First-Line Fridays

First Line Friday #4


Hold the Light


“Unremarkable. Amber glanced out the streaming windowpane at the cityscape below her. The rain washed all the color from the sky, trees, and buildings, covering the world in grayscale brushstrokes. She traced a raindrop with her finger as she’d done as a child, watching it gather speed, collecting friends as it went, only to splat useless on the sill, pool, and drizzle away.”

I know it’s a little more than the first line, but I absolutely LOVE April McGowan’s attention to detail. McGowan is FANTASTIC writer, and this novel is amazing!!! If you have not heard of April McGowan before, click here for her Goodreads author page.

Click HERE for my review of Hold the Light, plus an interview with the author!

Now it is your turn! Grab the book you are currently reading, open to chapter one, and post the first sentence (or second sentence) in the comments below.

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17 thoughts on “First Line Friday #4”

  1. Sounds like I need a copy of this book!

    I’ve got the first line from “Will Not See” by Chautona Havig over on my blog today. Since it’s the second book in the ‘Sight Unseen’ series, I thought I would share the first line (or two) from the first book in the series, “None So Blind”, here:

    “Her arm stretched out from beneath the covers. Later, she would admit that in that moment her world changed irrevocably.”

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. I’m not familiar with her books.

    Huge hands ripped at Cole Sanders’ shirt and yanked him away from Audrey Vaughn’s embrace. Tackling the Fields by Janet Ferguson

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. I need to read this!

    I’m featuring “A Name Unknown” by Roseanna M. White on the blog today, but the closest book I have to me right now is “The Writing Desk” by Rachel Hauck.

    “This should by night of triumph. To be queen of her world. An acclaimed, best-selling, award-winning author with the literati bowing at her feet.”

    Happy Weekend!

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  4. I’m not familiar with this book or this author, so I will check her out!
    Happy Friday! My first line is from Destitutio by Brett Armstrong, which I am excited to start reading:
    “The grisly, grey swirls churned up before Marcus, a thin mask to the merciless heat.”

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  5. Happy Friday! Here’s what I’ve got… First line from Slave, by Laura Frances… “There’s a dripping sound echoing in this darkness.”
    I’m almost done with this book…and dystopian fans, fans of action, intense storytelling, and profoundly threaded truth… don’t miss this book. Seriously.

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  6. She does sound like a great author!

    This weekend I’m reading Kim Vogel Sawyer’s “Bringing Maggie Home.” I’m a little over halfway and it’s such a GREAT read! Here’s the first line:
    Mid-July 1943
    “Hazel set a porcelain cup and saucer on the overturned apple crate in front of her little sister. ‘Madam, would you like cream and sugar in your tea?'”

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  7. Conner O’Shea braced his boots against the auction block and glared at the crowd gathered on the landing.
    From The Promise of Breeze Hill by Pam Hillman

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  8. What a fantastic way to draw a picture in my mind with words. I’ve watched raindrops like that myself, I can picture the scene in my mind perfectly. I need to read this book!
    My first line this week is from Vow Unbroken by Caryl McAdoo
    “He took the pinch of cotton Sue offered and rubbed it between his short, pudgy fingers.”

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