First Line Friday is something every reader can participate in. Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. Then check out the books other readers have featured in the comments on this blog. You might find a book you would like to read simply by reading the first line.

The book I’m featuring today is The Christmas Journey by Winnie Griggs.

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November 1892, Knotty Pine, Texas

“Hey!” The reedy voice coming from inside Wylie’s Livery and Bridle Shop thrummed with outrage. 

Now it’s your turn. Place your first line in the comments and then check out some more bloggers who participate in First Line Friday. Just click on the link below.

 

 

24 thoughts on “First Line Friday #13

  1. Phyllis says:

    I had the pleasure of reading Holding the Fort recently. 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.

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    1. That’s definitely a great first line! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your weekend.

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  2. I do enjoy Christmas stories! This sounds like it would be a good one to add to my collection. 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

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    1. Ooh! I like that first line. Pulls you right into the story. I hope you will have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. Happy Friday!

    My first line is from the book I’m reading next, Like Moonlight at Low Tide by Nicole Quigley….

    People never ask me the right question when they ask me what happened the beginning of my senior year. They always ask what his last words were.

    Have a great weekend!!

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    1. Okay, so that’s an interesting first line that begs several questions in my mind. Thanks for sharing. A great weekend to you, too!

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  4. Ellie says:

    I am loving the Love Inspired books right now! This looks like a good one. Happy Friday!

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    1. Happy Friday to you, too, and a wonderful weekend!

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  5. carylkane says:

    Happy Friday!

    My mother’s name was Sarah. – Take This Cup by Bodie and Brock Thoene

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    1. Thanks for sharing your first line. 🙂 And a happy Friday to you, too!!

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  6. hjsnyder28 says:

    I enjoy reading the Love Inspired Historical series, and this looks like a lovely Christmas book. Happy Friday!

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    1. I’m all into Christmas reading right now. Happy Friday to you, too, and a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Becky says:

    Looks like another interesting Christmas story I need to add to my collection!

    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

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    1. Yes, I’m all into Christmas novels right now. 🙂 That was a great beginning to the novel that you shared. Pulls the reader right into the story. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. lelandandbecky says:

    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?”

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  9. Great first line! Happy Friday to you, too, and a wonderful weekend!

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  10. Rita E Rueb says:

    My line from a book by Lynne Farrow . “The Iodine Crisis”
    Study hard what interests you.

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    1. Hi Rita! Not only is that a great first line, it’s a great thought, too. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. Carrie says:

    I always enjoy Winnie Grigg’s books 🙂 My current first line is from Julie Lessman’s For Love of Liberty – “Abominable.” 🙂

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    1. Ha! Great first line! I enjoy Winnie Griggs’ books, too. Have a great weekend.

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  12. Here’s the first line of the book I’m currently reading: “Who am I?” From His Forgotten Fiancee by Evelyn M. Hill (another Love Inspired Historical read)

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. I will definitely have to look into this book. It sounds like something I would enjoy reading. A happy weekend to you, too!

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  13. I am showcasing 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 little hairs on the back of Allegra Spencer’s neck stood at attention. He was behind her.”

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    1. That first line certainly makes me want to know what comes next. Who is standing behind her? Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!

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