Friday, August 10, 2018

First Line Friday - August 10, 2018



Welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books!

Today I'm sharing the first line from A Heart Realigned by Elizabeth Maddrey. I recently finished this book and you can find my review here. I highly recommend this book if you like contemporary Christian fiction. I love the cover, too!


"Azure Hewitt eased her pickup to a stop in front of the stone mansion and shifted into park."

Now it's your turn! Share the first line of the book closest to you in the comments below, then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is sharing first lines on their blogs today.

20 comments:

  1. Ooh, this looks really cute. That cover is pretty too. :D

    I’m sharing about “By the Waters of Babylon” by Mesu Andrews on the blog today, but I’m currently reading “Where the Fire Falls” by Karen Barnett so my first line will come from there.

    Olivia Rutherford applied lip rouge the same way she painted -with bold, broad strokes. Anything to distract from the truth.

    Happy Friday and hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with reading excellent books! πŸ˜€

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    1. I love the first line about the "lip rouge"! Thanks for sharing it here!

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  2. Happy Friday! My first line comes from I'll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable

    GOOSE CREEK HILL
    MIDDLEBURG, VIRGINIA
    OCTOBER 2001

    "Maybe she'll surprise us," Eric said.

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    1. I'll have to check out that book. Thanks for sharing the first line here!

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  3. Happy Friday!

    I shared the first line of the 8th book from the In Death series, Conspiracy in Death. But here, I'll share with you the first line of one of the books I'm currently reading. This one is from Kit Frick's "See All the Stars."

    JUNE, SOPHOMORE SUMMER
    (THEN)

    We went to the party because Ret insisted. I was perfectly happy right where we were: lying on our backs in Jenni's sprawling front yard, building our best-ever summer playlist, telling time by the dandelion clocks until the sky was a white haze of down. We were idle and airy. We had perfected the summer loaf.

    Hope you enjoyed that. Happy weekend! :D

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    1. The perfected summer loaf. Those were the days! Thanks for sharing here!

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  4. Happy Friday!😎

    My first lines come from Carolina Mercy by Regina Rudd Merrick.....

    Lucy Dixon wanted it to be a bad dream, but it wasn’t. Auto pilot. It was the only way she was getting through this. Daddy was dead.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!πŸ˜ŠπŸ“šπŸ’–

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    1. I feel bad for Lucy from those lines. I hope the book ends positively! Thanks for sharing here!

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  5. Elizabeth's books are fun reads!

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Other People's Children by Ellen Fannon (which I have laughed so hard through the little bit I started reading): Prologue:

    "Why are children so childish?" Robin groused to herself as she sat valiantly attempting to put two coherent thoughts together for her newspaper column that was due tomorrow.

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    1. Happy Friday! I could use a comical book - I'll have to check that out. Thanks for sharing here!

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  6. Happy Friday! On my blog, I'm featuring a Regency romance by Sally Britton, "The Gentleman Physician." I'm still reading it so I will share the first line in Chapter 20 here. "Are you going to resume glaring at Miss Devon when she returns?" Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Happy Friday! I always appreciate your Regency suggestions. :)

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  7. Happy Friday! At the top of my digital stack is "Enchanted Isle" by Melanie Dobson...

    "Gilbert Kemp whistled as he trekked down the steep hill to Windermere, whistled as he circled the water's edge toward the boathouse. Not that he was happy about retrieving his older brother from the park tonight--Simon should have been home hours ago--but earlier this evening, Liz had said yes."

    Poor Gilbert... No one that happy at the beginning of a novel usually stays that way!

    :) Have a great weekend!

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    1. That is true...I wonder what's going to happen to him later in the book. Thanks for sharing here!

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  8. I love the covers of these books! I need to read the series. :) Happy reading!

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    1. I love the covers, too! I am excited for book 4 to come out. I hope you have a nice weekend!

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  9. Happy Friday! That is an adorable cover. I'm sharing from the third Lady Alkmene Callender Cosy Mystery on my blog today. Here are the first lines from the fourth, Fatal Masquerade by Vivian Conroy:

    "Can't this thing go any faster?" Denise Hargrove snapped at the driver. During the drive she'd consulted her watch over and over again, exuding a nervous energy Lady Alkmene Callender found hard to place.

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    1. I have never read a cozy mystery but they seem quite popular. Thanks for sharing here today!

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