Friday, November 12, 2021

First Line Friday #25-Songs in the Storm

Happy Friday! Did time change kick anyone else's tail this week? By Wednesday I felt like the days were SO LONG! My hope for this weekend is to continue trying to catch up as I am still behind on some of my deadlines!! Welcome back to First Line Friday hosted by Meez Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower!! To join in the fun grab the book you are reading and leave a comment with the first line (or your link).  This week I am reading Songs in the Storm by Kathy Geary Anderson. This is the second book in the Wind River Chronicles series. I really enjoyed the first book and hope this one will be just as good.

Newark, New Jersey, May 1900

Maddie Skivington's gaze locked on the white fabric of the handkerchief marred now by bright, scarlet splotches.

I am also linking up with Gilion on Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings. This is where you share the beginning of the book that you are reading.

Book Beginnings

Maddie Skivington's gaze locked on the white fabric of the handkerchief marred now by bright, scarlet splotches. A wave of cold swept through her, numbing her fingers, her mind, her very soul.

Blood.

How could this be?

About the book (from Goodreads):

 The blood on the handkerchief changed everything.

The year 1900 promises to be a good one for Rob and Maddie Skivington. Recently married, they look forward to building a home near family and friends in the busy industrial city of Newark where Rob owns a fledgling jewelry business. Then, an irritating cough that has plagued Rob for months turns out to be something far more insidious: tuberculosis.

When Rob’s doctor suggests a change in environment and climate, they sell their business and head to Wyoming in a desperate quest for health. They soon find themselves pitted not only against the harsh environment and natural predators, but also against a group of ranchers who seem determined to send them back to Newark.

But sometimes the strongest storms of all are those that rage within. When despair and loneliness and tragedy strike, the couple must turn to God to help them weather those onslaughts or risk being torn apart. 

 Your turn! Grab the current book you are reading and post the first line in the comments! Then, click on the icons below and join the fun there too!


 

28 comments:

  1. Intriguing!
    There's also an element of coldness in mine https://francebooktours.com/2021/11/12/katherines-wish-first-line-friday/
    The book is available for review (whenever you wish) and/or as a giveaway

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    1. I thought your book looked interesting! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Such a pretty cover! My First Line Friday post is about Elizabeth Goddard's romantic suspense Deadly Target. Here's the first line: "For a few hours every Saturday morning, Erin Larson could forget that evil existed.⁠"

    https://daniellegrandinetti.com/2021/11/12/first-line-friday-deadly-target/

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  3. Happy Friday! I'm currently reading Royally Rearranged by Emma St. Clair. It's such a cute book. I am loving it. Here is a line from the chapter I am on: "My parents arrive the next afternoon, bringing with them an icy wind." Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Hi Nicole, I look forward to reading that one! Have a great weekend!

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  4. A comfy, hope-filled weekend read. Sounds lovely!

    Happy weekend and thanks for visiting us.

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    1. Thanks Elza, I hope you have a great weekend as well :)

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  5. What a sweet cover. It sure invites you in, doesn't it? My Friday post is here

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  6. This sounds really good. A pretty cover too.

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  7. My first line is from Crosshairs by Patricia Bradley.
    “Come on! It was almost midnight, and the light in Cora Chamberlain’s bedroom blazed like a neon sign.”

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    1. Paula, I can't wait to get my hands on that one!! I loved the first two in the series.

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  8. I'm a big historical fiction fan, and I'd read this book for it setting and stunning cover.

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    1. Catherine, I am a finicky historical fiction fan, LOL. But, I used to be an "I don't like historical fiction" so I am growing!

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  9. That's such a beautiful cover! Hope you enjoy this one as much as book one. Have a great weekend! :)

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  10. Those first lines do draw me in. I want to know what caused those bright, scarlet splotches!

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  11. This sounds super intriguing, even if I wouldn't have automatically picked the book up myself. I do like the suspense of the opening, it really drags you into the story straightaway. Thanks for dropping by my post and I hope you have a great week ahead :)

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  12. Thanks for stopping by Juli :)

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  13. Wow, that’s an intense first line! My first line is from Crosshairs by Patricia Bradley: http://gracetogrowblog.com/crosshairs-patricia-bradley/. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jen :) I can't wait to read Crosshairs!!!

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