First Line Fridays # 31: “The Jane Austen Society” by Natalie Jenner

It’s time for a new edition of First Line Fridays hosted by the Hoarding Books blog!

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With the new film “Emma” in theaters soon, Jane Austen and her works are on my mind. Ok, they’re never that far from it. With that in mind, this novel I’m featuring today promises Austen AND Post-WWII England delights. The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner releases in May, and it’s on my spring TBR!

Chawton, Hampshire

June 1932

He lay back on the low stone wall, knees pulled up, and stretched out his spine against the rock.

Your turn! What’s your first line?

14 thoughts on “First Line Fridays # 31: “The Jane Austen Society” by Natalie Jenner

  1. My first lines are from Collision of Lies by Tom Threadgill
    Thirty Seconds. If they were still arguing, she’d call the cops then. Let the professionals deal with them.

  2. Happy Friday! On my blog I’m sharing the first line from a Mary Connealy book, Woman of Sunlight. Here’s the next line:

    “Her face was peppered with half-healed blisters left from having chicken pox, but she resisted the urge to slap her hands over her scabby cheeks.”

  3. Happy Saturday! 😊
    Yesterday I shared the first few lines from Blind Dates, Bridesmaids, and Other Disasters by Aspen Hadley. I’m just starting chapter 10, so I’ll share a line from there.
    “Sunday night I was lounging in the comfy over-stuffed chair in the corner of my room, flipping through an old copy of Pride and Prejudice that I’d read a few times.”
    Hope you have a great weekend filled with awesome reading time. ❤📖

  4. I’ve heard such great things about The Jane Austen Society, and I’m really looking forward to reading it.

    This week on my blog I shared the first line from So Over My Head by Jenny B Jones:

    “If my love life were the knife toss at a circus, I’d have Luke Sullivan speared to the wall with an apple in his mouth.”

    Happy Saturday! I hope you have a great rest of your weekend.

  5. Happy Weekend! My first line is from “The Fifth Avenue Story Society” by Rachel Hauck:

    “Well this was a fine mess.”

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