First Line Friday (week 73): Love, Lace and Minor Alterations

September 1, 2017 Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, romance, V. Joy Palmer 40

Happy 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 Love, Lace and Minor Alterations by V. Joy Palmer

And the first line (plus one more) is:

“When a bride finds The Dress, there is joy, laughter, and on some occasions, even spontaneous dancing. There is none of that now.”

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

(and make sure you wish Bookworm Mama a HAPPY BIRTHDAY while you’re there!)

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 || A Baker’s Perspective || Joy of Reading || C Jane Read

Moments Dipped in Ink || Molly’s Cafinated Reads || Romances of the Cross

It’s Storytime with Van Daniker || Iola Goulton || The Christian Fiction Girl || Book Reviews by Tima

…and please welcome our newest blogger:

A Brighter Destiny


40 Responses to “First Line Friday (week 73): Love, Lace and Minor Alterations”

  1. Iola

    That’s a great book title, and an even better first line.

    What a lovely cover!

    My first line today is from the book I’m currently reading, Embracing Hope by Janell Butler Wojtowicz:

    Drew McKinley twisted he gold wedding band around and around his finger then made a tight fist.

    I was looking forward to reading it … but now I’m tempted to download Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations (no, I don’t have any impulse control).

  2. Jessica Baker

    Well that is certainly an interesting line. I want to know why the character feels that way!!! Happy Friday!

  3. Katie Donovan

    I keep hearing about that book. I must read it!

    I’ve got the first line from Ronie Kendig’s “Crown of Souls” – Tox!😍 – on my blog today, but I’m going to share the first line from the book I just finished reading, Tamera Alexander’s “To Wager Her Heart”:

    Alexandra Jamison had always wanted a sister.

  4. Rebecca Maney

    I keep hearing about this book, too. I am reading two books right now, and one of them is close enough to leave the first line;

    “Piccolo. The restaurant matched its name – a tine and delicate white stucco building with a short, neat brick wall leading from its front door to the parking lot.”

    “The Portrait of Emily Price” by Katherine Reay. Want to take a trip to Italy, anyone?

  5. Trisha Robertson

    My first line on my blog is from Lori Benton’s newest release, ‘Many Sparrows’. So as not to spoil the surprise of that line, I’ll share a first line of a book my son is reading.
    “Loony Coon did not even wait for his baby eyes to open to get into his first batch of trouble.”
    Loony Coon by Sam Campbell

  6. Rebecca

    Oh my goodness! That cover, that title, that first line, so great! I need to read this ASAP! Thanks for sharing.

    I’m sharing about “The Day the Angels Fell” by Shawn Smucker on my blog today, but I’m going to share the first line from the book I’m currently reading, “Under Fire” by Linda Shenton Matchell.

    “Ruth Brown swiped the perspiration beads off her upper lip as her’s sister’s vacant coffin dropped into the ground with a dull thud.”

  7. Becky Smith

    I really want to read that book!

    Happy Friday! My first line (sorry but actually two lines) is from Outlaw Angel by Miralee Ferrell:

    “Angel Ramirez woke with a start, her heart pounding a rolling beat in her chest. Someone was in her room.”

    • Carrie

      it’s such a good book and Wow! that’s a great first couple of lines! Definitely gets your attention 😀

  8. Tima

    Now I have to have this book. Adding to my wishlist now. #Firstlinefriday is going to be very bad for my wallet. =D

  9. Andrea Stephens

    I must read that book!
    My first line is from The Outlaw’s Second Chance by Angie Dicken
    The Cherokee Strip September 15, 1893
    Aubrey Huxley rushed over when her father shoved his bony finger against the customer’s shoulder.

    Happy Friday!

  10. Gloria Anderson

    I also am going to have to check into that book! Others sound good as well. I am reading Assaulted Caramel by Amanda Flowers.

    “I still can’t believe you left!” Cassandra Calbera shouted into my ear.

    Happy Labor Day weekend!

  11. Marie B

    The first line….

    First Lieutenant Ridley Adam Cooper peered through the stand of bristled pines, his presence cloaked by dusk, his Winchester cocked and ready.

    To Whisper Her Name by Tamera Alexander

  12. Amanda Tero

    I’ve seen this book around so much! One day I may read it. 😉

    My first line is coming from the next book I’m hoping to read (okay, honest truth, I’ve already started it but have set it aside a week or two).
    “Joyanna Shein glanced at her parents. She knew there was something wrong…there had been something wrong for days.”
    A Question of Honor, by Jesseca Wheaton

  13. Victoria Bylin

    “Jeremiah Ring had witnessed death as often as the next man on the Allegheny frontier, but in all his thirty years he had encountered no deaths more dismaying than those confronting him now.”

    That’s the first line from Lori Benton’s Many Sparrows. I picked it up an hour ago. Yes, I’m hooked already!

  14. Paula S.

    The grandest adventure of her life waited on the other side of these tracks. That or the most humiliating debacle she’d ever created Either way, there was no going back. From Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer.

  15. Regina Merrick

    Ok, that sounds awesome!

    The closest book to me, sitting here at my writing desk, is James Scott Bell’s “Write Your Novel From the Middle.”

    Pam Pantser loves writing so much she’d do it even if she never got published or paid.

    Wow. And thus begins one of the best writing books I’ve ever read!

  16. Nicole Santana

    Love the cover to this book! So pretty. And, what a great first line. Intrigues me. I will have to check this book out.

    I am currently reading Many Sparrows by Lori Benton. What an AMAZING book. My first line comes from chapter two:

    “Clare Margaret Inglesby, twenty-six years of age and eight months with child, wondered how she’d come to this: trapped in a jolting wagon advancing into perilous wilderness” (5).

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