First Line Friday: The Promise of Dawn

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Happy Friday, friends! πŸ™‚

You know how the first line of a book can really hook you? One of my favorite first lines comes from C.S. Lewis: “There once was a boy named Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.” πŸ™‚ {From The Voyage of the Dawn Treader} You can tell a lot about a story from its first line, and there are lots of books that I read that I don’t have the time to review here but would love to share with you!
So, with that in mind, I’m joining in on something new to me this week: First Line Fridays, in which I {and several other bloggers/writers} share the first line of the nearest book to us – which, in my case, is the one on the top of my TBR pile each week.
The book I’m featuring today is:

The Promise of Dawn by Lauraine Snelling {Under Northern Skies #1}

And the first line is:

“Mor, a letter from Amerika!”

Since this is a review book, you be seeing more of it soon! πŸ™‚


Now, it’s your turn, friends! What’s the first line of your current book – or the one nearest to you? Let me know in the comments below!
Then head on over to find out what first-lines these other First-Line-Friday folks are sharing today:

All the Book Blog Names Are Taken ~ Bibliophile ReviewsΒ ~ Bookworm MamaΒ ~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen ~ Faithfully BookishΒ ~ Fiction Aficionado ~ Lauraine’s Notes ~ Radiant Light ~ Reading is My Superpower ~Β Robin’s Nest ~ Singing Librarian ~ Kathleen Denly ~ With A Joyful Noise ~ A Baker’s Perspective ~ Joy of Reading ~ CJaneRead ~ Moments Dipped in InkΒ ~ Molly’s Cafinated Reads ~ Romances of the Cross ~ It’s Storytime with Van Daniker ~ Iola Goulton ~ Christian Fiction Girl ReviewsΒ ~ Book Reviews by Tima

{Please note: linking up with these blogs isn’t an endorsement of the books/content featured. πŸ™‚ }

26 Comments, RSS

  1. Trisha Robertson September 1, 2017 @ 12:12 am

    Welcome to First Line Friday! I’m glad to have you join us!

    My first line over on my blog is from Lori Benton’s newest release “Many Sparrows”
    So as not to spoil the surprise of that line, I’ll share a first line of a book my son is reading.
    “Loony Coon did not even wait for his baby eyes to open to get into his first batch of trouble.”
    Loony Coon by Sam Campbell

    • alicia grace September 1, 2017 @ 4:47 pm

      Thanks for the welcome, Trisha! Haha ~ that sounds like a funny one! πŸ™‚ Your son must be enjoying it.

  2. Iola September 1, 2017 @ 8:03 am

    Welcome to First Line Friday!

    I agree that the first line of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is one of the best first lines ever. I like your choice of first line as well – it promises an interesting story.

    My first line today is from the book I’m currently reading, Embracing Hope by Janell Butler Wojtowicz:

    Drew McKinley twisted he gold wedding band around and around his finger then made a tight fist.

    I’m looking forward to getting stuck into it this weekend.

    • alicia grace September 1, 2017 @ 4:49 pm

      Oh, Eustace Clarence… πŸ™‚
      I don’t think I’ve read anything by Janell Butler Wojtowicz ~ I’ll look forward to seeing your thoughts if you end up reviewing it, Iola.

  3. Jessica Baker September 1, 2017 @ 11:02 am

    Welcome to the First Line Friday Family!!!! Love the first book you shared. Happy Friday!

    • alicia grace September 1, 2017 @ 4:51 pm

      Thanks, Jessica! πŸ™‚ Happy Friday to you!

  4. Katie Donovan September 1, 2017 @ 12:49 pm

    Welcome to First Line Friday!

    I’ve got the first line from Ronie Kendig’s “Crown of Souls” – Tox! ? – on my blog today, but I’m going to share the first line from the book I just finished reading, Tamera Alexander’s “To Wager Her Heart”:

    Alexandra Jamison had always wanted a sister.

    • alicia grace September 1, 2017 @ 4:51 pm

      Thanks for the welcome, Katie! πŸ™‚ Ronie Kendig is an author I’ve not tried yet but need to!

