Thursday, February 16, 2017

FLF - Looking forward to this new connection

Good morning (or afternoon) everyone! Thanks for including me in the First Line Fridays group. I'm not sure what all to say, so I'll just submit a first line of a book I love:

"Susan Scott is a wonder. We sold over forty copies of the book, which was very pleasant, but much more thrilling from my standpoint was the food."

From The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

It's a book made up entirely of letters between the characters and written by an aunt (her first novel) and niece team. The aunt, alas, didn't live to see it published. It's a period piece, just after World War II and takes place on the Isle of Guernsey in the English Channel between England and France.

Well worth the time!


  1. Welcome to First Line Friday, Lauraine!

    My first line today comes from the first book in Tamara Leigh's medieval 'Age of Faith' series, The Unveiling:

    ~~Lincolnshire, England, October 1149~~
    A nightmare seized him from sleep, turned around his throat, and filled his mouth so full he could not cry out. Desperate for air, he opened his eyes onto a moonless night that denied him the face of his attacker.

  2. Welcome to the group Lauraine!

    The Elusive Miss Ellison
    Carolyn Miller

    And the first line is...

    St. Hampton Heather
    Gloucestershire, England
    June 1813

    "'Why, Livvie! Whatever are you doing?' Lavina Ellison placed down her gardening trowel, swiped perspiration from her brow, and smiled up at her friend. 'Good Morning, Sophy.'"

    Happy reading and happy Friday!

  3. Welcome to the FLF fun, Lauraine!

    Sam wouldn’t lose another kid on his watch.
    Rescue Me by Susan May Warren
    It's so good!

  4. Hi Lauraine! Welcome to the group!

    My first line comes from Just The Way You Are by Pepper Basham set to release this April.

    One step into the massive, glass-walled waiting area was all it took. In a cataclysmic chain of events, someone bumped into Eisley Barrett, sending her purse and all of its contents skittering across the glossy floor of Heathrow International Airport.

  5. My first line is from an old book that, although I don't have it's publication date, it was a present in 1908 to someone. "It appears to me, looking back over a past experience, that certain days in one's life stand out prominently as landmarks, when we arrive at some finger-post pointing out the road that we should follow." But my very favorite line is: "The heart knoweth its own bitterness, Phoebe, and it may be that in your place I should fail utterly in patience; but if we will not lie still under His hand, & learn the lesson He would fain teach us, it may be that fresh trials may be sent to humble us." from Uncle Max by Rosa Carey

  6. "You don't want to do this." I just received a copy my critique partner LeAnne Bristow's debut with Love Inspired called Her Texas Rebel. So excited for her!

  7. Hey Lauraine! Welcome to FLF.

    My first line comes from The Divine Romance by Gene Edwards.

    He was alone.

  8. How interesting!!

    My first line is from the favorite, Pride and Prejudice. ;)
    "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man, in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

  9. I was staring out of the classroom window and daydreaming of adventure when I spotted the flying saucer. - Armada by Ernest Cline.

    Happy w/end!

    Dinh@Arlene's Book Club