First Line Fridays: Where I Was Planted

Happy Friday! Today I’m bringing you a book with a narrative voice that completely endeared me to this story… not to mention the Appalachian setting that always gets my attention.

Where I Was Planted by Heather Norman Smith

where i was planted

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First (few) Line(s):

“I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about weeds. Not just the dandelion and chickweed that pops up uninvited in people’s vegetable gardens. I’m talking about the kind of weeds that squeeze themselves up through the tiniest of cracks in sidewalks, and in roads and parking lots, and in little crevices in rocks. They’re unattractive to most people, but I think these plants are remarkable.”

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11 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: Where I Was Planted

  1. This book sounds pretty good. I love the cover!

    Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from Finding Lady Everly by Joanna Davidson Politano: I am just getting into the book, so I will share from chapter 2.

    “I clutched the edge of my seat and rested my forehead on the shuddering train window.”

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! 🙂💚📚


  2. I won Where I Was Planted and it arrived yesterday!

    My first line is from Finding Lady Enderly:
    I do not wish for all my dreams to come true. After all, nightmares are one type of dream. -Diary of a Substitute Countess
    Spitalfields, London’s East End, 1871
    For one blessed moment, I was beautiful.

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  3. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from King’s Shadow by Angela Hunt but it’s also my current read so I’ll share the first line from chapter 23 here: “Anyone who studied Herod in the days following Aristobulus’s death would not doubt his deep and sincere grief.” Happy reading!


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