First Line Friday (week 80): Kept

October 20, 2017 Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, romance, Sally Bradley 50

Happy Friday!

And welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!!!

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 Kept by Sally Bradley.

And the first line is:

“Mark was leaving – again.”

Y’all know I’m not a huge audiobook fan, but the narrator for this book is very good!

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating! Join us too!



50 Responses to “First Line Friday (week 80): Kept”

  1. Anne Rightler

    Rebecca Hawes lay awake in her tent, convinced that the howling wind was about to lift her entire camp into the air and hurl it to the far side of the desert.
    Where we Belong by Lynn Austin

  2. Haley Resseguie

    “Well, Miss Harcourt. Are you, or are you not, Nathaniel Droll?”
    Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano

    So excited to start this book after meeting Joanna at CFRR this year and reading everyone’s reviews about it!

  3. Gloria A

    I am going to start The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck soon so here is the first line.

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

  4. Carol Alscheff

    The sharp metallic click meant one thing. Back in the Saddle. Ruth Logan Herne.

  5. Toni Shiloh

    I love Kept! Listen for the symbolism!!

    My first line is from Irene Hannon’s Dangerous Illusions. But I’m actually going to share the first two because they’re awesome. “‘Hello, Matt, Long time no see.’ As the words slithered through the clammy night air, a jagged shaft of lightning illuminated the speaker’s face for one brief instant.”

  6. Susan Dyer

    Happy Friday!

    My FLF is from Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter

    Madison McKinley scanned the crowded town hall, wondering how many of her friends and neighbors she’d have to fight to get what she came for.

    Have a great weekend Carrie!

  7. Katie Donovan

    I loved Kept!

    I’m featuring the first line from The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey by Carolyn Miller on my blog this week, but right now I’m almost finished a gripping read by Candace Calvert–Disaster Status–so I’m going to give you the first line of that:

    “Fire captain Scott McKenna bolted through the doors of Pacific Mercy ER, his boots thudding and heart pounding as the unconscious child began to stiffen and jerk in his arms.”

    Gotta get back to it! Have a great weekend 🙂

  8. Perrianne Askew

    From 12 Days at Bleakley Manor by Michelle Griep:

    Christmas or not, there was nothing merry about the twisted alleys of Holywell.

    Everyone have a great weekend!

  9. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Love Unawares, a historical fiction book by Michelynn Christy:

    Prairie, Texas 1895
    “Well, Jed. Are you ready to meet your new wife tomorrow?”

  10. Kay Garrett

    Lucy Bagshaw’s half sister, Juliet, had warned her about the weather.
    RAINY DAY SISTER by Kate Hewitt

  11. Beth Erin

    Friday again! This keeps happening to us…

    Here’s the first line from my next read:
    “Fowltown Village, Georgia
    Big Chestnut Moon (October) 1817
    Captain Marcus Buck dropped to one knee beside an Indian’s crumpled form and swept a hand down her face, lowering her lids over sightless eyes.”
    Drawn by the Frost Moon: Bitter Eyes No More by April W. Gardner

    Have a great weekend and tell Zuzu that Suzie says hi! 😘

  12. Rebecca

    I’m sharing about Isaiah’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews on the blog today, but here I’m going to share the first line from The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon.

    Hannah Pratt stared out across the grainy hills as the wind blew a gentle kiss over the crest.

    Chapter 1
    This was not how I’d thought I would die.

    Happy Friday!

  13. Paula S.

    The honorable Clara DeLancey stood atop the chalky cliffs. Above her, heavy clouds menaced the moon, revealing then concealing the scene below.
    From The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey by Carolyn Miller.

    Only half done with this one but it is turning out to be just as good as the other two in the series!

  14. Caryl Kane

    Kept is in my TBR! HAPPY FRIDAY!

    Rebecca Hawes lay awake in her tent, convinced that the howling wind was about to lift her entire camp into the air and hurl it to the far side of the desert. Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

  15. Nicole Santana

    Happy Friday! I am not a huge audiobook fan either. I tend to get easily distracted away from the audiobook story.

    I am showcasing Embracing Hope by Janell Butler Wojtowicz this week, so I will post the first line from the book I plan to read after I finish Embracing Hope.

    “This is for them. This is for the magic. This is for every little dreamer in the room. Dozens of little awestruck faces crowded the large studio as I took position to practice my Sugar Plum Fairy solo.”

    So, a little more than one line, but I really like the image this creates of cute little ballerinas excited to see a performance. This comes from A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal.

  16. Cara

    “I can’t believe that in less than six weeks I’ll become Mrs. Nathaniel Winthrop III.”

    – Forever Safe by Jody Hedlund

    This is my weekend read – can’t wait to dive in!!!

  17. Heather

    I never thought I would like audiobooks, but I’ve recently fallen for Audible. I’ve been listening to mysteries. 🙂 Great first line! Happy Friday!

  18. Iola

    I’m not a big audiobook fan either. I’m a fast reader, so I find them kind of slow in comparison. And a so-so narrator can break a brilliant novel – I borrowed a Christian thriller from the library, and the narrator had this monotone which sent me to sleep.

    I’m sharing from The Dishonourable Miss DeLancy over on my blog, but I’m currently reading The Captive Brides collection. I’ve just started Waltzing Matilda by Lucy Thompson. Here’s the first line:

    Matilda Brampton took one more look at the walls of the Parramatta Female Factory and vowed it would be her last.

  19. Anneliese Dalaba

    I only like audiobooks if I’m driving long distances alone. Otherwise, not my favorite thing either. The first line of Kept sounds sad. But who is he? I’m featuring A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano on my blog, but here I will share the first line from a novel I recently published called Reluctant To Wed. “Sitting in her grandfather’s traveling coach, Emma suddenly felt the impact of her decision.”

  20. JaneReads

    That is a book I could not put down when I was reading it. Enjoy!
    I am currently reading, Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano
    “Pressing her nose against the glass of the carriage window, Miss Permilia Griswold felt her stomach begin to churn as she took note of the throngs of people lining Fifth Avenue.”

  21. Courtney Clark

    I have this ebook just WAITING for me to eventually read! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the audiobook! I’m super picky about narrators for some reason.

    Here’s the first line (from ch 1, not the spoiler-y prologue) of the book I’m currently reading and loving: “Declan Gray started his day as he did every other.” -Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey

  22. Trisha

    On my page I shared the first line from Heather Day Gilbert’s “God’s Daughter” a fantastic story rich in viking history. I would highly recommend the book to anyone who enjoys Historical Fiction.

    I’ll share here an old favorite of mine “Heidi”
    From the old and pleasantly situated village of Mayenfeld, a footpath winds through green and shady meadows to the food of the mountains, which on this side look down from their stern and lofty heights upon the valley below.

  23. Donna

    Something moved in the undergrowth – David Livingstone, Africa’s Trailblazer by Janet and Geoff Benge

  24. Melissa

    Still Point (Awaken Book 3)

    By Katie Kacvinsky

    “Home, sweet digital home”, I said as Scott’s car exited the highway when we hit signs for Corvallis.

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