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First-Line Friday #146

The London Restoration

by Rachel McMillan

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About the Book

September 1945

Allied Occupied Vienna

While some adjusted to air-raid sirens and others to the lost light of blackouts, Diana Somerville never recovered from the absence of church bells. The war had taken the bells in London, the home she was impatient to return to, and certainly in Vienna, where she had been for the past five weeks.


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14 thoughts on “First-Line Friday #146

  1. Happy Friday!

    What a beautiful first line!

    On my blog this week, I’m sharing the first line from An Appalachian Summer by Ann H Gabhart:

    May 20th, 1933

    “Piper Danson’s cheeks hurt from smiling for what seemed like hours with no relief in sight.”

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

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  2. My first line is from Acceptable Risk by Lynette Eason

    Chapter 2
    September. Helmed Province, Afghanistan

    Sarah Denning sat on the dirt floor of the Afghani prison cell and shivered in the hinety-degree heat, fighting the fear that had been her constant companion since the Taliban had attacked the school yesterday.

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