Friday, March 16, 2018

First Line Friday - March 16, 2018

Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books. I hope this finds you at the end of a good week.

It's time to talk about our first lines and maybe add a book or two to our "to be read" lists.

My first line today is from The Heart's Appeal by Jennifer Delamere. 


"Julia Bernay was going to be late."

I feel like that's the story of my life! I have a terrible time getting places on time. I am perpetually five minutes late. I always think I can fit in just one more thing, but that last thing makes me late.

Do you struggle to get places on time or are you someone who thinks you are late if you aren't five minutes (or more) early?

Leave the first line of the book closest to you in the comments below then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is sharing first lines on their blogs today. 

17 comments:

  1. Happy Friday!

    My First Line Fridays comes from a book I'm hoping to get to soon, Between Friends by Debbie Macomber.

    Dearest Momma,
    I thought you should know Mike and I had a baby girl on September first. I realize Daddy said I wasn’t to contact either of you ever again, but I felt you’d want to know you had a granddaughter.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😀📚📕

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    1. I am a Debbie Macomber fan, but I haven't read that one. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Dellamare is a new author for me. Thanks for sharing!

    My blog is featuring An Irishwoman's Tale by Patti Lacy. But here I will share from a book on my Spring TBR list, Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton. "She usually stayed in bed until at least six, but this morning she was restless, like animals get when the barometric pressure drops before a storm."

    Happy Friday!

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    1. I'm not familiar with either of those authors. I'll have to look into them! I hope you have a nice weekend!

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  3. This was a good read (better than the first, IMO).

    My current read:

    Brandi's head throbbed. The hateful words still sizzled in her ears as the front door brushed open. (Finding Evergreen by Jennifer Rodewald)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Oh good. I'm just starting it and I think I have similar reading tastes as you. :)

      I haven't read Jennifer Rodewald yet but a couple of her books are on my TBR list.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I loved the fist book in this collection! Can't wait to read this one. :) Happy Friday!

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    1. I'm glad to hear you liked the first one. I didn't read it so I'm hoping this one is good as a stand alone.

      I hope you have a nice weekend!

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  5. Happy Friday! My first line is from At Home with Daffodils by Paula Moldenhauer:

    "Not again!"

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    1. Daffodils reminds me that spring will be here soon. :) Thanks for sharing your first line!

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  6. Great minds!!!

    Happy Friday!

    Today at my blog, I am sharing the first lines from Jennifer Delamere's latest novel, The Heart's Appeal. It's such a great book!

    Here I will share the first lines from my next-up book, Finding Evergreen by Jennifer Rodewald. This is my first read of this author's works, but I am very excited!!!

    "July
    Brandi's head throbbed. The hateful words still sizzled in her ears as the front door brushed open. Ethan stepped over the threshold."

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    1. How about it?!? :) A couple of Jennifer Rodewald's books are on my TBR list, but I haven't read anything by her, either.

      I hope you have a great weekend!

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  7. Though I’m sharing a book with an Irish hero, The Promise of Breeze Hill by Pam Hillman, on my blog today, here’s the first line of an audiobook I’ve borrowed from the library on a friend’s recommendation, The Bookshop on the Corner (or, in the UK, The Little Shop of Happily Ever After) by Jenny Colgan:

    “The problem with good things that happen is that very often they disguise themselves as awful things.”

    Happy Friday!

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    1. That's a very true first line. Thanks for sharing it here!

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  8. I need to read this series!

    Ty Remington blamed the homemade orange marmalade cake for why he found himself huddled under an overhang off some faraway path in Glacier National Park, shivering, praying he might live through the night.
    Storm Front by Susan May Warren

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    1. I'm surprised you haven't! I consider you one of the book blogger "greats" and think you've read everything. :)

      I've never known cake to put someone's life in jeopardy. Thanks for sharing that first line!

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  9. Beautiful cover! On my blog, I'm sharing the first line from a book I'm currently reading, Praying For Strangers, by River Jordan. Here, I'll share the first line of the chapter I'm currently on. "We've spent the night at the ski resort catching up and sharing belated Christmas presents." Have a great weekend!

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