First Line Friday

First Line Friday | Week 21 | A Song Unheard

It’s Friday, which means it’s time to open the book nearest you and share the first line. Today I’m sharing from A Song Unheard by Roseanna M White:

A Song Unheard

I love it! It’s atmospheric, and takes us straight into the setting.

About the Book

Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which makes 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 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.

A Song Unheard releases in paperback and ebook on 2 January 2018.

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  1. Can’t wait to read this one!

    I’m sharing the first line from The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright on my blog today, but at the moment, I’m reading ‘Beneath the Blackberry Moon’ by April Gardiner, so I’m going to share the first few lines of that here:

    “From inside the cool, shadowy wood, Totka Lawe squinted into a bright meadow. Its broad sea of undulating bromegrass lay empty. Deceptive.”

  2. I’m looking forward to reading this one!! Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Liz Curtis Higg’s “A Wreath of Snow”. A Christmas favorite of mine! Last evening I started reading Lucette Nel’s book “A Match of Sorts”. I’m really enjoying this one also! Here is the first line: “She changed her mind.”

  3. That novel definitely interests me. I feel the tension from your description. Great first line, too. I’m featuring At Your Request by Jen Turano on my blog. Here I will share the first line from The Boy and the Clock by A. Lynn Bassett. This is a children’s book. “Tick-tock, tick-tock. Only three minutes stood between Charlie Higgins and the best summer ever!”

    • I live in New Zealand, which means school has just finished for the year and the summer holidays have begun. I hope my son enjoys his holidays as much as Charlie Higgins is planning to! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Caryl Kane says:

    This series is on my wish list! 🙂

    It was days like this, when the sun bounced off Lake Superior with an eye-squinting brilliance, that Bree Nicholls forgot all her qualms about living where the Snow King ruled nine months of the year. – Without a Trace by Colleen Coble

    • I’ve just been reading a Colleen Coble novel – she writes great romantic suspense. Although I did get annoyed with one of the characters, who left her grandson unattended for about five minutes. I found myself yelling at her in my head. Stupid woman, leaving a child alone. He could get kidnapped – after all, this is a Colleen Coble novel. Then I realised she’s a character in a novel, and doesn’t know what evil is afoot. Those characters really get into our minds!

  5. Beth Erin says:

    Definitely looking forward to reading that one! Here’s the first line of my current read, Too Far Down by Mary Connealy:
    Skull Gulch, New Mexico Territory
    February 1881
    An explosion brought Cole Boden to his feet.

  6. I am so excited for this book!!! Can’t wait to read it. What a stunning cover.

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls, New York: Adele’s Journey. I am currently on chapter 14, so I will share the first three lines from that chapter here.

    “‘Are you busy?’ Adele looked up from the book lying in her lap. Uncle Osbourne stood at the threshold of the library.”

    • My cousins played the violin (not well, but they played). I played the French Horn – just as hard to play well, but at least it never sounded like a wailing cat. Thanks for visiting.

  7. Suzie W says:

    Happy Friday. I’m looking forward to reading this one!

    The first line from the next book I’m reading is:

    It was no surprise to me that I’d lost track of time.
    from A Song of Home by Susie Finkbeiner

    • My family is from Britain. One of my great-grandfathers fought in WWI. He came home with a medal, but never spoke of the war. I’m sure his experiences affected the way he raised his children, and that carried down to their children and grandchildren.

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