Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!!!
Happy Friday of a brand spanking new year! How’s everyone’s year going so far? It’s freezing here in Florida, bouncing between 20 and 30 degrees. There’s frost on the ground and flurries are in the forecast.
Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line.
The book I’m featuring today is:
And the first line is:
Lightning crackled, splitting the night sky over Paris, illuminating letters painted on the bookstore window across the street: La Maison de Amis Livres. Driving rain pounded the loose shutters of Shakespeare and Company, making them rattle so that Claire Stewart dropped the heavy blackout curtain into place.
Doesn’t that description of the weather make it feel as if you were there in Paris at Shakespeare and Company? I’m more than halfway through reading this fabulous World War II novel and I’m loving it! You get to see viewpoints through different characters that just give you a glimpse of what life must have been like.