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

Today I am excited to be featuring Once Upon A Dickens Christmas by Michelle Griep. This wonderful collection of Victorian Christmas novellas is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit! CLICK HERE to see my review!


The Old Lace Shop
London 1855

I have long abhorred black. It is a great abyss, sucking in the colours of the rainbow and wringing the life from them. The moniker of death.


I couldn’t help but toss in a couple extra lines for you! The words just flow from the page like liquid quicksilver.  This is one collection of stories you won’t want to miss.


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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15 thoughts on “First Line Friday: Once Upon A Dickens Christmas

  1. I read the first two books — excellent! Hope to get a chance to read The Old Lace Shop before Christmas.

    I am starting Dark Ambitions by Irene Hannon this weekend. Here’s the first line — “He got away!”

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  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from “Sara’s Gift (Small-Town Christmas Wishes Series Book 4) by Kimberly Rose Johnson:

    “I have no idea who or what should get Charity’s fifteen hundred dollars.”

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  3. I’m SO ready for Christmas stories (I might’ve read a couple novellas already…)

    I’m currently reading The Anatomist’s Wife by Anna Lee Huber, a Victorian mystery. Here’s the first line: “The scream froze me in my tracks, but the shout that followed propelled me out of my indecision and around the hedge line of the maze.”

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  4. Loved this novella collection!

    My first line is from Aiming For Love by Mary Connealy:
    October 1873
    Hope Mountain
    Near Bucksnort, Colorado, Near Grizzly Peak, Colorado
    Josephine Nordegren floated through the woodland silent as a ghost.

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  5. Happy Friday! I always love Michelle Griep’s books. 🙂 I’m sharing from two Carrie Anne Noble books on my blog this week. Here is the second line from The Gold-Son:

    “The forest was a forbidden place, spoken of only in warnings and whispers.”

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