It’s First Line Friday time. I’m going back into my keep pile for today’s first line.
A Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist
Deeanne Gist is one of my favorite authors.
I loved how she showed the servant side of this era in this book.
So here’s the first line. Drumroll please…….
Like a butterfly breaking free from its confining cocoon, Tillie Reese emerged from the barren, tan-colored servants’ hall into the opulence of the Biltmore’s main level.
In return, I hope you will share the first line from any book you choose in the comments below. And then head on over to:
21 thoughts on “First Line Fridays – 2.16.18”
This was a very good read by Deeanne. Have you read her “The Trouble with Brides” collection? It has my three favorite (full-length) books by her all in one. 🙂 Have a great weekend!
I have read everything she’s written! :). Love her books!
She is very talented. Thank you for commenting! 🙂
Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from the new novella by Bell Renshaw, As Easy As Riding A Bike. It’s a really fun read.
I am currently reading The Captain’s Daughter by Jennifer Delamere. I am LOVING this story so much. I am just beginning chapter 7, so I will leave that first line here:
“Rosalyn drew the blanket around her to ward off the chilly night air as the carriage moved briskly down the near-empty streets.”
Great line! thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!
I love Deeanne Gist’s writing 🙂
I’m featuring Kill Shot by Susan Sleeman on my blog, which doesn’t have any link to pink or hearts (although it is romantic suspense so there is some romance). I’m currently reading, Focus on Love by Candee Fick which has a Valentine’s Day scene, even if it’s not central to the plot. Here’s the first line:
Elizabeth Foster ripped the Christmas wrapping paper from the box on her lap
From Christmas to Valentine’s – hmmm. Happy Friday! Thanks for commenting and sharing!
How these lines are lovely! My first lines on the blog: “It was her favorite dream.
The golden dagger lay before Valia on a velvet cushion. Beautiful. Powerful. Deadly. She picked it up, the golden hilt ice cold against her skin.”
These are the lines of a much awaited conclusion of the Falling Kingdoms series: Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes. Happy Friday!
Happy Friday and thanks for sharing!
I have this book, but I still haven’r read it yet. Is she referring to the Biltmore in North Carolina?! Lovely! Happy Friday!
Yes it is! I would love to go tour there someday. Her descriptions were wonderful. Happy Friday. Thanks for commenting!
Happy Friday! I’m sharing from the Seven Brides for Seven Texas Rangers Romance Collection (read through NetGalley) today. Here’s the first line from Partners in Crime by Vickie McDonough:
“Run, Laurel. Run!”
Oh! Being the musical geek I am – I love that title! Happy Friday and thanks for sharing!
Vincentio Rossi lifted his glass of ten-year-old Lombardi Brunello di Montalcino, closed his eyes, and sniffed the complex bouquet of the ruby red wine. – Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon
Happy Friday and Happy Reading
Thank you for commenting! Happy Reading
one of my very favorite Gist books!
My current first line is from Missy Tippens’ new novella “Her Valentine Reunion” (in the Back to You collection) – “In a preemptive strike against the Valentine’s Day funk that hit her every year in February, Abbie Rogers had been working on her latest craft project she’d dubbed Operation Kill Cupid.”
Funny first line….Thank you for commenting!
I agree with you, she is a very talented writer, and I enjoyed that book. The book I’m featuring on my blog is Rumors and Promises by Kathleen Rouser. Since I’m on chapter 14, I’ll share the first line from that chapter here. “I insist that you stay here and rest today, Sophie.” Have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you for commenting….I think I need someone to insist i stay home and rest, too 🙂
I know I’m late but yesterday was busy! Happy Weekend! My first line is from A Langhorne Romance (which is in Right Where We Belong collection) by Deborah Raney.
“No sooner had Lily O’Neal plunged her hands into the sticky bread dough than the doorbell rang. Why did it always work that way?”
I’m doubly late in responding! So Thank you for posting and I love that first line – isn’t that the truth!