Friday, January 19, 2018

First Line Friday - January 19, 2018

Happy First Line Friday! Can you believe we're more than half way through the month? It seems like I was just getting ready for Christmas. I hope you have a great weekend and find some time to relax and read.

My first line today if from From the Start by Melissa Tagg. I recently read Three Little Words which is the prequel novella to this series and I really enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to starting this book. 


"How in the world had rain earned such a romantic rep?"


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 sharing first lines on their blogs today. 




24 comments:

  1. Over on my blog I'm sharing the first line from Heather Day Gilbert's latest "Guilt by Association" It is the 3rd book in her Murder in the Mountains series. I'll share here the first line from chapter 4.
    "Without a doubt, the number five trailer is the prettiest place in Scots' Hollow."
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Haha, that's a great question!

    I’m sharing about The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma on my blog today, but I’ll share a first line from a book on my soon-to-read list here.

    Your first thought upon picking up this book is probably: How can a person born without any limbs consider himself to to be the hands and feet of Jesus on this Earth?
    -Be the Hands and Feet: Living Out God’s Love for All His Children by Nick Vujicic

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    1. I'm sure that will be a GREAT read! Thanks for sharing the first line here.

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  3. Love the Walker family and Melissa Tagg! The meet cute in this one is so fun.

    The snow in middle Tennessee melted enough that my mailman finally showed up with a few packages in hand (a few of the books I’ve been waiting on). I pulled the first line to share from one of those:

    Her head throbbed and grogginess gripped her.
    –Thread of Revenge by Elizabeth Goddard

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    1. I am looking forward to getting to know the rest of the Walker family!

      Getting the mail is one of the highlights of my day!

      That first line doesn't sound good for the character. Thanks for sharing it!

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  4. Great first line, and I've asked myself that question before. It ruins my hair. :) The book I'm sharing on my blog this week is Runaway Bride by Mary Connealy. I will share here the first line from a children's book I just finished reading by A. Lynn Basset called The Boy and The Clock Book. "Tick-tock, tick-tock. Only three minutes stood between Charlie Higgins and the best summer ever!" Have a great weekend!

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    1. LOL! That first line sounds good for Charlie. Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

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  5. Happy Friday! My first line is from Callum's Compass by Sara L. Foust:

    "A persistent knock at the front door dragged Kat Williams awake."

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    1. Great first line! Now I'm wondering...why was someone knocking, was it early or was Kat sleeping late and why. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. i love that series!

    My current first line is from The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright -

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

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    1. I feel like I'm one of few avid Christian fiction readers who hasn't read it.

      I've heard one shouldn't read that book home alone at night! Thanks for sharing the first line here!

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  7. Happy Friday!

    Today, my First Line Friday comes from the next book on my TBR mountain, Coming Home to Island House by Erica James…..

    There she is, the scarlet woman herself.’
    ‘She’s back then.’
    ‘Back to flaunt herself right under our noses. She’s no shame, that one.’
    ‘No shame at all.’

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. "TBR mountain" - what a great term! Thanks for stopping by to share your first line!

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  8. That line is perfectly Melissa Tagg! I love it. :)

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  9. I love Melissa Tagg's books. I need to read this series!

    PROLOGUE

    Two Years Earlier

    Renee huddled in the garden shed in her pajamas and tried to hear him over the pounding of her heart in her ears. - Beneath Copper Falls by Colleen Coble

    Happy Friday and happy reading!

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only reader just getting to the series.

      That's an intriguing first line. Thanks for sharing it here!

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  10. I can't wait to read this series. I just need to find the time!

    Happy Friday!

    Over on my blog, I am featuring Brett Armstrong's novel Destitutio Quod Remissio. It's an interesting read so far. Here I will post the first lines from chapter four of this book.

    "The streets were filled beyond the usual that day, or perhaps it only appeared so to Marcus. The market district was expansive enough to accommodate thousands. Over it looked the tall stone buildings surrounding the huge open Forum that was the city's center for centuries. All of the grand structures were washed white by the noon's radiance and loomed large over the transactions of Rome's citizens."

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    1. I am glad to find I'm not the only Christian fiction lover who hasn't read the Walker series!

      I wonder what that title means... Thanks for sharing some of chapter 4 here. Happy weekend!

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  11. Rain has a romantic rep? I didn't know that :) I haven't read this yet, but it's on the to-read pile.

    I’m about to start reading The Boy in the Hoodie, a young adult novel by debut Australian author Catriona McKewon. Here’s the first line:

    Before I met him, there wasn’t much I knew about the boy in the hoodie.He seemed to live above the rules.

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    1. I'm glad I've learned I'm not the only Christian fiction reader who hasn't read the Walker family series!

      Your first line sounds good. Thanks for sharing it here!

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  12. I never bought of rain as being romantic. A good start. I am show casing one of my favorite series, Mattie Winston. The link is
    https://wordpress.com/view/idahobluebird50.com

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    1. I'll have to check out your blog. Thanks for stopping by!

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