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First Line Friday - 2/17/17 - The Lady and the Lionheart

Friday, February 17, 2017

Happy Friday!!!

We made it through another week! What book are you planning on reading this weekend? If you don't have anything selected already, can I recommend this book? This has become one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES!!! I am so blessed that I had the opportunity to read this book a couple weeks ago. You can read my review HERE. But don't forget to post YOUR first line before you go!

Roanoke, Virginia
Spring, 1890
"With the hiss of smoothing irons and the starchy scent of soap trailing her, Ella toted a bundle of hospital linens up the steps."

Words can not truly express how deeply this book touched my heart. I even went more than a day before I started another book, I need the time to let it sink into my soul. 

If you HAVE read it, comment below with one of your favorite parts! And post your first line!

Our group is growing! Please help us welcome Lauraine today to First Line Friday!

Sarah - All the Book Blog Names are Taken
Andi - Radiant Light

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  1. I really have to read this book! I even have it waiting for me on my Kindle! *sigh*

    My first line today comes from the first book in Tamara Leigh's medieval 'Age of Faith' series, The Unveiling:

    ~~Lincolnshire, England, October 1149~~
    A nightmare seized him from sleep, turned around his throat, and filled his mouth so full he could not cry out. Desperate for air, he opened his eyes onto a moonless night that denied him the face of his attacker.

    1. I hear ya!!! I have many books that glare at me from my shelves saying "READ ME!!!!"

  2. This book is still on my Kindle waiting to be read. :)

    The Elusive Miss Ellison
    Carolyn Miller

    And the first line is...

    St. Hampton Heather
    Gloucestershire, England
    June 1813

    "'Why, Livvie! Whatever are you doing?' Lavina Ellison placed down her gardening trowel, swiped perspiration from her brow, and smiled up at her friend. 'Good Morning, Sophy.'"

    Happy reading and happy Friday!

  3. Hi Rachel, and Happy Friday!

    I loved The Lady and the Lionheart. Too many favorites to name just one.

    My first line comes from Just The Way You Are by Pepper Basham.

    One step into the massive, glass-walled waiting area was all it took. In a cataclysmic chain of events, someone bumped into Eisley Barrett, sending her purse and all of its contents skittering across the glossy floor of Heathrow International Airport.

  4. Oh Charlie! That book is at the top of my "must buy a paperback" list!!!

    Sam wouldn’t lose another kid on his watch.
    Rescue Me by Susan May Warren
    It's so good!

  5. I have the book, but haven't yet read it. This is from an old favorite that, although I don't have it's publication date, it was a present in 1908 to someone. "It appears to me, looking back over a past experience, that certain days in one's life stand out prominently as landmarks, when we arrive at some finger-post pointing out the road that we should follow." But my very favorite line is: "The heart knoweth its own bitterness, Phoebe, and it may be that in your place I should fail utterly in patience; but if we will not lie still under His hand, & learn the lesson He would fain teach us, it may be that fresh trials may be sent to humble us." from Uncle Max by Rosa Carey

    1. I ADORE old books!!! Thank you for sharing how fun!

  6. I absolutely loved The Lady & the Lion Heart. So meaningful.
    My first line today:
    "You don't want to do this." I just received a copy my critique partner LeAnne Bristow's debut with Love Inspired called Her Texas Rebel. So excited for her!

  7. This book is at the TOP of my MUST READ SOON list!

    My first line comes from The Divine Romance by Gene Edwards.

    He was alone.

    1. It must be at the very tippy top!!!! I started reading it again when I wrote this post haha!

  8. Thanks so much for having Lionheart as your First line Friday, Rachel! It was so fun to read this post and all these sweet comments! <3 Charlie and Ella and Holland say hello!! :D


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