First Lines Friday is hosted by Wandering Words for book lovers!
The Rules are:
- 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!
An elegant hand flipped an old fashioned lever and, with a satisfying sizzle, six lightbulbs flickered into life above six long tables.
All That She Can See by Carrie Hope Fletcher. I have been very vocal lately about enjoying her books and this is no different! I recently read When the Curtain Falls by Carrie Hope Fletcher (check out my review here) and absolutely loved it – it has become a new favourite of mine! I am currently half way through All That She Can See and it is not disappointing! Everytime I think the story is heading in one direction, I get thrown into a completely different direction.
Feelings are part of life – feelings are life. If you take away what people feel, you take away anything meaningful. Wanting to diminish the evil in this world is a good cause, one I have fought for the majority of my life, but not like this . . .
Cherry has a hidden talent. She can see things other people can’t and she decided a long time ago to use this skill to help others. As far as the rest of the town is concerned she’s simply the kind-hearted young woman who runs the local bakery, but in private she uses her gift to add something special to her cakes so that after just one mouthful the townspeople start to feel better about their lives. They don’t know why they’re drawn to Cherry’s bakery – they just know that they’re safe there and that’s how Cherry likes it. She can help them in secret and no one will ever need to know the truth behind her gift.
And then Chase arrives in town and threatens to undo all the good Cherry has done. Because it turns out she’s not the only one who can see what she sees . . .