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At Your Request: First Line Friday #28

Welcome to the FIRST First Line Friday of 2017!!! Check out the first line of At Your Request by Jen Turano below, then open the book nearest you and share the first line!

This is a big day in FLF history, the whole gang is going live earlier for international readers and we’re adding our first international blogging buddy!

Please give a big bookish hello to Katie at Fiction Aficionado!


At Your Request by Jen Turano

At Your Request by Jen TuranoGoodreads | Amazon

January 1883—New York City

Miss Wilhelmina Radcliff was reluctantly coming to the unfortunate conclusion that there were absolutely no perks to be had when one obtained the unenviable title of wallflower.

Miss Radcliff sounds like a kindred spirit to me! Does anyone else have those wallflower tendencies?


Apart from the Crowd series

Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano Out of the Ordinary by Jen Turano 
At Your Request by Jen Turano All for Love by Mary Connealy, Kristi Ann Hunter, Jen Turano


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

Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

Sarah @ All the Book Blog Names are Taken

Robin @ Robin’s Nest

Katie @ Fiction Aficionado

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

21 thoughts on “At Your Request: First Line Friday #28”

  1. Thank you for the lovely welcome Beth 🙂

    My first line today is from The Scarlet Coat, by Angela K Couch:

    “The last rays of sun faded into twilight, and the wind whispered through the trees, as if warning Rachel to turn back.”


    And sometimes wallflowers get the best view 😉


  2. Welcome, Katie!

    My first line is from Inside Story by Susan Page Davis.

    3:00 P.M., MARCH 7

    “Uh, Claudia? That gorilla is looking at me.”

    I enjoy being a wallflower. The “spotlight” can be too bright at times…. 😉


  3. My first line is from Surround Me: Revolutionary Faith by Marguerite Martin Gray:

    Atlantic Ocean
    May 1773

    “His hands tightly gripped the railing, turning his knuckles a startling white compared to his wind-chapped tanned skin.”

    Happy reading and happy Friday!


  4. “Early morning dew tickled Deborah’s sandaled feet on the path to the village well, and palm trees waved their stout leaves as if in greeting.” The Prophetess: Deborah’s Story by Jill Eileen Smith

    I’m looking forward to finishing this book this weekend – really enjoying it! I need to get to Jen Turano’s novella as well – great first line 😀


  5. One of the books y’all have recommended. “We only see what we want to see–in people, in love, in life.” The Ringmaster’s Wife.


  6. “Wounded soldiers returned from war as heroes. Wounded nurses returned as old maids.” The Thorn Healer by Pepper Basham. I just received the autographed copy I won! Yay! It’s so gorgeous. I read it quite a while ago as an ebook, but there’s just something about an actual print book you can hold in your hands! Love, love, love!


  7. My paragraph this week is from Tracy Borman’s amazing and wonderful new book, The Private Lives of the Tudors.

    ” ‘I do not live in a corner. A thousand eyes see all I do.’ This telling lament by Elizabeth I begs the question: did the Tudors have a private life at all? As monarchs, they were constantly surrounded by an army of attendants, courtiers, ministers, and place-seekers. Even in their most private moments, they were accompanied by a servant specifically appointed for the task.”

    Happy Reading!


  8. I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! Such a fun one! My line….There is a distinct difference between a heroine with a promised happy ending and a prodigal who must design her own. Pepper Basham – The Thorn Keeper


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