First Line Friday | A Castaway in Cornwall

Welcome to First Line Friday! Today we’re looking at A Castaway in Cornwall by Julie Klassen.

October 1813
North Cornwall, England

Flotsam or jetsam?
According to the heavy old volume of Dr. Johnson’s Dictionary in my uncle’s study, flotsam is any goods floating on the sea where a ship has sunk or been cast away, while jetsam is anything purposefully cast out of a ship when in danger, in hopes of saving it, or at least lightening the load.

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8 Comments on “First Line Friday | A Castaway in Cornwall

  1. Would love to read Castaway!

    Just got this in the mail yesterday!
    Courting Misfortune by Regina Jennings:
    1898 Chicago
    “You want me to work for Jinxy Seaton? Calista York dropped her handbag onto her desk and reached up to remove her hatpin from her heavy swirl of brown curls.

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  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from “Amish Assassin” by Ashley Emma:

    “What was that? Anna Herschberger stopped walking and looked around the parking lot, reaching for her pepper spray.”

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  3. I loved this story! Klassen is awesome. 🙂

    Happy Friday!
    Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Thawing the Viscount’s Heart by Mindy Strunk: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2020/12/11/first-line-friday-165/. It’s a really sweet read. Currently I’m reading Night Vision by Susan Sleeman, so I’ll share a line from there.
    “Jenna woke in the middle of the night to the sound of the wind buffeting the cabin.”
    Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend! 🙂❤📚

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