Friday, October 27, 2017

First Line Friday - October 27, 2017

Happy First Line Friday! Is it too early to be excited about Christmas books? I borrowed three Christmas books and one Hallmark Christmas DVD from the library last week. That wasn't my intention but that's what I came home with. I have a few other Christmas books inching their way up my to be read list, too. 

My first line today is from one of those library books Christmas at Harrington's by Melody Carlson. 


"The slate-colored sky matched Lena's spirits as she sprinted toward the bus stop."

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


22 comments:

  1. Prologue
    "Sir? I think you need to hear this". - Against All Odds by Irene Hannon

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    1. Irene Hannon writes such great books! Happy Friday!

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  2. I've read that one, too. It's a fun book.

    My first line is from “Fish and Chips” by Erynn Mangum. Another must-read book that will have you giggling through it.

    “In all honesty, it wasn’t me who killed the fish.”

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    1. That sounds like a fun book! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I think I have this book in my huge stack of books somewhere. Perfect for Christmas!:)

    I’m featuring Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh on my blog, but I’m currently reading a non-fiction book called She’s Got The Wrong Guy: Why Smart Women Settle by Deepak Reju so I’ll use that today.

    Part 1:
    From Problems to Faith
    When it comes to dating and marriage, what problems do you face as a single woman?

    Happy Friday!!

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    1. I think Hometown Girl has SUCH a pretty cover! I highly recommend Praying for Your Future Husband by Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer to all single women!

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  4. This sounds like the perfect book for December! I'm going to have to find a copy :)

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  5. Happy Friday!

    My first line is from Divinely Yours by Karin Gillespie



    The red light on Skye Sebring’s computer blinked rapidly, announcing the arrival of her first client of the day. Within seconds a girl with darting eyes entered the cubicle. She wore a spiked leather wrist cuff and a t-shirt with the logo “Hustle or Die.”
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    Have a great weekend!

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  6. I'd love to read a Melody Carlson book, she has been on my radar for a while now.

    Castle Gate, Utah, 1910
    Leanna McKee pushed her hat by its brim, hiding her face as best she could.
    - My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah: Leanna's Choice by Angie Dicken

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    1. I've read a number of Melody Carlson's books and they are usually quite good! I haven't read any of the My Heart Belongs books yet. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. In my opinion it’s never too early for a Christmas book! Happy Friday.

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  8. I haven't read that one yet, but I love the cover and the first line. I'm featuring The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen on my blog. But I will share the first line of Jody Hedlund's Love Unexpected here. "The blast of a gunshot awoke Emma Chambers."

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    1. It sounds like you are currently reading a lot of historic fiction. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  9. It's never too soon for Christmas books! :) Happy Friday Ellie
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  10. I will have to check this book out. I've heard a lot about this novelist, but I've yet to read any of her works.

    Today, I am featuring My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah by Angie Dicken, but I am currently in the middle of reading Hamlet with my AP Lit seniors. We are in Act 3, so I will share the first line from Act 3, Scene 1:

    Claudius: And can you by no drift of conference get from him why he puts on this confusion, grating so harshly all his days of quiet with turbulent and dangerous lunacy?

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    1. You have a lot to choose from - Melody Carlson has written numerous books. I hope Hamlet is going well! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. That's such a warm & inviting cover!!

    My current first line is from A MOTHER IN THE MAKING by Gabrielle Meyer: "John Orton stared at Anna's portrait, his grief nothing compared to his pulsing guilt."

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  12. My first line is from The Color of Redemption by Lynn Cornell:

    "An eerie foreboding had jolted me from my sleep this morning, vexing my spirit - the kind of vexing that made me want to cower under my covers and stay in bed."

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