Happy February and happy Friday! I hope wherever you are, you’re warm and cozy inside with a pile of books to keep you company!
Happy Friday! I had a short week, so Friday came fast for me. This week I’m sharing the first line from one of the many books on my February TBR list! Anyone else feel like their TBRs blew up last week? So many great books to choose from!!
About the Book
“The carnage began with the roses. She hacked at their ruffled blooms until they dropped into monstrous drifts of red on the parched yellow lawn … Only two things kept my mother grounded to us: my uncle Stephen and stories.”
Fourteen-year-old Molly worries about school, friends, and her parents’ failed marriage, but mostly about her mother’s growing depression. Molly knows her mother is nursing a carefully-kept secret. A writer with an obsession for other people’s life stories, Elaine Donnelly is the poster child of repressed emotions.
Molly spends her California summer alternately watching out for her little brother Angus and tip-toeing around her mother’s raw feelings. Molly needs her mother more than ever, but Elaine shuts herself off from real human connections and buries herself in the lives and deaths of the strangers she writes about. When Uncle Stephen is pressed into the limelight because of his miracle cure of a young man, Elaine can no longer hide behind other people’s stories. And as Molly digs into her mother’s past, she finds a secret hidden in her mother’s dresser that may be the key to unlocking a family mystery dating to 1918 New York—a secret that could destroy or save their future.
Now it’s your turn to grab the book nearest you and share the first line in the comments. Then head over to Hoarding Books to check out the others!
This is a new-to-me-author that I need to check out! Thank you for sharing this book today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend
Becky Smith says
Happy Friday! My first line is from “Falling for Grace” by Janet W. Ferguson:
“It was finally over.”
Interesting first line! Happy reading Suzie!
BECCA WEIDEL says
Today on my blog I shared the first line from American Omens by Travis Thrasher but it’s also my current read so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (8) here: “‘I believe.’ Dowland said with all the conviction and soul he could muster.” Hope you have a wonderful weekend with plenty of quality reading time! 🙂
Penny Knowlton says
Panic gripped her as the airplane’s hatch door closed. Saving Meghan by D.J. Palmer.
Beauty in the Binding says
This book sounds so good and I’ve been seeing alot of buzz about it.
Today I’m sharing the first line from The Wood’s Edge by Lori Benton: “A white flag flew over Fort WIlliam Henry.”
Have a great weekend!
Happy Friday! I’m sharing the first line from Death in the Stocks by Georgette Heyer on my blog today. Here is the second line:
“No lamp shone in the window but a full moon sailed i a sky the colour of sapphires, and lit the village with a pale light, as cold as the sheen on steel.”
Katie Donovan says
Wow! Sounds like an interesting premise.
I’m featuring “The Seamstress” by Allison Pittman on my blog, but I’ve just started reading “Atoning for Ashes” by Kaitlin Covel, so I’ll share that first line here:
Josie had always detested black.
Have a great weekend!
Paula Shreckhise says
My first lines are from A Return of Devotion by Kristi Hunter
Marlborough, England. 1816
She should have been prepared. After all, she’d had two months to imagine this moment. In truth she’d done little else besides imagine all the possible scenarios, each one worse than the last.
But she hadn’t imagined this.