Friday, September 6, 2019

First Line Friday



Happy Friday! It's time for First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books.

It's time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today on First Line Friday, I'm featuring The Selection by Kiera Cass. It was released in 2013, and I've heard about it for years. I've just recently added it to my TBR pile.




And the first line is ...

When we got the letter in the post, my mother was ecstatic.

About the book...

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime.

The opportunity to be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she begins to realize that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Let me know the first line of the book closest to you and then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating.




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8 comments:

  1. Happy Friday! My first line is from “Ford” by Susan May Warren:

    “If Ford didn’t get his head in the game, they were doomed. People were going to die. Probably him.”

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Becky. I've heard a number of great things about the book. The first line certainly grabs my attention.

      Happy reading!

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  2. My first line is from Diamond in the Rough by Jen Turano:
    N.Y. City November 1885
    Any smidgen of hope that her entrance into N.Y. high society would be deemed a rousing success died the moment Miss Poppy Garrison’s tiara became firmly attached to the sleeve of her dance partner.

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    1. That book is in my TBR pile :) Thanks for sharing. I really enjoy Jen's books.

      Happy reading!

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  3. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from Sweet Melody by Heidi McCahan: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/09/05/first-line-friday-100/. I am just starting chapter seven, so I will share the first couple of lines from there.

    "Rhett wiped down the espresso machine one last time then glanced at the large silver clock with chunky black numbers mounted on the white brick wall. His shift had ended a few minutes ago, and the cafe was empty."

    Happy reading! I hope you have an excellent weekend. 🙂💚📚

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    1. Nicole, I've read other books by Heidi, but I haven't read that one. Thanks for sharing.

      Happy reading! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, too.

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  4. Happy Friday! The book I shared on my blog today is The Whistle Walk by Stephenia H McGee but it's also my current read so I'll share the first line from chapter 9 here: "Charles's cousin slapped him on the shoulder, sending his mug of ale sloshing over the rim and into his dinner." Happy Reading! :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Becca. I haven't read that one yet. It sounds good.

      Have a great weekend, and happy reading!

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