Welcome to First Line Friday!
Today I’m featuring
Yours is the Night by Amanda Dykes.
Private Matthew Petticrew arrives in France as part of the American Expeditionary Forces, an arrival which a war-weary France desperately hopes will help to end the turmoil. Having faced unthinkable things on the front, he is captivated by the sound of a lullaby, sung by a voice so pure he knows he must have imagined it. But rumors sweep through the trenches like wildfire, dubbing the voice “The Angel of Argonne,” a mysterious presence who leaves behind wreaths on unmarked graves and footprints in the war-pocked soil.
Raised wild in the depths of the Forest of Argonne, France, Mireilles finds her world rocked when war comes crashing into the idyllic home she has always known, taking much from her. When Matthew discovers Mireilles, three things are clear: She is alone in the world, she cannot stay, and he and his two unlikely companions might be the only ones who can get her to safety.
Now it’s your turn. Pull out the book beside you and tell us the first line.
10 thoughts on “First Line Friday | Yours is the Night”
Yours is the Night is such a beautiful story, and I love the first line!
My first line today is from Set in Stone by David James Warren: http://gracetogrowblog.com/set-in-stone-david-james-warren/
Isn’t it?! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
This one is on my list to be read! Can’t wait until I can get my hands on it!
It was so good! I hope you’ll enjoy it!!
If this shows up twice, sorry, but I got an error the first time I tried to post. This one is on my list to read and I can’t wait until I get to it. My first line is here: https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2021/08/first-line-friday-13-husband-auditions.html
No worries! 🙂
This is on my list of books to read, I am looking forward to it. My first line is here: https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2021/08/first-line-friday-13-husband-auditions.html
Thanks for sharing!
I absolutely loved Yours is the Night! Hard to put into words how special it is!
“Green or brown. Brown or green. Phillip Clayton set the unwrapped crayon upright on the diner’s Formica tabletop so it stood like a mocking sentinel.”
From The Cryptographer’s Dilemma by Johnnie Alexander
Yes! That’s how I felt about Yours is the Night, too. The Cryptographer’s Dilemma is coming up in my tbr, I’m looking forward to it. Hope you’re enjoying it!