First Line Friday – 3.31.17


I’m so excited to share today’s first line with you! It’s by one of my favorite new authors – Sondra Kraak! Today I’m featuring her latest title, Such A Hope, which is Book 1 in the Paths of Grace series.

Such a Hope

I don’t want to give too much away since I will be fully reviewing this novel next week, and interviewing Sondra the week after (eeek!), but I must point out that this novel boldly explores an unusual topic. Here’s the first line:

Seattle, Washington Territory, September 1871

Anna Warren breathed the crisp air that hinted of salt.

Now it’s your turn! Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Then head on over and share your first line with these friends:

Carrie @ Reading Is My Super Power

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Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

Sarah @ All the Book Blog Names are Taken

Robin @ Robin’s Nest

Katie @ Fiction Aficionado

Bree @ Bibliophile Reviews

Beth @ Faithfully Bookish

Amanda @ With A Joyful Noise

Lauraine @ Lauraine’s Notes

Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective

36 thoughts on “First Line Friday – 3.31.17

  1. Hi there! I just came across this post of yours and your blog in general and I couldn’t help but comment and tell you how much I love this! Keep up the great work, I am going to follow you so I can keep up with all your new posts!

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      1. You are so welcome, you have such a great blog! Do you have Twiiter or Instagram? I just made accounts and would love to follow you!

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        1. That’s very sweet of you to say. I’m so glad you are enjoying my blog. I do have Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest accounts. There are links at the top of the page under my blog title (just click on the little icons). Thank you for asking. 🙂

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    1. Thanks! I’m excited about it, too. That’s great that you’re sharing the first line for “The Patriot and the Loyalist” today. Did you get an advance copy? I haven’t read it yet, but I will be featuring “The Patriot and the Loyalist” next Friday (release day) and I’ll be doing a review, interview, and giveaway with Angela toward the end of this month. I’m so excited to read the next installment in this series and see where it takes Daniel! 🙂

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  2. Good morning. My first line is from Chapter 2 because Chapter one was very lengthy! 🙂

    “Matthew Cuthbert and the sorrel mare jogged comfortably over the eight miles to Bright River.” ~Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    1. Oh! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Anne of Green Gables!!! In fact, for the longest time I planned to give my daughter the middle name of “Anne” after the character, but alas I never gave birth to a girl. LOL Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  3. I haven’t bought Such a Hope yet, but I do look forward to reading it sometime.
    My first line is from For the Love of Grace by Kimberly Rae Jordan
    “Grace Anderson stared straight ahead at the white wall of a small hospital room.”

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      1. I LOVED Kimberly’s book, as I have all of her books. I think Bennett is an amazing character and good Christian man. I’m behind on writing reviews, but hope to write one for it today.


  4. I was fortunate to win a copy of Such a Hope.


    Dublin, Ireland, 1916

    She heard it before she felt it. Harsh air sucking through clenched teeth, the grunt of an arm raised, the soft swish of a hand slicing the air. – A HEART REVEALED by Julie Lessman

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

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  5. That is such a neat cover. I like the look of it. 🙂

    My first line…
    Far-off screams filled the air and rattled six-year-old Jimmy Colton’s bones.
    (from Beyond the Silence by Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse)

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  6. My first line is: “Lucy knew she was going to regret this.”

    ~Love, Lies & Typewriters: A Wartime Western Romance Novella
    by Heather Blanton

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  7. My first encounter with light as more than illumination from a flashlight was on our homestead in Alaska at age five.
    Introduction to Who Told You That You Were Naked by William E Combs

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  8. Such a Hope is on my TBR list and I can’t wait to read it. My first line is “An angel of light stood before me, blonde, beautiful, one hand behind his back.” From Widow by Denise Weimer.

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  9. “Bernadette had been dead two weeks when her sisters showed up in Doyle’s living room asking for the statue back.” – Run by Ann Patchett.

    Happy Reading!
    Dinh@Arlene’s Book Club

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