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

Today I’m excited to be featuring Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof. This book was just released this week, and it is one that you won’t want to miss out on reading! CLICK HERE to read my review.



Blackbird Mountain, Virginia
August 27, 1890

          Aven peered down at the letter again, noted the address written in Aunt Dorothe’s hand, then looked back to the wooded sign that was staked to the ground. The location matched, but with the Virginia summer sun overhead and the shores of Norway but a memory, she was suddenly having a hard time putting one foot in front of the other.


I couldn’t stop with just one line! I felt you needed two lines to really give you a good start! Has Aven found the correct address? What surprises lay in store?


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.

31 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: Sons of Blackbird Mountain

  1. Happy Friday, Trisha! I love Joanne Bischof books! I can’t wait to get my hands on this one!!!

    My first line comes from The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard

    November 1942

    The news that June’s grandfather was being evicted had come from her older sister Mary, who worked in town at Langham’s Drug Store.

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  2. Happy Friday!😎 I keep seeing this book today!😀

    My first lines come from Loving Grace by April Smith.

    I’M LATE. THE PHONE IS already ringing off the wall by the time I make it to my desk. I toss my keys and bag to the side, not really bothering with where they land. I’ll get them later. I grab the phone and snag the corner of the desk with my hip. That’s going to leave a mark.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!😊

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  3. Great minds think alike 😉 I absolutely LOVED this book!!!! I want more of it actually. I want to know more about Haakan…….

    I’ll share a first line from a book I hope to start reading very soon.

    “Two construction workers carried in the orange ladder splatted with dried paint blotches and old drywall mud.”

    From The House at Saltwater Point by Colleen Coble

    Praying for you today 🙂

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  4. My first line is from Blind Betrayal by Nancy Mehl:

    As Martin Avery waited to be murdered, he was surprised to find that, more than anything else, he felt offended.

    Would love to read this book, Blackbird Mountain!

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  5. I’m listening to the last hour of this book right now! So good!!!

    My current read is The Truth Between Us by Tammy L. Gray:
    Nine months, twenty-seven days, and four hours.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. I shared the first few lines of Rosie Walsh’s debut “Ghosted” on my blog, but I’m going to share an old favorite here.

    “The fans scream for her, but they don’t really know the girl on the magazine covers – the girl with the guitar and the easy smile. Her given name is Delilah, and they think she goes by Lilah. But anyone who really knows my best friend calls her Dee.”

    That line comes from Emery Lord’s “Open Road Summer”. It’s a light, fun and romantic read, perfect for, well, summer. Haha!

    Hope you enjoyed it. Happy Friday! 😀


  7. It certainly looks interesting. The book I’m sharing on my blog is “Lord Livesey’s Bluestocking” by Audrey Harrison. I will share the first line from chapter 22. “Livesey stood next to his aunt in the side chapel, taking in the scene whilst gritting his teeth.” Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Happy Friday! My first line is from This Freedom Journey by Misty M. Beller:

    “This journey I take seems foolish to others, yet I can’t help the yearning that fuels me. ~ Adrien’s Journal”

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  9. I keep hoping tnz’s Fiction Guild will send me a copy of this book! I’m sharing from Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton on my blog today (a book the Fiction Guild did send me), so here is the first line from chapter 2:

    “The babysitter was late, Addie and Walsh were flying around the house in superhero capes yelling the Batman theme song–“Da-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-Batman!”–and Jenna had just poured a mug of coffee when Walsh bumped into her from behind, spilling hot liquid down the front of her black Full Cup Coffee T-shirt.”

    Happy Friday!

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  10. Cannot wait to get to this book!!!

    This week for FLF, I am showcasing Roseanna M. White’s novel Whispers From the Shadows. Here, I will post the first line from chapter 2 in the book I’m just starting today, The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham.

    “Em, you look so improved.”

    Kind of sounds insulting…I’ll have to read on and find out the context. 😉

    Hope you’re having a blessed weekend with lots of fun reading time. 😊

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  11. The book I shared on my blog is The Hidden Side by Heidi Chiavaroli, but I’m currently reading Things I Never Told You by Beth K Vogt so I’ll share that first line here: “The what-ifs taunted me every time I visited my parents, but any hope of beginning again had vanished years ago–if there’d ever been one. Hope you have a great weekend!

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