It’s time to do one of my most favorite posts!
Authors put a lot of thought into creating a first sentence that will grab readers right from the start. They are looking to set the tone fast and will employ humor, intrigue, or colorful dialogue to do it.
With that in mind, I need you to take the following steps:
Step 1 – Grab your “to be read” stack of books
Step 2 – Open up to the first chapter of the book
Step 3 – Tell us what the first sentence is
I pulled a few books out of my stack so I’ll get us started. I’d love to hear from you, too, so leave your first sentences in the comments section of today’s post!
Abby’s head swam, her vision narrowing as she stumbled into her cabin. - Stranded by Dani Pettrey
The moment had come to act. - Memory’s Door by James Rubart
A boom of thunder woke Daniel from a deep sleep. - Return to Me by Lynn Austin
“If you spot him again, shoot him on sight,” my father said. - Glittering Promises by Lisa Bergren
The Van Lew mansion in Richmond’s fashionable Church Hill neighborhood had not hosted a wedding in many a year, and if the bride-to-be did not emerge from her attic bedroom soon, Lizzie feared it might not that day either. - The Spy Mistress by Jennifer Chiaverini
If only the plane would keep flying over the Atlantic and straight back to Virginia where Georgie belonged. - On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin
“He’s guilty of murder.” - Rebellious Heart by Jody Hedlund
Okay… your turn! Share your first sentences in the comments section of today’s post.