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First-Line Friday #20


My Heart Belongs in Niagra Falls, New York: Adele’s Journey


Derbyshire, England

April 1870

As the coachman loaded her trunk onto the carriage, nausea churned inside Adele’s stomach.

What a good first line. It begs so many questions. Like, why is Adele so nervous? Where is she going? Why is this set in England when the title tells me this story takes place in New York? Who is Adele? I just have to keep reading! I love when books draw me in with just the first line!

In the spirit of our theme this week, which is Travel/Winter, I can tell you that Adele is on a mission. She leaves her home in England to travel to New York to visit estranged family. But, she has an ulterior motive in traveling to America. Oh, the plans we mortals make with such confidence. Obviously, things won’t work out quite as Adele plans!

My Heart Belongs in Niagra Falls, New York: Adele’s Journey is set to be released on January 1, 2018 through Barbour Books. If you have not heard of this book, click HERE for more information.

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. Then head on over to Hoarding Books to see all of the FLF pages this week (just click on the FLF button below).

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


I love Jesus, my husband, and my daughter. I love reading and reviewing Christian fiction. And, I am a high school English teacher trying to get kids to fall in love with reading every day!

28 thoughts on “First-Line Friday #20

  1. Great first line!

    I’m sharing the first line from The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright on my blog today, but at the moment, I’m reading ‘Beneath the Blackberry Moon’ by April Gardiner, so I’m going to share the first few lines of that here:

    “From inside the cool, shadowy wood, Totka Lawe squinted into a bright meadow. Its broad sea of undulating bromegrass lay empty. Deceptive.”

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  2. Oh, I can’t wait to read this book! I’ve been waiting my copy to arrive!! Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Liz Curtis Higg’s “A Wreath of Snow”. A Christmas favorite of mine! Last evening I started reading Lucette Nel’s book “A Match of Sorts”. I’m really enjoying this one also! Here is the first line: “She changed her mind.”

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  3. Happy Friday! I can’t wait to read that book!!

    My FLF is from Candy Lane Christmas by Jackie Castle
    CANDYCE BARKLEY tosses the fake engagement ring, the last token of her sordid past, out the window onto the highway 35N.

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. I adore the My Heart Belongs series!

    It was days like this, when the sun bounced off Lake Superior with an eye-squinting brilliance, that Bree Nicholls forgot all her qualms about living where the Snow King ruled nine months of the year. – Without a Trace by Colleen Coble

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  5. My first few lines are from Christmas at Carnton by Tammy Alexander:
    “Very nice stitching, Mrs Prescott. “
    Aletta looked up, not having heard her employer’s approach. Focused on her task, she was determined to leave the factory on time that afternoon. It was a special day, after all, and Andrew would be excited. Her son needed encouragement. They both did.

    Super good book as always from Tammy.
    Merry Christmas blessings everyone!

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  6. That is an excellent question! Why is this set in England when the story is supposed to take place in New York?! Wonderful first line–just added this book to my Amazon wish list. 🙂 Happy Friday!

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      1. Books on my blog have no sex and heavy volience you. That is one reason why I read a lot of cozy mysteries. Sex and volience occurs off th,e page. Some romance is allow but love triangles are not encourage. The paranormal is mild and a lot have animals woven into the story.

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