First Line Fridays: The Taste of Air by Gail Cleare @gcleare @RAPublishing #travelingfriendsread #BookBloggers


First Line Friday is hosted by Hoarding Books. Where we share the first line or lines of a book we are currently reading or going to start soon.

Our First Line Friday is for an upcoming Traveling Friends Group read that we are very much looking forward to reading.  We have heard some great things about this novel and we definitely have some pretty excited Traveling Friends wanting to read this book!

The Taste of Air by Gail Cleare

Her day began with reassuring rituals.  Make the beds, start a load of laundry, empty the dishwasher.

Well that first line grabbed my attention, as I know that my day always begins with reassuring rituals and pretty much the same as Nell here.  It just makes me wonder what is going to happen to disrupt Nell’s well-ordered life.

Goodreads Summary


A simple phone call disrupts Nell Williams’s well-ordered life. Her mother, Mary, is in a hospital in Vermont. But her mother is supposed to be safely tucked away in an assisted-living facility in Massachusetts, so Nell can’t fathom why she would be so far from home.

After notifying her sister, Bridget, Nell hops on a plane and rushes to her mother’s side. There, she discovers that her mother has been living a second life. Mary has another home and a set of complex relationships with people her daughters have never met.

When Nell and Bridget delve deeper into their mother’s lakeside hideaway, they uncover a vault of family secrets and the gateway to change for all three women.


Have you read this one? Want to read it? Please add your first line to a book you have started or going to start. We would love to hear from you!!!