First Line Fridays: “In Another Time” by Caroline Leech

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

It’s been quite a week for me reading-wise. I was able to finish two books in the last week only to be held back by my current read. Needless to say, it didn’t work for me. I’m still going to finish it – I have roughly 40-45 minute left – but with the way it dragged, my rating is bound to be not good. I’m gearing up for my next two books though. I have Darius the Great is Not Okay and this book that I’m going to feature today for FLF.





Maisie’s shoulders were on fire, her palms were torn, and her ax handle was smeared with blister pus and blood. Again.





In Another Time is the second book from author Caroline Leech. It’s a YA historical romance set during WWII in the Scottish Highlands. I enjoyed her first book so I’m pretty excited for this new one.

In Another Time releases August 28.



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25 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: “In Another Time” by Caroline Leech

  1. joyofreadingweb says:

    I’ve not yet read anything from this author…but her books sound good! I’ll have to add one to my #TBR! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Paula Shreckhise says:

    My First line is from Death At Thorburn Hall by Julianna Deering

    Madeline Farthering gripped her husband’s arm a little more tightly as they made their way through the mass of people crowding Waverley Station, certain that if they were separated in the chaos she’d never be able to find him again.

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  3. thebeccafiles says:

    Looks like an interesting read!
    The book I am sharing on my blog today is A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal but the book I’m currently reading is The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright. Since it was my FLF last week I’ll share the first line from chapter 20 where I am now: “‘You know you live in a creepy old house, don’t you?’ Christen stood from her chair at the kitchen table and retrieved the bag of mint Oreos from the counter.” Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of reading time! 🙂

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  4. jennifertarheelreader says:

    Oh my, Rachel, what a start to that one! I look forward to your thoughts on it! I am sorry about your other book not being good and I’m curious what it is! Cheers to your great reading week! 🥂

    Over on my blog, I’m sharing Not Her Daughter, but I’ll share from another book I’m reading here, Sadie,

    “DANNY GILCHRIST: It’s a beautiful day in the city. The sun is shining, not a cloud in the sky. I had a great lunch in Central Park, a chicken shawarma from the Shawarma Stop, which was overwhelmingly recommended to us by our listeners after last week’s episode on NYC’s best kept secrets. Thanks for that, you guys. It was so good, it just might be my dinner too. From WNRK New York, I’m Danny Gilchrist and you are listening to Always Out There.”

    Happy Friday, Rachel! 💕


    • Rachel says:

      I’m pretty excited to start this one. I liked the author’s first book, which is also a YA historical romance set in the same time and location.

      I actually just finished writing the review for the other book. It’s set to published tomorrow morning, so you’ll find out what book it was. It was such a miss.

      Oh!!!! You’re reading Sadie!!! 😍 I loved that book. If you want additional material, St. Martin’s & Wednesday Book made a podcast inspired by The Girls. It’s on Spotify and iTunes. Here’s the link for the iTunes one –

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  5. lelandandbecky says:

    Happy Friday! My first line (actually first 2 and the little poem before) is from “A Little Ray of Sunshine” by Kimberly Rae Jordan.

    “(Shadows around me, shadows above me
    Never conceal my Savior and Guide:
    He is the light, in Him is no darkness,
    Ever I’m walking close to His side.)

    Ryan McFadden looked at each of the men gathered around the large boardroom table. He searched the familiar faces for any sign of the unease that sat so heavy in his gut.”

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  6. Anneliese Dalaba says:

    It sounds interesting. I like the cover. The book I’m sharing on my blog is “The Covenant” by Hilda Stahl. Here, I will share the first line in Chapter 9 of the same novel. “In September, Jennet stood beside the open front door, held the satchel of clothes out to Free, and said dutifully, “Take care of yourself.”” Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. j9reads says:

    Happy Friday! I’m featuring lines from Julia Wolf’s Cut Free on my blog today.

    Here, I’m sharing lines from Susan Stoker’s Defending Allye.

    “So I’ll see you back at the rendezvous point, right?” Black asked.
    “Absolutely,” Gray told his friend and partner as he readied himself to slip over the side of the fiberglass boat into the Pacific Ocean.


  8. nashpredsfan27 says:

    All the books and not enough time! This one does sound good.

    I’m about to start Hiding in Plain Sight by Mary Ellis, so I’ll share that first line here:
    It wouldn’t have taken much to turn a lousy day into something left of atrocious.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Yvette - Bookworlder says:

    I’m sharing from True Grit by Charles Portis today, here is a line from the ebook at 7%:

    “If Papa had a failing it was his kindly disposition. People would use him. I did not get my mean streak from him.”

    Happy Friday!

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  10. bellesmoma16 says:

    Whoa! Your first lines sound amazing!!!

    On my blog, I’ve shared the first line from Kim Vogel Sawyer’s upcoming novel Ours For a Season. Right now, I’m just finishing up As the Tide Comes In by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall. I’m going to share the first line from chapter 36 here:

    “Luella drove toward church as Tara fidgeted with notes to her speech.”

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with relaxing reading time! 😃📚

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  11. Iola Goulton says:

    Interesting! I love reading stories of WWII and the different jobs women had to do while their men were away fighting. Thanks for sharing!

    I’m sharing from Know You More by Jan Thompson on my blog – it’s the latest addition to my never-ending to-read pile. And it’s currently free on Kindle (for around another 24 hours).

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