First Line Fridays: Little House on the Prairie


Hello and good morning!

Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

This week is a special edition because Father’s Day is this Sunday! So a huge shoutout to all dad’s joining us today.

So in honor of dad’s everywhere, I chose to showcase a childhood favorite that features one of my favorite fictional dad’s. It was even a TV show at one point so you’ve probably heard it.

The book I’m featuring is:

Little House on the Prairie” by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little House on the Priarie

This is a classic that takes place on the prairie that teaches life lessons, growing up, and surrounded by family.

Charles Ingalls, a.k.a. Pa is one of those dad’s who built his house with his own hands, is full of wisdom and love, is always there when his children need them, and is pretty much loved by anyone who reads the books.

And the first line is:

A long time ago, when all of the grandfathers and grandmothers of today were little boys and little girls or very small babies, or perhaps not even born, Pa and Ma and Mary and Laura and Baby Carrie left their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. They drove away and left it lonely and empty in the clearing among the big trees, and they never saw that little house again.

They were going to the Indian country.

Pa said there were too many people in the Big Woods now.

I know it’s a few more sentences than one line, but the beginning talks about Pa and I wanted to share a little about him.

Happy Father’s Day to all of the Father’s out there!

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating! Join us too!

26 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: Little House on the Prairie

  1. My first line this week is from Tricia Goyer’s A Daring Escape. I don’t have a bonus line to share, this week because I borrowed it from my local library and had to take it back yesterday. So, you’ll just have to stop by my blog to see the first line! ❤

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  2. February 1909

    Isabella Grayson’s shoes sank into the plush red carpet of Broadlands’ south hall, and she released a soft sigh. Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky

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  3. Happy Friday!😎

    My First Line Friday comes from a book I will be reading soon, The Life Lucy Knew by Karma Brown.

    I have a complicated relationship with my memory. Most of us, me included, believe our memories are fairly accurate.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊📚🌼

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  4. I loved the television series, but never read the book. Such great first lines! The book I’m sharing this week on my blog is “Before the Apocalypse” by Taylor Jaxon. This is a Young Adult Christian Suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the end. Here, I will share the first line in Chapter Fourteen of that same book: “Sam extended his hand through the doorway of the ivy-covered mansion. An appendage the size of a catcher’s mitt engulfed his palm.” Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


    • The show was one of my favorite shows for awhile!

      Ooh, I am going to need to check this book out. I love YA Christian novels. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend, Anneliese!


  5. I LOVE Little House on the Prairie!
    The book I’m sharing on my blog today is Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey but it’s also the book I’m currently reading so I’ll share the first line of my current chapter (12): “‘Do you think he followed you there?’ Parker asked, taking a bit of kung pao chicken.” Hope you have a great weekend! Happy Reading! 🙂


  6. the Little House books were some of the first I read by myself (as well as the Babysitter’s Club and the Chronicles of Narnia). Very fond childhood memories and I loved Pa so much!

    my FLF is from the paranormal romance that just came in for me at the library (Ocean Light – Nalini Singh) – The Year 2083 dawns in the icy shadow of winter’s crystalline wings.


    • Me too! They were some of the best books ever. I hope to share the love of these books with my future children one day. 😀

      Thanks for sharing Dee! Have a wonderful weekend!


  7. My daughter just read these . . . we found my old set in my parent’s attic!


    Today’s first lines come from Finding Wicked by Kathryn L. James

    “The day started out like any other, but then I received an email from Cordelia Irwin, the human resources director, and it was tagged urgent.”

    Sounds ominous, doesn’t it!

    I’m featuring lines from Nina Lane’s The Secret Thief on my blog today. I hope you can stop by!


  8. I’m reading a novella today, The Treasured Book by Kathleen Fuller. Here are the first lines:

    “Lucy Fisher had never been so drenched in her entire life. Still, she managed a smile as her bus drove away.”

    Have a great weekend!


  9. Wonderful first lines! I loved these books and this TV series growing up. 🙂

    My first line is from Candace Cameron’s new book, Kind is the New Classy: “Not a day goes by that I’m not thankful for the amazing job I have. I get to entertain people through comedy, romance, drama and heartfelt storytelling by acting my way through your television screens.” Happy reading!


  10. I adore LHOTP. I still have my entire collection on my bookshelf from when I was a kid!!!

    This week, I’m showcasing the first line from The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Here, I will share the first line from the book I just started reading, More Than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer.

    July 1894 — Pecan Gap, TX
    Logan Fowler dismounted outside the Lucky Lady Saloon, anticipation thrumming in his veins.

    I hope you have a great weekend filled with lots of reading time!


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