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First-Line Friday #140

Fair as a Star

by Mimi Matthews

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About the Book

Somerset, England

July 1864

Beryl Burnham stared out the window of the carriage as it rolled down the narrow country road that ran through the center of Shepton Worthy.


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17 thoughts on “First-Line Friday #140”

  1. Happy Friday!

    What a beautiful first line! And I love that cover.

    On my blog today, I’m sharing the first line from Set the Stars Alight by Amanda Dykes:

    London, England
    May 1987:

    “The smell of cinders permanently etched the abandoned Bessette Match Factory into the minds of all who passed.”

    Hope you have a lovely weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Happy Friday! I’m reading from an old book, and the kindle edition is free on Amazon. I have probably read it 10 times! My first line is from “Uncle Max” by Rosa Nouchette Carey:

    “It appears to me, looking back over a past experience, that certain days in one’s life stand out prominently as landmarks, when we arrive at some finger-post pointing out the road that we should follow.”

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  3. I really must start reading Mimi

    My first line is from A Gilded Lady by Elizabeth Camden which I finished this week.
    June 30, 1900
    There was no such thing as a typical day at the White House, but Caroline Delacroixโ€™s morning took a particularly difficult turn the moment she walked into her crowded office,

    Happy Reading!

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  4. I think that looks like a good book! I’m currently reading A Bee in Her Bonnet by Jennifer Beckstrand and the first line is “Poppy Christner was screaming her lungs out.”

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