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First Lines Friday - October 9th


Hey Bookworms

First Lines Fridays is my weekly feature for all you bookworms out there in need a little inspiration.

I have been posting these over on Instagram for a while but decided to further my reach.


Each Friday I will attempt to hook you in by posting the first handful of lines of a book that I recommend for you all to read, this way I can allow the story to grab you with the magic of its opening lines rather then an eye grabbing cover or a catchy blurb adorning the back.

Then I will reveal the book and include purchase links at the end.





The first lines of this week's chosen book are. . .



๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜‘๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ด๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ'๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ. ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜บ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜บ, ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต, ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต, ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด.


๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง, ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต. ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜บ, ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ง ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฏ'๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ. ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต, ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฉ ๐˜–๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด, ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ.


The water is wide, I cannot go Oe'r it

And neither have I wings to fly

Give me a boat that will carry two

And I shall row, my love and I.




And the book is . . . .








The Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman



Happy bookfam,


Have you heard of this amazing author?


Have you read Practical Magic?


If the answer to both of the above then you need to pay attention!!

Alice Hoffman is a truly amazing writer. Among all of her books Practical Magic is my favourite, it has been since I was a teenager and it still is. The story is about the Owens sisters Sally and Gillian who have lived with their aunts since they were children, there is a curse on the Owens family and love doesn't last long, Then came along Rules Of Magic which was a prequel to Practical Magic. This story takes you back to the sisters parents and siblings and what led to the girls ending up living with there aunts as children. I adored both of these stories and loved reading all about the Owens family and the magic that they behold, especially the curse that prevents any man from loving an Owens woman.


As you can imagine I was giddy with excitement when I heard there was a third book coming, I preordered and waiting with anticipation for it to fall through my door..


Magic Lessons is again another prequel, going back even further to Maria and her life and what happened all those years before that caused Maria to put the curse on the family that would affect the Owens women for generations to come.


If you love magic and truly captivating characters then these books are most definitely for you.


Take a peek at all three of these books synopsis's below





PRACTICAL MAGIC


As children, sisters Gillian and Sally were forever outsiders in their small New England town, teased, taunted and shunned for the air of magic that seems to sparkle in the air around them. All Gillian and Sally ever wanted was to get away.ย 


And eventually they do, one marries, the other runs as far from home as she can manage.


Years later, however, tragedy will bring the sisters back together. And theyโ€™ll find that no matter what else may happen, theyโ€™ll always have each other.

An enchanting tale of love, forgiveness and family.






RULES OF MAGIC


In this sparkling prequel we meet sisters Frances and Jet and Vincent, their brother. From the beginning their mother Susanna knew they were unique: Franny with her skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, who could commune with birds; Jet as shy as she is beautiful, who knows what others are thinking, and Vincent so charismatic that he was built for trouble. Susanna needed to set some rules of magic: no walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles and certainly, absolutely, no books about magicโ€ฆ


But the Owens siblings are desperate to uncover who they really are. Each heads down a life-altering course, filled with secrets and truths, devastation and joy, and magic and love. Despite the warning handed down through the family for centuries โ€“ Know that for our family, love is a curse โ€“ they will all strive to break the rules and find true love.





MAGIC LESSONS


We first met the Owens in the glorious novel Practical Magic. We discovered the tragedy of the Owens siblings in Rules of Magic. Now we learn how it all began... with a baby abandoned in a snowy English field in the 1600s. Under the care of gentle Hannah Owens, little Maria learns about the 'Unnamed Arts'. Maria has a gift for them - a gift that may well prove her undoing.


When Maria is abandoned by the man she loves, she invokes the curse that will haunt her family for centuries. Because magic has rules, and they must be followed. This is the lesson that Maria will carry with her for the rest of her life, and pass on to her children and her children's children.ย 







How truly epic do they sound. I can honestly say that I would recommend these to anyone time and time again, I have yet to read Magic Lessons but if it is anything like the first two, I know I will love it.


This is my most favorite Magical series.








What do you think?


Does this sound like a book you would love to read?


Let me know in the comments below โ†“



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