Friday, January 26, 2018

First Line Friday - January 26, 2018

Happy First Line Friday! I was thinking this week that the winter is more than half over. It's gone so fast! I like the the winter so I'm a little sad that we're past the halfway point. Are you looking forward to the end of winter or are you thinking that warm weather will be here all too soon?

My first line today if from Tackling the Fields by Janet W. Ferguson. I read this book over the summer and it now has a spot on my list of all time favorite books. 


"Huge hands ripped at Cole Sanders' shirt and yanked him away from Audrey Vaughn's embrace."

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. 


39 comments:

  1. I enjoy winter and the cooler temperatures but with the thermostat dropping or raising 20-30 degrees within 24 hours some days, it's hard to get acclimated to it. Happy Friday!

    Here's the first line from a book I hope to get to this weekend:

    FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson had survived missions in the Middle East, been detained in Iran, escaped an ISIS death trap, and still walked and talked.

    High Treason
    by DiAnn Mills

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    1. Yes, the temps that can't make up their minds are hard to get used to!

      Kord Davidson sounds like a very tough guy. Thanks for sharing your first line!

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  2. I am definitely ready for springtime temperatures! Not a big fan of winter myself. But I do think snow is pretty, does that count? :)

    I've never read any of Janet Ferguson's books, clearly I should check them out!

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    1. Thinking snow is pretty definitely counts!

      I highly recommend Janet Ferguson's books - I've liked every one of them that I've read.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Hi Kara! I hope you enjoy them if you do!!
      Blessings,

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  3. Happy Friday!

    I've never read this author but I'm dying too!

    My FLF comes from the book I’m reading now, Liza’s Second Chance by Molly Jebber!

    Lisa Schrock, clenched her teeth and dug her fingers in the fresh dough in her Amish bakery. The forced smiles, nods to her friends’ compliments, and suppressing the truth about her husband had been difficult, but she’d managed to keep her miserable marriage a secret.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!

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    1. I definitely think you should give Janet Ferguson a try!

      Your first line is great! Now I want to read that book!

      I hope you have a great weekend!

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    2. Susan, That is so sweet! Let me know if you like my stories :)

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    3. Thank you Ellie and I sure will Janet!

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  4. I enjoyed this series!

    Salazar Sanso raised his binoculars and looked out over the edge of the steep drop into the rosy New Mexican desert. - Burn by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

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    1. Your first line sounds like it might be from a suspense novel. One of my friends really likes Ted Dekker but I've never read anything by him yet.

      I hope you have a great weekend!

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  5. I really love the cover for this book, and that first line is amazing. I will definitely have to check this book out!

    Happy Friday!

    Over on my blog I am showcasing Naomi Rawlings's novel Love's Bright Tomorrow. Here I will share the first line from the novel I am currently reading, Mary and Bright by Shannon Graupman.

    "Mary Bradford's heart raced as she sat on the edge of her king sized bed -- her gaze affixed on the single white sheet of paper resting on the nightstand."

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    1. Is that a Christmas book? "Mary and Bright" sounds like it might be. That first line is great!

      I hope you have a great weekend!

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    2. Hi Nicole! Thank you! I need to go check out your blog!

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  6. Summer is my favorite season, but I am always sad to leave the Christmas holidays behind. And I find it difficult to move into the next season too, because I want to stay in the present month...lol. Happy Friday!

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    1. I know what you mean...sometimes I don't want to move on to the next season/holiday, either, because I want to enjoy the one we're in. Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. I love some warm weather! We've had unusually cold for Mississippi, and we don't know what to do, ha!

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  7. I love the cover. Summer is my favourite season, I love hot and hate cold. But I live in the wrong place for this :)

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    1. :) I hope you have a great weekend!

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    2. Thanks! I love summer, too! Come to Mississippi :)

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  8. Lovely cover! The first line pulls you right in, too. Have a blessed weekend! :-)

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

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    2. Thanks, Alicia! I hope you like it if you read it :) Have a great weekend!

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  9. Today was in the low 50s in Michigan, so I had a taste of spring. Now I want more. I'm ready for warmer weather, although I doubt it will come anytime soon. After all, this is Michigan and it's not even February. :)

    The first line on my blog is from a novel by Michelle Griep, The Captive Heart. Here, I will share the first line of Chapter 5 from the book I'm currently reading, The Captivating Lady Charlotte by Carolyn Miller "It was entirely possible that the excitement of last month's come-out ball was about to be surpassed."

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Ooooo...I want to read that book! I really like Regency period novels.

      I'm glad you could experience a little spring like weather.

      I hope you have a great weekend!

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    2. I've heard that's a great book by Michelle! I hope to read it soon! I met her at the ACFW conference, and she was very nice! I love the spring, other than the scary tornadoes we get here sometimes.

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  10. Happy Friday! (What's left!) My first lines (sorry, but I included the 2nd) is from These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart:

    "Francine Howard stepped off the bus into another world. She should have been prepared."

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your first line, Becky! I hope you had a nice weekend.

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  11. You made my day yesterday, Ellie! Sorry I didn't make it by until Saturday to let you know! I'm working for the Mississippi Legislature for three months, and I'm used to sitting around in yoga pants, writing, so I'm going through an adjustment, LOL! I'm so so so happy you liked this story. It was a tough one to write, but I really wanted to share about those issues and still have some hits of humor here and there. Virtual hugs sent your way! Blessings
    Janet

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Janet! My first virtual hug! :) I'm glad you were happy about this post - I loved the book. I hope all goes well with your three month endeavor!

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  12. I love this series!

    My current first line is from Cathy Gohlke's Until We Find Home: "Lightning crackled, splitting the night sky over Paris, illuminating letters painted on the bookstore window across the street: La Maison des Amis des Livres."

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    1. I need to look at Cathy Gohlke's book list - I've heard a lot of REALLY good things about her writing. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. It's the middle of summer here in New Zealand, and this weekend has been hot-hot-hot. Part of me would like it to be a little cooler so I can sleep better at night, but the other part of me wants summer to last forever! (Our pastor is from Iceland. He says our summer lasts about half a year, and then we have spring for the other half.)

    I have this on my Kindle - too many books, too little time!

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    1. I hear you - my TBR list is huge! Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Hi Iola! I'd love to visit New Zealand! Hope you enjoy Tackling if you read it!
      Blessings

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