First Line Fridays – #7 (and a Giveaway!)

May 13, 2016 First Line Fridays, giveaway, Julianna Deering 42

first line fridays

Yaaaaay!! It’s Friday again!

Time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today, I am happy to once again include my friend Rachel from Bookworm Mama in First Line Fridays. If you’d like to join us, send me a note and let me know!

My first line today is from Dressed For Death by Julianna Deering.

And the first line is….

“Tell me again why I let you talk me into this?”

So… what’s your First Line on this Friday?

Let me know in the comments and then head over to Bookworm Mama to see her First Line!

(I’m also hosting a giveaway this week for a paperback copy of Dressed For Death or another book in the Drew Farthering Mystery series, courtesy of the awesome Julianna Deering. Head here to enter!)

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42 Responses to “First Line Fridays – #7 (and a Giveaway!)”

  1. Connie Scruggs

    Time to jump.
    Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund

  2. Rebecca Maney

    “Dru lifted her handgun, leveling it on Gray’s stalker as she rushed forward through the crowd.”

    I am reading the very yummy “Her One and Only” by Becky Wade. . . .. I am actually supposed to be cleaning house for my daughter’s college graduation party tonight.

    And actually “Luther and Katharina” is my next read . . . it’s our book club book this month.

    • Carrie

      Ahhhhhh I LOVED Her One And Only!!! Congrats to your daughter 🙂

  3. Anne Rightler

    Nearest book from a box in my granddaughters room–
    Our story begins in a world totally like our own, yet completely different.

    Lunatic by Ted Dekker & Kaci Hill

  4. Rachel D.

    My Kindle is closest to me right now…And the book I am reading…”Naomi anxiously watched her husband from the seat of her wagon.” – A Lady in Defiance Heather Balanton

  5. Winnie Thomas

    She could set fire to the letter in her pocket and it would still be true.
    The Magnolia Duchess by Beth White

  6. Andrea Stephens

    Rick Storm parked his red Jeep Cherokee in front of the huge Victorian structure and looked up at the gargoyles leering down at him from the roof-top.
    “Belinda” by Colleen Coble

    • Carrie

      Oooo I haven’t read that one of hers yet!

  7. Trixi

    I’m sorry I missed this last week, buried in book reviews is wonderful, but I miss so much in the real world!!
    Anyway, here’s the first line of my current book:

    “Belinda, I don’t want to hurt your feelings. Truly. But what in the world has possessed you? A marriage broker? Do you really think you’re…you’re…”

    I know it’s more than the first line, but you get a better idea from the longer version 🙂 This is from Mail-Order Brides a novella collection with 9 different authors. Oh how fun is this first story….I laughed so hard at several parts!! This one is by Janice Thompson.

    I’m also going to join Rachel over on Bookworm Mama. I love how you guys collaborate for First Line Friday’s, so fun! Thank you also for the giveaway chance, Carrie 🙂

    • Carrie

      Ooooo I am looking forward to reading this collection soon! Thanks for participating, dear Trixi 🙂

  8. Jan Hall

    The gun could be real.
    High-Caliber Holiday Susan Sleeman

  9. Yvette-Bookworlder

    Zeke’s tree wouldn’t speak to him.

    The Farwalker’s Quest by Joni Sensel (middle grade book)

    Such great quotes this week! Luther and Katharina is my favorite Jody Hedlund so far. Her One and Only & The Magnolia Duchess are both sitting in my “Must Read” stack.

    • Carrie

      I know! All of these quotes have been wanting to read the books! Lol

  10. dianne casey

    My new boss, Wally,slid his glasses down his nose and squinted over the top of the black frames. From “Death in Four Courses” by Lucy Burdette.

    • Carrie

      That sounds like it might be a cozy mystery, Dianne. Is it? 🙂

  11. Kav

    Oh — I read the most fantabulous first line in the wee hours of the morning and I wanted to share it with someone and then you have this First Line Friday thingy — soooooo here goes:

    “I had no warning before evil befell me.” Bride of a Distant Isle by Sandra Byrd.

    This book is sooooooooooo awesome. And such a blessing since I needed a distraction in the worst way. I want to gallop through but I don’t want it to be over. 🙂

    • Carrie

      Oooooooo that does sound good!! (I’m sorry you’re in need of a distraction, though. *gentle hugs*)

    • Carrie

      P.s. – “fantabulous” is such a great word!

  12. Deanne Patterson

    Thirty more minutes in the saddle and he could rest.

    Love Inspired book The Forest Ranger’s Promise by Leigh Bale

  13. Hulah Gorby

    Mist swirled around Angelique McKenzie and shrouded the forest trail. Captured By Love – Jodi Hedlund

  14. Shash

    “It was the oak tree that distracted me.”

    Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

    I love this book! I’m rereading it right now. 🙂

  15. carylkane

    It is a truth universally acknowledged, that the expectation of pleasure is generally preferred to its eventual attainment-the attainment being marred, at its close, by the resumption of quotidian routine made onerous by the very diversions so lately enjoyed. Jane and the Man of the Cloth by Stephanie Barron

  16. Pam K.

    “The churning of the steamboat was relentless as it chugged down the Hudson River.”
    You can’t really tell by this first line, but FLIRTATION WALK by Siri Mitchell is a very entertaining book with some wonderful characters.

    • Carrie

      I am looking forward to reading this one soon too!

  17. Deanna S

    There’s blood on the bottom of my shoes.
    If I Run by Terri Blackstock.

  18. DeAnna Dodson

    The pathetic state of Allison Shire’s existence was perfectly summed up by the size-twelve prosthetic feet mocking her from the floor of the Mercedes minibus.

    Close to You
    Kara Isaac

  19. Cait @ Paper Fury

    Ooh that’s an intriguing first line! I just finished reading The Smell of Other People’s Houses (which was fjdkslafd amazing) and it started off with “I can’t stop remember the way things were back then”. Which isn’t my favourite?! But it’s still intriguing. XD

    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    • Carrie

      It makes me want to read the book! Thanks, Cait 😀