Friday, November 10, 2017

First Line Friday - November 10, 2017

Happy Friday! Today is a special edition of First Line Friday. In honor of Veteran's Day, we're choosing books with a military, patriotic, or veteran's theme. I am excited to check out what books everyone has chosen. 

My first line today is from A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade. I chose this book because Jake, one of the main characters, is a former marine.


"Twelve-year-old Jake Porter never felt a hundred percent right unless Lyndie James was beside him."

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


16 comments:

  1. "The Sun skimmed the horizon in the eastern sky, bathing the far hillside in a pink morning hue."
    -- The Heart of an Agent by: Tracey J. Lyons

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    1. I'll have to check out that author - she's new to me. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I think Jake and Lyndie's story was my favorite (although I enjoyed them all)

    I'm sharing the first line from Susan Sleeman's Cold Terror today on the blog, but I'm currently reading Welcome to Wishing Bridget by Ruth Logan Herne, so I'll leave that first line here:

    Don't do it.

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    1. Oh I enjoyed the entire Porter series, too! Welcome to Wishing Bridge is on my list to read when it releases. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Sorry that I can't choose a book to fit. But here's mine.

    My first line (well, really first two lines because they are so good) is from Runaway Romance by Miralee Ferrell:

    “Ann Stanway sat in her television producer’s office trying to still the butterflies doing battle in her belly. No, not butterflies, more like buzzards.”

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    1. Those ARE two great lines and it sounds like a good book! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. My first line is from a book I'm going to be reading soon Hope Travels Through by Loni Kemper Moore.....

    The first time Dad picked me up at the Evansville airport in his 1976 Corvette, I should have recruited a fairy godmother. Not that I believed in such things.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by with your first line. I hope you have a great weekend, too!

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  5. No Veteran's Day line from me, I'm afraid - I live in New Zealand, and we honour our service men and women on 25 April, which is ANZAC Day.

    I'm currently reading The House on Foster Hill by Jamie Jo Wright, which looks like it's going to be full of suspense. Here's the first line:

    Death had a way of creeping up on a soul, and Ivy Thorpe determined that when it visited her, she would not be surprised.

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    1. Thanks for sharing about New Zealand's equivalent of Veteran's Day. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. Love Ty! Happy Weekend!

    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
    SEPTEMBER 1943

    Esther's father halted the lazy swaying of the porch swing. - While We're Far Apart by Lynn Austin

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    1. The Porters are all great! :) Happy weekend to you, too.

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  7. Happy Friday!

    I'm showcasing The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner on my blog this week. So, here I will share a line from the book I'm currently reading, Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan. I'm just starting chpt. 15, so that's the line I'll share:

    "On Monday morning, Kate heard her email ping and saw the message was from the Northern District of Georgia. Her heartbeat sped up as she clicked to open it."

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  8. I love Becky's work! My current read is An Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter
    Eton College, Berkshire, England, 1797
    “The line between boy and man was never murkier than when a father died too soon, leaving his son to walk through the foibles of youth while shouldering the responsibilities of adulthood.”

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