First Line Friday (week 48): Long Time Gone

March 3, 2017 First Line Fridays, giveaway, Mary Connealy 33

Yay! It’s Friday! (Can I get an ‘amen’?)

Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

The book I’m featuring today is Long Time Gone by Mary Connealy.

And the first line is…

Abandoning his sister to save his brother, Justin Boden felt as gutshot as Cole.

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

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And don’t forget the giveaway for Long Time Gone going on through March 6th.


33 Responses to “First Line Friday (week 48): Long Time Gone”

  1. Cara

    Ok, so I have to give you two lines…

    “My hands shake as I brace myself against the brick wall. Rain falls cold and sharp against my skin, from a sky I’ve never seen before.”

    – A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

  2. Rebecca Maney

    That’s my first line! I started “Long Time Gone” last night!

    So here’s the first two lines from the second chapter.

    “Angie DuPree rushed into the room and stumbled right into the doctor’s back. She nearly pitched him facedown on top of a bleeding man.”

    Mary Connealy’s books are such fun to read!

  3. Toni Shiloh

    I’m reading Lavender Fields Inn by June Foster this weekend.

    “Wren Tabor drove her old Toyota, meandering along the winding driveway, past ponderosa pines and blue spruce growing on both sides, to Lavender Fields Inn.”

  4. Charlie

    What an opening!

    I also have to give two lines, from King of the Friend Zone by Sheralyn Pratt:

    “So is this it? Jon asked, looking up at the large columns topped with weeping women. “The happiest place on earth?”

  5. Andrea Stephens

    I just put that book on my wishlist yesterday!

    My first line is from “Wed By Necessity” by Karen Kirst
    Gatlinburg, Tennessee July 1887

    As a holiday, Independence Day left a lot to be desired.

  6. Heather

    Anna’s Crossing
    by Suzanne Woods Fisher

    And the fist line is…

    April 15th, 1737

    “It’s a hard crossing, they’d been warned. Eight weeks in a wooden tub with no guarantee they’d ever get there.”

    Happy reading and happy Friday!

  7. Becky Smith

    My first line is: “Preston Tyler lowered his feet from the deck railing & leaned forward as his gaze followed the Jeep pulling up next to the Fontaines’ cabin across the lake.” From Presumed Dead by Angela Ruth Strong

  8. Kathleen Denly

    Oh what a great first line! I’m so excited that I get to review that book this month! I loved the first 1.5 books in the series and can’t wait to read Long Time Gone!

    Here’s mine:

    For Love or Loyalty by Jennifer Hudson Taylor

    “A feeling of foreboding crawled over Malcolm MacGregor like a colony of insects picking at his skin.”

    • Carrie

      i need to read a book by Jennifer one of these days!

  9. Heidi McCahan

    The UPS lady just delivered this book to my door: The Soldier and the Single Mom by my friend, Lee Tobin McClain.

    First line: “It was 2:00 a.m. on a mild March night when Buck Armstrong saw his dead wife walking toward the town of Rescue River, Ohio, carrying their baby on one hip.”

    Bam! She nailed it. 🙂

  10. Andi

    I love Mary Connealy! Being married to a cowboy I feel like we have a lot in common.
    Have a great reading weekend!

  11. Allison

    First Line: Muriel Donnelly, an old girl in her seventies, was left in a hospital cubicle for forty-eight hours.

    From: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach

  12. Katie Donovan

    Amen! And it’s already Saturday here!

    I just finished the amaaaaaaaazing ‘The Illusionist’s Apprentice’ by Kristy Cambron:

    Agent Elliot Matthews stared down a firing squad.

    • Carrie

      eeep!!!! I can’t wait to read that one SOON!!

  13. Winnie Thomas

    “Flames lapped at the monk’s robes.” Prologue to The Message in a Bottle by Joanne Bischof, Amanda Dykes, Heather Day Gilbert, Jocelyn Green, and Maureen Lang

    I haven’t started this yet, but the book is so attractive with deckled edges on the pages.

    • Carrie

      oooo i haven’t started that one yet either but i want to so badly!

  14. Sarah

    Heeeey, I just read that somewhere else… 😉 (Rachel used this one too!)

    Happy Friday!

    • Carrie

      i saw that haha! Oh well … it was bound to happen eventually 😛

  15. Janet Ferguson

    Love Mary’s books!!
    Elyse McCord guided her Jeep down the gravel road for another slow pass.
    Christine Lynxwiler’s Cowgirl at Heart.
    I’m reading this for my local book club.

  16. Yvette-Bookworlder

    The sparks danced like fireflies in the semidarkness of the storeroom. ~ prologue to A Harvest of Thorns by Corban Addison

    The Fiction Guild sent me this one for review, I’m just a bit in to the first chapter and not yet sure it’s my cup of tea…

    • Carrie

      i have not read his books … i will be interested on your thoughts!