First Lines Fridays - August 7th
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. . .
𝘖𝘯𝘦 𝘦𝘺𝘦 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘻𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘩𝘶𝘵. 𝘏𝘦 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘺𝘦 𝘪𝘴, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 "𝘐" 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘢 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘺. 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘧𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘪𝘤𝘦. 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘴𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯. 𝘉𝘭𝘶𝘦 𝘴𝘬𝘺, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘯 𝘵𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘥. 𝘛𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘳𝘢, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦'𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘥. 𝘗𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘴𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘦.
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘪𝘳 𝘢 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘭𝘦. 𝘈 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘻𝘦 𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘴, 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘢 𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦. 𝘐𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘮𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘥. 𝘓𝘪𝘮𝘣𝘴 𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘦𝘥, 𝘯𝘰 𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘢 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥. 𝘉𝘰𝘪𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘴𝘶𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘸𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘭𝘦𝘴. 𝘛𝘪𝘯𝘺 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘴𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘭𝘦𝘨 𝘩𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘴, 𝘣𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘩. 𝘏𝘦 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥. 𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘪𝘵 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘯'𝘵 𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴. . .
And the book is . . . .
The Ancestor by Lee Matthew Goldberg
This story is from an absolutely amazing author that I love. Lee Matthew Goldberg is a brilliant writer and has a fantastic way of really drawing you into the story. The above text is from his latest book The Ancestor.
The synopsis is below 👇🏻
A man wakes up in present-day Alaskan wilderness with no idea who he is, nothing on him save an empty journal with the date 1898 and a mirror. He sees another man hunting nearby, astounded that they look exactly alike except for his own beard. After following this other man home, he witnesses a wife and child that brings forth a rush of memories of his own wife and child, except he's certain they do not exist in modern times-but from his life in the late 1800s.
After recalling his name is Wyatt, he worms his way into his doppelganger Travis Barlow's life. Memories become unearthed the more time he spends, making him believe that he'd been frozen after coming to Alaska during the Gold Rush and that Travis is his great-great grandson. Wyatt is certain gold still exists in the area and finding it with Travis will ingratiate himself to the family, especially with Travis's wife Callie, once Wyatt falls in love.
This turns into a dangerous obsession affecting the Barlows and everyone in their small town, since Wyatt can't be tamed until he also discovers the meaning of why he was able to be preserved on ice for over a century.
What do you think?
Does this sound like a book you would love to read?
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