First Line Friday

Bearly Departed

It’s FRIDAY which means I get to share a great line once a week with your from a book I am reading. I found this to be an exciting and entertaining way to find new authors, books and bloggers. So I am opening up the book I have been reading this week, and going to the first chapter and finding the first line…

This Weeks First Line Friday Brought to You By

Bearly Departed
A Teddy Bear Mystery

by Meg Macy

This week's line is:

“By this time in my life, at thirty-one, I had planned to be a happy suburban wife chauffeuring three kids and the dog in a. That plan had not exactly panned out”

This book was the best start to my summer, it was a delightful mystery. I have 2 giveaways for it, so come on by and try your luck!

Now it's Your Turn

Open the book nearest you and post the first line of the first chapter in the comments below, I would love to see into the book you are reading.

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7 Comments

  1. Dinh

    I liked the first line!

    My first line is:
    “A private plane sits on a runway in Martha’s Vineyard, forward stairs deployed.” ~ Before the Fall by Noah Hawley.
    I can’t wait to start this book. I’ve heard it’s good.
    Dinh@Arlene’s Book Club

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  2. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! Another book to add to my TBR list! My first line is from Finding Love on the Oregon Coast by Angela Ruth Strong, a collection of 4 novella by different authors which will be released July 1st: “Christina gazed out the window at the balcony decorated for her wedding ceremony above the sparkling Columbia River in Portland, Oregon, before turning to face the full-length mirror.”

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  3. Trisha

    Today on my blog I’m sharing a line from Lori Benton’s book “A Flight of Arrows”.

    I thought I’d share something different in the comment, an old favorite of mine.
    “From the old and pleasantly situated village of Mayenfeld, a foot-path winds through green and shady meadows to the foot of the mountains, which on this side look down from their stern and lofty heights upon the valley below.” HEIDI by: Johanna Spyri

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  4. Karen Sargent

    I just finished a memoir (?) FAITH TRANSPLANTED by Ray Jones to prepare for the author Q&A I’m hosting at the book’s launch party this evening. (YAY!) Told with humor covered by faith, this is Ray’s story from illness to transplant list to recovery. “Some days when I first wake up, for a brief moment, I forget what has occurred.”

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  5. Andi Tubbs

    Great first line! I like to cover too!

    Happy Weekend!

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  6. Heather

    I love the cover…sounds like a really interesting book. Another book to add to the Goodreads list… 🙂

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  7. Jessica Baker

    First, I have to say that I love that cover. It actually reminds me of my grandmother – she had a fascination for teddy bears of all different shapes, colors and sizes. I shared a line from Jody Hedlund’s latest “With You Always”. First I read the novella that comes before it, and I loved it. Have been enjoying this one too 🙂

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