Friday, March 10, 2017

First Line Fridays | 3.10.2017


"Damaris! Damaris!"
Damaris Withers shrank back against the hard boards of the attic wall that supported her back.
(From A Woman Named Damaris by Janette Oke)

It has been a couple of years since I've read Janette Oke, but when I last read her, I admired her writing greatly--the way she so accurately depicted real life. And A Woman Named Damaris was one of my absolute favorites.

Grab a book close to you and share the first line!

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Also, be sure to hop along to all of these other blogs and see what First Lines they have to share!

Rachel - Bookworm Mama
Lauraine - Lauraine's Notes
Andi - Radiant Light
Robin - Robin's Nest
Kathleen - Kathleen Denly

14 comments:

Caryl Kane said...

Five minutes earlier…

THERE IS A MOMENT, JUST BEFORE EVERY STORM, when the entire world pauses.
Siren’s Fury by Mary Weber

Happy Friday and Happy Reading

Caryl Kane said...

Five minutes earlier…

THERE IS A MOMENT, JUST BEFORE EVERY STORM, when the entire world pauses.
Siren’s Fury by Mary Weber

Happy Friday and Happy Reading

Beth Erin said...

I adore Janette Oke as well!

Andie said...

I read A Woman Named Damaris years ago. Good book!
Have a great reading weekend!

Kathleen Denly said...

It's been a while since I've read Janette Oak. Clearly Damaris is not wanting to be found by whomever is calling her.

Here's mine:

A Most Inconvenient Marriage by Regina Jennings

February 1865
Gratiot Street Prison
St. Louis, Missouri

“First, you’re going to write a good-bye letter to my sweetheart, and then you’re going to marry me.”

englishmysteriesblog said...

I love Janette Oke! Have you read the Love Comes Softly series?

Amanda T. said...

@Caryl - love that first line!! Thanks for sharing!

@Beth - isn't she great?!

@Andie - thanks! I have three books I'm in the middle of. ;P I told myself I wouldn't do that to myself again. ;)

@Kathleen - yep. I almost shared the next sentence too... ;)

@English Mysteries - YES! I've read almost all of Janette Oke's books (missing maybe two of her originals, not counting the new When Calls the Heart series based on the show). I think my favorites in Love Comes Softly were books 3-4 with Missy. ;)

fictionaficionadoblog said...

I think I must be a rare breed in Christian fiction readers--someone who hasn't read any Janette Oke! (Except for one of the novels she co-wrote with Davis Bunn)

My first line is from Karen Sargent's upcoming release, Waiting For Butterflies:

'Maggie heard the key in the front door and looked at the clock on the nightstand: 1:48 a.m. Nearly twenty-four hours had passed since the phone had jarred her awake and Sam out of bed."

Amanda T. said...

@ Fiction Aficionado - haha! That's funny. She's got a completely different style when she solo writes than when she's written with T. Daviss Bunn. Hers are the great, down-to-earth, very realistic fiction type. :)

Such an intriguing first line. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel said...

Oh I adore your graphics!!! Happy Friday!

Amanda T. said...

@ Rachel - thank you very much! :)

Jessica Baker said...

Love her books!!

Sarah said...

Rachel stole my compliment! I love the graphics you have for you books. I am so graphics-challenged, even my FLF graphic is a bit of a hot mess.

Amanda T. said...

@ Rachel - seems like we like a few similar authors. ;)

@ Sarah - haha! Thank you so much! I do enjoy graphics design. Kind of a relaxing hobby for me. :)

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