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First Line Friday: The Austen Escape

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Happy Friday, reader friends!!

I’ve been a bit scarce this week on the blog but for good reason! The kids and I enjoyed an unexpected day of baking with my mama before she heads out to spend a month with one of my sisters. (I’ve been avoiding my scale and my workout accountability group since then.)

I lost another day trying to stay warm thanks to a pesky head cold and low-grade fever. Obviously, Murphy (and his annoying law) heard I’ve been trying to plan ahead, catch up, and be an all-around more consistent and responsible book blogger… Murphy is a bit of a jerk.

Now I hear my mother’s voice in my head reminding me to “be flexible!” *sigh* I still thrive on routine and habit, maybe I’ll learn to roll with the punches when I grow up.

The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay

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I went with this super teaser first line here BUT it’s also my week over at Hoarding Books and you can catch a couple more lines over there before you hop around to the other blogs!

Don’t y’all just LOVE a bookish book?! Judging from the helpful guide at the beginning of the book, this one looks like it is simply loaded with Jane Austen references!

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24 thoughts on “First Line Friday: The Austen Escape”

  1. I hope you’re feeling better soon! If it is any encouragement to you, I love your blog and think you do a great job with it. 🙂

    My first line is from Then Came You by Becky Wade.
    Sylvie left me today.


  2. Feel better soon! Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Liz Curtis Higg’s “A Wreath of Snow”. A Christmas favorite of mine! Last evening I started reading Lucette Nel’s book “A Match of Sorts”. I’m really enjoying this one also! Here is the first line: “She changed her mind.”


  3. Happy Friday!

    My FLF is from Candy Lane Christmas by Jackie Castle
    CANDYCE BARKLEY TOSSES the fake engagement ring, the last token of her sordid past, out the window onto the highway 35N.

    Have a great weekend!


  4. Any time baking up goodies and memories in the kitchen with loved ones is a great time indeed. ❤ Not that there is a good time to feel bad, but the holidays with so much going on sure isn't. Pray it goes away so you feel better real soon. We may have to grow old but NEVER – NEVER grow up! 🙂

    “HERE COMES THE CHAMP!” bellowed a rodeo announcer over the Las Vegas Thomas and Mack Center’s PA system.
    By Karen Rock


  5. This one is definitely drawing me in. I’ll have to check it out. I’m featuring At Your Request by Jen Turano on my blog. Here I will share the first line from The Boy and the Clock by A. Lynn Bassett. This is a children’s book. “Tick-tock, tick-tock. Only three minutes stood between Charlie Higgins and the best summer ever!”


  6. Praying you feel better! ((((HUGS))))

    It was days like this, when the sun bounced off Lake Superior with an eye-squinting brilliance, that Bree Nicholls forgot all her qualms about living where the Snow King ruled nine months of the year. – Without a Trace by Colleen Coble


  7. My first few lines are from Christmas at Carnton by Tammy Alexander:
    “Very nice stitching, Mrs Prescott. “
    Aletta looked up, not having heard her employer’s approach. Focused on her task, she was determined to leave the factory on time that afternoon. It was a special day, after all, and Andrew would be excited. Her son needed encouragement. They both did.

    Super good book as always from Tammy.
    Merry Christmas blessings everyone!


  8. I just bought this book. I can’t wait to get to it.

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls, New York: Adele’s Journey. I am currently on chapter 14, so I will share the first three lines from that chapter here.

    “‘Are you busy?’ Adele looked up from the book lying in her lap. Uncle Osbourne stood at the threshold of the library.”


  9. Hope you’re feeling better. Murphy loves to throw us off our plans!

    The first line from the next book I’m reading is:

    It was no surprise to me that I’d lost track of time.
    from A Song of Home by Susie Finkbeiner


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