Friday, 19 May 2017

First Line Friday - Week 2

 
Happy Friday and the start of a long weekend here!
I definitely have some (okay maybe lots of) reading on my agenda. What about you?
 
Today's book is: Finders Keepers by Sarah Monzon

Seville, Spain, 1689
"Isabella stumbled along the rough boards of the dock,
feeling exposed without her corset and many layers of petticoats."

This is book one of Ms. Monzon's Carrington Family series and switches between two time periods, the late 1600's and the present day. I have enjoyed stories told in this style before so I am looking forward to reading this one. I will share my review once I've finished it. If you have already read this one be sure to check out book number two "All of You" which just released this past Monday (May 15th).
 
Now it's your turn! Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Then join in more First Line fun by visiting these blogs:
 

22 comments:

  1. Umm no corset? Sounds interesting!

    Here’s my first line:
    Garvin Poole slipped out of bed, got his lighter off the fireplace mantel, and walked in his underwear through the dark house to the kitchen, where he took a joint out of a sugar jar, then continued to the garden door. ~Golden Prey by John Sandford

    Dinh @ Arlene's Book Club

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  2. I thought I’d share something different here than the book featured on my blog today. This book is one my son is reading.
    “Betsey Maxwell wearily trailed behind Loren as her brother dodged the muddy puddles, horse manure, and piles of crates in the narrow London street.”
    - The Thieves of Tyburn Square by: Dave & Neta Jackson
    The Trailblazer Books - Bethany House Publisher 1995

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  3. A shiver rippled across Juanita Hoyt’s shoulders, an involuntary spasm induced by the cold metal encircling her wrists.

    Signs of Life by Valerie Banfield

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  4. I loved 'All of You'. Such a good read!

    I have the first line from Erynn Newman's debut release 'Out of Darkness' on my blog, but here I'm going to share the first line from Johnnie Alexander's latest release, 'What Hope Remembers':

    "The June sun beat on Gabe Kendall's bare head and tapped into his childhood memories of the horse farm."

    Happy Friday!

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    1. Will be reading All of You as soon as I finish this one.

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  5. I lOVE Sarah's books!!! My hubby and I get a date night tonight and then we need to finish painting our cupboards...and of course reading!

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  6. Happy Friday! I have Finders Keepers on my kindle, and need to read it.
    My first line is: “My heart beat as if it was trying to build up speed and erupt from my chest.” From Warfare:Life After Book 2 by Julie Hall. Coming out June 13th.

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  7. Ah, switching time periods. I wondered, trying to compare the cover with the first line. ;P Sounds interesting.

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  8. My first line is from TURTLES IN THE ROAD, a humorous romance from mother/daughter duo Rhonda Rhea and Kaley Rhea. The book arrived yesterday, and I didn't get to crack it open until 1:00 AM...but I just HAD to start it before bed! The first chapter is hilarious...and Piper is my new BF! -- "Normally a nice long solo drive had a calming effect on Piper."

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    1. That's dangerous - starting a new book at 1:00am. Hope you got some sleep.

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  9. I love books set in other time periods, and I love this first line...this sounds like a very interesting read, since it parallels the story between two different worlds. Happy Friday!

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    1. I'm about halfway through and so far enjoying it. I'm interested to see how the two time periods connect.

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  10. It's a Regency weekend for me. Today I've started reading Carrie Turansky's Edwardian Brides series.

    October 1911
    Berkshire, England

    Julia Foster lifted her gaze to the clear October sky as a lark swooped past.

    The Governess of Highland Hall

    HAPPY FRIDAY and HAPPY READING!

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  11. Hi Jane, and welcome to your second week with the First line Friday gang. I've never read this author before so I'll have to look it up.
    Happy Friday, and Happy Reading!

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    1. I definitely recommend "The Isaac Project" this was the first I had read from her and loved it so much that I had to check out this one.

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  12. I've heard of this author, but haven't read anything by her. It sounds interesting!


    Here's mine. Jody Hedlund's For Love & Honor: "You have one month to pay the debt," Captain Foxe stated, his tone as rigid as the plate armor he wore.

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  13. Didn't make it by last week, life was crazy but welcome to our fun FLF so happy to have you! This is the book I have just started to read; Mrs. Odboddy: Undercover Courier. By Elaine Faber ” Lighting flashed and thunder rattled the windows of Wilkey’s Market where Agnes pushed a little metal cart through the crowded aisle.”
    But I do have another great mystery up today on the blog!

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  14. You can imagine what is going through my head with reading "finders keepers". Brought me back to me early childhood lol. But the book does look good!

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    1. Yep the title does that too me too. LOL

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  15. Loved your pick for this week! It really sounds like a good read. I may have to check this out.

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