First Line Fridays: “My Plain Jane” by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

First Line Fridays

First Line Fridays is a weekly feature hosted by Hording Books.

This week’s FLF book is the second book from a series I adore. Yes, I’m talking about My Plain Jane which comes out soon (June 26! I’m so excited 🤩🤩🤩) It’s a re-telling of sorts of the classic Jane Eyre. I highly recommend it to those of you looking for a light and funny read.

Anyway, onto FLF…





“You may think you know the story.”







Here’s the summary from Goodreads:

You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite their significant age gap (!) and his uneven temper (!!), they fall in love—and, Reader, she marries him. (!!!)

Or does she?

Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions, in which all is not as it seems, a certain gentleman is hiding more than skeletons in his closets, and one orphan Jane Eyre, aspiring author Charlotte Brontë, and supernatural investigator Alexander Blackwood are about to be drawn together on the most epic ghost hunt this side of Wuthering Heights.

I had the chance to read this in advance courtesy of the good people at HarperTeen/HarperCollins and Edelweiss. Here’s the link to my review if you want to know more about what I think of MPJ.

So, what’s the first line of your current read today? I’d love to hear from you.



18 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: “My Plain Jane” by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

  1. Fiction Aficionado says:

    Sounds like an interesting concept!

    I’m sharing the first line from “Where the Fire Falls” by Karen Barnett on my blog today, but right now I’m going to share the first line from another read I recently enjoyed: The Captured Bride, by Michelle Griep.

    “It ain’t right. YOU ain’t right.”

    Don’t take it personally. 😉

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  2. carylkane says:

    Sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

    My #FLF is from Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.

    Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.

    Enjoy your weekend! 🙂

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  3. joyofreadingweb says:

    Over on my blog I’m featuring Among The Poppies by J’Nell Ciesielski. Here I’ll share the first line from Chapter 22.
    “The wrench spun like a dial, blurring faster and faster until it flew off the side of the engine and cartwheeled in the dirt.”

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  4. susandyer1962 says:

    Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from a book I will be reading next, Falling for the Cowgirl by Tina Radcliffe.

    “I like Zeb Turner for the assistant ranch foreman position.” Travis Maxwell looked across the conference table at his sisters, Lucy and Emma, hoping for confirmation, and then shoved another cinnamon roll into his mouth.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊

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  5. Yvette - Bookworlder says:

    I’m sharing from the prologue of King’s Folly by Jill Williamson on my blog today, so here I’ll share from the first chapter:

    “A procession of fifty men made their way through the cool desert night from the royal retreat in Canden toward The Gray. Fifty-one men, technically, though the king did not count the wailing convict riding in the cage since the man would soon be dead.”

    And on that cheery note, happy Friday!

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  6. j9reads says:

    Today’s first lines come from Kat Mizera’s new release, Defending Dani. This was a super sweet and emotional hockey romance.

    “Sergei Petrov got out of the taxi and hurriedly paid the drive as he grabbed his bag. He hadn’t seen his son in more than two months and couldn’t wait to look into his sweet little face.”

    I’m featuring lines from Lexi Blake’s new release “Order of Protection” on my blog. Check out to see the start of her newest series!

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  7. bellesmoma16 says:

    Whoa! Sounds amazing!!!

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I’m sharing the first paragraph to This Wilderness Journey by Misty Beller. Here I will share the first two lines from the book I’m currently reading, I Am My Beloved by Caryl McAdoo. It’s a retelling of Song of Solomon.

    “Abishag held the cups level and took small ladylike steps, careful not to slosh. She grinned then placed the wine — except water really, her mother wouldn’t allow her real wine — on the stone table.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend with lots of quality reading time! 😁

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  8. thebeccafiles says:

    Happy Friday!
    The Book I’m sharing on my blog is Lone Witness by Rachel Dylan but I’m currently listening to The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and I’ll share the first line from that here: “We slept in what had once been the gymnasium.” Happy reading this weekend! 🙂

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      • thebeccafiles says:

        I almost never say this but I think the show is better. I got it on audible a few years ago and listened to it then but couldn’t remember everything but knew it was different from the show and I almost didn’t watch the show bc I didn’t really care for the book… listening to it again now I’m still feeling the same way

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      • Rachel says:

        I haven’t yet watched the series, which is bad of me, so I wouldn’t know how different it is from the book. But I keep on hearing that it’s great, which could mean that the changes the showrunners made in the show works well. 😀 Thank you for dropping by my blog today, Becca. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  9. Becky says:

    This series is on my TBR! It looks so fun.

    I’m sharing about The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd on my blog today. I’m currently reading Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh so I’ll share the first line from that here:

    “He shouldn’t be here.”

    Happy weekend! 😀

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