19 January 2018

The Friday 56 & First Line Friday | A Song Unheard

The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.
First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Hoarding Books.

Happy Friday!

This week, I've so enjoyed spending my time with Roseanna M. White's A Song Unheard, so I can't resist sharing a couple sentences of it. Enjoy!

First Line: The music seeped into her soul like fog over the Thames.

From Page 56: De Wilde only glanced at Willa once, for the briefest of moments, before turning his smile on Gwen. But it was enough to scald her.

Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which make her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I—to steal a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales.

Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he's won—until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father's work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the price. The only light he finds is in meeting the intriguing Willa Forsythe.

But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn't—that she must betray him and find that cypher, or her own family will pay the price as surely as his has.

Now, feel free to leave a line from a book near you in the comments below.
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  1. Happy Friday! My first line is from Callum’s Compass by Sara L. Foust:

    “A persistent knock at the front door dragged Kat Williams awake.”

  2. I love the cover of this one and I'm especially intrigued by the fact that not only is she a violinist but also an accomplished thief! Plus I can never resist a little espionage! Definitely adding this one to my list.

  3. love that book! My current first line is from The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright -

    "Death had a way of creeping up on a soul, and Ivy Thorpe was determined that when it visited her, she would not be surprised."

  4. Happy Friday!

    Today, my First Line Friday comes from the next book on my TBR mountain, Coming Home to Island House by Erica James…..

    There she is, the scarlet woman herself.’
    ‘She’s back then.’
    ‘Back to flaunt herself right under our noses. She’s no shame, that one.’
    ‘No shame at all.’

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Willa is a top-notched thief? Oh. A mystery. My Friday Quotes

  6. Ooooo! I am Officially Intrigued! I keep hearing such awesome things about her books and now I really want to read this one. :)


    Two Years Earlier

    Renee huddled in the garden shed in her pajamas and tried to hear him over the pounding of her heart in her ears. - Beneath Copper Falls by Colleen Coble

    Happy Friday and happy reading!

  8. I haven't heard of A song Unheard before and it sounds like a book I might enjoy. Thanks for mentioning it.

  9. Such an amazing book! I loved it so much.

    Happy Friday!

    Over on my blog, I am featuring Brett Armstrong's novel Destitutio Quod Remissio. It's an interesting read so far. Here I will post the first lines from chapter four of this book.

    "The streets were filled beyond the usual that day, or perhaps it only appeared so to Marcus. The market district was expansive enough to accommodate thousands. Over it looked the tall stone buildings surrounding the huge open Forum that was the city's center for centuries. All of the grand structures were washed white by the noon's radiance and loomed large over the transactions of Rome's citizens."

  10. I loved A Song Unheard! So many great lines.

    I’m about to start reading The Boy in the Hoodie, a young adult novel by debut Australian author Catriona McKewon. Here’s the first line:

    Before I met him, there wasn’t much I knew about the boy in the hoodie.He seemed to live above the rules.

  11. Wonderful snippets! Happy weekend!

  12. A violinist and a thief! That's a great combination. Great lines too! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your weekend and happy reading!


  13. I don't know why but it took me far too long to figure out I was looking at a violin... Thanks for sharing! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me