  5. Rebecca September 1, 2017 @ 12:51 pm

    Welcome to First Line Fridays! Glad to have you join this super fantastic bunch. πŸ™‚

    I’m sharing about “The Day the Angels Fell” by Shawn Smucker on my blog today, but I’m going to share the first line from the book I’m currently reading, “Under Fire” by Linda Shenton Matchell.

    “Ruth Brown swiped the perspiration beads off her upper lip as her’s sister’s vacant coffin dropped into the ground with a dull thud.”

    • alicia grace September 1, 2017 @ 5:03 pm

      Thanks for the welcome, Rebecca! πŸ™‚ Both of those authors are new to me ~ I’ll have to check them out! πŸ™‚

  6. Tima September 1, 2017 @ 3:03 pm

    Welcome to the group. So glad you could join us.

    • alicia grace September 1, 2017 @ 4:52 pm

      Thanks, Tima! πŸ™‚ This will be fun!

  7. Becky Smith September 1, 2017 @ 3:04 pm

    Sounds good! Happy Friday! My first line (sorry but actually two lines) is from Outlaw Angel by Miralee Ferrell:

    “Angel Ramirez woke with a start, her heart pounding a rolling beat in her chest. Someone was in her room.”

    • alicia grace September 1, 2017 @ 4:53 pm

      Two lines?! That’s not allowed. πŸ˜‰ Haha ~ Happy Friday to you, too, Becky! πŸ™‚

  8. Beth Erin September 1, 2017 @ 3:26 pm

    Welcome to the FLF fun, Alicia!!! Lauraine Snelling is one of my favorite authors! I had the opportunity to read this book as well!

    • alicia grace September 1, 2017 @ 4:55 pm

      Thanks for the welcome, Beth! Shame on me, I haven’t read Lauraine Snelling for a few years, but then this book came up to review with Bethany House ~ It’s really good so far. πŸ™‚ I love that it’s about a married couple with children.

  9. Andrea Stephens September 1, 2017 @ 4:51 pm

    Hello! Welcome to FLF!
    My first line is from The Outlaw’s Second Chance by Angie Dicken
    The Cherokee Strip September 15, 1893
    Aubrey Huxley rushed over when her father shoved his bony finger against the customer’s shoulder.

    Happy Friday!

    • alicia grace September 1, 2017 @ 4:57 pm

      Thanks for the welcome, Andrea! Happy Friday to you, too! πŸ™‚

  10. Heather September 1, 2017 @ 6:18 pm

    I love Lauraine Snelling! Welcome to First Line Fridays Alicia!

    • alicia grace September 2, 2017 @ 10:08 pm

      I haven’t gotten around to reading her for a long time, and she is just as good as I remember! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the welcome, Heather!

  11. Amanda Tero September 1, 2017 @ 6:28 pm

    Glad you’ve joined us! πŸ™‚

    I’ve yet to read Snelling. I need to, someday. πŸ˜‰

    My first line is coming from the next book I’m hoping to read (okay, honest truth, I’ve already started it but have set it aside a week or two).
    “Joyanna Shein glanced at her parents. She knew there was something wrong…there had been something wrong for days.”
    A Question of Honor, by Jesseca Wheaton

    • alicia grace September 2, 2017 @ 10:07 pm

      Thanks for the welcome, Amanda!
      I think you’ll like her when you try her, Amanda! I haven’t read anything by her for years – just by chance, not choice. πŸ™‚ (I liked her “horse-y” books as an early teenager a lot.)

  12. Paula September 1, 2017 @ 7:45 pm

    The grandest adventure of her life waited on the other side of these tracks. That or the most humiliating debacle she’d ever created Either way, there was no going back. From Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer.
    Welcome! Great to have you here!

    • alicia grace September 2, 2017 @ 10:05 pm

      That sounds like it’s going to be highly entertaining, Paula! πŸ™‚
      And thanks for the welcome!

  13. Nicole September 2, 2017 @ 10:08 pm

    I am currently reading Many Sparrows by Lori Benton. What an AMAZING book. My first line comes from chapter two:

    “Clare Margaret Inglesby, twenty-six years of age and eight months with child, wondered how she’d come to this: trapped in a jolting wagon advancing into perilous wilderness” (5).

    • alicia grace September 4, 2017 @ 12:46 pm

      I’ve heard such good things about Many Sparrows! Will have to add it to my TBR list! πŸ™‚

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