Top 10 Tuesday — First Character Lines

9 Nov

The last 2+ weeks have been a whirlwind around here with both expected and unexpected travel. I have been out of town many more days than at home — lots of catching up to do! All that to say I have chosen the easy way out with my TTT list. Memorable character quotes is being twisted to a variation on first lines — the first sentence uttered by a character. All the books featured today are on my near future TBR list. I hope you find a book that piques your interest.

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Top Character First Lines

“And King David, a warrior poet, cried out to God, ‘Out of my distress I called upon the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free.'”

“You’ll never believe it, but I discovered two more diaries!” Miss Cora’s voice wavered, but even at ninety-two it had not lost its cultured tone.

“Thanks for coming with me today. I needed this.”

“What are you doing, Miss Travers?”

“We shouldn’t be doing this.” Lindsey Waters whispered as she stood in the dark hallway next to her sometimes friend, sometimes enemy, and all-the-time troublemaker.

“I’m green with envy! Paris is the most beautiful city in Europe!”

“It will be over soon, little Hebrew,” said the man with painted lips, blood-red and curving with false tenderness.

“Seif, you will send your child to this school?”

The last child, a girl with wide brown eyes and a riot of red curls trailed her hand over the robe. “It’s softer than I thought it’d be.”

“You’ve got manure in your hair, Gerrit,” Luisa whispered, her Italian accent still strong even after thirty years in the States.

7 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — First Character Lines”

  1. lydiaschoch November 9, 2021 at 9:52 am #

    I’m so curious about that robe now!

    My post:

  2. Astilbe November 9, 2021 at 10:04 am #

    Roots of Wood and Stone does sound good.

    Here is our

  3. themoonphoenix November 9, 2021 at 12:48 pm #

    “I’m green with envy! Paris is the most beautiful city in Europe!” I love that, sounds like something I could say

  4. Cindy Davis November 9, 2021 at 1:54 pm #

    Several books on this list that I can’t wait to read, thanks for sharing!

  5. Susan November 9, 2021 at 5:43 pm #

    This is a fun twist on the prompt! I just got a copy of AFTER SHE FALLS from the publisher and I can’t wait to give it a go.

    Happy TTT!


  6. masterspj November 10, 2021 at 6:46 am #

    I love the line “We shouldn’t be doing this,” because you know that they are going to do it any way.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  7. Sue Wendt November 10, 2021 at 6:29 pm #

    You will enjoy THE SOWING SEASON.

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