First Line Friday (week 49): Finding Joy

March 10, 2017 Christian, First Line Fridays, Melanie D Snitker 48

Three cheers for Friday!

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 Finding Joy by Melanie D. Snitker

And the first line is…

When Parker Wilson’s eyes opened, he expected to see the familiar walls of his apartment.

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

Bookworm Mama || Singing Librarian Books || Faithfully Bookish || Radiant Light

Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen || All the Book Blog Names are Taken || Robin’s Nest

Fiction Aficionado || Bibliophile Reviews || Kathleen Denly || Lauraine’s Notes || With A Joyful Noise

…and welcome A Baker’s Perspective to the group!

And don’t forget the giveaway for Finding Joy going on through March 14th.


48 Responses to “First Line Friday (week 49): Finding Joy”

  1. Terrill Rosado

    It was not by my plan, nor was it a mistake.

    Gathered Waters by Cara Luecht

  2. Katie Donovan

    The couple on that cover have even more height difference that my hubby and me!

    My first line today comes from Karen Sargent’s ‘Waiting For Butterflies’:

    “Maggie heard the key in the front door and looked at the clock on the nightstand: 1:48 a.m. Nearly twenty four hours had passed since the phone had jarred her awake and Sam out of bed.”

  3. Toni Shiloh

    “Agent Elliot Matthews stared down a firing squad.”

    The Illusionist’s Apprentice by Kristy Cambron

  4. carylkane

    Five minutes earlier…

    THERE IS A MOMENT, JUST BEFORE EVERY STORM, when the entire world pauses.
    Siren’s Fury by Mary Weber

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading

  5. Elizabeth

    “Sylvie left me today.” Then Came You by Becky Wade.

  6. Melanie D. Snitker

    Thanks for featuring Finding joy!

    Here’s the first line of the book I’m reading:

    “Late, late, late …”
    Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors by H.L. Burke

  7. Regina Merrick

    OK, you said first line of the book NEAREST you . . .
    “Marlboro Man and I had been married ten years when he took our kids – including our small baby – with him to work cattle one morning.”
    The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl by Ree Drummond


  8. Cara

    “God is just.” The echo of long diminished voices twined with the dark thoughts crowding his skull.

    From Winter’s Ashes by Amy Leigh Simpson

    Just getting started with this one, but loved the first book in the series, so I have a feeling I will love this one too!

    Happy reading! ?

  9. Heather

    The Silent Songbird
    by Melanie Dickerson

    And the first line is…

    Summer 1384.
    Berkhamsted Castle, Hertfordshire, England

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

    “Evangeline broke off the song she was singing. A lump rose in her throat.”

    Happy reading and happy Friday!

  10. Andrea Stephens

    Thursday, August 26, 1847 Central Florida Wilderness
    She hated Florida but loved her husband.
    First line from “With This Peace” by Karen Campbell Prough.
    It is the third book in the series that tells the story of Ella Dessa.
    Gritty, real, tragic.

    • Carrie

      oh interesting! I will have to look up the series!

  11. Angela Couch

    “Rocket and his friends have fun learning the alphabet.”
    I’m reading books to the kids today. 😉

  12. Tari Hann

    “When Thomas Wolfe said you can’t go home again, Cat Latimer wondered if he knew he was full of crap.” A Story to Kill, Lynn Cahoon

  13. Kathleen Denly

    Why do I feel like the next line is going to begin with, “Instead he saw …” 😉

    Here’s mine:

    A Most Inconvenient Marriage by Regina Jennings

    February 1865
    Gratiot Street Prison
    St. Louis, Missouri

    “First, you’re going to write a good-bye letter to my sweetheart, and then you’re going to marry me.”

  14. Cyndi

    “He glanced around what had become a dumping ground by the river’s edge. Dark, silent… deserted. Perfect.” The prologue for Still Life by Dani Pettrey. Very good!

  15. Yvette-Bookworlder

    I think I’ve shared this first line before, but I am determined to finally start Mary Weber’s Siren Song this weekend:

    Seventeen Years Ago

    “Short mewing sounds ripple the night air inside the wooden shack.”

    • Carrie

      oh yay! i’m determined to read that series sometime this year lol

  16. Amanda Tero

    Ooh… my mind is automatically filling in the “what ifs” from that first line. 😉 Melanie is on my list of authors-to-read. 🙂

    • Carrie

      dogs are the best! 🙂 Welcome to the First Line Friday crew, Jessica! 🙂