Friday, February 12, 2021

First Line Fridays: A Dance in Donegal by Jennifer Deibel

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 Dance in Donegal by Jennifer Deibel.

"The grandfather clock downstairs chimed the hour, its clangs all too reminiscent of the funeral bells presiding over Mother's service just yesterday morning."

Have you read A Dance in Donegal? ๐Ÿ“– It just released earlier this month. I'm hoping to read it soon!

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

Happy reading!

About the Book:

All her life, Boston-born Moira Doherty has relished her mother's descriptions of the Emerald Isle. When her mother dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1920, Moira is compelled to fulfill her dying wish--that she become the teacher in Ballymann, the beloved village in Donegal, Ireland, she's heard so much about.

After an arduous voyage, Moira begins a challenging new job in an unfamiliar and ancient country. Though a few locals offer a warm welcome, others are distanced by superstition and suspicion. Rumors about Moira's mother are unspoken in her presence but threaten to derail everything she's journeyed to Ballymann to do. Moira must rely on the kindness of a handful of friends--and the strength of Sean, an unsettlingly handsome thatcher who keeps popping up unannounced--as she seeks to navigate a life she'd never dreamed of . . . but perhaps was meant to live.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. I haven’t read any of Jennifer Deibel’s books, but this one sounds good! I’m sharing the first line of When Twilight Breaks by Sarah Sundin on my blog today ๐Ÿ˜Š Have a great weekend!

  2. That was a great book!

    My first line is from Shadows of the White City by Jocelyn Green:
    Chapter One. Chicago. Friday, August 4, 1893
    Sylvie hadn’t always leapt to the worst possible conclusion.

  3. Happy Friday! My first line is from "Cast the First Stone" by David James Warren:

    "It's the regrets that keep me awake."

  4. On my blog I shared the first line from Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh.
    "Just Breathe."
    Happy Valentines and Happy Reading ❤