Happy Friday! We actually had a dusting of snow here in Nashville overnight on Monday. November snow is early for us but it most definitely put me in the holiday spirit!
This week I’m sharing the first line from a book that exceeded all of my rather high expectations. If you haven’t read Kristi Ann Hunter’s A Pursuit of Home yet, I highly recommend it.
About the Book
In early 1800s England, Jess Beauchene has spent most of her life in hiding and always on the move in an effort to leave her past far behind her. But when she learns the family she thought had died just might be alive and in danger, she knows her secrets can only stay buried for so long.
Derek Thornbury loves the past, which has led him to become an expert in history and artifacts. He knows Jess has never liked him, but when she requests his help deciphering the clues laid out in an old family diary, he can’t resist the urge to solve the puzzle.
As Jess and Derek race to find the hidden artifact before her family’s enemies, they learn as much about each other as they do about the past. But can their search to uncover the truth and set history right lead to a future together?
Now it’s your turn! Grab the book nearest you and drop the first line in the comments. Then head over to Hoarding Books and discover what others are sharing this week!
Paula Shreckhise says
It was fantastic getting to read Jess’s story!
My first line comes from Deadly Deceit by Natalie Walters:
In the face of small-town news, all creativity left Vivian DeMarco.
Sammie @ The Writerly Way says
We got a dusting of snow here, but I’m not ready for it. It’s too early. xD I wanted to cling to fall just a teensy bit longer.
Love that opening line! So true. And that cover is really pretty, too.
Here’s my First Line Friday post.
Over on my blog, I am sharing 4-fabulous first lines from the just-released-today new book, The Highlanders (A Smitten Historical Romance Collection). Do stop by and check it out! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Anneliese Dalaba says
This looks like book three in the series I’m currently reading. On my blog, I’m sharing Riona by Linda Windsor. Here, I will share the first line in Chapter 26 of my current read, A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter. “Kit was anxious as she waited for Jess to return from London, jumping every time the wind blew a bit too loudly around the corner of the house or whenever a child closed a door with a bit too much force.” Have a wonderful weekend!
Beauty in the Binding says
Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing the first line from the prologue of One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: “Mary Sullivan stood outside the circle of men, watched through the triangle of elbows as they nodded and commented about the markings the Paiute drew in the dirt.”
Becky Smith says
Happy Friday! My first line is from “Because of You” by Becky Wade:
“Maddie Winslow met the man of her dreams the same day that her friend Olivia introduced Maddie to her new boyfriend. Which would have been splendid, except that the man of Maddie’s dreams was Olivia’s new boyfriend.”
BECCA WEIDEL says
I want to read this one!
This week on my blog I shared the first line from Heart of a Royal by Hannah Currie. It’s also my current read so I’ll share the first line from chapter 22 here: “The reception had been going on for hours–and no one seemed in any rush to end it.” Hope you have a wonderful weekend!