First Line Friday #124

Posted August 28, 2020 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 15 Comments


Happy Friday!

The book I’m featuring this week is:

The London Restoration

Baker Book House | Amazon | Goodreads

While some adjusted to air-raid sirens and others to the lost light of blackouts, Diana Somerville never recovered from the absence of church bells.

I just picked up my copy of this one at my local bookstore today and I am hoping to get to it very soon! I’ve heard great things about it so I can’t wait until I have the chance to dive in 🙂

About the Book:

In post-World War II London, determined to save their marriage and the city they love, two people divided by World War II’s secrets rebuild their lives, their love, and their world.

London, Fall 1945. Architectural historian Diana Somerville’s experience as a codebreaker at Bletchley Park and her knowledge of London’s churches intersect in MI6’s pursuit of a Russian agent named Eternity. Diana wants nothing more than to begin again with her husband Brent after their separation during the war, but her signing of the Official Secrets Act keeps him at a distance.

Brent Somerville, professor of theology at King’s College, hopes aiding his wife with her church consultations will help him better understand why she disappeared when he needed her most. But he must find a way to reconcile his traumatic experiences as a stretcher bearer on the European front with her obvious lies about her wartime activities and whereabouts.

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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15 responses to “First Line Friday #124

  1. Life was not unlike the wisp of fog that curled around the base of a grave marker, softly caressing the marble before dissolving into the violet shadows of the night. From The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright.

  2. Kay Garrett

    Saturday Afternoon, Miranda’s Farmhouse
    Miranda Trent felt the color drain from her face as she stared at the blood on her kitchen floor.
    STILL KNIFE PAINTING by Cheryl Hollon
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Becky

    Happy Friday! My first (2) line(s) is from “Hope for Christmas” by Dr. Elizabeth Maddrey:

    “Cyan Hewitt stared out at the waves of the Pacific Ocean. The pebbly beach on Whidbey Island wasn’t comfortable for sitting, so he’d found himself doing a lot of standing on mornings when the sea called to him.”

  4. Great first line!

    Mine is from Alexis by Dianne Harman…….

    Alexis sat back in her chair and stared at Bob and Nina, not believing what she’s just heard. After several moments she cleared her throat and said in a voice that was clearly fighting back tears “You’re giving me weight loss surgery for my annual bonus? Seriously?” she asked.

    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading!📚💜

  5. Jen@GracetoGrow

    Today on my blog I’m sharing from Airborne by DiAnn Mills. I just started reading Something Worth Doing by Jane Kirkpatrick: “ Her dreams of late had been of books with maps of unknown places.”

    Have a great weekend! 🙂

  6. I’m currently reading Tomorrow’s Shining Dream by Naomi Rawlings.
    “Daniel shifted in his saddle, causing a drop of sweat to roll down his back.”
    I hope you have a great weekend. 🙂❤📚

  7. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from The Edge of Belonging a debut book by Amanda Cox.
    September 8, 1994
    People considered him homeless because he didn’t have an address of his own, but Harvey James would’ve been homeless even if he owned the turreted mansion off State Route 460.

  8. I’m currently reading To Love A Prince by Rachel Hauck and it’s GREAT! The first line is “It’s said in the north country of Lauchtenland that the sea has a song and love blooms from the earth the same as flora and fauna.” I hope you have a nice weekend!

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