First Line Fridays


What’s the first line of the closest book to you? Leave me a comment, then head over to Hoarding Books for more great lines from great authors!

“To put it as simply as possible: this is the story of a polygamist who has an affair.”

~Brady Udall, The Lonely Polygamist

My first line is from The Longely Polygamist by Brady Udall. It’s a New York Times Bestseller about one big dysfunctional family and its trials and tribulations. Its cast of characters features many eccentric people who, by all accounts, evoke sympathy even though their lifestyle may be far outside what most of us are familiar with. I have only read the first chapter, but am enjoying it thoroughly.


24 thoughts on “First Line Fridays

  1. On my blog, I’m featuring The Purchased Bride by Kit Morgan. Here, I will share the first line from Chapter Four of that novel. “Herman Mayer wasn’t the brightest or the nicest man around, and he knew it.” Wishing you a great Friday!


  2. 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! 😁❤📚

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  3. Happy Friday!😎

    My First Lines come from If Ever I Would Leave You by Susan May Warren…….

    “Watching you die is the last thing I want to do on a Saturday morning.” Sierra said it in a low mutter, nearly under her breath, but Ian heard it anyway, a slash across his chest, right between the ribs.

    Have a great weekend, stay cool, and Happy Reading!😊💖📚

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  4. Caitlin H

    Happy Friday 🙂

    I don’t know if The Lonely Polygamist is my cup of tea, but the opening line makes it sound interesting. I love historical romances, so its hard for me to connect with other genres.

    This week’s FLF is Jen Turano’s A Match of Wits. I’m also reading Roseanna M. White’s Circle of Spies from the Culper Ring Series:

    “Marietta Hughes was the worst widow in the history of mourning.”

    Hope you have a nice weekend 🙂

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  5. Becky

    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!

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  6. It’s an intriguing premise!

    I’m sharing from Open Circle by Stacy Monson on my blog.

    But Then There Was You by Kara Issac has just won the 2018 RITA Award for Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements from Romance Writers of America, so I’m going to share the first line to celebrate Kara’s win:

    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.

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  7. I’m sharing from A Rebel Heart by Beth White on my blog today, here’s the first line of Chapter 2:

    “Spyglass pressed to his good eye, Daughtry crouched behind a tree at the edge of the creek running through Buckner’s Ravine.”

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. 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! 💗

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  9. This is an interesting meme; one I’m surprised I haven’t seen before. If I started to participate, this might get dangerous. I have a lot of business books sitting around right now. O_o Would anyone care about those first lines?! Probably not. XD I hope you enjoy the rest of The Lonely Polygamist

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