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First-Line Friday #188

A Lady in Attendance

by Rachel Fordham

House of Refuge

Hudson, New York, 1893

The course gray fabric of Hazel’s newly donned uniform felt uncomfortable and foreign against her skin.


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17 thoughts on “First-Line Friday #188”

  1. “Your father is in a coma.”
    “What did you say?” Marian Creighton fumbled with her phone and almost dropped it. “I don’t think I heard you correctly.”

    From COME BACK TO ME by Jody Hedlund.

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  2. I loved this book! It was the first one I had read by Rachel Fordham, but it won’t be my last ๐Ÿ™‚
    โ€œEverybody thought Tansy Calhoun was heartbroken after Jeremy Simpson threw her over for Jolene Hoskins.โ€ Along a Storied Trail by Ann Gabhart.

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  3. ‘”Unmarried men?”‘ she asked at last, hope making her tongue loose. Suri’s smile held a hint of triumph, but then she quickly grew thoughtful. She gave a brief nod. “Some of the younger ones were unwed, boys about Rachel’s age. Too young for her. She choked on a bitter sigh.”
    –From Rachel by Jill Eileen Smith

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  4. Ii have all if Rachelโ€™s books. This is a favorite one. So interesting.

    This week I am featuring Chasing Shadows by Lynn Austin, a stupendous book!

    The Netherlands. may 1945 prologue
    Every sound in the coal-black night seemed magnified as Lena lay awake in bed, waiting. She heard the quiet rustlings of the shadow people as they crept through the darkness in her farmhouse.

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  5. Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Just Look Up” by Courtney Walsh:

    “Lane Kelley rested her hand on her knee, willing it to stop bouncing.”

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  6. Today, I’m sharing the first line from A Companion for the Count by Sally Britton. “Clairvoir Castle, the Duke of Montfort’s estate, housed over thirty servants, eight members of the duke’s family, a governess, and Emma Arlen — who really did not fit in any of the other categories of occupants.”

    https://moments-of-beauty.blogspot.com/2021/06/first-line-fridays-companion-for-count.html

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