First Lines – FRIDAY DECEMBER 28, 2017




Friday 19th August Henry Devereaux Twyst, eighteenth duke of Chellingworth, was terribly worried about his croquet lawn. Oblivious to the beauty of the summer sky above, he stood on the terrace outside the morning room, hands on hips, scowling and tutting loudly. His head gardener, Ivor, matched his gestures but mouthed strong oaths in Welsh.




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14 Responses to First Lines – FRIDAY DECEMBER 28, 2017

  1. lelandandbecky says:

    Another author that is new to me!

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Would-be Mistletoe Wife by Christine Johnson.

    “Louise Smythe spotted her quarry and motioned her students to follow her across the sand dune.”

    This is a fun & interesting read about lighthouses and the Chicago Fire!

  2. Happy Friday!

    My First Line Friday comes from a book I will be reading and reviewing soon, A Courtship on Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand.

    Elsie Stutzman forced a smile and took the last bite of asparagus potato raisin casserole on her plate. She swallowed decisively, and it slid down her throat like a cup of wet cement.

    Have a great weekend and stay warm!

  3. carylkane says:


    “WHO ARE YOU?” I asked. – The Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn

    Happy New Year!

  4. Phyllis says:

    Hmm. That definitely has me curious as to why. 🙂

    My first line comes from Courtney Walsh’s Hometown Girl:
    Beth Whitaker hated flowers.

  5. That certainly catches the attention. The book I’m featuring this week is A Cowboy Unmatched by Karen Witemeyer, who I always enjoy. This is part of an enjoyable Archer Brothers series. Happy New Year!

  6. That first line certainly matches the cover. Hope it’s an enjoyable read.

  7. bellesmoma16 says:

    Love those first lines. I will have to check this book out.

    Happy Friday!!!

    I’m sharing the first line from Nicole Deese’s novel, A Season to Love, on my blog. I’m just starting chapter 23, so I will share the first line from this chapter here:

    “I dreamed of coffee: dark and rich and boldly brewed.”

    A great dream to me!!! Hope you have a great weekend, and a happy New Year. 😊

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