Friday, September 21, 2018

First Line Friday - September 21, 2018



Welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books! This week's addition is a "Holiday Grab Bag". That means I can share a Christmas book in September! I am getting really excited to start reading Christmas books and watching Hallmark Christmas movies. What about you? 

Today I'm sharing the first line from A Christmas Hallelujah by Dori Harrell. I read it last December and really enjoyed it. You can read my review here.  

"'Piper Castleton snatched her car keys off the counter at the police station.'"

Now it's your turn! Share 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. Happy Friday! My first line is from “Rebecca’s Legacy” by Betty Thomason Owens:

    “Are you crazy? My father’s going to kill me.”

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  2. Happy Friday!😊

    My first lines come from Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane by JoAnn Ross.....


    Life, as Aiden Mannion knew firsthand, could be dangerous. Anything could happen. You could be hit by a taxi while sightseeing in Times Square. Run headfirst into a tree while shushing down a diamond run pretending you were Bode Miller.

    Have a great weekend and Happy Fall!💕

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    1. I love the name of that book! Thanks for sharing from it here.

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  3. On my blog, I'm featuring Karen Witemeyer's novella, "The Love Knot." Since I'm still reading it, I will share the first lines in Chapter 7. "Claire pushed away from the paddock fence when she saw Pieter exit the station house. Her heart ached with yearning at the sight of him. She still loved him. Desperately. But she wouldn't pledge her life to a man until she was certain of him." I wish you a relaxing fall weekend. Cooler weather has finally arrived in Michigan.

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    1. I am a huge Karen Witemeyer fan! Cooler weather is here in PA, too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Happy Friday! My first line is from The Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden.

    PROLOGUE

    Baltimore, Maryland, 1867

    "Come on, boy. Your dad needs you."

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  5. I’m featuring lines from A.K. MacBride’s upcoming release Shattered on my blog.

    Here, I’m sharing lines from Rachael Brownell’s Chasing Fate. It’s my quirky blind date with a book this month.

    ”What do you mean, you quit your job?”

    Happy Reading!

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    1. Does "quirky blind date" mean you don't know anything about the author or book? That's a cute phrase! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I’m sharing from a Christmas novella on my blog. Here I’ll share from Belle: An Amish Retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Sarah Price:

    “Sunflowers always made Belle happy. Very happy.”

    Happy Friday!

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    1. I have been wanting to read the Amish retelling of Cinderella! I've been hearing these books are good. Thanks for sharing here!

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  7. September 22, 2018 at 3:47 am #

    I’ve been on a romantic suspense reading kick recently, so my first line is from Tell Her No Lies by Kelly Irvin. It’s an unusual first line, but the novel definitely ticks all the romantic suspense boxes!

    (Sorry, but I'm not ready for Christmas. It's not warm enough yet :) )

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    1. Isn't it funny how we get "hooked" on a certain genre for a while? Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. The book I shared this week is Freedom's Light by Colleen Coble but I'm currently reading an ARC of The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall so I'll share the first line here: "What would it feel like to drown…to float listlessly down… down… beneath the chilled waters of the Atlantic?" I can honestly say I don't want to find out! Hope you have a great weekend with lots of reading time! :)

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    1. I don't want to find out, either! Thanks for sharing your first line here. :)

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