Posted in 19th Century First Line Friday Victorian

First Line Friday: A Conspiracy in Belgravia

From the Prologue… Thank goodness for a blatantly obvious murder. From Chapter One… This is an account of a remarkable…

Posted in 19th Century Civil War First Line Friday

First Line Friday: Gone with the Wind

Scarlett O’Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were….

Posted in 18th Century First Line Friday French Revolution

First Line Friday: The Glass-Blowers

“If you marry into glass,” Pierre Labbe warned my mother, his daughter Magdaleine, in 1747, “you will say good-bye to…

Posted in 15th Century First Line Friday Tudor

First Line Friday: The Tudor Bride

“The grey-green sea looked hungry as it lapped and chewed on the English shore, voracious, like the monsters mapmakers paint…

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First Line Friday: Paris Time Capsule

“The parcel was wrapped in brown paper and tied with an unblemished silk ribbon.” PARIS TIME CAPSULE by Ella Carey…

Posted in 20th Century First Line Friday WWII

First Line Friday: 5/26/17

“Half an hour before Diana Snyder died, she tidied up her desk in the typists’ office of the Cabinet War…

Posted in 20th Century Cold War First Line Friday

First Line Friday: 5/19/17

“Rebecca Hoffmann was summoned by the secret police on a rainy Monday in 1961.” EDGE OF ETERNITY by Ken Follett…

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First Line Friday: 5/12/17

“Nora’s first thought when they brought her the body was that it could not be her husband’s.” THE GOOD PEOPLE…

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First Line Friday: 5/5/17

“I often marveled after I went to Pendorric that one’s existence could change so swiftly, so devastatingly.” BRIDE OF PENDORRIC…

Posted in Ancient Egypt First Line Friday

First Line Friday: 3/17/2017

“While we waited for the news to arrive, we played dice.” CLEOPATRA’S DAUGHTER by Michelle Moran “The marriage of Marc…

Posted in 18th Century America American Revolution First Line Friday

First Line Friday: 3/10/17

“The mansion on the hill shone like a lighthouse.” ALEX & Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz “1777. Albany, New…

Posted in 19th Century Austen First Line Friday

First Line Friday: 03/03/2017

“Sometimes anger is a living thing.” THE PURSUIT OF MARY BENNET by Pamela Mingle “A tale of love and marriage,…