First Line Fridays- Annie’s Stories

Annie’s Stories

By: Cindy Thomson

The next couple of weeks on First-line Friday’s, I am sharing the first line to the books I got at the Faith and Fellowship Book Festival in Ohio.

anniesstoriesLate August, 1901

Sometimes the smallest things ignited memories Annie Gallagher would sooner forget. This time all it took was a glimpse of a half-finished tapestry Mrs. Hawkins had left on her parlor chair: Home Sweet Home.

Why is the tapestry unfinished? What memories does Annie want to forget?

I can’t wait to find out!

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Now grab the book nearest to you or the one you’re reading and comment with the first line. Then head to Hoarding Books for more participants in First Line Friday’s.

About the Book:

The year is 1901, the literary sensation The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is taking New York City by storm, and everyone wonders where the next great book will come from. But to Annie Gallagher, stories are more than entertainment―they’re a sweet reminder of her storyteller father. After his death, Annie fled Ireland for the land of dreams, finding work at Hawkins House.

But when a fellow boarder with something to hide is accused of misconduct and authorities threaten to shut down the boardinghouse, Annie fears she may lose her new friends, her housekeeping job . . . and her means of funding her dream: a memorial library to honor her father. Furthermore, the friendly postman shows a little too much interest in Annie―and in her father’s unpublished stories. In fact, he suspects these tales may hold a grand secret.

Though the postman’s intentions seem pure, Annie wants to share her father’s stories on her own terms. Determined to prove herself, Annie must forge her own path to aid her friend and create the future she’s always envisioned . . . where dreams really do come true.

About the Author:

cindy thomsonCindy is a full-time writer dedicated to telling the legacy left to us by those went before. She writes historical fiction, genealogy-related articles, history articles, and short stories. She’s also a baseball fan. Her favorite team is the Cincinnati Reds, but she has a soft spot for the Cubs who hadn’t won a World Series since her cousin pitched for them in 1908…until 2016!

2 thoughts on “First Line Fridays- Annie’s Stories

  1. Kay Garrett says:

    “Irene Jane, you cooked too much food. Way too much. ”Her grandfather’s gaze chastised her over the top of his wire-rimmed glasses. Those eyes were sharp and blue. They seemed to have lost none of thie brilliance, but the brain behind them……..

    2clowns at arkansas dot net


  2. susandyer1962 says:

    Happy Friday!🎄🎅

    My first lines come from Lowcountry Bookshop by Susan M Boyer…….

    The dead are prone to secrecy. Eighteen years ago, my best friend Colleen took the outbound train to the next world. She’s seen behind the curtain, knows the answers to a great many questions. But since she’s been back in her role as guardian spirit, she can’t share this information with me. It’s against the rules, that’s what she tells me.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!📚😊💕


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