First Line Friday

Fatality by Firelight

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

Fatality by Firelight

A Cat Latimer Mystery, Book 2

by Lynn Cahoon

This week's line is:

“The world outside still clung to the previous night, the shadows not quite releasing their hold to the breaking light over the mountain ridge outside Aspen Hills, Colorado.”

Lynn Cahoon has written some of my favorite mysteries. I have been really enjoying this new series from her and hope that mystery lovers will come check out this book releasing Feb. 28th.

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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  1. Caryl Kane

    It was the second time in fifteen minutes that the power had gone out at the church, and it was noticeably darker this time. The Reason by William Sirls

    Happy Friday and happy reading!

  2. Sarah

    Happy Friday!

    My line is from “Women of the Twelfth Century” by Georges Duby. I cheated a little this week and included my first paragraph this time around.

    “Beneath the dome of the church at Fontevraud – in the twelfth century, one of the largest and most prestigious abbeys for women in France – one sees today four recumbent statues, the remains of old funerary monuments, Three of them are carved from soft limestone: that of Henry Plantagenet, count of Anjou and Maine through his father, duke of Normandy and king of England through his mother; that of his son and successor, Richard Coeur de Lion; and that of Isabella of Angouleme, second wife of John Lackland, Richard’s brother, who became king in his turn in 1199. The fourth effigy, of painted wood, represents Eleanor, heiress to the duchy of Aquitaine, wife of Henry and mother of Richard and John; she died at Fontevraud, where she had finally taken the veil, on 31 March 1204.”

  3. Heather

    Another book I will need to read. I ordered Murder Wears White from Amazon, and I can’t wait to read it! 🙂

    An Uncertain Choice
    by Jody Hedlund

    And the first line is…

    Montfort Castle, Ashby
    In the year of our Lord 1390

    “My slippered feet slapped the dirt road, and my heart hammered aginst my chest like a battering ram.”

    Happy reading and Happy Friday!

    • Bree Herron

      Oh I am so happy you got that book to read! It was such a fun one for me! Great first line, thanks for sharing!

  4. Becky Smith

    I love the title! I have several of Lynn Calhoun’s books on my TBR list.
    My first line is: “The cheerful yellow house didn’t look all that imposing as Silas Jones stood in front of its fence for the fourth time that day.”
    From For the Sake of the Children by Danica Favorite

    • Bree Herron

      She is a great writer, I hope you enjoy them Becky! Great first line!

  5. Sydney Anderson

    I found the box in the attic of an old farmhouse in Norway.
    ~East by Edith Pattou

    • Bree Herron

      Oh ,I like this line!

  6. Beth Erin

    A high-pitched shriek echoed down the hall of the wedding chapel.
    The Vegas Proposal by Julie Jarnagin

  7. Katie Donovan

    I think I’ll have to check this author out. I love that first line!

    1170 AD, Ciar’s Kingdom, Ireland
    The skies were as unsettled as her own future.

    1715, Argyllshire, Scotland
    “Are ye ready, miss?”
    Meg’s stomach twisted at Mother Aila’s question.

    June 1798, New York City
    Abigail Van de Klerk opened the door to the house she shared with her father on Pearl Street.

    July 6, 1864, Roswell, Georgia
    Water roared over the dam behind her, an echo of the blood rushing in her ears.

    Late June 1890, Coronado Island, California
    Cold water slid across his body, the dip and rise of the swell bringing challenge to his course.

  8. Rachel D.

    “Scarlet was descending toward the alley behind the Rieux Tavern when her portscreen chimed from the passenger seat, followed by an automated voice: “Comm received for Mademoiselle Scarlet Benoit from the Toulouse Law Enforcement Department of Missing Persons.” – From Scarlet by Marissa Meyer – Book 2 in The Lunar Chronicles! Happy Friday!!!!

    • Bree Herron

      Rachel, Lynn is a great mystery writer and has a couple of series so a reader has many options! I hope you do check her out.

  9. Melissa

    Crystal Blade (Burning Glass) by Purdie, Kathryn – this is the 2nd book in the series.

    “Banners riffled with red and glold of Riaznin, a long with blue, a new color to symbolize the open sky of a free nation. “


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