First Lines Friday #8

Hi all!

My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.

So I think you all know what happens on a Friday. It’s time for a guessing game!

Now … don’t sound so excited …

Here’s the rules …

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Alright, if you’re sitting comfortable … I’ll begin

The hawk was back.

Finnula saw it the instant she pulled open the wooden shutters of her bedroom window and peered outside to see whether the sheriff and his men had yet ridden off. The evil-eyed, hulking brown bird was perched on top of the thatched roof of the henhouse, as cool as you please

Did you get it?

Let’s find out.

Ransom My Heart by Meg Cabot

Mia Thermopolis, Princess of Genovia and star of Meg Cabot’s insanely popular #1 New York Timesbestselling Princess Diaries books, has “penned” her first historical romance novel . . . with help from Meg Cabot

He’s a tall, handsome knight with a secret. She’s an adventurous beauty with more than a few secrets of her own. Finnula needs money for her sister’s dowry, and fast. Hugo Fitzstephen, returning home to England from the Crusades with saddlebags of jewels, has money, and lots of it. What could be simpler than to kidnap him and hold him for ransom?

Well, for starters, Finnula could make the terrible mistake of falling in love with her hostage.

Princess Mia Thermopolis, Meg Cabot’s most beloved character, has always been an outspoken animal-rights activist and committed environmentalist. In keeping with Mia’s true spirit, Meg will be donating her advance to Greenpeace.


Read it? Let me know what you thought down in the comments.

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