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

Today I am excited to be featuring Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes! I have found a new favorite story! This epic story is one loving told with such achingly beautiful words that it envelopes you in its warm embrace. CLICK HERE to read my full review!


Ansel-by-the-Sea, Maine
September 1944

          One minute a guy is splitting wood in the northeastern corner of the country, stomach rumbling and heart afire with ambition in the wake of his eighteenth birthday, and the next minute he’s pumping water from the old kitchen sink to clean the work off his hands and pick up a letter from the president of the United States of America himself.


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 Whose Waves These Are

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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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8 thoughts on “First Line Friday: Whose Waves These Are

  1. Great first line! Now I want to know what the letter is about and what the 18-year-old will think about it.

    I’m currently reading The Trail Boss’s Bride and shared that first line over on my blog where I’m also hosting a giveaway. So here I will share the first line of the chapter I’m currently reading:

    There were few things more hair-raising than the threat of a cattle stampede in the teeth of a nighttime thunderstorm.


  2. What a great first line! Here are the first two lines from a book I am looking forward to — Living Lies by Natalie Walters. “Just let go. The breeze lifted Lane Kent’s auburn hair from the back of her neck.”

    Have a happy Friday!


  3. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first few lines from The Heart of a King by Jill Eileen Smith: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/05/02/first-line-friday-85/. I am beginning chapter 20 so I will leave the first line from there.

    “Abishag’s mood slipped into melancholy as the months continued on after King David’s death, a mood she had not experienced to any great length since her mother had passed into Sheol.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend. Happy reading! 🙂💚📚


  4. Sounds interesting. On my blog, I’m featuring Romancing the Bride by Melissa Jagears. My current read is Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan. Since I’m about to start Chapter 5, I will share the first line from that chapter. “From a hazy woodland sleep, Davy and Douglas’s laughter along with that of the Walsh girls flooded through the open window.” May you enjoy a wonderful weekend.


  5. I’ve seen so many rave reviews for this book! Hopefully I’ll get the chance to read it too!
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from The Refuge by Ann Gabhart but my next read I’ll be starting shortly is Shadow Among Sheaves by Naomi Stephens so I’ll share the first line from the prologue here: “The sun was the same, but that was all.” Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy Reading!


  6. Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Sweet on You” by Becky Wade, and I can hardly wait to start it!

    “Five hundred and eleven days had passed since he’d seen her last.”


  7. I loved the novella and can’t wait to read this novel! I’m sharing from The Pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma on my blog today, but here’s the first line from chapter two of my current read, When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell:
    “There’s something romantically hopeful about having a wedding in the middle of a war.”

    Happy Friday!


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