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

This week I’m featuring The Mayflower Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #1) by Kimberley Woodhouse. Be sure to read my review (click here)!

 

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Monday, 12 June 1620
Leyden, Holland
          A splinter of wood pierced Mary Elizabeth Chapman’s thumb as she crept behind her lifelong friend Dorothy Raynsford. 

 

 

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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26 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: The Mayflower Bride

  1. I just finished two books so…..
    I am just going to crack open Irene Hannon’s Dangerous Illusions:
    “ Hello Matt, long time no see”
    As the words slithered through the clammy night air, a jagged shaft of lightening illuminated the speaker’s face for one brief instant.

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  2. I have always admired the bravery of settlers such as those on the Mayflower. It took a lot of courage to board a small ship knowing it was a one-way journey away from everything they hold dear.

    I’m sharing the first line from Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano on my blog. It has so many great lines!

    I’m currently reading ‘Aint Misbehaving by Marji Lane. Here’s the first line:

    “Her future wasn’t the only thing at stake.”

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  3. Happy Friday Trisha!

    My First Line Friday comes from a book I will be reading later this month, The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane….

    I was born twice. The first time was on July 9 to Paul and Mimi Haas in Cleveland, Ohio. My mother died six years later.

    Have a great weekend and stay warm!

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  4. This is on my tbr! I’m diving into Missing Isaac by Valerie Fraser Luesse today!
    A sleepy purple twilight wrapped around the farmhouse, its tall windows glowing with warmth from somewhere inside.

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  5. I’ve been wanting to read this. Looks so good!!!!

    I’m sharing A Letter from Lancaster County by Kate Lloyd on my blog today, but I’m currently reading Isaiah’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews so I’ll share that here.

    732 BCE (Spring)
    Judean Wilderness

    My friend Yaira said to be brave – but why? Brave or scared, we kept marching. She told me to be a big girl, not to cry, but I’m only five and I’ve seen big men crying.

    Happy Weekend!

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  6. I’m excited for this series with the different authors!

    I’ll share the first line from the next book on my TBR list: Until We Find Home by Cathy Gohlke: Lightning crackled, splitting the night sky over Paris, illuminating letters painted on the bookstore window across the street: La Maison des Amis des Livre.

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  7. PROLOGUE

    Night crept over the hills, smothering the landscape in a cocoon of darkness that would hide him in a few minutes. – Haven of Swans by Colleen Coble

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

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  8. Happy Friday, Trisha!!!!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from the novel The Gift of the Inn by Golden Keyes Parsons. So here I will leave the first line from the book I am starting next, Troubled Waters by Susan May Warren.

    Chapter 1
    “Sierra should have brought marshmallows.”

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  9. I love these Fridays & reading the first lines from all these books I’ve either enjoyed or want to read!

    My first line is from Rush by Jayme Mansfield:

    “I can’t stop shivering when I sleep alone.”

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  10. That’s a great first line. I can’t wait to read the series.
    I’m sharing the first line from Holding the Fort by Regina Jennings
    The fumes of the gaslights at the foot of the stage protected Louisa Bell from the more noxious odors of ther audience.

    Happy Friday!

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  11. My first line today is from Robin Lee Hatcher’s You’ll think of Me. I’m reading it now and I have trouble putting it down! “Brooklyn Myers sat on the narrow stretch of lawn beside the brick apartment building, watching her ten-year-old daughter.”

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