First Line Fridays: “Ghosted” by Rosie Walsh

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

Hello everyone! It’s Friday again and today I’m going to be sharing the fist line of the book I’m currently reading, Ghosted by Rosie Walsh.


Dear You,

It’s exactly nineteen years since that luminous morning when we smiled and said good-bye. That we would see each other again was never in doubt, was it? It was a question of when, not if. In fact, it wasn’t even a question. The future might have seemed as unsubstantial as the curled edge of a dream, but it unequivocally contained us both. Together.





It’s a beautiful line but it is quite misleading. I’m still reading this book, only about halfway through it and am still figuring out the story. Ghosted, from what I’ve read so far, mixes romance with a little bit of mystery. I will review the book once I’m finished.

See you again next Friday!



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29 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: “Ghosted” by Rosie Walsh

  1. carylkane says:

    Intriguing first line. I’m looking forward to your review.

    My first line comes from The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard

    November 1942

    The news that June’s grandfather was being evicted had come from her older sister Mary, who worked in town at Langham’s Drug Store.

    Happy Friday! 🙂

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    • Rachel says:

      This sounds like a wonderful start to a historical fiction novel. Thank you for dropping by! Hope you had a great 4th of July. Have a happy weekend! 🙂


  2. susandyer1962 says:

    Happy Friday!😎

    My first lines come from Loving Grace by April Smith.

    I’M LATE. THE PHONE IS already ringing off the wall by the time I make it to my desk. I toss my keys and bag to the side, not really bothering with where they land. I’ll get them later. I grab the phone and snag the corner of the desk with my hip. That’s going to leave a mark.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!😊

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  3. Anneliese Dalaba says:

    Happy Friday! The book I’m sharing on my blog is “Lord Livesey’s Bluestocking” by Audrey Harrison. I will share the first line from chapter 22. “Livesey stood next to his aunt in the side chapel, taking in the scene whilst gritting his teeth.” Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Jessica Baker says:

    I’ll share a first line from a book I hope to start reading very soon.

    “Two construction workers carried in the orange ladder splatted with dried paint blotches and old drywall mud.”

    From The House at Saltwater Point by Colleen Coble

    Happy Friday! 🙂

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  5. Paula Shreckhise says:

    My first line is from Blind Betrayal by Nancy Mehl:

    As Martin Avery waited to be murdered, he was surprised to find that, more than anything else, he felt offended.

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  6. nashpredsfan27 says:

    Happy Friday! Very intriguing intro! Can’t wait to see what you think of the book.

    My current read is The Truth Between Us by Tammy L. Gray:

    Nine months, twenty-seven days, and four hours.

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  7. hszott says:

    Happy Friday!

    I ordered this book from Book of the Month. I can’t wait to read it!

    I’m reading Newlywed Games by Mary Davis right now, so here’s the first line: “Bruce Halloway had looked up with a start when he heard the ruckus outside his office window.”

    Hallie @ Book by Book

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    • Rachel says:

      This is an interesting first line! Thank you for sharing 🙂

      I just finished Ghosted actually. Those first lines are misleading. Haha! I hope you enjoy it once you have the book.

      Thank you for dropping by. Have a great weekend ahead of you! 😀


  8. lelandandbecky says:

    Happy Friday! My first line is from This Freedom Journey by Misty M. Beller:

    “This journey I take seems foolish to others, yet I can’t help the yearning that fuels me. ~ Adrien’s Journal”

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  9. j9reads says:

    What a gorgeous cover!

    I’m featuring lines from Danielle Norman’s upcoming release “Stetson” on my blog.

    Here I’m sharing lines from Susan Stoker’s “Shelter for Blythe.”

    “That her?” Sawyer “Squirrel” McClay turned to look at his friend and fellow firefighter, Penelope. She was sitting on one of the couches in the fire station with her pet miniature donkey, Smokey, beside her.

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  10. Yvette - Bookworlder says:

    I’m sharing from Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton on my blog today, so here is the rather long first line from chapter 2:

    “The babysitter was late, Addie and Walsh were flying around the house in superhero capes yelling the Batman theme song–“Da-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-Batman!”–and Jenna had just poured a mug of coffee when Walsh bumped into her from behind, spilling hot liquid down the front of her black Full Cup Coffee T-shirt.”

    Happy Friday!

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  11. Iola Goulton says:

    I’m not sure what to think based on that first line and your comments.

    I’m sharing from The Forgiving Hour by Robin Lee Hatcher on the blog today. Not that I managed to stop with the first line—I’ve now finished it!

    Here’s another great line, from Chapter Thirty. This is one I’ve been learning the truth of in the last year, attending my church prayer meeting with ladies three or four decades older than me:

    Being a Christian isn’t a destination; it’s a lifelong journey. There’s always something new to learn along the way, always something fresh to be revealed.


  12. Rachel says:

    Can’t help but agree with that line. So much truth in it. Thanks for sharing that with me Lola! (And yes, the letters incorporated into the storyline were misleading, but it worked out in the end.) Happy weekend! 🙂


  13. bellesmoma16 says:

    Sounds very intriguing!

    This week for FLF, I am showcasing Roseanna M. White’s novel Whispers From the Shadows. Here, I will post the first line from chapter 2 in the book I’m just starting today, The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham.

    “Em, you look so improved.”

    Kind of sounds insulting…I’ll have to read on and find out the context. 😉

    Hope you’re having a blessed weekend with lots of fun reading time. 😊

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  14. thebeccafiles says:

    The book I shared on my blog is The Hidden Side by Heidi Chiavaroli, but I’m currently reading Things I Never Told You by Beth K Vogt so I’ll share that first line here: “The what-ifs taunted me every time I visited my parents, but any hope of beginning again had vanished years ago–if there’d ever been one. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  15. joyofreadingweb says:

    I’m making my round a little late this time. I hope you enjoyed a nice relaxing weekend!


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