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First Lines Fridays – 21st October 2022

Hey everyone!

It is time for this week’s First Lines Fridays post!


First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

The first lines of today’s chosen book are:

The horizon, normally so present and correct – her grounding in life – is absent. Its flat, reassuring focus has been scrubbed out by the sheer height of the boiling, furious waves, the sea fist-fighting itself in what little distance she can see into.


And the book is…

The Resistance Girl by Mandy Robotham

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GoodReads Synopsis:

The next gripping and emotional historical fiction read from international bestseller, Mandy Robotham.

Norway, 1942. War rages, and operation Shetland bus is in full swing. Under cover of darkness, Rumi Orlstad and other locals smuggle British agents, fugitives and supplies across the North Sea to the relative safety of Scotland.

But when one mission goes awry, and Rumi’s husband is lost to the dangerous waters, she retreats from the clandestine group, vowing never to take to the seas again.

Meanwhile, her childhood friend Anya has been placed in Lebensborn, one of Himmler’s secret Aryan maternity camps. And when Rumi learns the fate of Anya’s child, she knows she has no choice but to face her fears and help Anya flee from Nazi grip…


I recently read The Girl Behind The Wall (review here), and The Berlin Girl (review here) by Mandy Robotham, and absolutely loved them both. I’ve had The Resistance Girl on my NetGalley TBR for too long, but I have very high hopes for it!


Have you read this book?
If yes, what did you think of it?

Let me know in the comments!


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