First Line Fridays – #9

May 27, 2016 First Line Fridays, giveaway, Nicole Deese 42

first line fridays

It’s Friday! It’s Friday! It’s Friday!! Yay!!

You know what means, don’t you?

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 fromย A Season to Love by Nicole Deese (who is being featured today in the Readers Appreciation Giveaway!)

a season to love

And the first line is….

“I could have promised my daughter anything – a pony, a princess, a rainbow in a bottle – but instead, I’d promised her something equally unattainable: my bravery.”

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 HUGE Readers Appreciation Giveaway that I’m hosting this week!! 10 of your fave authors. 10 books. 1 $100 Amazon gift card.

reader appreciation giveaway

Carrie

42 Responses to “First Line Fridays – #9”

  1. Melony Teague

    I LOVED that book!
    I happened to have this book near me, so here goes:

    Here is my first line for today: “My cousin didn’t try to catch the bride’s bouquet. She knew me well enough to know I wouldn’t try to catch it, either.” – Susanna Kearsley – A Desperate Fortune

    • Carrie

      i need to read more of Susanna’s books!

    • Sharon @ Faith Hope & Cherrytea

      always excited to find a Canadian author in someone’s reading lineup – YaY!

      Mine’s from another Canadian author, Louise Penny, – ” Miss Jane Neal met her maker in the early morning mist of Thanksgiving Sunday.” ~ STILL LIFE Book 1 of the Chief Inspector Gamache series

      Thanks for the FuN, Carrie! and HapPy Weekending…

      • Carrie

        I’ve got STILL LIFE in my TBR list!! I’ve heard such great things about that series!! Thanks for participating Sharon ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Becky Smith

    With each passing day, she remembered she had a secret.

    From: How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck

  3. Sydney

    “The Reverend Scott didn’t even know he had ruined her life.”
    ~The Heiress’s Courtship by Gina Welborn in the Love From the Past Novella Collection (5 author collection)

  4. Rachel Dixon

    “You want me to do what to a birdcage?โ€ Summer of Dreams Elizabeth Camden…It is the first on my kindle right now haha!

    • Carrie

      yay! Happy to share ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for joining us today, Kate ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Carolyn Astfalk

    Tammy Gray’s Sell Out is free on Kindle all weekend (HIGHLY RECOMMEND), so I popped that open: “My breath, hot and rapid, drowned out the noises in the boys’ locker room: the drip of the showers, the buzz of the air conditioner, the ticking of the clock that hung above my hiding place.”

  6. Sarah

    “Fourteen circles for fourteen owners.” ~~ Storm Siren by Mary Weber. I haven’t gotten to start it yet, but this was the closest to me.

  7. Yvette-Bookworlder

    “The first time Nikola Copernicus Holt surfed the Web by himself, he was looking for pictures of Clifford the Big Red Dog.” Nick and Tesla’s Solar-Powered Showdown by “Science Bob” Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith

    Today is the last day of a Middle Grade readathon I’m participating in, and I’m just cracking this book open (literally, it made a little cracking sound). The description of a young Nick doing a web search before he could read is reminding me of my youngest nephew and how he used to watch tutorials to learn how to use computer programs ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Valerie S.

    “Thomas Baumgarter, the host of L’Atelier du son on Radio France, found out about my comics about radio and was intrugued.”

    Out on the Wire – The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio by Jessica Abel, a graphic novel about radio shows such as “This American Life” It’s very interesting to learn the “craft” of successful storytelling via radio.

  9. Katy C.

    I just finished the e-book version of Flee from Evil by Connie Almony, but as I was searching around me for a print book (so much more fun…) my nearest book begins “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” =)

    • Carrie

      ๐Ÿ˜€ That’s always a great “once upon a time” to start with ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Winnie Thomas

    Carrie, you must have exactly the same books in your pile as I do! I guess I’ll pick a different one: “There she is. The Statue of Liberty.” A Worthy Heart by Susan Anne Mason

    • Carrie

      LOL! That’s a great book ๐Ÿ™‚ And we just have good taste, Winnie ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Winnie Thomas

        Absolutely! We should be book buddies! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. carylkane

    Nicole is a new to me author. My first line comes from Sarah Sundin’s IN PERFECT TIME For Lt. Kay Jobson, flight nursing meant more than physical care.

    Have a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend! Blessings ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Carrie

      I’m getting to read her newest soon! Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great weekend, Caryl!

  12. Jan Hall

    Do you ever get discouraged?

    A Hope and a Future Overcoming Discouragement by Don Wilton

  13. Trixi

    I’m starting this book tonight. It’s Varina Denman’s newest one “Jilted” her third & last in the Mended Hearts series. You must be special Carrie because I haven’t even cracked the book open until now…haha!

    “My daughter Ruthie has always called me a glass-is-half-empty kind of person, but she was wrong”

    I’m also heading over to Rachel’s blog to answer and also I’m loving the readers appreciation giveaway. I have SO many more new-to-me authors added ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Carrie

      Yaaaay I’ve got this one sitting in my pile to read ASAP!

  14. Beckie B.

    So, I’m a day late again! And new computer = a new set of problems! Hopefully we have it fixed now. Here’s my first line — “Katashi Aki backed the beastly sanitation truck through the same gate of the same parking lot of the same building of the same industrial park he and his partner had served for more than three years.” The Valley of Dry Bones by Jerry Jenkins.

    • Carrie

      I know alllll about technology problems. Ugh. Hoping you have smooth sailing from here on out! I haven’t read much Jerry Jenkins – is that book good?