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Forest Child: First Line Friday #17

First Line Fridays

Happy Friday, y’all!!! Thanks for dropping by to chat books!
I’ve been keeping busy with some fabulous books this week and I can’t wait to see what books you are into, bookish friends!

What do y’all think about Vikings? Have you read any Viking stories? I’ve read about pirates… close but not quite!

Forest Child by Heather Day Gilbert

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Forest Child by Heather Day Gilbert

Eirksfjord, Greenland

The whispers filled all her silences. “Forest child. That’s Eirik’s forest child.”

So, open the book nearest to you and post the first line in a comment below!

Then go see what these First Line Ladies are up to:

Carrie @ Reading is My Superpower

Rachel @ Bookworm Mama

Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books

Andi @ Radiant Light

If you’d like to share the First Line Friday fun on your blog, let Carrie know!

20 thoughts on “Forest Child: First Line Friday #17”

  1. “Kacey didn’t want to raise eyebrows & alert the entire town to her return. She simply hoped to tame the beast that had roared to life…” Wild Montana Skies by Susan May Warren.

    But I have another book nearby that I want to post:

    “The night was moonless, the color of black ink, with not one star twinkling from the heavens.” A Royal Christmas Wedding by Rachel Hauck

    LOVE both these books!!!!


  2. Beth, I love Heather’s Viking stories!

    Here is my first line:
    June 21, 1941
    Kiev, Ukraine

    “Papa, Papa!”



    1. I’m reading Heather’s books next week! Kelli’s book is on my list too, I think I just need to pick a date!!! Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy are from the Ukraine (one season of Dancing with the Stars and every Russian in every book I will ever ever read from now until forever is Maks)


  3. I don’t remember reading any Viking books but Heather’s are on my TBR list. They look really good!

    December 1742
    Chatham, England

    “I fear that our wassailing has become a nuisance.” Polly Catlett slowed her steps, her toes aching in the stiff leather of her boots, the damp chill of December finally taking its toll.

    ~Newton and Polly~ by Jody Hedlund

    LOVED this book! ????

    Happy Friday, Beth!


  4. Happy Friday Beth Erin,

    My first line comes from The Thorn Healer by Pepper Basham that releases in November.

    Wounded soldiers returned from war as heroes.


  5. I have been wanting to read this one. 🙂

    The wailing siren of an approaching ambulance penetrated the walls of Sarah Montgomery’s fourth floor Manhattan apartment.
    ~Moonlight Over Manhattan by Carrie Turansky


  6. Hudson River Valley Summer 1898
    First two lines…”THAT’S WHERE THE BODY WAS FOUND, floating facedown in the river,”an ominous voice intoned. “He was stone-cold dead.”
    From Elizabeth Camden’s Until the Dawn.

    My mom LOVES Viking and Highlander books. I’ll have to check this one out for her.


    1. What?! This book is on my shelf, not what I was expecting at all! lol! Now I have to bump it up on the tbr!!! HAHAHA!
      Yay! I’m glad we’ve found a book for your mama!! 😀


  7. The boy with the fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way toward the lagoon. Lord of the Flies by William Golding


  8. I know I’m a day late but I’m going to post anyway.

    “In the Summer of 1991, while working as a reporter on assignment for the New York Times, I heard a rumor that there were two reclusive sisters, both over one hundred years old, living together somewhere in Westchester County, New York.” – “The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years”

    I love books about vikings. The one I’m reading now is Wolfskin by: Juliet Marillier. I’m about a quarter of the way through and I’ve enjoyed it so far.


    1. Welcome, Eliza! I’m so glad you did!!! I don’t mind partying all weekend long with first lines! 🙂 That book sounds fascinating, I’m going to go check it out on goodreads! Thank you for sharing!


  9. After reading Heather’s first Vikings of the New World book, God’s Daughter, I am really looking forward to Forest Child so it was a nice surprise to see you highlighting it here 😀

    Here’s my first line (or two) from The Amish Firefighter by Laura V. Hilton:

    “And there she goes.” The man’s voice was a hushed, hoarse whisper.
    The strong odor of gasoline filled the air.


  10. Thanks so much for featuring Forest Child here, Beth! 🙂 I would also mention that the first book in the series, God’s Daughter, will go on sale for 99c this week to gear up for the November 1st release of Forest Child, and there will also be a boxed set of the two books available for $6.99 on all ebook vendors at that time, too. 🙂 I hope many can read these stories that are based on real Viking women who sailed to North America and see how Christianity made a change in the Vikings’ lives.


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