First Line Friday

Murder for the Time Being

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

Murder for the Time Being

by Joanie Bruce

This week's line is:

“EVERYBODY ON THE FLOOR- NOW!”

Joanie writes books that make you catch your breath. I mean seriously heart pumping, faith filled suspense! I have had the pleasure to read her books and let me tell you, if you haven’t you are missing out but have no fear because if you hop over to my author spotlight of Joanie you can have the chance to win a copy of this book! E-book format.

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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13 Comments

  1. Katie Donovan

    Wow! What a first line!

    Since I have so many wonderful first lines to choose from at the moment, I’m going to share a different one here than on my blog. It’s the first line from Varina Denman’s ‘Looking Glass Lies’:

    “I woke up in the middle of the night in our cavernous walk-in closet. Again.”

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    • Bree Herron

      I love this book! Great choice in the first line!

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  2. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday (is it really?)!! My first line is from a nonfiction book that is being released on May 2nd, Women Who Move Mountains by Sue Detweiler: ” ‘Get my baby out!’ I screamed with a raspy voice.”

    And one of my favorite quotes: “Every day we have the opportunity to agree with God & allow His perspective to flood us with His hope. It’s like having a pressure washer in your mind.”

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  3. Anne L. Rightler

    U.S. Army Base at the Presidio
    San Francisco, 1898

    Jenny Bennett woke as pebbles clattered against her window.

    From To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden (Bethany House)

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  4. Kay Garrett

    “You get out there, and I mean now.”
    My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains – Carmela’s Quandary by Susan Page Davis

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  5. Rachel D

    Oooh that will get your attention!

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  6. Sarah

    That line would certainly grab my attention. Happy Friday!

    Reply
  7. Caryl Kane

    PROLOGUE

    They were coming. – Orphan’s Song by Gillian Bronte Adams

    HAPPY FRIDAY and HAPPY READING!

    Reply
  8. Jessica Baker

    Oh I loved this book!!!

    Started reading The Beloved Hope Chest today which was not on my post. I think you know the first line ????

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  9. Andi

    Hi! Sorry I am late. Grandparent duty called.
    Have a great weekend!

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  10. Dinh

    September 1939
    If I’d known I was about to meet the man who’d shatter me like bone china on terra-cotta, I would have slept in. ~ Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

    Dinh @Arlene’s Book Club

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  11. Heather

    Perfect first line! Happy Friday!

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  12. Melissa

    Bad Bloods – November Rain by Shannon A. Thompson

    “November 1, 2089

    Serena

    Execution day was the best day.”

    This is a dystopian YA novel.

    Reply

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