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

Today I’m featuring A Daring Escape by Tricia Goyer. This page-turning World War 2 story is set primarily in Czechoslovakia. Watch for my review coming soon. I’m going to share with you the first line from the Prologue!



Ustin, Czech Republic
September 20, 1993

          Condensation dripped from stone-hewn walls as Charles lowered himself down into the dry well, seeking the treasure his grandfather had tucked away just days before the Allies sacrificed the Sudetenland to Hitler’s death squad like a lamb to the slaughter. The rock walls and the earthy, wet smell reminded him of medieval dungeons and secret tunnels he had read about as a child, and of tales of adventures hunting treasure.


Ok, you caught me. I gave you two delicious lines. I couldn’t help myself!
What do you think? Will Charles find the treasure that his grandfather tucked away?


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: A Daring Escape

  1. Oh, I need to read this. I love Tricia Goyer and all of her WWII stories.

    My first line is from Laura Ingall Wilder’s, “Little House on the Prairie” which I am sharing on the blog today. I’m still currently reading “Just Let Go” so I don’t have an actual first line to share today that isn’t from the blog. 😀

    Happy reading!

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  2. My first line is from Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan:
    “You can’t call that settlement an offer.”

    I reallly want to read Tricia’s book!

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  3. Happy Friday, Trisha! 🙂

    February 1909

    Isabella Grayson’s shoes sank into the plush red carpet of Broadlands’ south hall, and she released a soft sigh. Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky

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  4. Now that’s a great first line! It makes you want to keep reading. The book I’m sharing this week on my blog is “Before the Apocalypse” by Taylor Jaxon. This is a Young Adult Christian Suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the end. Here, I will share the first line in Chapter Fourteen of that same book: “Sam extended his hand through the doorway of the ivy-covered mansion. An appendage the size of a catcher’s mitt engulfed his palm.” Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  5. This totally looks like one I would read! Oh my poor TBR lol. I love the cover art too!
    The book I’m sharing on my blog today is Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey but it’s also the book I’m currently reading so I’ll share the first line of my current chapter (12): “‘Do you think he followed you there?’ Parker asked, taking a bit of kung pao chicken.” Hope you have a great weekend! Happy Reading! 🙂

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  6. well, this just got added to the list of books I need to check out – i’m a huge fan of unique WW2 fiction and can’t recall anything set in Czechoslovakia…

    my first line Friday is from Ocean Light by Nalini Singh – The Year 2083 dawns in the icy shadow of winter’s crystalline wings.

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  7. Happy Friday!

    Today’s first lines come from Finding Wicked by Kathryn L. James

    “The day started out like any other, but then I received an email from Cordelia Irwin, the human resources director, and it was tagged urgent.”

    Sounds ominous, doesn’t it!

    I’m featuring lines from Nina Lane’s The Secret Thief on my blog today. I hope you can stop by!

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  8. This week, I’m showcasing the first line from The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Here, I will share the first line from the book I just started reading, More Than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer.

    July 1894 — Pecan Gap, TX
    Logan Fowler dismounted outside the Lucky Lady Saloon, anticipation thrumming in his veins.

    I hope you have a great weekend filled with lots of reading time!

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