First Line Friday - The Story Peddler

Friday, April 20, 2018




It's Friday! Also known as Fridaylicious, my new favorite Friday word. We're having nice spring weather and I am hoping that it will be warm enough for me to sit outside and read.

What do you have planned for the weekend? I hope you have something fun planned.

I received an early review copy of The Story Peddler by Lindsay A. Franklin, so when I was looking for a book for FLF, I thought this was a perfect choice.


About the book:

Tanwen doesn’t just tell stories—she weaves them into crystallized sculptures that sell for more than a few bits. But the only way to escape the control of her cruel mentor and claw her way from poverty is to set her sights on something grander: becoming Royal Storyteller to the king.
During her final story peddling tour, a tale of treason spills from her hands, threatening the king himself. Tanwen goes from peddler to prey as the king’s guard hunts her down . . . and they’re not known for their mercy. As Tanwen flees for her life, she unearths long-buried secrets and discovers she’s not the only outlaw in the empire. There’s a rebel group of weavers . . . and they’re after her too.

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First Line:

Colored ribbons of light poured from my fingers. One strand broke free and soared above the crowd's head, glowing golden in the afternoon sun. 

Is that not the best line? And it fits perfectly with the cover. I'm only on chapter 2, but the book is really good. Pre-order if you haven't already.


What is your first line this week? Leave it in the comments and then go to Hoarding Books to see their first line and all of the other First Line Friday participants.

Have a wonderful weekend!







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I met Lindsay at a recent writers conference. She is a super nice person. I am looking forward to reading her book. Even before I met her, that beautiful cover and intriguing description caught my attention and called me to read it. :)

Last November I had a nightmare. - The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

Today over at my blog, I am sharing the first line from the novel An Improper Proposal by Davalynn Spencer. Here, I will share the first line from Janet Ferguson's novel Leaving Oxford.

"Baby steps. Sarah Beth LeClair forced one foot in front of the other and willed herself to soak in the new life bursting around her on the University of Mississippi campus."

Happy Friday! On my blog today, I'm sharing the first line from Jody Hedlund's book, Love Unexpected. Here, I will share the first line from the second chapter of the book I'm currently reading, Mail-Order Revenge by Angela K. Couch. "The town of Bumble Bee appeared to consist of the sign bearing its peculiar name and a cluster of rustic buildings." Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

How fun! I’ve only met a few authors and they are super nice.

Wow! What a line!

I so need to start this series!

I like the name of the town. How fun!

I'm sharing from Where the Fire Falls on my blog today but I'm currently reading The Backcountry Brides Collection, so here is the first line from the first novella, Shenandoah Hearts by Carrie Fancett Pagels:

Prologue
Philadelphia 1753
"Ladysmith, you have a gentleman caller--maybe two." The voice of her employer, Jacob Owens, held a slight tease.

Happy Friday!

I was having techy difficulties last week, but I still wanted to say happy Friday and happy reading!

 
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