Friday, November 17, 2017

First Line Friday - November 17, 2017

It's First Line Friday! Yay! I am always excited to see what books others are sharing! 

My first line today is from The Engagement Plot by Krista Phillips. It's about a couple who met and got engaged on a reality TV show, but apparently things quickly went awry. It looks like a great story and I am excited to read it!

"Blizzard-like conditions are expected to last through the evening."

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating! 


22 comments:

  1. Happy Friday!

    MONTANA, LATE AUGUST 1895

    “Mama?” Emily Carver whispered the word as she opened the door to her parents’ bedroom. – A Treasure Concealed by Tracie Peterson

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  2. Over on my blog, I'm sharing the first line from Joyce Rogers' Lean Hard on Jesus, but I'll share the first line from Where We Belong by Lynn Austin (really enjoying it!) here:
    "Rebecca Hawes lay awake in her tent, convinced that the howling wind was about to lift her entire camp into the air and hurl it to the far side of the desert."

    Have a blessed weekend! :-)

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    1. That sounds like a scary first line! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Happy Friday!

    Today, my first line Friday is from Christmas at Grey Goose Lodge by Phyllis Clark Nichols.....

    When Maude opened the door to the Christmas closet in early December that year, she had no reason to think there would only be nine more Christmases celebrated at Grey Sage.

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    1. That's an intriguing first line. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I can't wait to read this book!

    Happy Friday!

    Today, I am showcasing Vanishing Point by Lisa Harris on my blog for FLF, so here I will post from the book I am currently reading, A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal. Currently, I am on chapter 9, so I'll post the first line from that:

    "Fumbling with a keychain that grew lighter every day, I closed my apartment door for the very last time on the day before our Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt. A cold, ordinary Thursday to everyone else -- extraordinary to me."

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    1. That looks like a good book but I haven't gotten to it yet. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Happy Friday! I'm really excited to read Krista's book soon!! I smile every time I look at the cover. My first line (a little longer) is from Anne Greene's Avoiding the Mistletoe:

    Olivia Rose Baker glanced up from the headlines in the Massachusetts Matrimonial Gazette. With an explosive smack, she slapped the newspaper on the top of the breakfast table. "No! I refuse."

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    1. That's a great first line and the title makes me want to read the book. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. That IS a great story! Love Held Captive by Shelley Shepard Gray is featured on my blog today with a giveaway but I’m currently reading The Vexing by Tamara Leigh. Here’s the first line:
    Normandy, France
    Early December 1161
    Women were more trouble than they were worth. Or so Sir Durand Marshal told himself each time one dragged him into a mess like this one promised to do.

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  7. That sounds interesting.

    This week I did an author interview with Joyce DiPastana, Medieval fiction writer. The first line from her short story The Girl by the River:

    Robert almost tripped over the scythe.

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  8. This was a great book! I'm looking forward to getting to the author's book signing tomorrow near me.

    I’m getting in the Christmas Spirit with my FLF blog post, but here are the first lines from the book I’m currently reading:

    “Being a teacher was turning out to be a little like having the flu. Simon O’Keefe. Her heart broke for him at the same time her stomach twisted with dread for herself.” From The Calico and Cowboy Romance Collection by Mary Connealy.

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    1. Having the author sign the book would be great! I've never been to a book signing before.

      That first line sounds like it's from a good book. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I'm sharing from Imperfect Justice by Cara Putman over on my blog today. But I'm currently reading Piercehaven by Robin Merrill, which is kind of a girls basketball version of Friday Night Lights, except set on an island off the coast of Maine. Here's the first line:

    She had expected it to be a poetic voyage. She had expected sunshine and whitecaps, a sea song to serenade her as she sailed toward her new home.

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    1. Piercehaven sounds interesting! Thanks for stopping by to share!

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  10. I'm reminded of the film Hope Floats, but that story has a bit of a different twist. Happy Saturday and Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Great book!

    I am currently reading Capturing Christmas by Shanna Hatfield, " 'Celia McGraw, I know you're out there,' the announcer's voice boomed through the speakers at the June rodeo in southern Idaho. 'Can you please come out here to the arena, darlin'?' "

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  12. This book is on my #TBR list. It sounds like a really fun story!

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