Friday, December 1, 2017

First Line Friday - December 1, 2017

Happy First Line Friday! It's hard to believe it's December 1! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are starting to enjoy the holiday season. I am looking forward to reading more Christmas books. 

My first line today is from An Informal Christmas by Heather Gray. This book is on my list of Christmas books I'm hoping to read this month. 

"Rylie ran for the elevator."


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


15 comments:

  1. Happy Friday!

    Today I'm featuring Cowboy Christmas Guardian by Dana Mentink (because it's December and all).

    The first line of the book I'm reading is: "Not Now. For the love of candy canes, not now." From I'll Be Home for Christmas Collection by Bonnie Calhoune, Jill Kemerer, Allie Pleiter, and Lenora Worth

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  3. Wow! Looks like I missed one of Heather Gray's books. :-)

    I reviewed the anthology, A Grand Tour, a couple weeks ago, but it has such a great first line, it had to get included. This is from the first book, A Lord’s Chance

    Southern coast of Spain, October 1852
    The smell of deck tar warming under the Mediterranean sun made Miss Isabelle Strathmore smile beneath the brim of her second-best bonnet.

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    1. That first line makes me think of a warm summer day. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Ooh, what happened to cause her to run to the elevator? Looks like I need to read this.

    I’m sharing about The Austen Escape on my blog today, but the closest book to me is Christmas at Carton by Tamera Alexander, so I’ll use that here.

    November 13, 1863
    Franklin, Tennessee
    21 Miles South of Nashville

    “Very nice stitching, Mrs. Prescott.”

    Happy Friday!

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  5. Must have been a hot guy in the elevator! Happy Friday, Ellie!

    PROLOGUE
    LONDON, ENGLAND
    MAY 1817

    I sat across the table from the man I most admired, feeling self-conscious. - The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen

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  6. I really enjoy Heather's books!

    Happy Friday!
    My first line is from First Street Church Romances: Love’s Christmas Cheer by Alexa Verde:

    “Hurting her co-chef wasn’t an option.”

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  7. Happy Friday!

    Today, over on my blog, I am showcasing Cara Putman’s novel, Imperfect Justice. I am so excited to review this book. I have heard so many good things. On my site, I used the first lines from the prologue, so here I will share the first sentence from chapter 1.

    “Emelie Wesley glanced at her watch and frowned.”

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    1. That sounds like me! I'm frequently running late!! Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Happy Friday!

    January 1894
    Denver, CO
    The cheerful tinkle of a bell alerted Grace Mallory to the arrival of a guest.
    - Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer

    I enjoy Heather's Informal Romance series!

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    1. I am a Karen Witemeyer fan! Thanks for stopping by.

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