First Line Friday

First Line Friday | Week 87 | A Silken Thread by Kim Vogel Sawyer

It’s First Line Friday! That means it’s time to pick up the nearest book and quote the first line. Today I’m sharing from A Silken Thread by Kim Vogel Sawyer:

First line from A Silken Thread: Laurel swung her feet from the armrest of the sofa to the floor and sat up.

I love the cover, but I have to say that’s not the most exciting first line, but should we judge an entire book by the first line? Have you read A Silken Thread? What did you think?

What’s the book nearest you, and what’s the first line?

About A Silken Thread:

For readers who love a heartwarming romance and a rich historical setting comes a tale of a young woman with a heavy burden, the International Cotton Exposition, and the pursuit of true love.

Eighteen-year-old Laurel Millard, youngest of seven children, is expected to stay home and “take care of Mama” by her older siblings, but Laurel has dreams of starting her own family. Operating a silk loom at the Atlanta Exposition will give her the chance to capture the heart of a man wealthy enough to take care of Laurel and any children she might bear, as well as her mother.

Langdon Rochester’s parents have given him an ultimatum: settle down with a wife or lose his family inheritance. At the Exposition, Langdon meets Laurel. Marrying her would satisfy his parents’s command, she would look lovely on his arm for social events, and in her besotted state, he believes she would overlook him continuing pursuing rowdy adventures with his unmarried buddies. Langdon decides to woo Laurel. Willie Sharp is not well-off and must take on an extra job at the Atlanta Exposition as a security guard. When mischief-makers cause trouble in the Women’s Building, Willie is put in charge of keeping the building secure. He enjoys visiting with Laurel, who seems like the little sister he never had, but his feelings for Laurel change to something much deeper. Can Willie convince Laurel that he can give her better life–even with so little to offer?

You can find A Silken Thread online at:

Amazon US | Amazon AU | ChristianBook | Goodreads | Koorong

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10 comments

  1. I haven’t read any books by this author yet, and I don’t know why. This story does seem interesting. I’ll have to give her a try soon. On my blog, I’m featuring Hillbrooke, God’s Rewrite by Beverely Joy Roberts. This is such a great series and she’s quite the storyteller. Have a wonderful weekend!

    • I think she writes Amish (which I’m not interested in) and historical fiction/romance. She’s also written a couple of historical romantic suspense novels which I enjoyed.

  2. Happy Friday!

    On my blog I am sharing the first couple of lines from Delicate Balance by Brooke St. James: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/04/04/first-line-friday-82/. It’s a really sweet book I highly recommend. Currently, I am reading A Silken Thread by Kim Vogel Sawyer, so I will share the first line from chapter 7.

    “‘Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.’ Willie gave a little jolt. The preacher read on, but the second verse of Galatians 6 seemed to bounce off the wood-planked walls and echo in Willie’s mind.”

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading!

  3. Paula Shreckhise says:

    My first lines are friom The Artful Match by Jennifer Delamere:
    Venezuala, August, 1881

    Julia Bernay Stephenson watched as her father carefully stirred honey into his coffee. For years she had thought he was dead, and now, even though it had been a week since she’d found him alive, she still looked at him with wondering eyes.

  4. Yvette says:

    Happy Friday! I’m sharing from Up from the Sea by Amanda Dykes on my blog today. This is the first line from my current read, In the Shadow of Croft Towers by Abigail Wilson:

    “I often wonder what my life would have been like if I had never learned the truth.”

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