Friday, February 16, 2018

First Line Friday - February 16, 2018

Happy First Line Friday! How was your Valentine's week? I was single for so long that I still think of it as a day to celebrate friendship rather than the romantic holiday that it's supposed to be. I enjoy sending cards to friends. I also love all the hearts and pink! 💗

My first line today if from Once Upon a Winter's Heart by Melody Carlson.



"'Romance is officially dead,' Emma Burcelli proclaimed as she reached for the last empty crate."


What's the first line of the book closest to you? Let me know in the comments and then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is sharing first lines on their blogs today. 


22 comments:

  1. Happy Friday!

    Today my First Line Friday comes from a book I will be reading next week. A Mother's Gift by Charlotte Hubbard.

    As Lenore Otto sat on the bed with Leah, wistfully watching the dusk of late November fill her daughter’s room, her heart was torn.

    Have an awesome weekend!!

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  2. I enjoy Melody Carlson's seasonal books but haven't read this one (yet).

    The first line from a book I plan to finish this weekend: Wyatt Paxton never realized coming home could be as bittersweet as leaving. -A Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin

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    1. I've heard a lot of good things about that book. I hope you enjoy the ending this weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Happy Friday!
    I've not heard of this book before. I'll have to check it out, it sounds like it would be a fun story!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. My first line is from Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer:
    The cheerful tinkle of a bell alerted Grace Mallory to the arrival of a guest.

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    1. I'm a big fan of Karen Witemeyer and I love that first line! Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a nice weekend!

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  5. Happy Friday! The book I'm featuring on my blog is Rumors and Promises by Kathleen Rouser. Since I'm on chapter 14, I'll share the first line from that chapter here. "I insist that you stay here and rest today, Sophie." Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. That looks like a great book. Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a nice weekend.

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  6. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from the Seven Brides for Seven Texas Rangers Romance Collection (read through NetGalley) today. Here’s the first line from Partners in Crime by Vickie McDonough:

    “Run, Laurel. Run!”

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  7. I am very intrigued by that first line!

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from the new novella by Bell Renshaw, As Easy As Riding A Bike. It's a really fun read.

    I am currently reading The Captain's Daughter by Jennifer Delamere. I am LOVING this story so much. I am just beginning chapter 7, so I will leave that first line here:

    "Rosalyn drew the blanket around her to ward off the chilly night air as the carriage moved briskly down the near-empty streets."

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    1. The second book of that series is on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great weekend!

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  8. I love the cover of this book! I've read one of Carlson's books, and I just ordered one of her books too. :) Happy Friday!

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    1. Melody Carlson has written a lot of good books. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Friday!

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  9. Prologue

    Vincentio Rossi lifted his glass of ten-year-old Lombardi Brunello di Montalcino, closed his eyes, and sniffed the complex bouquet of the ruby red wine. - Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading

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    1. Oooohhh...Irene Hannon. I'm sure that's the first line of a good book. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I love that cover so much! <3

    My current first line is from Missy Tippens’ new novella “Her Valentine Reunion” (in the Back to You collection) – "In a preemptive strike against the Valentine’s Day funk that hit her every year in February, Abbie Rogers had been working on her latest craft project she’d dubbed Operation Kill Cupid.”

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    1. I haven't heard of Missy Tippens so I'll have to look her up. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I know I’m late but yesterday was busy! Happy Weekend! My first line is from A Langhorne Romance (which is in Right Where We Belong collection) by Deborah Raney.

    “No sooner had Lily O’Neal plunged her hands into the sticky bread dough than the doorbell rang. Why did it always work that way?”

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  12. I understand busy!! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and share your first line. I hope you are having a relaxing weekend!

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