Friday, February 2, 2018

First Line Friday - February 2, 2018

Happy Groundhog's Day! One of these years I want to travel to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania and see Phil live! 

My first line today if from A Brush With Love  by Rachel Hauck. This is one of my favorite novellas.



"The crazy January day it snowed in Rosebud, Alabama, Ginger Winters sensed a shift in her soul."

What do you think about novellas? Do you enjoy a shorter story every now and then?

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. 


26 comments:

  1. I miss these novella collections. Really enjoyed them while they came out every month that couple of years.

    Here's are the first couple lines of a Love Inspired Suspense I finished recently but haven't featured: Her head throbbed and grogginess gripped her. She rocked as if on giant waves. (from Thread of Revenge by Elizabeth Goddard.

    Happy Friday.

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    1. I really like the Love Inspired books and my mom especially enjoys that Suspense line. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Happy Friday!
    This week my FLF comes from Still Me by JoJo Moyes.
    It was the moustache that reminded me I was no longer in England: a solid, grey millipede firmly obscuring the man’s upper lip; a Village People moustache, a cowboy moustache, the miniature head of a broom that meant business.
    Have a great weekend and stay warm!

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  3. March 1936

    A long black train scrapes across Mr. Sutton's fields. - Into the Free by Julie Cantrell

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

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  4. This sounds like a fun read! Thanks for sharing!

    I'm sharing Be the Hands and Feet by Nick Vujicic on my blog today, but the first line that I'll share here is The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano. Loving this book so far!

    "Three hours in Saturday night dinner service and she was already running on fumes."

    Happy reading! :)

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    1. I really want to read The Saturday Night Supper Club and am hoping to stop by the bookstore after work some evening to pick it up! Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. I do enjoy a novella every now and then. It's a nice change of pace. This one sounds like one I'd enjoy. I'll have to look for it! Have a great weekend!

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    1. I agree - novellas are a nice change of pace. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I love the cover for this one! Her hair is so beautifully done. And it's a sweet story. I do like novellas, especially when I don't have a ton of time for reading but NEED to squeeze in some time for something quick. :)

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    1. I agree that her hair is pretty on the cover. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Great first line! On my blog, I'm featuring Serendipity by one of my favorite authors, Cathy Marie Hake. Here, I'd like to share a line from the 30th chapter of The Captivating lady by Carolyn Miller, which is the book I'm currently reading. "The hope filling his heart leaked out the next day when he saw the way Charlotte barely looked at him." May you enjoy a blessed, joyful, and restful weekend.

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    1. I want to read that series by Carolyn Miller. I really like the Regency period. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Great book! One of my favorites, also! Happy Friday! My first line is from Kizzie's Kisses by Zina Abbott:

    "Kizzie Atwell felt her breathing become more labored."

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    1. Happy Friday! Thanks for sharing your first line!

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  9. <3 Thank you. I'm honored you liked this novella! xo

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    1. I'm definitely a fan of your books - I have several of them on my favorites shelf! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I seldom read novella as I read too quick and I am finished and I want more. On my blog I am featuring a favorite author and book. But I am reading the AWLFUL SQUAD. THE FL is "Paris, August 9, 2012 Anne Capestan was standing at her kitchen window waiting for dawn to arrive. She drained her mug in one gulp and set it down on the shiny green tablecloth. She had just drunk her last coffee as a police officer. Or had she? "

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    1. I'll have to look into that book - now I'm intrigued. Thanks for sharing your first line!

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  11. I love novellas! They are easier to fit in busy schedules. How did I not know about this one? Adding to my TBR now! Thanks!

    I’m sharing the first line from Anne Mateer’s No Small Storm over on my blog, so I’ll share a different line here. It’s from A Bride At Last by Melissa Jagears:
    Missouri
    September 1885
    At the sound of running footsteps, Kate Donovan glanced up from dumping mop water in the alleyway outside the school building.
    Happy weekend!

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    1. A Bride At Last...that could have been a title to a chapter in my life. I got married just a few years ago at 40! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I'm reading a Rachel Hauck book right now! The Writing Desk--great minds think alike. :) Happy Friday!

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    1. My friend just read that book and raved about it! I hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Over on my blog, I'm sharing the first lines from the three novellas in A Night in Grosvenor Square. It's a new Timeless Regency Collection. I'm 1/2 way done, and I'm loving it so much. Currently, I'm starting chapter 5 in the second story, so I'll share that first line here:

    "In spite of Anne's attempts to distract herself from thoughts of Davis Whitledge, hours of repetitive work allowed her mind to drift."

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    1. I LOVE books set in the Regency period so I'll have to look into this one. Thanks for stopping by!

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