Friday, August 17, 2018

First Line Fridays: "A Rumored Fortune"

Happy Friday! We've made it through the first week of school! (Well, almost. I have to go back to school at 8:30 for a Student Council event—I'm the sponsor, and we're showing a movie outdoors after the sports scrimmages.)

This week, I'm spotlighting Joanna Davidson Politano's A Rumored Fortune because, well, it's the only book I've read a word of this week!

Somerset, England, 1866

"I say Tessa Harlowe's dead. It's the only explanation for it."

I'm about 100 pages into the book, and, while it was a slow start for me, I'm really enjoying it now ... which is good, as I have to finish and review it before Monday 😃.

Check out the book on Amazon & Goodreads.
Read my review of Politano's Lady Jayne Disappears (5 stars).

What are you currently reading? Share the first line in the comments, and then head over to Hoarding Books to see what others are sharing! Have a great weekend!

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  1. Happy Friday! My first line (actually first 2 and the little poem before) is from "A Little Ray of Sunshine" by Kimberly Rae Jordan.

    "(Shadows around me, shadows above me
    Never conceal my Savior and Guide:
    He is the light, in Him is no darkness,
    Ever I'm walking close to His side.)

    Ryan McFadden looked at each of the men gathered around the large boardroom table. He searched the familiar faces for any sign of the unease that sat so heavy in his gut."

  2. Happy Friday! My first line comes from Long Way Gone by Charles Martin.

    I'd seen him before.

  3. Happy Friday!

    Today I shared the first line of one of my next reads In Another Time by Caroline Leech. It's a YA historical romance set during WWII in the Scottish Highlands. Here, though, I'll share something from the book I am currently reading, See All the Stars by Kit Frick. I'm on chapter 31 now so I'm going to share the first line of that chapter.

    I grabbed Jenni before fourth, on our way into the sky dome.

    Enjoy your weekend. May it be filled with great books ������

  4. Happy Friday! 😎

    My first lines come from a book I will be reading soon, Through the Autumn Air by Kelly Irvin.......

    At what point did a person realize that the special moments in life streak by in a flash, distilled into memories before they could be truly lived? Mary Katherine Ropp stood motionless in the middle of her kitchen, a platter holding a two-layer German chocolate cake covered in whipped cream cheese frosting nestled in her hands.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!😊📚💖

  5. Happy Friday! I’m featuring lines from Julia Wolf’s Cut Free on my blog today.

    Here, I’m sharing lines from Susan Stoker’s Defending Allye.

    “So I’ll see you back at the rendezvous point, right?” Black asked.
    “Absolutely,” Gray told his friend and partner as he readied himself to slip over the side of the fiberglass boat into the Pacific Ocean.

  6. I'm sharing from True Grit by Charles Portis today, here is a line from the ebook at 7%:

    "If Papa had a failing it was his kindly disposition. People would use him. I did not get my mean streak from him."

    Happy Friday!

  7. Can't wait to read this book! Happy reading!

  8. On my blog, I've shared the first line from Kim Vogel Sawyer's upcoming novel Ours For a Season. Right now, I'm just finishing up As the Tide Comes In by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall. I'm going to share the first line from chapter 36 here:

    "Luella drove toward church as Tara fidgeted with notes to her speech."

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with relaxing reading time! 😃📚

  9. This is a book I really want to read! *adds to endless TBR*

    I shared the first line from Amy Leigh Simpson’s When Fall Fades over on my blog.

    I JUST finished reading The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz, so I’ll share that first line here. “May 1775. Elisabeth took a breath, breaking an intense hour of concentration.”


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