Welcome to First Line Friday, where book lovers across blogland share the opening line from a nearby book (since we all have books everywhere we turn). I’m kicking off my participation with the latest from one of my favorite authors of contemporary women’s fiction:
Someone Like You by Karen Kingsbury
The first line is:
Like a tumor in her chest, for twenty-two years Brooke Baxter West had carried the lie.
Wow, what a line to pull readers in with! And in true Karen Kingsbury fashion, the story had me hooked from the beginning and I wanted to read it straight through (which would have been possible if I had started reading on a Saturday since it’s shorter than some of her books).
Your turn: Share the first line from one of your books in the comments. Then hop over to Hoarding Books (the blog I’m joining in this fun) to see what they’re sharing.