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

Today I am excited to be featuring The Socialite by J’nell Ciesielski. I’m really enjoying my time in the pages of this story. I feel like I’m right there in the thick of the action. Paris, France during the German occupation of WWII. Watch for my review next week!



          “Bloody lipstick.” Kathleen Whitford yanked a handkerchief from her handbag and rubbed off the uneven line of Sequin Red curving over her lip. Angling her gold compact mirror to the streetlight, she swiped the red tube over her mouth again. “Can’t meet the Nazis with smeared lips.”


Yes, I couldn’t help but give you just a little more than one line. I wanted you to see that right from the beginning we are in the thick of the action and off on an adventure! Grab your copy today!


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.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

10 thoughts on “First Line Friday: The Socialite

  1. Those are great first lines! 🙂

    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line of Being Known by Robin Jones Gunn. Right now I’m reading Dead End by Nancy Mehl, so I’ll share the first line here: “Norman Webber offered his wife a tight smile as he dealt with yet another one of her awful presents.”

    Have a great weekend, and happy reading!


  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from “The Vanishing of Olivia Beck” by Sara L. Foust:

    “Olivia Beck pulled her gaze from the rearview mirror for the tenth time in as many minutes. She would not cry.”


  3. Happy Friday!

    I hope you end up loving The Socialite.

    On my blog this week, I’m sharing the first line from The Joy of Falling by Lindsay Harrel:

    “Once upon a time, color had dominated Eva Jamison’s days.”

    Have an amazing weekend 🙂


  4. On my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Misunderstood Meg by Jo Grafford. Here, I will share the first line in chapter 24 of my current read, Dreams in Deadwood by Kari Trumbo. Jennie scanned the stack of gowns, towels, sheets, nightclothes, napkins, curtains, and other things laying on her side of the bed. Have a wonderful weekend!


  5. I’m sharing the first line from The Englisch Daughter by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall on my blog. This book is FANTASTIC! I’m currently on chapter 17 so I’ll share a line from there.
    “Roy glanced at the clock on the wall of the social services’ private meeting room.”
    Hope you have a great weekend!


  6. I’m doing Before I Called You Mine by Nicole Deese. I’ll use the first line from Chapter 15:

    Like a grouping of cancerous cells, my family’s cynicism had slithered into my subconscious and infected my thoughts with their poison.


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