First Line Friday #110

Posted April 24, 2020 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 24 Comments

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Happy Friday!

The book I’m featuring this week is:

A Mosaic of Wings

Baker Book House | Amazon | Goodreads

Nora Shipley’s ears buzzed as though a thousand bees were trapped inside her head.

I am really excited to be reading this one very soon. And isn’t that cover art GORGEOUS?? It releases soon on May 5, but you can pre-order your copy now! You may or may not already know that Amazon isn’t shipping books right now, but Baker Book House is, and they are offering some great deals including free shipping so make sure to check them out! 🙂

About the Book:

Determined to uphold her father’s legacy, newly graduated Nora Shipley joins an entomology research expedition to India to prove herself in the field. In this spellbinding new land, Nora is faced with impossible choices–between saving a young Indian girl and saving her career, and between what she’s always thought she wanted and the man she’s come to love.

About the Author:

Kimberly Duffy is a Long Island native currently living in Southwest Ohio. When she’s not homeschooling her four kids, she writes historical fiction that takes her readers back in time and across oceans. She loves trips that require a passport, recipe books, and practicing kissing scenes with her husband of 20 years. He doesn’t mind. You can find Kimberly at

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.

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24 responses to “First Line Friday #110

  1. I’m starting an oldie, but one that I’ve been wanting to read…”A summons to the principal’s office had the same effect on me at twenty-seven as it did when I was seven, and seventeen.”

    Secrets She Kept by Cathy Gohlke

  2. Kay Garrett

    August 1952
    He had parked his cruiser in the muddy verge of the county highway, a little way from the circus that was going on up the road.
    HID FROM OUR EYES by Julia Spencer-Fleming
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Paula Shreckhise

    Oooo. This book is winging its way to me !

    My first line is from chapter 6 of One Hundred Valleys by Bonnie Leon:
    The Indians had kept moving, but Emmalin held on to the rifle.

  4. Jen@GracetoGrow

    That book sounds intriguing!

    Today on my blog I’m featuring The Traitor’s Pawn by Lisa Harris. Right now I’m reading Just the Way You Are by Pepper Basham, so I’ll share the first line here: “One step into the massive, glass-walled waiting area was all it took.”

    Have a great weekend! Happy reading! 🙂

  5. lelandandbecky

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “Collateral Damage” by Lynette Eason:

    “Sergeant First Class Asher James stared at Captain Phillip Newell, sure that he’d heard wrong.”

  6. Happy Friday!

    This sounds like a really amazing read.

    On my blog this week, I’m sharing the first line from The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White:

    “The numbers marched across the page in a glory all their own.”

    Have a great weekend!

  7. On my blog, I’m sharing Lady at Arms by Tamara Leigh. Here, I will share the first line from Chapter 21 of my current read, Kisses in Keystone by Kari Trumbo. “Hugh pulled his hat low to keep the sun off and shrugged on his black coat. The badge Bullock given him was buried in the bottom of his shaving kit. He hadn’t looked at it in a week.” I wish you a healthy and enjoyable weekend!

  8. Ellie

    I didn’t know Amazon wasn’t shipping books, but that makes sense since, technically, they aren’t “life essential”. I’m currently reading Sweet As Honey by Jennifer Beckstrand and the first line is “Dan Kanagy stopped his open-air buggy in the middle of the deserted road and turned on his flashlight.” I hope you have a nice weekend!

    • Yeah they said a while back that they were “deprioritizing” books. But if there’s a way to support local bookstores right now I think that’s more important anyways 🙂📚

  9. Happy Friday!
    On my blog I’m sharing from Being Known by Robin Jones Gunn. It’s such an EXCELLENT story. Currently, I’m reading Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish by Bethany Turner. I’m just getting into chapter 2 so I’ll share a line from there.
    “Meemaw? Are you home?”
    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! 🙂

  10. Love the cover of this book. Can’t wait to read it! My first line comes from Becky Wade’s Stay With Me — Like Papa Bear in the Goldilocks story, Sam Turner had discovered a strange woman sleeping in the bed of a home he owned.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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