#FirstLineFriday #GiveawayContest #FreeDownloads

It’s Friday again, and though I’m not yet back to my normal weekly schedule, today has worked well for me to present you with another #FirstLineFriday quiz. As you know, this quiz is designed to help us appreciate some of the best opening lines in literary history. From the classics of long ago to the latest best-sellers, no matter how old or how recent, everything is fair game on #FirstLineFriday. Let’s see how many of you recognize (or can guess at) this one.  

As always, the rules are simple:

  1. Be one of the first five people to email me before the game ends at 4:00pm, with the title and author of the correct book. 
  2. Do not reply here on the blog. Email only: marciameara16@gmail.com
  3. Honor System applies. No Googling, please.
  4. Submissions end at 4:00 P.M. EST, or when I receive 5 correct answers, whichever comes first.
  5. Winners who live in the U.S. may request a free download of any one of my books for themselves, or for someone of their choice. OR, if they’ve read all of the offered books, they may request a free download of my next publication.
  6. Winners who live elsewhere may request a mobi or PDF file of the same books, since, sadly, Amazon won’t let me gift you from the site.

Remember, guesses are free and I am the only one who’ll know if you guess incorrectly, so go for it! And now, the moment you’ve been waiting for! Put on your thinking caps, because here is today’s opening line:

“The stranger came early in February, one wintry day, through a biting wind and a driving snow, the last snowfall of the year, over the down, walking as it seemed from Bramblehurst railway station, and carrying a little black portmanteau in his thickly gloved hand.” 

Remember, email answers only, please. Thanks! And now off I go to await your guesses. 

18 thoughts on “#FirstLineFriday #GiveawayContest #FreeDownloads

    • I’ll admit, this is a tough one, unless you’ve read this recently for some reason. Though there are hints as to time and place in it. Keep thinking, Jeanne. Maybe it will come to you! 🙂 Good luck! ❤

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    • There are some hints in it, but hints don’t help if you’ve never read it, usually. However, there’s ONE that I think might have steered me in the right direction. More on that when I reveal the answer. Sorry it doesn’t ring a bell for you, though, Teri! Stay tuned for the answer later today. 🙂 And if something pops into your mind, don’t hesitate to take a guess. 🙂

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        • Oh, ye of little patience! Hahahahaha. A mere 4 more hours, and I’ll not only be revealing it, I’ll be sharing a lot of info about it. 😀 But, sorry you wouldn’t have been able to answer it, regardless. As I say, I never read this one, but I’ve seen several movies and picked up on something in that line that clicked for me. 😀 Stop by at 4:00 for full details. 😀 And next time, I’ll try for something easier. 🙂 ❤

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    • Sorry it’s not ringing any bells for you, Trish. This turned out to be even harder than I thought it might. So far, no one has guessed correctly. Stay tuned for the reveal at 4:00, though. Lots of good info on it included then. 😀 And thanks for stopping by to give it a go. ❤


    • Because it is, really. Everybody’s heard of it, I’m sure, even if they haven’t read the book OR seen the film. I knew it would be a hard one, but I honestly thought someone would get it. Alas. I thought wrong! 😦 Sorry it didn’t ring a bell for you, but you weren’t alone. 😀

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