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First Line Fridays - 12 Days at Bleakly Manor

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hosted by Hoarding Books, I am excited to share my First Line with you today! YAY for more Christmas books!!! Today's First Line comes from Michelle Griep's Christmas Novella, 12 Days at Bleakly Manor. Book One in the series, Once Upon a Dickens Christmas. I can not wait to read it this month!

London, 1850
Christmas or not, there was nothing merry about the twisted alleys of Holywell.

Comment with your FIRST LINE below and then head over to the Hoarding Books Blog to join in more First Line fun and link up with your own post!


  1. I love, love, love this book from Michelle Griep. Ok, so I have loved all of the books from Michelle Griep. But Christmas books, are among my top favorite!
    On my blog I’m sharing the first line from Gina Holder’s debut novel “Whither Shall I Go?” so do stop by and check that out! I’ll share with you here the first line of a book that has been on my TBR for several months, I really loved this book!
    “The little hairs on the back of Allegra Spencer’s neck stood at attention. He was behind her.”
    -Count Me In (An Emerald City Romance #1) by Mikal Dawn

  2. I had the pleasure of reading Holding the Fort so I could review it. From the very first line I was captivated.

    June 1885 Wichita, Kansas

    The fumes of the gaslights at the foot of the stage protected Louisa Bell from the more noxious odors of her audience.

  3. That's an intriguing first line. I've seen this book around a lot, but haven't looked into it yet. Happy Friday!

  4. I've been wanting to read this one for a while! Happy Friday, Rachel!

    My mother's name was Sarah. - Take This Cup by Bodie and Brock Thoene

  5. I love the cover of this book, and I am enjoying reading it. :) Happy Friday!

  6. I need to read this so badly! Looks great!

    I'm sharing about Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar on my blog today, but I'll share a book that is on my TBR here.

    "Come on, come on. I know you're here somewhere," Magdalena Henry murmured, squinting through the viewfinder of her camera at the ragged line of coffee pickers sorting their day's yield.
    -Ascension of Larks by Rachel Linden

  7. Happy Friday!

    My 1st line is from Shattered Memories by Debbie Lynne Costello:

    "Why can't you have him arrested and demand our money back?"

  8. i really love this book! My current first line is from Julie Lessman's For Love of Liberty - "Abominable." :)

  9. This was a great book! Later today, I'm heading to downtown Franklin, TN for the "Dickens of a Christmas" celebration with costumes, dancing, singing, and more. Makes me think of Michelle Griep every time!

    Here's the first line of the book I'm currently reading: "Who am I?" From His Forgotten Fiancee by Evelyn M. Hill

    Have a great weekend!

  10. I am sharing the first line from the YA Christian Dystopian novel All Things Now Living by Rondi Bauer Olson on my blog. Here I will post the first two lines from the novel I am starting next, Count Me In by Mikal Dawn:

    "The lite hairs on the back of Allegra Spencer's neck stood at attention. He was behind her."


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