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
Donuts… Donuts make everything better!
“It’s a perfect morning for a perfect donut. Welcome to the Donut Diner. May I take your order?” asked the perky drive-thru attendant. “Yes, I would like one dozen assorted and two small cappuccinos.” “That’ll be $15.76. Please drive around.” “Oh…” The drive-thru attendant opened the window and took in the view of the SUV pulling up. “Wow, those are some really hot wheels you’re sporting, Gabby.” The young woman couldn’t stop gawking at the shiny new Range Rover. “Thank you.” Gabriella Sadler nervously tried to hand the girl the money. Instead of taking the cash, the young woman studied Gabriella, as if seeing something she wasn’t supposed to. She had been serving Gabriella every week for the past year since Shayna’s parents added the drive-thru to the donut shop. “Hmm, I get it. This is one of those make-up gifts, isn’t it?” “I guess you could call it that,” Gabriella said. She gathered her scarf closer around her neck. Stop asking questions and just hand me the donuts. “I’m in a bit of a hurry, Shayna.” “I knew it was a make-up gift. I need to find me a honey who can afford a new Range Rover. You are so lucky.” Shayna giggled. “You have no idea,” Gabriella said under her breath and tried once again to hand the money over. Shayna finally took it and handed over the fresh treats and coffees.
And The Book Is…
The day I’m writing this post, this book is my current read. The first few lines of this book and maybe perhaps even the cover might make you think that it a fluffy easy to read book. I’m here to tell you that this book deals with the topic of abuse and what’s life like after when you leave that abuse.