Thursday, August 27, 2020

First Line Fridays: Aug. 28th


This weekly meme is hosted by Hoarding Books.  Here's a book I listened to in April: 

The Nanny

First Line: "Water closes over the body."

The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan

Thoughts? Did it grab your attention? Let me know below. 

Also, be sure to stop by Hoarding Books to check-out other first-liners.


  1. Happy Friday! My first (2) line(s) is from "Hope for Christmas" by Dr. Elizabeth Maddrey:

    "Cyan Hewitt stared out at the waves of the Pacific Ocean. The pebbly beach on Whidbey Island wasn't comfortable for sitting, so he'd found himself doing a lot of standing on mornings when the sea called to him."

  2. Great first line! I hope she's just taking a bath??๐Ÿ˜ณ

    Mine is from Alexis by Dianne Harman.......

    Alexis sat back in her chair and stared at Bob and Nina, not believing what she's just heard. After several moments she cleared her throat and said in a voice that was clearly fighting back tears "You're giving me weight loss surgery for my annual bonus? Seriously?" she asked.

    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading!๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’œ

    1. Uh...sure.

      Thanks for sharing your first line. I would be upset if weight loss surgery was my annual bonus.

  3. Happy Friday! Today, I'm sharing the first lines from Love and a Little White Lie by Tammy L. Gray. "I've face-planted myself into rock bottom."

  4. I'm currently reading Tomorrow's Shining Dream by Naomi Rawlings.
    "Daniel shifted in his saddle, causing a drop of sweat to roll down his back."
    I hope you have a great weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚❤๐Ÿ“š

  5. My first line is from The Edge of Belonging a debut book by Amanda Cox.
    September 8, 1994
    People considered him homeless because he didn’t have an address of his own, but Harvey James would’ve been homeless even if he owned the turreted mansion off State Route 460.

  6. I really liked this book! And the cover is creepy-fantastic!