First Line Fridays – #8

May 20, 2016 First Line Fridays, giveaway, Melanie Dickerson 46

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HAPPY DANCE!!!! It’s Fridaaaaaay!!!

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 The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson.

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And the first line is….

“Reinhart Stolten, Margrave of Thornbeck, spotted the pack of wolves devouring their fresh kill at the bottom of the ravine. “

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!

Also, be sure to enter the “Once Upon A Kindle” giveaway to celebrate the release of The Beautiful Pretender!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A copy of The Beautiful Pretender
  • A Kindle Fire tablet
  • A $25 Amazon gift card
  • The choice between a Funko POP Disney Beauty or Beast doll
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on June 7th. The winner will be announced June 8th on Melanie’s blog.

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Carrie

46 Responses to “First Line Fridays – #8”

  1. Sierra Faith

    My first sentence is from Stephen Lawhead’s The Skin Map: “Had he but known that before the day was over he would discover the hidden dimensions of the universe, Kit might have been better prepared.”

    I have a copy of Beautiful Pretender and I can’t wait to start readng it!

    • Carrie

      You know, I haven’t read any Stephen Lawhead books yet? Sadness. Lol

  2. carylkane

    Over the years, I have studied great men of faith who held healing campaigns. Igniter of Faith by David Yanez.

    Have a FANTASTIC FRIDAY! 🙂

    • Carrie

      That sounds like an interesting book, Caryl!

  3. Anne Rightler

    The shots that fired the bullets that entered Pumpkin’s head were heard by no less than eight people.
    The King of Torts by John Grisham on the table next to my computer!

  4. Sue Cumbie

    My first line is from Sins of the Past, Dec Henderson starts out with “Missing”. “John Graham, police chief for Cheyenne, Wyoming,knew the value of remaining calm I a crisis.”

    • Carrie

      Ahhhhh I have this – taunting me – and need to find TIME to read it!

  5. Trixi

    My first line for today is from Jody Hedlund’s newest book Forever Safe (release day of June 1st). Right now it’s only available for Kindle, but she assures us there will be paper copies in the near future! You can pre-order on Amazon (there’s my marketing job done for the day, lol)

    “I still can’t believe in less than six weeks I’ll be Mrs Nathaniel Winthrop II”

    I’m also going to head over to Rachel’s Bookworm Mama blog to comment 🙂 I love both of your guys blogs and how you work together to bring some fun into our Fridays! 🙂

    • Carrie

      Hahaha – brilliant marketing 😉 I can’t wait to read this one too!

    • Rachel D.

      Aww thanks Trixi! It is so much fun! Thank you for sharing…I am starting this soon…CAN’T WAIT!!!!

  6. Sydney Anderson

    “It’s not that I’d lost faith in my religion. More that I’d lost faith in the people who practiced it. Or claimed to.”

    Pride & Politics by Brittany Larsen

  7. Winnie Thomas

    “It is never a happy day when an eight-year-old girl’s cheesecake lands in the dirt, and she certainly doesn’t take kindly to the laughing little boy who put it there.”
    A Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter
    I certainly wouldn’t be happy, either, especially if it had raspberry or blueberry topping on it!

  8. Rachel D.

    So, I have a stack of old books that I keep on my desk…and guess where I am sitting this morning haha…
    “They marched in a silent, smiling procession over a wide faintly marked circle in the snow.” – The Ski Patrol by Roy J. Snell

    • Carrie

      lol! At least it’s not nonfiction 😉

    • Carrie

      i’m reading this one soon! I can’t wait!

  9. Marylin Furumasu

    “LARSON JENNINGS HAD LIVED this moment a thousand times over, and it still sent a chill through him.”
    REKINDLED by Tamera Alexander

  10. Marylin Furumasu

    LARSON JENNINGS HAD LIVED this moment a thousand times over, and it still sent a chill through him.

    REKINDLED
    By Tamera Alexander

  11. Sarah

    When I think of the ruin my life has become, the slow wrecking of my dreams, the destruction of every love, I always return to the bee.

    Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar

      • Sarah

        I haven’t gotten to start it yet. It’s mocking me and whispering “read me, read me.”

        • Carrie

          ESPECIALLY after that video you showed me yesterday … or Wednesday…. yesterday was so crazy. It was probably Wednesday. lol. But anyway, it’s a very significant book especially along with that theme <3

  12. Beckie B.

    From the latest book to arrive at my house — “The smell of smoke gradually nudged Dr. Sarah Gordon from a troubled sleep into semi-wakefulness.” Medical Judgment by Richard Mabry.

  13. Valerie S.

    “When the lights went off the accompanist kissed her.”

    Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (for book club next week)

  14. Jan Hall

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

    Becky Wade
    Her One and Only

  15. Pam K.

    “That’s where the body was found, floating face-down in the river,” an ominous voice intoned. “He was stone-cold dead.” UNTIL THE DAWN by Elizabeth Camden.

  16. Angie Carroll

    My first sentence is from In the Cool of the Evening by Janet Spaeth, “The Wild West barbecue was in full swing.”

  17. Elizabeth

    I’m fairly new to your blog and I LOVE IT!! First Line Fridays is such a fun idea! “From the loft of her Bay Street art gallery, Elle Garvey leaned against the waist-high wall, admiring GG Galley’s “Art in Christmas” show.”
    ‘Love Starts With Elle’ by Rachel Hauck

    • Carrie

      YAY! Welcome, Elizabeth 🙂 So glad you are here! I love Rachel Hauck’s books 🙂

  18. Yvette

    It’s still Friday in my time zone ? So here’s mine:
    “There was a muffled boom, and then the whole house seem to rise about half an inch before slimming down again.” from Nick and Tesla’s Special Effects Spectacular by “Science Bob” Pflueger & Steve Hockensmith (it’s a middle grade mystery with projects)

  19. Cara

    I know I am a day late, but I love first-line Fridays and I was so busy yesterday I missed it! So here’s mine:

    “Sweet thunderation – deliver me from pretty men!” – Love at Any Cost by Julie Lessman

    • Carrie

      no problem! Every day can be Friday 😉 LOVE Julie Lessman!!