First Line Friday: A Light on the Hill

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Happy Friday, reader friends! It is going to be one of those days… we’re still in the thick of replacing the flooring in our home, I’m hosting over at Hoarding Books (which means I’m manning the comments and visiting everyone who links up), and today is my Seekerville debut!!! Eeeeep! We’re going to have some bookish fun including a giveaway so drop by and see me!

 

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette

A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette
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Chapter One
7 Av 1399 BC
Shiloh, Israel
With one finger I followed the rippled path of my shame down my face. The scarred ridge of the crescent moon of Ashtoreth cupped my cheekbone in a cruel embrace.

 

I reviewed this book for RT a few months ago so you don’t find my review here on Faithfully Bookish (sadness, I know, but doing a few paid reviews helps me offset costs here). What you WILL find is a fabulous setting spotlight + giveaway courtesy of the author!

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34 Comments


  1. // Reply

    Happy Friday!

    My first line comes from a book I will be reading soon, August and Everything After by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski…..

    I started wearing my grandmother’s old cat-eye glasses in June, right after my latest crush nearly crushed me.

    Have a great weekend and stay warm!


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      Aw, that’s sad! I’m not sure I could pull off the cat-eye glasses 🤓


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    I’m featuring A Passionate Hope by Jill Eileen Smith over on the ole blog. Here I will share from Keturah by Lisa T. Bergren. “In the hopes that at least one would get through, their father had sent three copies of his last letter from the West Indies; as it happened, his daughters received them all.”

    Happy Friday!


  3. // Reply

    I need to read this one soon!

    Four years to the day after the alien planet arrived above Earth, Sofi’s papa had collapsed on the rickety front porch of their buttermilk-yellow farmhouse. –Reclaiming Shilo Snow by Mary Weber


    1. // Reply

      I can’t stop talking about it. I’ve heard great things about Mary’s series too!


  4. // Reply

    I can’t wait to read this soon!

    I’m featuring “The Saturday Night Supper Club” by Carla Laureano on the blog today, but my first line here will be the book I’m currently reading, “Across the Blue” by Carrie Turansky.

    February 1909
    Isabella Grayson’s shoes sank into the plush red carpet of Broadlands’ south hall, and she released a soft sigh. What luxury!

    Happy reading and have a wonderful weekend!


  5. // Reply

    Tom stopped coating hot apple fritters in that tantalizing mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
    SURVIVAL OF THE FRITTER
    By Ginger Bolton


  6. // Reply

    I’m sharing the first line from Part 1 Chapter 1 of Jocelyn Green’s “A Refuge Assured”
    She should be used to this by now, the way skin exposed to cold eventually lost feeling.


  7. // Reply

    I loved this one. I didn’t realize what I was getting into when I started it and almost hit pause on the audiobook and stuck it out and really enjoyed it. My current read is not CF, so no First Line this week. However, I did just realize a new Kimberly Rae Jordan book came out, so I’ll be starting that ASAP.


  8. // Reply

    I have seen this book feature once before. It sounds like a good read. Happy reading and a good week end. TodAy I am featuring one of my favorite author’s cat series by Shirley Rousseau Murphy. This is a long running series and I am looking forward to reading the next book, out in November.


    1. // Reply

      The series featured on your blog is super cute, Betty! Have a great weekend!


  9. // Reply

    An intriguing first line. On my blog, I’m featuring Wilted Dandelions by Catherine Ulrich Brakefield. Here I will share the first line of the book I’m currently reading, Rumors and Promises by Kathleen Rouser. Stone Creek, Michigan, 1900. “Sophia Bidershem jerked awake as the train whistle blew.” I wish you a wonderful weekend.


    1. // Reply

      It is hard to sleep on a train. I don’t know how folks did it back then!


  10. // Reply

    My copy of this book just came in! I cannot wait to get to it.

    Over on my blog, I am featuring Heather B. Moore’s novel, Worth the Risk. I am very excited to read that book. It sounds like it will be a lot of fun.

    Here, I will post from the novel I am currently reading, A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green. It is an AMAZING story that I am enjoying wholeheartedly. I am just starting chapter 29, so I will share the first two lines from this chapter.

    Asylum, Pennsylvania
    July 1795

    Still damp with morning’s dew, the cool earth soiled Vivienne’s apron as she knelt in her garden, tugging weeds from between iris and yarrow. Geese soared overhead, soft brown chevrons against a sky of robin’s-egg blue.


    1. // Reply

      I’m not a fan of gardening but Jocelyn makes it sound quite lovely here! 😀


  11. // Reply

    My first line also comes from A Refuge Assured. I’ll share the first line from Chapter 5, which is what I’m ready to read.
    For the third consecutive night, Vivienne was awakened by bloodcurdling cries from the other side of the wall.
    I am thoroughly enjoying this book, and can’t wait to continue my reading of it! 🙂


    1. // Reply

      Thank you, Heather! It was great to see you there, too! I feel like we’re running a circuit today, LOL!


  12. // Reply

    Happy Friday!

    “The came for her on a Sunday. It was third quarter with two minutes left on the clock in a savage battle between football rivals San Francisco Sharks and Kansas City Rockets when the sounds that would change her life forever broke through the ordinary chirps of the television announcers.” From Traded by Tess Thompson

    https://hersforthereadingsite.wordpress.com/2018/02/09/first-line-friday-traded-brody-and-kara-by-tess-thompson/comment-page-1/#comment-722


  13. // Reply

    I’m anxiously waiting for my turn to read this – waiting for library holds can be hard 😉

    James Markert’s All Things Bright and Strange is the book I’m sharing from on my blog today. Here is the first line from Chapter 2:

    “Anna Belle was pretty as a sunrise and always dressed to the nines.”


  14. // Reply

    I’m excited to read this series! 🙂

    Josie Gallagher gripped the letter from the county manager’s office with tight hands. – Her Secret Daughter by Ruth Logan Herne

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!


  15. // Reply

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Forward to What Lies Ahead by Chloe S. Flanagan:

    “Regina’s cellphone buzzed sharply, shattering the silence of her apartment and making her coffee table vibrate.”


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    From Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky:
    Paragraph 5 of page one.
    February 1909
    Bella has visited many lovely homes in London after her presentation at court and the rounds of balls and dinner parties during her first two seasons, but she’d never seen a more lavish home tha Broadlands, her family’s new country estate.


  17. // Reply

    You are such a busy lady! Hope you get that flooring done soon, too.

    I’m featuring Jennifer Rodewald’s Valentine’s Day novella on my blog, but at the moment I’m refreshing my memory on Mary Weber’s The Evaporation of Sofi Snow:

    “The ice-planet arrived in the dusky heat of summer twilight during Earth’s Fourth World War.”

    Have a great weekend.


  18. // Reply

    I love these lines and the cover! I hope you’ll enjoy your read and have a fantastic weekend. My lines here “Tell me a story.” Grandma smiled through a mess of wrinkles and brushed a lock of wavy blonde hair off my brow. “Another? Three books weren’t enough?”

    “Not a book story. One of your stories.”

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