First Line Friday: The Mermaid’s Sister and The Gold-Son

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Welcome to First Line Friday,

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Back in 2015 I described Carrie Anne Noble‘s debut Young Adult fantasy/historical fiction novel, The Mermaid’s Sister, as lying “somewhere in the realm of folklore and fairy tale.”  I suspect her second novel, The Gold-Son, will inhabit similar terrain.

E-books of The Mermaid’s Sister and The Gold-Son are being offered for only 99 cents on Amazon’s US site this month, so I snapped up a copy of The Gold-Son.  I’m hoping to read it very soon.

Here are their first lines:



Llanfair Mountain, Pennsylvania  1870

     Wishing gets you nothing.

These are old wounds carved into the trunk of an ancient tree.

You can read my review of The Mermaid’s Sister here.



Ireland, 1811

     In the forest north of Loughgillan stood a tree so beautiful it could bring a grown man to tears–but few men ever saw it.



Now it’s your turn to join in on the First Line Friday fun!  Open your current read or the book nearest to you and share the first line in the comments.  You can also head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is sharing.

Happy Friday!

8 thoughts on “First Line Friday: The Mermaid’s Sister and The Gold-Son

  1. Happy Friday! My first line is from “Sara’s Gift (Small-Town Christmas Wishes Series Book 4) by Kimberly Rose Johnson:

    “I have no idea who or what should get Charity’s fifteen hundred dollars.”

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  2. Those are gorgeous covers!

    I’m currently reading The Anatomist’s Wife by Anna Lee Huber, a Victorian mystery. Here’s the first line: “The scream froze me in my tracks, but the shout that followed propelled me out of my indecision and around the hedge line of the maze.”

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