First Line Friday
Happy Friday! Is anyone else in denial that this is the last one in January?
The book I’m sharing is one that has made others FLF posts, but I loved this book so much, I had to share again. In fact, I’m going to give you the first paragraph instead of only that one line.
Check it out below then grab the book nearest you and share the first line in the comments. Check out what others are reading and sharing this week at the Hoarding Books Blog.
The music seeped into her soul like fog over the Thames. Willa Forsythe leaned back against the grimy bricks and tilted her face up to the early-evening mist. It kissed her cheeks, cooled her, dampened her clothes. She let it. It was a reasonable price to pay for this.
About the Book
Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which make her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I—to steal a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales.
Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he’s won—until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father’s work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the price. The only light he finds is in meeting the intriguing Willa Forsythe.
But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn’t—that she must betray him and find that cypher, or her own family will pay the price as surely as his has.
YES! This story is just SO good, isn’t it?! (Great minds think alike and all that. 🙂
Caryl Kane says
I will binge read this series! 🙂
Salazar Sanso raised his binoculars and looked out over the edge of the steep drop into the rosy New Mexican desert. – Burn by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy
Happy Friday and Happy Reading!
Bookworm Mama says
Love this book so much!!!
Nicole Santana says
I loved this book so much!!! It’s so good.
Over on my blog I am showcasing Naomi Rawlings’s novel Love’s Bright Tomorrow. Here I will share the first line from the novel I am currently reading, Mary and Bright by Shannon Graupman.
“Mary Bradford’s heart raced as she sat on the edge of her king sized bed — her gaze affixed on the single white sheet of paper resting on the nightstand.”
Sophie Eloy says
You are the second one to choose this book today! Happy Friday. My lines: “On a drowsy Sunday afternoon, a man in a long dark coat hesitated in front or a house on a tree-lined street. He hadn’t parked a car, nor had he come by taxi. No neighbor had seen him strolling along the sidewalk. He simply appeared, as if stepping between one shadow and the next.”
Heather Snyder says
Love the cover of this book! Happy Friday!
I’ve heard SO MANY good things about this book! I hope you have a nice weekend. 🙂
I guess this is a good book by the number times I seen it use. I am featuring one of Margaret Coel books about the Arapahoe indians, today.
Alicia G. Ruggieri says
Ah, this is one that I must read… soon! 🙂 I loved the first one in this series, A Name Unknown. Have a blessed weekend!
The first line on my blog is from a novel by Michelle Griep, The Captive Heart. Here, I will share the first line of Chapter 5 from the book I’m currently reading, The Captivating Lady Charlotte by Carolyn Miller “It was entirely possible that the excitement of last month’s come-out ball was about to be surpassed.”
Have a wonderful weekend!
Becky Smith says
Happy Friday! (What’s left!) My first lines (sorry, but I included the 2nd) is from These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart:
“Francine Howard stepped off the bus into another world. She should have been prepared.”
Katie Donovan says
This was a great book! Love Roseanna’s books!
I have the first line from Tamara Leigh’s latest release, The Awakening, on my blog, but here I’m going to share the first line from my current read, ‘Weaver’s Needle’ by Robin Caroll:
“Unless you get one of those miracles they’re always talking about in church, I don’t see how you’ll be able to keep the business open into spring.”
Have a great weekend. 🙂
Great line, thanks for sharing. Happy Saturday! (And thanks for posting about Sonny a couple weeks ago!!)
Carrie @ Reading Is My SuperPower says
I love this series so much!
My current first line is from Cathy Gohlke’s Until We Find Home: “Lightning crackled, splitting the night sky over Paris, illuminating letters painted on the bookstore window across the street: La Maison des Amis des Livres.”