First Line Friday (week 77): The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck

September 29, 2017 Bethany Turner, Christian, First Line Fridays, giveaway 42

Happy Friday!

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Coming October 6th… a new way to First Line Friday

If you’ve ever debated joining us but weren’t sure you could commit to something every week, now’s the time to throw your first line into the ring!

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 The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany W. Turner

And the first lines are:

“If you’re willing to admit it, you probably know me as Raine de Bourgh. Yes, that Raine de Bourgh.”


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

The FLF blogger roll, for the last time! ♥

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 || A Brighter Destiny || Sprinkles And Pink

Susan Loves Books

Don’t forget to keep an eye on Hoarding Books for all the First Line Friday goodness!


42 Responses to “First Line Friday (week 77): The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck”

  1. Terrill Rosado

    I’m going to die again.

    Never apart by Romily Bernard. (YA Sci-fi, time-travel, parallel universe, romance)

    Let me tell you, that first line is ominous. This book, literally, starts at the ground running with your heart in your throat.

  2. Marti Wilson

    Her hands shook as she held the cookbook.

    No place I’d Rather Be- Cathy Lamb

    Excited to read this.


  3. Katie Donovan

    I’m sooooo looking forward to reading this!

    I’m featuring the first line from Melissa Tagg’s “All This Time” on my blog this week. I can’t believe the Walker Family series is finished! 😭 But here, I’m going to share the first line from Chapter 1 of Toni Shiloh’s new release, Returning Home:

    Jo Ellen Baker slammed the tailgate of her pickup shut.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. carylkane

    A small group of friends had assembled in Mrs. Pollifax’s living room on this warm July evening. The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman

    Happy Friday and reading!

  5. Ellie

    I really want to read this book, too! I’m sharing the first line from Rachel Hauck’s Once Upon a Prince on my blog today. “What did he say? The storm gusts moving over the Atlantic must have garbled his words. ‘I can’t marry you.'”

  6. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Magnolia Storms by Janet Ferguson:
    “Fear and loss snaked around Magnolia Marovich’s heart like they always did when she studied the satellite images on the three computer screens in front of her. Not again.

  7. Amy

    Mine is from “Deadly Hunt” by Margaret Daley: Tess Miller pivoted as something thumped against the door.

    On a completely off book topic….I noticed you’re new profile picture under your Welcome banner at the top of the page. Looking quite lovely, MeezCarrie, quite lovely, indeed! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  8. Rebecca

    Ooh, this looks like a fantastic read!

    I’m featuring “All This Time” by Melissa Tagg on the blog today, but for here, I’ll share my first line from Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh. It’s one of the three books I’m currently reading and I’m loving it so far.

    “Beth Whitaker hated flowers.”

    Happy Weekend!

  9. Rita Wray

    From The Nearly-Weds by Jane Costello, “I’m trying my best to create the air of a sophisticated world traveller but am not entirely sure I’m pulling it off.”

  10. Gloria A

    I also noticed the new pic, Carrie. Very nice. My first line(s) are from Imperfect Justice by Cara Putnam and I am loving it! Forgive me for giving the whole paragraph but it gives a good idea of the book.
    As he reviewed the logs from Kaylene’s car, he was impressed. She was venturing beyond the short leash he had given her. So long as she remembered he was in charge, all would be well. But he sensed a growing resistance.

  11. Paula S.

    My first line is : from an Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter.
    The line between boy and man was never murkier than when a father died too soo. Leaving his son to walk through the foibles of youth while shouldering the responsibilities of adulthood.

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