First Line Friday #53: The Whys Have It


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First Line Fridays on Faithfully Bookish

Happy final Friday of June, reader friends! Where has the time gone?!

Don’t miss out on our current giveaways plus some blogger buddies and I are sponsoring a FOUR book giveaway on Seekerville!

After you say hi and drop off your first line in the comments, hop around to the other First Line Friday ladies for more great book recommendations!

The Whys Have It by Amy Matayo

The Whys Have It by Amy Matayogoodreads | amazon

My past just caught up to me, because for one careless second I forgot to run.

I’m getting ever closer to this title in my tbr and that makes me very happy!!! Hop over and meet Cory Minor!


 So, open the book nearest to you and post the first line in a comment below!

Then go see what all these lovely First Line Ladies are up to:

Reading is My Superpower
Bookworm Mama
Singing Librarian Books
Radiant Light
Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen
All the Book Blog Names are Taken
Robin’s Nest
Fiction Aficionado
Bibliophile Reviews
Kathleen Denly
Lauraine’s Notes
With a Joyful Noise
A Baker’s Perspective
Joy of Reading
C Jane Read
Moments Dipped in Ink
Cafinated Reads

If you’d like to share the First Line Friday fun on your blog,
let Carrie know at Reading is My Superpower!


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    “The promised view of the mountain peak waited, cloaked in mist like a tissue-wrapped gift not ready to be unveiled.” ~The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett

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    Happy Friday!
    My first line is from Rediscovering Americanism by Mark R. Levin: “I often wonder what Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, James Madison, John Adams, George Mason, Benjamin Franklin, and the other Founders would think about today’s America.

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    Hmm… sounds like an interesting book!

    I borrowed my 9-year old son’s current read to share in the comments. This is a super fun mystery book for kids and one that’s been read more than once!

    “Voices sounded, but no one was there to hear them.”
    Treasure On Spy Glass Hill
    by: Paul B. Ricchuiti.

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    The date was April 14, 1912, a sinister day in maritime history, but of course the man in suite 63-65, shelter deck C, did not yet know it. – The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson

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    The stack of photographs slipped to the floor, splaying across the wood planks like wildflowers over a grassy meadow. – Strand of Deception by Robin Caroll

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    Wow. I absolutely LOVE that first line!

    Today I’m sharing the first line from “A Match Made in Alaska” over on my blog, but the first line I’m sharing here is from a book I recently finished, “Against the Tide” by Elizabeth Camden:

    Boston, 1876
    Lydia was embarrassed to wear a damp dress on the first day of school, but it rained last night while her clothes were strung across the boat’s rigging to dry.

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    My Heart Belongs in : Mackinac Island by Carrie Fancett Pagels! Maude Welling’s twelve year old brother, Jack, raced across the waxed wood floor of the soda shop, straight toward her, then skidded to a halt. Last weeks featured book!

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    Loved this book! Must write a review…

    I have the first line from Over Maya Dead Body on my blog today, but I’m going to share the first line from another great read about to release, Susan May Warren’s “A Matter of Trust”:

    “Gage Watson blamed the trouble on the bright, sunny day.”

    Personally, I quite like bright, sunny days, but maybe it’s different in the snow. 😎

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    That is an intriguing line! My first line today is from Rachel Linden’s debut novel, Ascension of Larks:

    “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.

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    I’m getting very close to reading this one in my TBR too! Happy 4th weekend!

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