First Line Fridays – Holding the Fort

Posted December 8, 2017 by Phyllis Helton in First Line Fridays / 22 Comments

I had the pleasure of reading Holding the Fort so I could review it.  From the very first line I was captivated.

June 1885 Wichita, Kansas

The fumes of the gaslights at the foot of the stage protected Louisa Bell from the more noxious odors of her audience.

 

Now it is your turn! Grab the book you are currently reading, open to chapter one, and post the first sentence (or second sentence) in the comments below. Then head on over to Hoarding Books to see all of the FLF pages this week (just click on the FLF button below).

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22 responses to “First Line Fridays – Holding the Fort

  1. On my blog I’m sharing the first line from Gina Holder’s debut novel “Whither Shall I Go?” so do stop by and check that out! I’ll share with you here the first line of a book that has been on my TBR for several months, I really loved this book!
    “The little hairs on the back of Allegra Spencer’s neck stood at attention. He was behind her.”
    -Count Me In (An Emerald City Romance #1) by Mikal Dawn

  2. I think that looks like a great book. I’ve never read anything by Regina Jennings, but I think I should!

    Happy Friday!

  3. Happy Friday!

    My first line is from the book I’m reading next, Like Moonlight at Low Tide by Nicole Quigley….

    People never ask me the right question when they ask me what happened the beginning of my senior year. They always ask what his last words were.

    Have a great weekend!!

  4. Caryl Kane

    Happy Friday! 🙂

    My mother’s name was Sarah. – Take This Cup by Bodie and Brock Thoene

  5. Interesting first line!

    I’m sharing about Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar on my blog today, but I’ll share a book that is on my TBR here.

    “Come on, come on. I know you’re here somewhere,” Magdalena Henry murmured, squinting through the viewfinder of her camera at the ragged line of coffee pickers sorting their day’s yield.
    -Ascension of Larks by Rachel Linden

  6. I’m sharing from The House on Foster Hill by Jamie Jo Wright on my blog, but had to put it down because nighttime and suspense and a need to sleep. So I’m currently reading Holding the Fort as well! It’s just the kind of lighthearted read I enjoy!

    The weather forecast for the weekend is looking bright and sunny, so I’m planning to get back into The House on Foster Hill when the sun comes out 🙂

  7. Regina Jennings’s books are always good with a touch of lightheartedness to them.

    Here’s the first line of the book I’m currently reading: “Who am I?” From His Forgotten Fiancee by Evelyn M. Hill

    Have a great weekend!

  8. I am sharing the first line from the YA Christian Dystopian novel All Things Now Living by Rondi Bauer Olson on my blog. Here I will post the first two lines from the novel I am starting next, Count Me In by Mikal Dawn:

    “The little hairs on the back of Allegra Spencer’s neck stood at attention. He was behind her.”

  9. I love Regina Jennings books! I plan to read that one in the new year. I’ll share the first line from a nonfiction book I’m currently reading. Pastoral Letters by Robert Murray McCheyne. “To all of you, my dear friends, and people who are beloved of God and faithful in Christ Jesus, your pastor wishes grace and peace from God the Father, and Jesus Christ our Lord.” Sounds like the beginning of an epistle in the Bible, doesn’t it? He was an amazing man of God who accomplished much in the short span of life given to him.

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