Friday, March 1, 2019

First Line Fridays: Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson

Happy Friday!

First Line Fridays is hosted by Hoarding Books and participants share the first line from a nearby book.

Today I'm sharing the first line from Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson:

"Maple leaves draped over the tree house window, the silvery fronds linked together like rings of chain mail to protect the boy and girl playing inside."

The local book club I attend chose this book for our March reading. The leader told us she loved it and read through it quickly. I'm looking forward to reading this one in a few weeks.

Have you read this book? What are you reading this weekend? Share your first line in the comments below.

Have a great weekend! Happy reading!

About the Book:

What happened to Brigitte Berthold?

That question has haunted Daniel Knight since he was thirteen, when he and ten-year-old Brigitte escaped the Gestapo agents who arrested both their parents. They survived a harrowing journey from Germany to England, only to be separated upon their arrival. Daniel vowed to find Brigitte after the war, a promise he has fought to fulfill for more than seventy years.

Now a wealthy old man, Daniel’s final hope in finding Brigitte rests with Quenby Vaughn, an American journalist working in London. He believes Quenby’s tenacity to find missing people and her personal investment in a related WWII espionage story will help her succeed where previous investigators have failed. Though Quenby is wrestling her own demons―and wary at the idea of teaming up with Daniel’s lawyer, Lucas Hough―the lure of Brigitte’s story is too much to resist. Together, Quenby and Lucas delve deep into the past, following a trail of deception, sacrifice, and healing that could change all of their futures.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. Happy Friday!

    I've shared the first line from The Deceived by Kelly Harrel over on my blog. But, I am currently reading Of Fire and Lions by Mesu Andrews. OH. MY. WORD! Is this book AMAZING!!!! I'm just starting chapter 12, so I will leave the first line from there.

    "Babylon's coolest months were warmer than Jerusalem's winter, and my small world of friendships was warmer still."

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! 😊💜📚

    1. I'm also reading Of Fire and Lions, but not quite as far into it as you are! Happy reading!

  2. Happy Friday & Happy Weekend! My first line is from "The Curse of Misty Wayfair" by Jaime Jo Wright:

    "Melancholy was a condition of the spirit and the soul, but also of the mind."

    1. I've heard so many good things about that book. Enjoy!

  3. That's such a great first line! I've definitely added this one to my tbr list :)

  4. That was one of my favorite reads of 2018!
    On my blog this week I shared the first line from Uninvited by Beckie Lindsay but I'm currently reading Vivir el Dream by Allison K Garcia (Yes, it's written in *mostly* English but anything in Spanish shares the translation). I'll share the first line from my current chapter (6) here: "Linda grumbled as she changed from her pajamas into jeans and a t-shirt." Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of quality reading time! :)

  5. I'm currently reading Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green. I'll share the first line of chapter 16!
    "Two weeks had passed since Fontaine and Moreau had come to supervise the harvest, and the fields were now more stubble than grain."

    1. I haven't had an opportunity to read that one yet, but it looks good!