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Happy Friday, reader friends! I’ll be working up a Bookish Bargains post soon and don’t miss out on the current giveaways!
After you say hi and drop off your first line in the comments, hop around to the other First Line Friday ladies for more great book recommendations!
Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh
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Lane Kelley rested her hand on her knee, willing it to stop bouncing.
This is actually the SECOND line in Chapter 1, you can find the FIRST line on Reading Is My SuperPower!
If you’d like to meet the main character of Just Look Up, check out this character spotlight for Lane Kelley!
I’m eagerly watching my mailbox for MY copy of Just Look Up, I just redeemed some points for it at Tyndale Rewards! ????
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34 thoughts on “First Line Friday #56: Just Look Up”
Sadly, one I haven’t been able to fit into my reading schedule yet, but I can’t wait until I can!
I’m featuring a new release by Bethany Kaczmarek on my blog this week, but I’m going to post the first line from a book I’ve been meaning to read for aaaaaages: To Whisper Her Name, by Tamera Alexander.
“First Lieutenant Ridley Adam Cooper peered through the stand of bristled pines, his presence cloaked by dusk, his Winchester cocked and ready.”
Oh I know that feeling! My list of want to reads just keeps growing!
Good morning. My first line is from, “A Note Yet Unsung,” by Tamera Alexander.
“Rebekah Carrington stood shivering across the street from her childhood home, satchel heavy in hand, cloak dusted with snow.”
I’m going to start reading this book today!
Oh, great book!!! ❤
I want to read Just Look Up! My first line is from Sweet Delights by Cecelia Dowdy: “PATTY-LYNN?” THE FAMILIAR VOICE made her pause.
I LOVE that line! I have to bump that book up on my tbr!
I’m sharing a first line from The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson. “The change in Marie Carrington’s pocket wouldn’t pay for a ferry ride across the Northumberland Strait to Prince Edward Island, let alone a bus ticket to anywhere else in the world.”
I’m reading RDI RIGHT NOW!!! ????
January 25, 1980, midnight
The first execution I attended wasn’t by lethal injection but by Old Sparky. ~A Twist of the Knife by Becky Masterman.
Dinh @ Arlene’s Book Club
This doesn’t sound like a very cheerful book 😀
Julia Foster lifted her gaze to the clear October sky as a lark swooped past.
The Governess of Highland Hall – Carrie Turansky
Oh, another great book!
Ok, so I know this has nothing to do with the book, but I love the bracelet that the girl is wearing on this cover. 🙂
Courtney Walsh said the same thing! 🙂 It’s cute!
I’m looking forward to reading this book, at some point. I hope in the not too distant future.
Yes, this is a constant feeling for me! ????
I recently – and reluctantly – finished Joanne Bischof’s The Lady and the Lionheart. Reluctantly, because I didn’t want it to end. First line: With the hiss of smoothing irons and the starchy scent of soap trailing her, Ella toted a bundle of hospital linens up the steps.
OH CHARLIE LIONHEART ???? I love him! What a wonderful story! ❤
I need to read Courtney Walsh’s books! 🙂
My first line comes from Dime Novel Suitor by Carrie Fancett Pagels. It’s part of the Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands Romance Collection.
Turtle Springs, Kansas
Pa had some kind of nerve, up and dying like that-just when I’d gotten used to Frank being gone.
Yes, you do! Oh and I need to read Seven Brides!
My first line is from The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson
The year 1365, Barony of Mallin, the Holy Roman Empire
“Where do you think you are going looking like a beggar?” Mother asked.”
Oh I want to read that one!
This is a very “English teacher” first line today. Sorry! 🙂 The book closest to me is Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee–(the author of my very favorite ever novel To Kill a Mockingbird): “In an opinion column published by Alabama newspapers in July 1992, I paid tribute to the remarkable Lee family of Monroeville, especially Harper.”
No shame! Sounds like a good read!
My first line is from Gabrielle Meyer’s novella found in the Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection
“A Tale of Two Hearts” Little Falls, Minnesota May 20, 1899
The countryside sped by as Elijah Boyer pushed the Duryea Motor Wagon to twenty-five miles per hour.
Oh I have this in my tbr!
My first line is from “Heaven Sent Rain”, by Lauraine Snelling.
He’s there again.
Thanks, Sherry Bendorf
I enjoy Lauraine Snelling books so much!
Oh this is such a great read! Hope your book arrives soon.
Me too! I’m watching my mailbox!
My first line is from the third and conclusion Secrets of the Shetlands novel by Michael Phillips ~ The Legacy.
Chapter 1 ~ The Laird
Whales Reef, Shetland Islands
Loni Ford, heiress to most of the land surrounding her on this remote island in the Shetlands, set down the book on her lap and breathed deeply of the fresh morning air.
[Now! What’s not to like about Loni ~ book, island, fresh morning air ~ book!!]
I think Loni and I could be friends!
This is on my to-read pile. So many books, so little time.
I’m currently reading Ghost Heart by Lisa Harris and Lynne Gentry. The first line is:
According to legend, their kind could never die.
It’s a suspense novel set in Tanzania and the US, and it’s excellent so far.
Thank you for sharing this one! I hadn’t heard of it!