Friday, February 24, 2017

First Line Fridays - 2/24/17 - The Memory of You

Happy Friday!!!

Winter is beginning to fade around here. Although, I believe it will be quite a while before the snow is completely gone! However, I am not complaining. I have a whole list up of books lined up to read! I am super excited for the next few weeks! Coming up soon is a book that I have been looking forward to for quite a while. 

"The wood-paneled walls of the boardroom were closing in."

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Now it's your turn! Post your first line below and blog hop and join in more First Line fun!

Andi - Radiant Light

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Fiction Aficionado said...

I can't wait to read this one!

My first lines this week come from The Message in a Bottle Romance Collection:

1170 AD, Ciar's Kingdom, Ireland
The skies were as unsettled as her own future.

1715, Argyllshire, Scotland
"Are ye ready, miss?"
Meg's stomach twisted at Mother Aila's question.

June 1798, New York City
Abigail Van de Klerk opened the door to the house she shared with her father on Pearl Street.

July 6, 1864, Roswell, Georgia
Water roared over the dam behind her, an echo of the blood rushing in her ears.

Late June 1890, Coronado Island, California
Cold water slid across his body, the dip and rise of the swell bringing challenge to his course.

Becky Smith said...

Sounds really good! My first line is: "The cheerful yellow house didn't look all that imposing as Silas Jones stood in front of its fence for the fourth time that day."
From For the Sake of the Children by Danica Favorite

Amanda T. said...

Neat quote!

On my blog I shared my first line from the favorite, Pride and Prejudice. ;)
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man, in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

Bree Herron said...

Oh now I am wondering, who the character is and why they feel that way! Great choice. Here is mine:
“The world outside still clung to the previous night, the shadows not quite releasing their hold to the breaking light over the mountain ridge outside Aspen Hills, Colorado.”-Fatality by Firelight
A Cat Latimer Mystery, Book 2
by Lynn Cahoon

Caryl Kane said...

I'm so excited to read Cathy's The Memory of You!

My first line:

It was the second time in fifteen minutes that the power had gone out at the church, and it was noticeable darker this time. The Reason by William Sirls

Happy Friday and happy reading!

Sarah said...

Happy Friday!

My line is from "Women of the Twelfth Century" by Georges Duby. I cheated a little this week and included my first paragraph this time around.

"Beneath the dome of the church at Fontevraud - in the twelfth century, one of the largest and most prestigious abbeys for women in France - one sees today four recumbent statues, the remains of old funerary monuments, Three of them are carved from soft limestone: that of Henry Plantagenet, count of Anjou and Maine through his father, duke of Normandy and king of England through his mother; that of his son and successor, Richard Coeur de Lion; and that of Isabella of Angouleme, second wife of John Lackland, Richard's brother, who became king in his turn in 1199. The fourth effigy, of painted wood, represents Eleanor, heiress to the duchy of Aquitaine, wife of Henry and mother of Richard and John; she died at Fontevraud, where she had finally taken the veil, on 31 March 1204."

englishmysteriesblog said...

Oh, I would love to see snow! :)

An Uncertain Choice
by Jody Hedlund

And the first line is...

Montfort Castle, Ashby
In the year of our Lord 1390

"My slippered feet slapped the dirt road, and my heart hammered aginst my chest like a battering ram."

Happy reading and Happy Friday!

Sydney Anderson said...

I found the box in the attic of an old farmhouse in Norway.
~East by Edith Pattou

Andie said...

1297 BC

Naomi lifted the hem of her robe as her feet fairly flew down Bethlehem's streets toward the outskirts of town.
Redeeming Grace by Jill Eileen Smith

Beth Erin said...

A high-pitched shriek echoed down the hall of the wedding chapel.
The Vegas Proposal by Julie Jarnagin

Anne Rightler said...

I liked his books!

Anne Rightler said...

That is a wonderful story!

Anne Rightler said...

'And I sank down where I stood, and hid my face against the ground. I lay still a while; the night swept over the hill and over me and died moaning in the distance; the rain fell fast, wetting me afresh to the skin.'
From Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering. The hero's wife is reading Jane Eyre to him as he lay on the sofa, his head in her lap!

Paula said...

"I refuse to attend another wedding, I'm through. " Ruby King Marshall juggled two glasses of punching her gloved hand as she shepherded her blind cousin through the overcrowded ballroom. FromBeyond the ashes by Karen Barnett.

Marguerite Gray said...

"Was this the night she would actually die of tedium, triviality, and hypocrisy" A Viscount's Proposal by Melanie Dickerson

Kathleen Denly said...

Sounds like someone is having a bad day at work. Here's mine:

Walking down the main street in Deadwood is like stepping onto hell's front porch.
~A Claim of Her Own by Stephanie Grace Whitson.

Rachel said...

I know! I am on pins and needles!

Rachel said...


Rachel said...

I LOVE THIS LINE! Welcome to our crazy team hehe!

Rachel said...

Right? I had to force myself to put it down and not keep reading!

Rachel said...

Oh goodness! I don't like the dark lol!

Rachel said...

Ah! Now I want to keep reading!

Rachel said...

I LOVE this series!!!

Rachel said...

Ahhhh I NEED to know what was in the box!!!

Rachel said...

Oooh sounds good!!!!

Rachel said...

Ahhhhhahahaha! That line...with that title....has me laughing!

Rachel said...

Ahhhh! I have been wanting to read this one!

Rachel said...

Oh this is an interesting beginning!

Rachel said...

Ooooh this in on my TBR!!!

Rachel said...

That's what I am thinking lol! Ahhh Deadwood! I have been there! **scurries off to check this book out**

Carrie said...

I can't wait to read this one!! It's calling to me from my TBR stack but it has to wait its turn lol

Rachel said...

Oh TBR....it never grows smaller does it?

Paula said...

No, you read one book and five more pop in its place! LOL