First Line Fridays — Catching the Wind

Open the book nearest to you and share the first line!

Hello, reader friends! It’s FLF time! Today’s featured book is a captivating time-slip set in WWII Germany and England and modern-day England and America. It is a beautiful, immersive story of love, loss, and belonging.


Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson

Catching the Wind by Melanie DobsonGoodreads | Amazon | BookDepository | Christianbook


Maple leaves draped over the tree house window, the silvery fronds linked together like rings of chainmail to protect the boy and girl playing inside.


Doesn’t that paint a lovely picture across your reader heart?! I’ll have my review up next week over on my blog.

Your turn, reader friends! What are you reading? Share YOUR first line in the comments, then click the blue blog hopping frog button below to visit more FLF folks!

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Next week is our Foodie/Thanksgiving special edition!
If you’d like to play along, select a book that features FOOD!
(or feasting, restaurants, Thanksgiving, Pilgrims, etc…. whatever floats your Mayflower 😉)

As always, participation in the special editions is completely voluntary and y’all are encouraged to share links to your non-themed FLF posts as well.


25 thoughts on “First Line Fridays — Catching the Wind

  1. What a beautiful cover!

    I’m sharing from Imperfect Justice by Cara Putman over on my blog today. But I’m currently reading Piercehaven by Robin Merrill, which is kind of a girls basketball version of Friday Night Lights, except set in an island off the coast of Maine. Here’s the first line:

    She had expected it to be a poetic voyage. She had expected sunshine and whitecaps, a sea song to serenade her as she sailed toward her new home.

    I’ll have to try and read a foodie book this week …


  2. I haven’t read this one yet, but I want to.

    I’m featuring Melissa Tagg’s new Christmas novella on my blog this week, but I’m going to share the first line from ‘Grace in Strange Disguise’ by Christine Dillon here:

    “You have cancer.”

    Despite its opening line, it’s quite an uplifting read!


  3. Aww! That is so beautiful!

    My first line comes from a novella by Joyce DiPastena, The Girl by the River. I have an interview with Joyce on my blog this week as well.

    “Robert almost tripped over the scythe.”


  4. Catching the Wind is on my wish list! Happy Friday, Beth!


    “Mama?” Emily Carver whispered the word as she opened the door to her parents’ bedroom. – A Treasure Concealed by Tracie Peterson

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  5. I’ve been intrigued by the cover of this book!

    Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Joyce Rogers’ Lean Hard on Jesus, but I’ll share the first line from Where We Belong by Lynn Austin (really enjoying it!) here:
    “Rebecca Hawes lay awake in her tent, convinced that the howling wind was about to lift her entire camp into the air and hurl it to the far side of the desert.”


  6. That’s on my list to read! My first line (a little longer) is from Anne Greene’s Avoiding the Mistletoe:

    Olivia Rose Baker glanced up from the headlines in the Massachusetts Matrimonial Gazette. With an explosive smack, she slapped the newspaper on the top of the breakfast table. “No! I refuse.”


  7. I loved “Catching the Wind”, but then I consistently enjoy Melanie Dobson’s books.

    My first line, “With no warning, the rain-soaked ground gave way, and Lay Helena Stanhope slid backward into the mucky trench.”
    “A Mother for His Family” – by Susanne Dietze


  8. The cover for this book is gorgeous!

    Happy Friday!

    Today, I am showcasing Vanishing Point by Lisa Harris on my blog for FLF, so here I will post from the book I am currently reading, A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal. Currently, I am on chapter 9, so I’ll post the first line from that:

    “Fumbling with a keychain that grew lighter every day, I closed my apartment door for the very last time on the day before our Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt. A cold, ordinary Thursday to everyone else — extraordinary to me.”


  9. Afternoon Beth,

    My first line is from chapter 10 in the last novella, Small Town Bachelor, taken from Maple Notch Romances: Eight Couples Find Love Over the Years by Darlene Franklin.

    “Preparing for the Christmas Eve service twenty-four hours later, Verity’s lips still tingled with the memory of Garrett’s kiss.”

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Blessings, Tina


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