Friday, November 20, 2020

First Line Fridays: When Silence Sings by Sarah Loudin Thomas

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 When Silence Sings by Sarah Loudin Thomas.

"Colman walked along the last car of the coal train, tapping each wheel with his long-handled hammer, listening intently to the clang clang clang."

Have you read When Silence Sings? My local book club chose this for our November selection. Book blurb below.

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

Happy reading!



About the Book:

As a Long-Standing Feud Threatens to Spark Once More,
the Fates of Two Families Rest on the Most Unexpected of Shoulders.

For years, Serepta McClean has towered over the coal-filled hills of West Virginia, taking more than her share of legal and illegal trade alike. She's intent on securing the future of the McClean name, despite two unreliable sons and a long-standing feud with the Harpe clan that's exploded once again into violence.

While many fear her, and many more despise her, few dare to stand against her. Especially not someone like Colman Harpe--a railroad man with dreams of being a preacher. And yet it's a reluctant Colman, Serepta's sworn enemy, who finds himself in this powerful woman's territory, supposedly sent there by God himself to share stories of love and hope.

With the feud growing ever more dangerous, putting the entire region at risk, these two impossibly different people find themselves on a collision course. And the very lives of everyone close to them will be changed forever.


First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

6 comments:

  1. I loved When Silence Sings!

    My first line today comes from The Red Canary by Rachel Scott McDaniel:
    May 29, 1928. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    “ From that day on, death was in my song.” Vera’s voice quivered as she ended her nightly number.

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  2. Happy Friday!

    Over on my blog I am sharing the first line of Watercolors by Lorna Seilstad.
    "Spring should be filled with the scents of apple blossoms and fresh rain, not of sweaty men, wet canvas, and diseased flesh."

    https://www.musingsofasassybookishmama.com/2020/11/first-line-friday-watercolors.html

    Have a lovely weekend!!

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    1. Thanks for sharing! Have a great rest of the weekend!

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  3. Happy Friday!
    Today I'm sharing the first line from Jen Turano's latest novel, To Steal a Heart: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2020/11/20/first-line-friday-162/. But I'm currently starting A Castaway in Cornwall by Julie Klassen so I'll share a line from there.
    "Flotsam or jetsam? According to the heavy volume of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary in my uncle's study, flotsam is any goods floating on the sea where a ship has sunk or been cast away, while jetsam is anything purposely cast out of a ship when in danger, in hopes of saving it, or at least lightening the load."
    I hope you have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚❤๐Ÿ“š

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  4. Happy Weekend! My first line is from "Once Upon a Silent Night" by Kimberly Rae Jordan:

    "Alessia Talbot tipped her head back against the headrest of her seat, clutching her cell phone tightly in her hand."

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