Friday, May 25, 2018

First Line Friday - May 25, 2018

Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! I loved...LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Kristi Ann Hunter's Hawthorne House series and am anxiously awaiting getting my hands on A Defense of Honor which is the first book in her new Haven Manor series. The first line I am sharing today is from is A Search for Refuge, the prequel novella to the Haven Manor series. As of the time of this writing, it is free for Kindle on Amazon. I am a paper book kind of girl so I'm always slow to get to anything on my e-reader, but, oh...why oh why did I wait so long to read this one? 😍


"Margaretta had used the word desperate many times in her life, but she'd never truly known the meaning until she stood in the open door of a mail coach, clutching an eight-month-old letter and praying that someone in this minuscule market town would know where the writer had gone when she moved on."


Now it's your turn! 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. 

16 comments:

  1. “Bonjour, Mimi!” Heather Holmes, a lanky blonde in her forties with huge, wide eyes and long, curly tresses, breezed into Bistro Rousseau. She screeched to a halt. “Whoa!”
    “A DEADLY ÉCLAIR” by Daryl Wood Gerber
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. I wonder what brought her screeching to a halt... Thanks for sharing your first line!

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  2. Today on my blog I am sharing a book I read a long time ago by Mary Connealy that I greatly enjoyed, Petticoat Ranch. Here I will share the first line from the book I am currently reading/studying, "Saving Truth" by Abdu Murray. "You've been at an intersection before, waiting for the red light to change, and had that uneasy feeling: Is the bus next to me moving forward or am I in reverse?" This book is about finding meaning and clarity in a post-truth world. I highly recommend this author. Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

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    1. I just love the word "petticoat". :) Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend, too!

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  3. I loved this book very much!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from To Kill a Mockingbird -- one of my most favorite books ever written. So here I will share from the book I am currently reading, The Theory of Happily Ever After by Kristin Billerbeck. I am just beginning chapter 14, so I will share the first line from there.

    "Try as I might, I can't release Sam's kiss from my memory."

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. That first line sounds like a classic from a romance novel. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Happy Friday!😊

    My FLF comes from a book I will be reading soon, My Heart Belongs in Niagra Falls New York by Amanda Barratt.

    As the coachman loaded her trunk onto the carriage, nausea churned in Adele’s stomach.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😀

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    1. I've heard good things about that book. Thanks for sharing the first line here!

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  5. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I can't wait!!!! HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

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    1. I'm anxious for the first official book in the series, too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Happy Friday!
    The book I'm sharing on my blog this week is Unblemished by Sara Ella but it's also the book I'm currently reading so I'll share the first line from chapter 4 here: "The expression on El's face before the wall closed was all the proof I required." Hope you have a happy Memorial Day weekend! :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a happy Memorial Day weekend, too!

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  7. I read this novella as soon as it was released, and I then stalked NetGalley until the review copy of the book was available. Both are outstanding!

    My blog post today is sharing the first line from Solo Tu by Narelle Atkins. It's book #7 in the Tuscan Legacy series, and is set in Australia. I'm currently reading another beach book - Sanover Beach Memories by Emma St. Clair. Here's the first line:

    "They had both been grounded for a week when Jenna's father found the initials she and Steve carved into the birch tree."

    Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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    1. I've seen the Tuscan Legacy series around a lot lately. I'll have to look into it (and risk my TBR list growing even more!). Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Happy Saturday and Memorial Day weekend!

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