First-Line Friday #42

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Where the Fire Falls (Shadows of the Wilderness #2)

by: Karen Barnett

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About the Book

July 2, 1929

Sacramento, CA

Olivia Rutherford applied lip rouge the same way she painted — with bold, broad strokes.

What an awesome first line! It makes me want to dive into the book immediately. I am SO excited to read this book and see what kind of adventures Olivia finds herself in.

Karen Barnett is a fav author of mine. I adored the first book in this series, The Road to Paradise. If you haven’t read any of Karen Barnett’s novel, I totally recommend that you at least read The Road to Paradise.


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

29 thoughts on “First-Line Friday #42

  1. susandyer1962 says:

    Happy Friday!😎

    My First Line comes from a book I’m reading now, The Ones We Choose by Julie Clark…..

    If loneliness were a color, it would be the deep purple of my eight year old’s shirt as he walks solitary laps around the school track.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊📚📚

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  2. Kay Garrett says:

    My first line (plus some)
    Lou hoisted up her gown and winced as she tottered across the parking lot. The sparkly four-inch heels had looked so pretty in the box, but they felt like mortar and pestle grinding each bone in her foot. She missed her green Crocs.
    THE COOINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE
    by Amy E. Reichert

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  3. Suzie says:

    Another book on my TBR list that I haven’t gotten to yet! This cover is so vibrant, too!

    “‘It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.’” No, I’m not reading Pride and Prejudice (again), but am reading a retelling by Debra White Smith: First Impressions.

    Happy Friday!

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  4. lelandandbecky says:

    Your first line makes me laugh!
    Happy Friday! My first line is from Robin Mason’s The Silent Song of Winter.

    ” The sounds of the swamp in winter would scare another person but not me.”

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  5. Paula Shreckhise says:

    My first line is from The Road to Magnolia Glen by Pam Hillman:
    The LADY GALLANT in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
    January 1792
    “Keep your brother away from my sister!”

    Sooo many good books out there! Happy reading!

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  6. thebeccafiles says:

    Happy Friday!
    The book I’m sharing this week on my blog is Grace in Strange Disguise but here I’ll share from The Calling of Emily Evans by Janette Oke, which is the book I featured for my Memorable Monday post this week: “Emily Evans lifted a slender hand and pushed back a wisp of wayward brown hair.” Have a great weekend! 🙂

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  7. Beth Erin says:

    Life has been so crazy this week, it’s taking me a long time to get through this book (which is not all bad)! I’m currently reading Where the Fire Falls by Karen Barnett. Here are the first couple of lines from chapter 10…
    “Clark strode into the Glacier Point Hotel. A burning sensation simmered in his gut, like his best campfire stew straight from the pot.”

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  8. Yvette - Bookworlder says:

    I’m so looking forward to this book! I’m sharing from L.M. Montgomery’s 1926 novel The Blue Castle on my blog, but I’ll share from my current read here – a novel set in the 1920’s, Ramble and Roar by Catie Cordero:

    “I wasn’t looking for death. It found me. That’s what I tell myself.”

    Happy Friday!

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  9. Ellie says:

    One of my friends is raving about Where the Fire Falls!

    I posted the first line from First Impressions by Debra White Smith on my blog today so I’ll leave the first line from chapter 21 here since that’s where I’m at. “The weeks rocked on.”

    I hope you have a nice weekend!

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  10. j9reads says:

    My first lines come from Three Day Fiancee by Marissa Clarke.

    The perfect day for Caitlin Ramos started with a steaming shower at exactly five fifty-five, a double shot espresso from Zeke’s Deli at six forty-five, and a twelve-minute walk up Sixth Avenue where she’d begin her first appointment clean, caffeinated, and on time.

    Today was not a perfect day.

    I’m featuring lines from Cora Brent’s new release In This Life on my blog. It’s a gorgeous story! Stop by and check it out!

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  11. Iola says:

    An excellent first line!

    My blog post today is sharing the first line of The Theory of Happily Ever After by Kristen Billerbeck. I’m currently reading Criss Cross by CC Warrens, which is all suspense:

    The ominous sound of something scraping across the cement behind me raised the hairs on the back of my neck.

    Have a great weekend!

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