Friday, July 3, 2020

First Line Fridays: A Mosaic of Wings by Kimberly Duffy

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 A Mosaic of Wings by Kimberly Duffy:

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

Have you read this book? Book blurb below and you can read my review here.

What are you reading this weekend? I'd love for you to share your book's first line!

Happy reading!



About the Book:

Nora Shipley has one goal--to carry on the legacy of her late father by taking over the scientific journal he started. To that end, she's fought to be taken seriously among her male classmates and graduate as valedictorian of Cornell's entomology program. When pressures to settle down rise to a fever pitch, she impulsively joins a research expedition in Kodaikanal, India, to prove herself in the field and win a scholarship.

But India holds several surprises--she is impressed not only by the beauty of its natural wonders, but also by the gentle nature she discovers in the rival classmate who accompanied her, Owen Epps. Instead of exploring, however, she is forced by the expedition leader to stay at camp and illustrate exotic butterflies the men of the team find without her. During the many quiet days, Nora befriends Sita, a young Indian girl who has been dedicated to a goddess against her will.

In this spellbinding new land, Nora is soon faced with impossible choices--between saving Sita and saving her career, and between what she's always thought she wanted and the man she's come to love.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

6 comments:

  1. What an interesting opening line! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  2. I love Mosaic of Wings!

    My first line this week is from an Appalachian Summer by Ann Gabhart:
    May 20, 1933
    Piper Danson’s cheeks hurt from smiling for what seemed like hours with no relief in sight.
    Excellent book as always from Ann.

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  3. Happy Friday!!
    Over on my blog I shared my first line this week is from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince from Chapter 15 since that's were we stopped reading last night!
    "Snow was swirling against the icy windows once more; Christmas was approaching fast."
    https://www.musingsofasassybookishmama.com/2020/07/first-line-friday-harry-potter-and-half.html

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  4. Ooh that's a nice start! I wonder if she actually hears buzzing or if it's simile to the noise around her.

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  5. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog, I'm sharing the first couple of lines from Molly by Sarah Monzon: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2020/07/03/first-line-friday-142/. I'm currently on chapter 6, so I will share from there.
    "An eighty-hour work week -- that's all the hospital was allowed to work the interns and residents per the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. But when I'd gently reminded Dr. Feinburg of that fact after he'd assigned me to continue care for the patient admitted earlier, I'd been loudly and matter-of-factly put in my place."
    Hope you have a great weekend filled with family fun and relaxing reading time. ๐Ÿ˜€❤๐Ÿ“š

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