Welcome to First Line Friday’s hosted by Hoarding Books.

This week I’m bringing to you the first line from “Whither Shall I Go?” by Gina Holder. I’m just getting started on this book, and I am enjoying this story and curious about what happens next. Be sure to watch for my review! On sale for only .99c!


Whither Shall I Go

October 28, 1911
Cades Cove, Tennessee

          A simple melody wafted across a grassy meadow, through a wheat field begging for harvest, and over a stream trickling between smooth stones.


This line sure sets a beautiful scene and begs the question, where is the melody coming from?

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.

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24 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: Whither Shall I Go?

  1. Happy Friday!

    My first line is from the book I’m reading next, Like Moonlight at Low Tide by Nicole Quigley….

    People never ask me the right question when they ask me what happened the beginning of my senior year. They always ask what his last words were.

    Have a great weekend!!

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  2. That is such a beautiful first line! Thank you for sharing it.

    I had the pleasure of reading Holding the Fort so I could review it. From the very first line I was captivated.

    June 1885 Wichita, Kansas

    The fumes of the gaslights at the foot of the stage protected Louisa Bell from the more noxious odors of her audience.

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  3. Do you have a review of this book? Looks like an interesting read.

    I’m sharing about Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar on my blog today, but I’ll share a book that is on my TBR here.

    “Come on, come on. I know you’re here somewhere,” Magdalena Henry murmured, squinting through the viewfinder of her camera at the ragged line of coffee pickers sorting their day’s yield.
    -Ascension of Larks by Rachel Linden

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  4. 1911, Tennessee, and that opening line remind me of Christy by Catherine Marshall. I’ll be watching for your review.

    I’m sharing from The House on Foster Hill by Jamie Jo Wright on my blog, but had to put it down because nighttime and suspense and a need to sleep. So I’m currently reading something a little lighter: Holding the Fort by Regina Jennings. Here’s the first line:

    The fumes of the gaslights at the foot of the stage protected Louisa Bell from the more noxious odors of her audience.

    Just the kind of lighthearted read I enjoy! The weather forecast for the weekend is looking bright and sunny, so I’m planning to get back into The House on Foster Hill when the sun comes out 🙂

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  5. That does set an interesting scene!
    Here’s the first line of my current read: “Reba Farwell wasn’t planning on being there that long.” – One Christmas in Winter by Bell Renshaw


  6. The euphoria of winning a hard case vied in her thoughts with wondering what came next as Hayden McCarthy left the Alexandria courthouse. From Beyond Justice by Cara Putman

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  7. I am sharing the first line from the YA Christian Dystopian novel All Things Now Living by Rondi Bauer Olson on my blog. Here I will post the first two lines from the novel I am starting next, Count Me In by Mikal Dawn:

    “The little hairs on the back of Allegra Spencer’s neck stood at attention. He was behind her.”

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  8. That one interested me enough that I just checked it out on Amazon. I will definitely consider it for future reading. It sounds like it will be fast-paced, which I love. I’ll share the first line from a nonfiction book I’m currently reading. Pastoral Letters by Robert Murray McCheyne. “To all of you, my dear friends, and people who are beloved of God and faithful in Christ Jesus, your pastor wishes grace and peace from God the Father, and Jesus Christ our Lord.” Sounds like the beginning of an epistle in the Bible, doesn’t it? He was an amazing man of God who accomplished much in the short span of life given to him.

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