First Line Fridays – Sons of Blackbird Mountain

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With as many books as we read each year, it can be hard to narrow down our favorites. But I think it’s safe to say that this book is one of the BEST books I have EVER read. If you only read ONE book this year…Let it be this one! – Rach

Today’s First Line comes from

Sons of Blackbird Mountain

by Joanne Bischof

Sons of Blackbird Mountain


Blackbird Mountain, Virginia
August 27, 1890

Aven peered down at the letter again, noted the address written in Aunt Dorothe’s hand, then looked back to the wooden sign that was staked into the ground.

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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11 thoughts on “First Line Fridays – Sons of Blackbird Mountain

  1. I shared the first line of Jo Piazza’s upcoming novel “Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win” on my blog. I’m still currently reading it so, I’ll share the first line of chapter 19 instead.

    “Ted Slaughter made a grand entrance onto the debate stage. When Chalotte went to shake his hand, he dropped to the floor to begin the first of thirty-seven push-ups.”

    Happy reading! Hope you have a restful weekend! 💗


  2. This is on my to-read list. Along with a mere 501 other books (according to my Goodreads list). Too many books, too little time.0i

    I’m sharing from Open Circle by Stacy Monson on my blog. But today I’m sharing the first line from Then There Was You by Kara Issac, which has just won the 2018 RITA Award for Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements from Romance Writers of America.

    Congratulations, Kara!

    Here’s the first line:

    Paige McAlister didn’t think think it was possible, but there was something worse than being single and thirty at your nineteen-year-old sister’s wedding.


  3. Definitely want to read it!

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Susan May Warren’s book “The Heat is On”.

    “Skye Doyle was going to get everyone killed.”


  4. I love Joanne Bischof’s books! 🙂

    My first line comes from Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King….

    “It’s a rock, Holmes”


  5. I loved this book!!!!

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Woman of Clay by Linda Caddick. I’m currently on chapter 11, so I will share the first line from this chapter.

    “Spring burst almost overnight in a full palette of brilliant colour, transforming the world into one which barely resembled the one Shana had inhabited just a week or two before.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend filled with great reading time! 😁❤📚


  6. Today’s first lines come from Emma Hart’s Four Day Fling.

    “I’d been in a lot of awkward situations in my life. 
    In fact, you could almost say I was an expert in awkwardness.  If it were a degree, I’d have finished it by age ten and been handed my Ph.D. on my sweet sixteenth.  
    Which, as history dictated, wasn’t all that sweet.”

    I’m featuring lines from Revenge Love by Kata Cuic on my blog. Happy Reading!


  7. I just finished this book by Kathy Herman after waiting years from the first book. “Only by Death” the second book in the Ozark Mountains Trilogy it was worth waiting for. “Liam Berne was about to commit Murder———- at least according to Arkansas law.”


  8. My FLF quote is from Ann Gabhart’s newest book: River to Redemption.

    June 1833
    Adria Starr didn’t want her mother and little brother to stop breathing the way her father had. She wanted to take care of them. She was seven.


  9. I want to read this so bad.

    I’m sharing about “Trials of the Mighty” by Kenyon T. Henry on the blog today, but I’m currently reading “Unafraid” by Carey Scott. I’ll share the first line of chapter two.

    Authentic living. What does it even mean?

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!


  10. Thanks for sharing this one, it really sounds wonderful.

    I shared a thriller on my blog, but I am also listening to an Amish Romance,
    A Place at our Table by Amy Clipston

    A long, shrill tone screamed through the loud speaker, jarring Jamie Riehl from sleep.


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