite Christmas Classics with you.

"Marley was dead: to begin with."

May you have a Happy New Year celebration this year and may 2017 shower blessings upon you. 

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

Beth Erin - Faithfully Bookish
Andi - Radiant Light

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  1. I love this book and this author! The Victorian period is one of my favorite eras of literature--I remember teaching Great Expectations once to a 12th grade class. :)

    Here is my first line:

    Waves of Mercy
    by Lynn Austin

    Lake Michigan

    "I am living my nightmare. A violent storm has overtaken our steamship, and as we mount high on the crest of a wave one moment, then plunge sickeningly into a watery trough the next, I am certain we are about to sink."

    Happy reading and Happy New Year!

  2. This week mine is from "Charles Brandon: The King's Man" by Sarah Bryson.

    "Charles Brandon was an enigmatic, charismatic man, rising from mere boyhood friend of a future king to flirting with a European duchess, marrying the Dowager Queen of France, being created the Duke of Suffolk, and not to mention becoming the leading magnate in Lincolnshire by the end of his life."

    Happy Reading!

  3. My world shattered last winter. A hairline crack formed, and my life perched on the edge of an abyss, set to topple at the slightest breeze. But instead of a breeze, I got a the form of a positive pregnancy test. Justified by Varina Denman

  4. I like your style, Rachel!

    I'm currently reading Seven Brides for Seven Texans collection from Barbour. Here's the first line of the novella I just started last night, A Love Returned by Keli Gwyn.

    Twelve years was a long time to wait for a tamale.

  5. One Enchanted Eve by Melissa Tagg

    If Rylan Jefferson was lucky, after tonight she’d never have to see Colin Renwycke again.

    Love it. Hands down. Ms. Tagg has become my new favorite author—well, she’s in good company anyway. She had a skill with words that supersedes most I’v read, and she crafts a well-told story.

  6. Hi Rachel! My first line comes from Laura Frantz's new book Moonbow Night.

    April 1777
    What cannot be cured must be endured.

    Happy New Year!

  7. I will stick with your Christmas theme. First line from Carrie Fancett Pagels novella
    A Substitute Bride (part of O'Christmas Town: 6 Christmas Novella collection)
    A letter for Sonja's deceased friend arrives at the post office in Michigan, and with it a proposal.

  8. She would die today one way or another~ Giver of Wonders
    I very much enjoyed this Christmas novel!


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