First Line Friday – The Peasant’s Dream


Have you read any of Melanie Dickerson’s books? She has totally captured my heart with her fairytale retellings. I’m obsessed! Beautiful words, brilliant stories, and captivating characters. The Peasant’s Dream is Melanie’s 11th book in the Hagenheim series….but they CAN be read separately, but I recommend starting at the beginning with The Healer’s Apprentice.

The Peasant’s Dream
by Melanie Dickerson

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My First Line:

Adela stood watching her brother Steffan marry his true love, Katerina of Hamlin, memorizing how the autumn sun bathed everything in warm light and made the stained glass windows of Hamlin Cathedral spark and glow.


What is your first line?
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8 thoughts on “First Line Friday – The Peasant’s Dream

  1. She always has such beautiful covers.
    My first line is from DON’T KEEP SILENT by Elizabeth Goddard
    Denver, Colorado
    Dread warred with hope as Rae Burke shivered in the cold outside on the porch.


  2. I’m currently reading Georgana’s Secret by Arlem Hawks (a very cool name, btw). I’m on chapter 12, so I’ll share the first line from there: “Seawater made poor wash water.” I think I’d have to agree! Hope you have an excellent weekend. 🙂❤📚


  3. Happy Friday! I’ve been in the mood to read my old Victorian novels, so my first line is from “St. Elmo” by author Augusta J. Evans. This is not the actual first line, but one that I like for how descriptive it is:

    “Until her wild song waked echoes among the far-off rocks, the holy hush of early morning had rested like a benediction upon the scene, as though nature laid her broad finger over her great lips, and waited in reverent silence the advent of the sun.”


  4. I believe I have read one of her books, but not from this series. It sounds captivating! On my blog, I am sharing the first line from the Christian non-fiction, Courage, Hope, and Healing by Mary Pappas. It’s the compelling story of her battle against cancer. Here, I will share the first line from Chapter Five: Staring blankly out of the dining room window, I waited for the telephone to ring.


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