First Line Fridays – The Lacemaker

Hello dear readers!

We hope those of you in the USA had a fun and safe 4th of July and, in celebration of this week’s holiday, today’s First Line Friday is a special Patriotic edition!

The book I’m featuring today is set in the throes of the American Revolution in Virginia…

The Lacemaker

by Laura Frantz

the lacemaker


And the first line is…

May 1775

Elisabeth took a breath, breaking an intense hour of concentration.

Your turn, reader friends! Share YOUR first line in the comments below!
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18 thoughts on “First Line Fridays – The Lacemaker

  1. Love this book and Laura Frantz! 🙂

    My first line comes from The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard

    November 1942

    The news that June’s grandfather was being evicted had come from her older sister Mary, who worked in town at Langham’s Drug Store.

    Happy Friday and happy reading! 🙂

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  2. Happy Friday!

    My first lines come from Danielle Norman’s upcoming release Stetson.

    “Why were funeral home’s chairs so uncomfortable? Did they have a catalogue of nothing but hardwood, straight-back chairs? Chairs that constantly reminded you that you were uncomfortable, the people around you were uncomfortable, and that you were going to be uncomfortable for another two hours.”

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  3. My first line is from Blind Betrayal by Nancy Mehl:

    As Martin Avery waited to be murdered, he was surprised to find that, more than anything else, he felt offended.

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  4. Laura Frantz’s book was awesome! Happy Friday! My first line is from This Freedom Journey by Misty M. Beller:

    “This journey I take seems foolish to others, yet I can’t help the yearning that fuels me. ~Adrien’s Journal”

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  5. Love Laura’s books! I was going to share from The Mistress of Tall Acre since it is set just after the Revolutionary War but it was just too sad. So instead, I am sharing from the second chapter of the book I’m featuring on my blog, Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton:

    “The babysitter was late, Addie and Walsh were flying around the house in superhero capes yelling the Batman theme song–“Da-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-Batman!”–and Jenna had just poured a mug of coffee when Walsh bumped into her from behind, spilling hot liquid down the front of her black Full Cup Coffee T-shirt.”

    Happy Friday!

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  6. I adored this novel. Laura Frantz is one of my favorite authors!!!

    This week for FLF, I am showcasing Roseanna M. White’s novel Whispers From the Shadows. Here, I will post the first line from chapter 2 in the book I’m just starting today, The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham.

    “Em, you look so improved.”

    Kind of sounds insulting…I’ll have to read on and find out the context. 😉

    Hope you’re having a blessed weekend with lots of fun reading time. 😊

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  7. I can’t believe I still haven’t read this one, but it’s definitely on my TBR pile!
    The book I shared on my blog is The Hidden Side by Heidi Chiavaroli, but I’m currently reading Things I Never Told You by Beth K Vogt so I’ll share that first line here: “The what-ifs taunted me every time I visited my parents, but any hope of beginning again had vanished years ago–if there’d ever been one. Hope you have a great weekend!

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