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

Today I’m excited to be featuring the Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright. I didn’t just read this story, I lived the story! I walked the streets of Gossamer Grove. Trust me when I say, you won’t want to miss out on this story! CLICK HERE to read my review!


Gossamer Grove, Wisconsin

          Libby Sheffield had never stopped to wonder what she would take specific note of if she ever stumbled upon a dead body.


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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28 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond

  1. I’m sharing the first line from A Widow’s Hope by Vannetta Chapman on my blog today. I’m currently on chapter 8 so I’ll share the first line from that chapter here. “Jacob had fallen into a comfortable routine by Thursday afternoon.”

    I hope you have a nice weekend!

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  2. Happy Friday!😊

    My first line comes from The Mending by Susan Lantz Simpson……..

    She sensed someone had entered the room, even though she’d been dozing and hadn’t heard the whoosh of the door opening or the squeak of athletic shoes on the tile floor. Her eyes felt glued shut.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊📚

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  3. Today I shared the first couple of lines from Fiona Davis’ upcoming book “The Masterpiece” on my blog. But as I’m only about 25% into the book, let me share the first few lines of the chapter I’m currently reading.

    Clara had seen Levon only twice since he’d taken her class five days earlier: once in a crowded hallway, where he’d given her a salute as he brushed by, and another time on the concourse of the terminal, where she was certain he’d spotted her but pretended not to.
    His puerile behavior annoyed her. She had no way of knowing if he’d upheld his end of the bet and insisted that Mr. Lorette keep her on.”

    I hope you enjoy that. Happy weekend and enjoying your reading! 😀

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  4. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Cara Putman’s novel A Promise Forged. Here I will share the first line from the novel I just started reading, Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar.

    “The first time I climbed through a window and crept about secretly through a house, the moon sat high in the sky and I was running away from home.”

    Hope you have a great weekend! 😀

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  5. I want to read that book!
    My first line is from Jen Turano’s Caught by Surprise
    The first inkling Miss Temperance Flowerdew had that her rather mundane day was about to turn anything but mundane happened when a closed carriage trundled up beside her, keeping pace when her every step as she walked down the sidewall adjacent to Broadway.

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  6. Happy Friday! My first line is from Dancing in the Rain by Eileen Rife and Jennifer Slattery:

    “The letter was probably one more rejection Loni could add to all the others crumpled in her trash.”

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  7. That’s definitely a captivating first line! 🙂 On my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Secrets & Charades by Cindy Ervin Huff. Since I’m still reading the book, I will share the first two lines from chapter 8 here. “Jake finished hitching the wagon as the sun rose over the horizon. When he peered in the door of the soddie, Evangeline stood before him trying to press the wrinkles out of her green dress with her hands.” Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Happy Friday! I need to get a copy of this book!
    I’m sharing from a different book on my blog today, but my current lunchtime read is the second Lady Alkmene Cozy Mystery, Diamonds of Death by Vivian Conroy. Here are the first lines:

    “It was madness to do this on a night with a full moon. But then you had to be a little mad to do this work to begin with.”

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  9. My First line is from The Best of Intentions by Susan Anne Mason:

    May 1919
    Grace Abernathy stood at the rail of the S S Olympic, staring out over the calm expanse of the sea as the last trace of sunlight disappeared over the horizon.

    Finished Gossamer Pond a few days ago! Stupendous!

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  10. Happy Friday!
    The book I shared on my blog today is A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano but it’s also the book I’m currently reading so I’ll share the first line from chapter 3 here: “Squinting into the fog made orange by the rising sun, I strode through the sprawling vineyard in a nightdress and my tattered old garden cloak and pondered the odd whispers of my servant.” Hope you have a great weekend with lots of reading time! 🙂

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  11. Happy Friday!

    I can’t wait to read this book – especially after that first line!

    I’m reading The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw by Christopher Healy right now, so here’s the first line: “Outlaws have too many feathers in their hats.”

    Hallie @ Book by Book

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  12. I really want to read that book! I’m sharing the first line of Carolyn Miller’s Miss Serena’s Secret on my blog, so I’ll share the first lines of Rachel Dylan’s Lone Witness, my current lunch break read, here: “Guilty. That’s the only possible verdict.”

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  13. Happy Friday, Trisha! My first line comes from The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

    London, 1913

    It was dark where she crouched but the little girl did as she’d been told.

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  14. Today’s first lines come from Dangerous Deeds: The Westport Mysteries. Lizzie by Beth Prentice.

    ~It’s probably important that I start this story by telling you who I am. My name is Lizzie Fuller and I’m the tallest female member of my family, measuring in at 5’2”.~

    This is an older release, but it’s my Quirky Blind Date with a Book this month. I have to say, I’m enjoying it so far!

    I’m featuring lines from Lexi Blake’s upcoming release “Protected.” on my blog today. I hope you can stop by!

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  15. A dead body is a great start to a novel, but not in real life!

    I’m also sharing the first line of Miss Serena’s Secret by Carolyn Miller on my blog, so I’ll share the first line from the book I’m currently reading: Justice by Emily Conrad:

    “Snow floated onto Main Street, each flake large enough to catch the breeze like a parachute.”

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