First Line Friday

What the Bishop Saw

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

What the Bishop Saw

The Amish Bishop Mysteries

by Vannetta Chapman

This week's line is:

“Henry Lapp needed an escape.”

This was one of my favorite mysteries this year. Vannetta Chapman has a way of making this story come to life with her words. I had the honor to review this book sometime back, and if you want to see my thoughts here is the review.

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. Katie Donovan

    Great opening! I have the first line from Teresa Tysinger’s upcoming release on my blog, but here I’m going to share the first line from ‘Nightshade’ by Ronie Kendig, in honour of its recent re-release:

    “Gut pressed to the spine of his Hayabusa, Max Jacobs bore down the mountainous two-lane road.”

    Have a great weekend!

  2. dinh

    My first line is:
    Once there was a tree… ~The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    I have been reading this book to my kids every night for the last month. They love it!

    Dinh @Arlene’s Book Club

  3. Trisha

    Sounds like a spellbinding book! Hope you have a nice weekend!

  4. Amanda Tero

    An Amish mystery book…sounds interesting!! 🙂
    This week, I’m trying to put some reading time into “The Memoirs of General William T. Sherman” (for research) and “Threads of Suspicion (by Dee Henderson–my first of hers to read).

  5. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday!! I want to read What the Bishop Saw!
    My first line is from White by Denise Weimer: “The dream started the way Jennifer’s actual visit to the house at 104 Main Street, Hermon, had begun, on a road that hurtled past green fields & dust-blown wildflowers into forever, ending in a community time had forgotten.”

  6. Beth Erin

    I’m currently reading…

    The euphoria of winning a hard case vied in her thoughts with wondering what came next as Haden McCarthy left the Alexandria courthouse.

    Beyond Justice by Cara Putman

  7. Andrea Stephens

    From the prologue of Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands Romance Collection
    Kansas, 1865
    Abigail Melton entered the kitchen to the sight of her mother slumped over the table, a telegram clutched in one hand.

    The fictional town of Turtle Springs lost almost all their men to the Civil War.

  8. JaneReads

    On my blog is the first line from Irene Onorato’s upcoming release so I have decided to share the first line from a book that’s gotten buried on my kindle entitled Back Home Again by Melody Carlson.

    “Thin rays of afternoon sunlight filtered through the leaves of the old maple tree that dominated the front yard of the Howard family home.”

  9. Heather

    Perfect first line, because now I want to read more. 🙂


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