Friday, December 15, 2017

First Line Friday - December 15, 2018

Happy First Line Friday! Where has half the month gone? It seems like it was just October. I had an unexpected project come up at work so I've been combining some overtime with holiday festivities and it's been busy! The second half of our month looks much slower so I'm looking forward to relaxing with a book near the Christmas tree. 

My first line today is from A (kinda) Country Christmas by Krista Phillips. It was free for Kindle earlier this week so I took advantage of the freebie. Have you seen this author's web-site? I think it's fabulous! You can check it out here. I love the purple and sparkles! She also has a very special story about her daughter. 

"Tis the season to be Jolly!" Sadie Jenkins belted out the Christmas tune, not caring that the notes were a little off-key or that her teenage daughter was on the opposite side of the store, covering her ears and grimacing."


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 participating! 



19 comments:

  1. Haha! Mums can be so embarrassing!

    I’m sharing the first line from The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright on my blog today, but at the moment, I’m reading ‘Beneath the Blackberry Moon’ by April Gardiner, so I’m going to share the first few lines of that here:

    “From inside the cool, shadowy wood, Totka Lawe squinted into a bright meadow. Its broad sea of undulating bromegrass lay empty. Deceptive.”

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  2. Oh, that line brings a smile to my face! I will have to look for this one! Today on my blog I'm sharing the first line from Liz Curtis Higg's "A Wreath of Snow". A Christmas favorite of mine! Last evening I started reading Lucette Nel's book "A Match of Sorts". I'm really enjoying this one also! Here is the first line: "She changed her mind."

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    1. I LOVE Liz Curtis Higgs!!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Great first line!

    It was days like this, when the sun bounced off Lake Superior with an eye-squinting brilliance, that Bree Nicholls forgot all her qualms about living where the Snow King ruled nine months of the year. - Without a Trace by Colleen Coble

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    1. I think I might like to live somewhere with snow nine months a year - I love winter! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love Krista's sense of humor! Here's the first line of my current read, Too Far Down by Mary Connealy:
    Skull Gulch, New Mexico Territory
    February 1881
    An explosion brought Cole Boden to his feet.

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  5. Love that first line! I will have to check this book out.

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls, New York: Adele's Journey. I am currently on chapter 14, so I will share the first three lines from that chapter here.

    "'Are you busy?' Adele looked up from the book lying in her lap. Uncle Osbourne stood at the threshold of the library."

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    1. That looks like a good book. I hope you have a nice weekend!

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  6. Love the cover! I will have to check out this author's website. Happy Friday!

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  7. That looks like a fun read! I've been enjoying grabbing different free Kindle books this year. :) Now to read them all... ;)

    First line of the book closest to me would be "Life in a Medieval Village" (by Gies and Gies).
    "In the district of Huntingdon there is a certain village to which far distant antiquity gave the name of Aethelintone," wrote the twelfth-century monk who chronicled the history of Ramsey Abbey, "on a most beautiful site, provided with a course of waters, in a pleasant plain of meadows with abundant grazing for cattle, and rich in fertile fields."

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    1. I agree with you about the free Kindle books. I get excited to get them, but don't get them read a quickly as I'd like. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Krista's books are so fun! I need to read this one.

    The first line from the next book I'm reading is:

    It was no surprise to me that I'd lost track of time.
    from A Song of Home by Susie Finkbeiner

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  9. Thanks for sharing my link is
    https://idahobluebird50.com/2017/12/15/first-lines-friday-december-15-2017/

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  10. Great cover and first line. Another one to add to the to-read list ... happy sigh.

    I'm currently reading Engaging The Competition by Melissa Jagears. Here's the first line:

    Harrison Gray had never heard of anyone holding a competition over mounting or dismounting a horse, but then, Charlotte Andrews could turn anything into a contest.

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