First Line Fridays — The Orphan’s Wish

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Today’s First Line comes from

The Orphan’s Wish

by Melanie Dickerson.

The Orphan's Wish


My First Line:

Summer 1401
The Holy Land

Alad’din’s mother’s eyes were closed as she lay on her funeral bier.

What are you reading?  What is your first line?
Open the book nearest you and post the first line in the comments below…

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16 thoughts on “First Line Fridays — The Orphan’s Wish

  1. I shared the first few lines (and then some) of one of my old favorites Open Road Summer by Emery Lord on my blog. But let me share the first line of the book I’m currently reading, Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win by Jo Piazza, on here instead.

    “Tell people one true thing before you tell them a lie. Then it will be easier for them to believe the lie.”

    Happy reading! And happy Friday to you! 😀


  2. My first line is from The Reckoning of Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright:

    .Gossamer Grove, Wisconsin. 1907

    Libby Sheffield had never stopped to wonder what she would take specific note of if she ever stumbled upon a dead body.


  3. Today, I’m sharing the first line from River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart over on my blog, so I’ll share with you here the first line from chapter 12 of the same book.
    “In the years she’d been with Ruth, Adria had brought home plenty of strays.”
    Have a wonderful weekend!


  4. Happy Friday! My first line is from La Risposta: The Answer (A Tuscan Legacy book 9) by Autumn Macarthur:

    Prologue: “Instead fo returning to her vegetable garden, Teresa Pellegrini rushed into the farmhouse.”


  5. Today I’m sharing lines from Kat Mizera’s Smitten in Santorini.

    “Melina Lakkas was having the mack daddy of bad days.”

    I hope you are having a better day than she is!

    I’m featuring lines from Kate Wiloughby’s upcoming sports romance Clean Sweep on my blog. I hope you can stop by.

    Happy Reading! Janine from @The World Was Hers for the Reading


  6. Happy Friday!

    My first line comes from The Counterfeit Heiress by Tasha Alexander

    I raised the long, curved bow and with two fingers pulled back its string, all the while resisting the urge to remove one of the silver-shafted arrows nestled in the quiver slung over my shoulder.


  7. Great minds! I’m sharing this book too today. 😊

    I just started chapter 8, so I’ll leave the first line from there.

    “Aladdin followed Herr Kaufmann around for the first week.”

    Happy Friday!


  8. Happy Friday!
    I just finished reading The Orphan’s Wish and enjoyed it very much.

    I am reading the Victorian Christmas Brides Collection: 9 Women Dream of Perfect Christmases during the Victorian Era by Carrie Fancett Pagels, Erica Vetsch, C. J. Chase, Susanne Dietze, Rita Gerlach, Kathleen L. Maher, Gabrielle Meyers, Vanessa Riley and Lorna Seilstad.
    My first line is from the second novella in this collection, Star of Wonder by Susanne Dietze…..

    County Durham, England
    December 20, 1875
    They say it’s larger than a hen’s egg–the Star of Wonder, that is.

    Blessings, Tina


  9. I have this one on my TBR pile!
    The book I shared on my blog this week is Her Place in Time by Stephenia H McGee but my next book is going to be The Baker’s secret by Stephen P Kiernan so I’ll share that first line here: “All through those years of war, the bread tasted of humiliation.” Hope you have happy weekend with plenty of reading! 🙂


  10. I’m sharing from a book that will be out early next month (I won an uncorrected proof on GoodReads) on my blog today, The Daisy Children by Sofia Grant, so here is the second line:

    “It wasn’t the fault of the trousers, of course, but it was tempting to blame them nonetheless.”

    Happy Reading!


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