Friday, June 9, 2017

First Line Fridays | 6.9.17

A few years ago, I won a Civil War fiction book in a giveaway. I started reading it on a sick-day...and finished reading it the same day.

That book...

My review of it is here. And you may get it on Amazon here. ;)
Annnnd... the day after reading Where Can I Flee? I started and finished book two.

And that review is here. And Amazon link here. ;)

NOW for my #FLF book:

I cannot, cannot wait until I can get my hands on Out of the Ashes (you can pre-order it here). Since I'm friends with the author now (that happened after I had finished her first two books--when I barely knew who this author was...), I was able to swipe the first line!! :D :D Connections are great. ;) Here it is!! 

The sound of his pounding feet on hard ground and 
rustling grass filled Frank's ears. Even though he was
 breathing heavily, he still charged ahead. Just a little further.
(Out of the Ashes by A.M. Heath)

To find out more of this upcoming release, watch the book trailer!

If you're on Goodreads, you can add the book to your shelf and follow author A.M. Heath. She also has a fun bookish blog that you can start following. I know she'd appreciate it! :)
*and no, she didn't pay me to say any of this* ;) 

Also, be sure to hop along to all of these other blogs and see what First Lines they have to share!
Please note that I may not fully endorse all of the books that these bloggers read or the content in these blogs.

Rachel - Bookworm Mama
Lauraine - Lauraine's Notes
Andi - Radiant Light
Robin - Robin's Nest
Kathleen - Kathleen Denly
Trisha – Joy of Reading
Jeanette – CJane Read


Caryl Kane said...

Turtle Springs, Kansas
April 1866

Pa had some kind of nerve, up and dying like that-just when I'd gotten used to Frank being gone. Adjusting her somber bonnet, Caroline Kane exited what was now her inn, onto the boardwalk and then stepped down to the hard-packed dirt street.

First line from Dime Novel Suitor by Carrie Fancett Pagels. This is my "debut" as a character in the story.

Bree Herron said...

Great share thank you! I have another cozy mystery up on my First Line Friday today but wanted to share this delightful first line: "Blame it on the rhubarb." -Treble at the Jam Fest by Leslie Budewitz.

Happy Reading to you today!

Becky Smith said...

Happy Friday! My first line is from Widow by Denise Weimer: "Oglethorpe County, Georgia, June 1857, An angel of light stood before me, blonde, beautiful, one hand behind his back."

Andrea Stephens said...

My first line is:
The promised view of the mountain peak waited, cloaked in mist like a tissue-wrapped gift not ready to be unveiled.
“The Road to Paradise” by Karen Barnett

I have some books that I won a couple years ago, I need to get to them.
Thanks for sharing!
Happy Weekend!

Paula said...

The Lost Boy by Thomas Wolfe : Light came and went and came again, the blooming strokes of three o'clock beat out across the town in thronging bronze, light winds of April blew the fountain out in rainbow sheets, until the plume returned and pulsed, as Grover turned into the Square.

Karen Sargent said...

My first line is from Lisa Wingate's BEFORE WE WERE YOURS: "My story begins on a sweltering August night, in a place I will never set eyes upon."

Trisha Robertson said...

The line I'm sharing here is a book my 9 year old just finished and enjoyed:
"A bright bolt of lightning splits the dark and flickers over the skylight."
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor - by: Jon Scieszka

C.J. Myerly said...

Sounds interesting. Here's a line from my favorite author Becky Wade's novella Then Came You: "Sylvie left me today."

JaneReads said...

“Maude Welling’s twelve-year-old brother, Jack, raced across the waxed wood floor of the soda shop, straight toward her, then skidded to a halt.”
This first line comes from the book I am currently reading - My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island by Carrie Fancett Pagels

Kathleen Denly said...

I will check this one out. Thanks!

Amanda Tero said...

@ Caryl - That is a great first line! Thanks for sharing!

@ Bree - that sounds like a fun read! Loved the first line. :)

@ Becky - thanks for sharing!

@ Andrea - I'm that way with books I've won (now...back then I had more reading time). My bookshelf has more TBR books than read books. :P

@ Paula - sounds like an interesting read!

@ Karen - fascinating first line!

@ Trisha - great first line for a children's book!

@ CJ - ah...unsettling! :P ;)

@ Jane - fun! I love it when people have younger siblings in books!

@ Kathleen - I hope you do! :)

englishmysteriesblog said...

Happy Sunday!!

Beth Erin said...

Books are the BEST part about sick days!!!

Amanda Tero said...

@ English Mysteries - thanks for stopping by!

@ Beth - Yes, I agree completely!!

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