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

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This week I’m excited to share with you the first line from Laura Frantz’s newest book The Lacemaker. I’m loving this story, and I hope that you pick up a copy to enjoy as well! My full review will be coming soon, so keep watching.



May 1775

          Elizabeth took a breath, breaking an intense hour of concentration.


Hmmm… It begs to question, what had Elizabeth been doing that she was so deep in concentration?


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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42 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz

  1. I just love the cover of this book. It’s so beautiful.

    I’m sharing the first line from The View from Rainshadow Bay on my blog – another great romantic suspense novel from Colleen Coble!

    I’m currently reading Missing Isaac, the brilliant debut from Valerie Fraser Luesse. Here’s the first line:

    A sleepy purple twilight wrapped around the farmhouse, its tall windows glowing with warmth from somewhere inside.

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  2. Happy Friday!

    My First Line Friday comes from a book I’m reading now, Any Day Now by Robyn Carr.

    So, this is what a new life looks like. Sierra Jones opened her eyes on a sunny Colorado morning to that thought.

    Have a great weekend and stay warm!

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  3. I’m excited to read The Lacemaker, too!

    My first line is from the Christian Young Adult book Bubbly Schnitzel by Meg Gonzales.

    “Julia, this is a horrible idea.”

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  4. I cannot wait to read this soon! I’ve been sick so I haven’t been able to concentrate on reading lately.

    I’m sharing about Until We Find Home by Cathy Gohlke on the blog today, but since it’s the closest book to me since it’s what I’m currently reading, I’ll share it here as well.

    May 1940

    Lightning crackled, splitting the night sky over Paris, illuminating letters painted on the bookstore window across the street: La Maison de Amis Livres. Driving rain pounded the loose shutters of Shakespeare and Company, making them rattle so that Claire Stewart dropped the heavy blackout curtain into place.

    Happy Friday!

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    1. I’m sorry to hear you have been sick, Becky!! I pray that you are feeling better soon. It isn’t fun at all to not feel good. Until We Find Home sounds like a really good book! I’m adding it to my TBR!

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      1. I’m feeling much better today! Not quite 100% but I feel more alive today. Thank you. 🙂

        I hope you get the chance to read it soon! It’s pretty good. 🙂

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  5. I love Laura Frantz’s books!
    Adam Bryan pushed into the Magnolia Cafe and turned to wait for his younger sister Daisy. – Second Change Rose by Liz Talley (Christmas Roses by multiple authors)

    Happy Friday!

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  6. Such a beautiful cover!

    I’m featuring Valerie Fraser Luesse’s “Missing Isaac” over at my blog, but the first line of the book that is currently sitting in front of is:

    “It was no surprise to me that I’d lost track of time.” (from A Song of Home by Susie Finkbeiner)

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  7. My first line is from Karen Witemeyer’s The Love Knot. “Claire Nevin frowned at the cheerful white clouds frolicking across the blue sky and tried to close her ears against the chipper melodies the birds insisted on singing in response to the deceptively fine morning. Ignorant creatures. Could they not sense that this day held no cause for celebration?”

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  8. Laura’s book is a must read! Happy Friday!

    My first line(s) is from the Prologue in Susan May Warren’s new book Troubled Waters, which I finished last night:

    “Oh, this was a bad idea. Epically, abysmally, horrendously bad.”

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  9. This is such a great book!!!

    Today, I’m hosting Oath of Honor on my site. I just started it, so I’m only at chapter 3. So, here I will share the first couple of lines from that chapter.

    “‘Kevin!’ But with the doors shut and the windows up, he wouldn’t hear her whispered shout. She should have lied and said the place was covered in cameras.”

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  10. My first line is from A Song Unheard by Roseanna White:

    “The music seeped into her soul like a fog over the Thames.”

    Love Rosanna’s lyrical prose!

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  11. I think the cover of The Lacemaker is SO pretty! I just started reading Three Little Words by Melissa Tagg and the first line is “Seven years shouldn’t feel like such a gaping span of time.” I hope you have a nice weekend!

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  12. Hi Trish!

    Laura’s book is just amazing. I am reading Jocelyn Green’s A Refuge Assured. There is a connection between the two lawmakers in both novels. Check it out!

    “Propping open the door to her shop, Vivienne Rivard listened to a distant rumble that vibrated the windows and shivered in her chest.”

    Oh my, I bet you want to read it!


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  13. I love the cover of this book! And I’ve heard wonderful things about it too. I’m featuring Oath of Honor over on my blog, but I’ll share Life on The Porcelain Edge by C.E. Hilbert here — Tessa Tarrington’s life was in the toilet.

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  14. I am currently reading Just the Way You Are, which I am spotlighting on my blog today, so I am going to share the first line from the chapter I am on. Chapter 5 “What an evening! Eisley pried off her shoes and rubbed her sore heels, blinking her focus on the bedside clock, 2:07am. Crazy end to a crazier day.”

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! 😍😍😍 I just finished reading it last night!!! *sigh*

    Death had a way of creeping up on a soul, and Ivy Thorpe was determined that when it visited her, she would not be surprised.
    The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

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