Our monthly look at some of the best first lines from BookLife authors

This month we’ve got multiple wives, naked Thomas Jefferson, and more. To submit a first line, email booklifeeditor@booklife.com.

Anne and Louis

Rozsa Gaston

“He was mad to make her his wife. Too bad he already had one.”

T. Jefferson’s Chant

Ronald Paul Speakes

“Thomas Jefferson came naked out of Lake Michigan, the waves choppy about his ankles.”

Forever More

Michele DeLuca

“As passings go, he told me his was a good one.”

The Competition

Cecily Wolfe

“Matias had warned her to be careful what she wished for.”

The Dragon’s Harvest

Jason F. Boggs

“In the haze of twilight, the world first saw the shimmering images loom on the horizon.”

The Song of Sadie Sparrow

Kitty Foth-Regner

“In all her eighty-six years, Sadie Sparrow had never been as miserable as she was this dreary Saturday afternoon.”