I thought it would be fun for everyone to post their favorite first lines to books they enjoy.
Here’s some of mine…
Everyone is born with some special talent, and Eliza Sommers discovered early on that she had two: a good sense of smell and a good memory.
Daughter of Fortune, written by Isabel Allende
Once upon a time, sixty years ago, a little girl lived in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, in a little gray house made of logs.
Little House in the Big Woods, written by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The night before I got married I woke up, screaming, from my sleep.
Songs of the Humpback Whale, written by Jodi Picoult
Now I believe they will leave me alone.
Angle of Repose, written by Wallace Stegner
It wasn’t every day a guy saw a headless beaver marching down the side of the road, not even in Dean Robillard’s larger-than-life world.
Natural Born Charmer, written by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
With slow, ponderously rhythmical steps the oxen moved, each step a pause and an effort, each movement a deadening drag.
The Tall Stranger, written by Louis L’Amour
Dear Hubby even got in on the action…
People do not give it credence that a fourteen-year-old girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father’s blood but it did not seem so strange then, although I will say it did not happen everyday.
True Grit, written by Charles Portis
So what are some of your favorite first lines?