First Line Friday (Week 38): Letters From Santa

December 23, 2016 Becca Whitham, Christmas, First Line Fridays, freebies 46

Happy Christmas Eve Eve!!

Grab your favorite Christmas cookie and then the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

The book I’m featuring today is Letters From Santa by Becca Whitham.

And the first line is…

“What did you say your name was again?”

Here’s a Christmas gift for you – Letters From Santa is FREE right now on Amazon! I don’t know how long it will last so double check the price before you grab it 🙂

So… what’s your First Line today?

Let me know in the comments and then head over to share your First Line with these friends:

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46 Responses to “First Line Friday (Week 38): Letters From Santa”

  1. Kate James

    The first line from HOME TO STAY, the fourth book in my San Diego K-9 Unit series, releasing on July 1, 2017, is:

    SAWYER EVANS WAS in that languid state of semi-consciousness, waking from a restful sleep.

    Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas!


  2. Rebecca Maney

    “Servants may marry whomever they want, but a king’s ward has no freedom at all.”

    You have probably read “The Silent Songbird” by Melanie Dickerson, but I just picked it up last night . . . . . . its so good so far! Now I have to decide whether to finish wrapping presents or read . . . . since I have just finished shopping, (for the second time) and no one is home but me.

    Merry Christmas, Carrie and I hope to see you again in the New Year!

    • Carrie

      i actually haven’t read it yet! It is the very next one on my list though! 😀

  3. Beth Erin

    Happy Christmas Eve Eve, Carrie! I’m still sitting here at the computer but I’m going to get up soon to eat lunch then wrap presents!

    Seven Brides for Seven Texans prologue by Erica Vetsch:

    New Year’s Day 1874
    7 Heart Ranch, Hartville, Texas
    “Quiet down, now.” George Washington Hart put his hands flat on the dining room table and levered himself upright. “I have something to say.”

  4. Toni Shiloh

    “No way. Not now. Not ever.” Sam Conrad tossed the manila folder onto his father’s massive mahogany desk.
    -Blown Together by Janet W. Ferguson

  5. Heather

    The Lassoed by Marriage Romance Collection
    by Mary Connealy, Angela Bell, Angela Breidenbach, Rebecca Jepson,
    Amy Lillard, Gina Welborn, Kathleen Y’Barbo, Rose Ross Zediker, Lisa Cox Carter

    And the first line is…

    London, England
    On a Sunday in June of 1865

    “Gwen’s husband suffered quite the shock upon lifting her Brussels lace veil at the conclusion of their wedding ceremony.”

    Happy reading and Happy Christmas!

  6. Heather

    Oh, I forgot to mention:

    This first line is from the first story in the text–The Substitute Bride by Angela Bell.

  7. Andrea Stephens

    Happy Christmas Eve Eve!
    A book just arrived in the mail 🙂 let me open it and see what the first line is…
    (in italics) Trans-Pecos Territory of West Texas 1874
    Only the army would think a place like this worth defending. (end italics)
    Priscilla Hutchens clamped her teeth together to keep them from rattling right out of her head.
    My Heart Belongs Fort Bliss, Texas Priscilla’s Reveille by Erica Vetsch
    I’m excited to read what comes next!

  8. carylkane


    My first line comes from The Still of Night (A Rush of Wings Book 2) by Kristen Heitzmann


    Her legs still shook under the sheet, the smooth skin mottled and stained.

        • Carrie

          i loved the book but … after all they went through to be together in book 2 I spent much time wailing at the beginning of book 3 LOL.

          • Katie Donovan

            It was definitely a brave move by Kristen. I can’t think of another series that has taken that approach, although I think there were quite a few years between #2 and #3 being written.

            I was the same at the very beginning (almost couldn’t bring myself to read it), but I converted very quickly, and now I can’t bring myself to read book #2 again. Lol!

  9. Andi Tubbs

    Merry Christmas Eve Eve!

    My first line comes from Mary Chosen of God, which is a great book for Christmas!

    With a sigh, Mary paused to sit on a nearby rock and tie the leather strap again.

  10. Beckie B.

    I’m still reading the same book from last week, so I’ll just say Ditto!! LOL!! It’s still crazy around my house — kids coming home, Christmas and wedding prep. But it will be over sooner than I like. Merry Christmas sweet friend!

  11. Sarah

    Happy Christmas Eve Eve! (One of my fave lines from ‘FRIENDS’ ever!)

    My First Line this week is from ‘Our Revolution’ by Bernie Sanders:

    “When we began our race for the presidency in April 2015, we were considered by the political establishment and the media to be a “fringe” campaign, something not to be taken seriously.”

    Happy Reading!

  12. Yvette-Bookworlder

    Great first line, and thanks for the alert about the free novella 😀

    I just received some book mail, and I’m very intrigued by Of Stillness and Storm by Michele Phoenix. Here’s the first line of the prologue:

    I hesitated at the gate, afraid that my mere presence would seem sacrilege to death’s inmates.

    Merry Christmas, Carrie!

  13. Winnie Thomas

    “Nick Stafford stared at the half-buried, round-roofed dwelling and realized he couldn’t go through with the elementary school principal’s edict.” Home on the Range by Ruth Logan Herne.

    • Winnie Thomas

      Oh Sydney, I need to read some of Cami’s newer books. I read some of her first ones. I haven’t seen her for a while, but her sis still lives around the corner from me.

  14. Katie Donovan

    I’m just starting Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green:

    “You shouldn’t be here.”

    Obviously I’m going to disregard that statement! ?

  15. Rachel D.

    Merry Christmas Eve – Eve!!! My first line today is from Dreamspell by Tamara Leigh – “Even I would have killed for thee.” I just downloaded it to my Kindle!

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