First-Line Friday #50


The Orphan’s Wish (Hagenheim series #8)

by: Melanie Dickerson


About the Book

Summer 1401

The Holy Land

Ala ad’din’s mother’s eyes were closed as she lay on her funeral bier.

I have read and loved every single book in Melanie Dickerson’s Hagenheim series. I LOVE fairy tales and their variants, so it was a no-brainer for me to read these books. In fact, I’ve actually read most of these books two or more times because that’s how much I love fairy tales, and that’s how much I love these books. I cannot wait to get into this book — a book I am sure to devour just as I have the seven prior to this one. Be sure to check back soon for my review + giveaway of The Orphan’s Wish.


Hagenheim Series


First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

45 thoughts on “First-Line Friday #50

  1. I shared the first few lines (and then some) of one of my old favorites Open Road Summer by Emery Lord on my blog. But let me share the first line of the book I’m currently reading, Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win by Jo Piazza, on here instead.

    “Tell people one true thing before you tell them a lie. Then it will be easier for them to believe the lie.”

    Happy reading! And happy Friday to you! 😀

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  2. Today, I’m sharing the first line from River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart over on my blog, so I’ll share with you here the first line from chapter 12 of the same book.
    “In the years she’d been with Ruth, Adria had brought home plenty of strays.”
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Trisha! I really love the cover to the book you are sharing. I’ve read a couple of Gabhart’s novel. When I have room in my review schedule I will definitely have to check this book out. Happy Friday, my friend!

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      1. I actually thought of you when I read this book. I know you’ve read & enjoyed Gabhart’s books in the past!

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  3. My first line is from The Reckoning of Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright:

    .Gossamer Grove, Wisconsin. 1907

    Libby Sheffield had never stopped to wonder what she would take specific note of if she ever stumbled upon a dead body.

    I got Five books in the mail the other day so I’m in reading frenzy mode!

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      1. Do you realize( I’m sure you do!) it has been almost a year since you started doing FLF’s? Wow does time fly! You started with a bang! And you habe quite the following!

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      2. I was actually just thinking yesterday how crazy blessed I am because of this blog. It’s been all God this past year. Thank you for your support and friendship. I appreciate you so much!!!! ❤❤❤


  4. Happy Friday!😁

    My First Line Fridays comes from a book I’m planning on reading very soon, Shelter In Place by Nora Roberts.

    On Friday, July 22, 2005, Simone Knox ordered a large Fanta – orange – to go with her popcorn and Swedish Fish. The choice, her standard night at the movies fare, changed her life, and very likely saved it. Still, she’d never drink Fanta again.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😎📚📚

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    1. Whoa! That’s a fantastic set-up. Now, I need to know how Fanta saved her life!!! Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a great weekend filled with fun reading!!!


  5. Happy Friday! The book I’m featuring on my blog is “My Sister’s Intended” by Rachael Anderson. It’s been on my TBR list for quite some time now, but I finally read it and am so glad I did. Truly an enjoyable read. I will share the first line from Chapter Eleven here. “”Would you care to go for a stroll with me in the gardens, Miss Gifford?” Brand asked, not sure whether or not he wanted her to accept.”

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  6. Happy Friday!

    This book looks so good!

    I’m reading The Dear Reader by Mary O’Connell right now, so here’s the first line: “Miss Sweeney disappeared on the first day of March, an icy Thursday morning of gloves and boots and veneers of diamondy frost on the windows of Sacred Heart High School.”

    Hallie @ Book by Book

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  7. I love retellings of fairy tales too, but haven’t heard of this author. Thanks for introducing me to her. Today, I’m sharing the first line from a book recommended by my daughter: Matched by Ally Condie. “Now that I’ve found the way to fly, which direction should I go into the night?” I don’t think I’m going to read that one, but she sure liked it 🙂
    Happy reading!

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  8. Happy Friday! My first line is from La Risposta: The Answer (A Tuscan Legacy book 9) by Autumn Macarthur:

    Prologue: “Instead of returning to her vegetable garden, Teresa Pellegrini rushed into the farmhouse.”

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  9. I LOVE the Hagenheim series! Can’t wait to read this one!

    I’m sharing the first line of “If I Live” on my blog today. I’ll share the first line of chapter five here: “My alternate burner phone rings as I stare at my evidence board.”

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  10. Popular book this week!
    The book I shared on my blog this week is Her Place in Time by Stephenia H McGee but my next book is going to be The Baker’s secret by Stephen P Kiernan so I’ll share that first line here: “All through those years of war, the bread tasted of humiliation.” Hope you have happy weekend with plenty of reading! 🙂

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  11. Today I’m sharing lines from Kat Mizera’s Smitten in Santorini.

    “Melina Lakkas was having the mack daddy of bad days.”

    I hope you are having a better day than she is!

    I’m featuring lines from Kate Wiloughby’s upcoming sports romance Clean Sweep on my blog. I hope you can stop by.

    Happy Reading! Janine from @The World Was Hers for the Reading

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  12. I’m sharing from a book that will be out early next month (I won an uncorrected proof on GoodReads) on my blog today, The Daisy Children by Sofia Grant, so here is the second line:

    “It wasn’t the fault of the trousers, of course, but it was tempting to blame them nonetheless.”

    Happy Reading!

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