First Line Friday (week 81): Roxaboxen

October 27, 2017 First Line Fridays 53

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.

Since it also happens to be my 40th birthday (yikes), I thought I’d regress back to childhood a bit.

The book I’m featuring today is Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran

And the first line is:

“Marian called it Roxaboxen. (She always knew the name of everything.)”

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



53 Responses to “First Line Friday (week 81): Roxaboxen”

  1. DeAnna Dodson

    Happy Birthday, Meez Carrie! 😀

    “First off, I need to set the record straight.”

    You’re the Cream in My Coffee, Jennifer Lamont Leo

  2. Gloria A

    Happy, happy day, Carrie! I am reading Solve by Christmas by Amber Schamel.
    Denver, December 1, 1913
    At last, Jasper Hollock, Private Investigator, was going to get his first real case.

  3. Haley Resseguie

    Happy birthday, Carrie! I hope you have a fabulous day!

    “The winds of change are blowing…and it’s a category five.”

    His Steadfast Love by Julie Lessman

    This has been sitting in my TBR pile since it came out and I am just now getting to it. Love Julie and her passion for storytelling!

  4. Brenda Murphree

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day!

    My first line—WHEN ANGER OVERTAKES ME, I struggle against my first instinct to kill everything in sight.
    Forest Child by Heather Day Gilbert

    • Carrie

      Thank you, Brenda!! I love Heather’s books but still need to read that one!

  5. Yvette

    Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day 😀

    “I snatched my bag off the luggage carousel at Boston’s Logan International Airport and plunked it next to my parents as a sticky-fingered urchin tried to liberate the brightly colored ribbons I’d tied to the handles.”
    Over Maya Dead Body by Sandra Orchard

  6. Anne Rightler

    “Very nice stitching, Mrs. Prescott.”
    Christmas at Carnton by Tamera Alexander

    p.s. Happy Birthday, Carrie!

  7. Andrea Stephens

    Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! Happy, Happy Birthday to you!

    First line: “We lived through it, and that’s about all I can say to recommend the experience.” Jamie Ever After by Erica Vetsch…novella in The Regency Brides Collection.

    • Carrie

      Thank you, thank you sweet friend! Love you! And what a great first line!! Lol

  8. Marti Wilson

    Happy Happy!! ❤️😊🎂🎈

    Life is forever changed without her, without the sense of her somewhere near.

    Last Christmas In Paris- Hazel Gaynor and Heathe Web

  9. Katie Donovan

    Happy Birthday! Only a little over a year and I will be celebrating the same birthday! 😳

    I’m featuring Sarah Monzon’s upcoming release, ‘The Esther Paradigm’ on my blog this week, but here I will share the first line of Irma Joubert’s ‘The Crooked Path’:

    Lettie and Annabel had been friends for as long as they could remember.

    Have a great weekend! 🙂

    • Carrie

      It’s not so bad on the other side of the hill. But by next year I may have a different opinion lol.

  10. Ellie

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you have a special celebration. 🙂

    I’m sharing the first line from Christmas at Harrington’s by Melody Carlson on my blog today. In keeping with my Christmas theme, I’ll share the first line from another Christmas book inching its way up my TBR list: A Husband for Holly by Marion Uechermann. “OH NO. Hurry, Heather, before she spots us.”

  11. Caryl Kane

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MEEZ CARRIE! May this year OVERFLOW with blessings! <3 and (((HUGS))))

    "Sir? I think you need to hear this". – Against All Odds by Irene Hannon

  12. Veronica

    The end of the year brought the usual holiday festivities, though around the Frazier house there was little to cheer.

    The Rooster Bar, John Grisham

  13. Rebecca

    Happy birthday Carrie! Hope you have a fabulous day. It’s been a joy getting to know you! <3

    I’m featuring Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh on my blog, but I’m currently reading a non-fiction book called She’s Got The Wrong Guy: Why Smart Women Settle by Deepak Reju so I’ll use that today.

    Part 1:
    From Problems to Faith
    When it comes to dating and marriage, what problems do you face as a single woman?

    Happy Friday!!

  14. Kay Garrett

    “My corns are bothering me terribly today!”
    Now and Then Friends
    By Kate Hewitt

  15. Beth Erin

    Happy Birthday, dear friend!

    Castle Gate, Utah, 1910
    Leanna McKee pushed her hat by its brim, hiding her face as best she could.
    – My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah: Leanna’s Choice by Angie Dicken

  16. Jessica Baker

    Happy Borthday Sweet Carrie! Age is just a number……a number I hate seeing creep up every year 😋. Hope you have a fabulous day. Hugs!

  17. Anneliese Dalaba

    Happy Birthday, Carrie! Since I was blessed with my first grandchild this week, I’ll have to check out that book. Sounds adorable! I’m featuring The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen on my blog. But I will share the first line of Jody Hedlund’s Love Unexpected here. “The blast of a gunshot awoke Emma Chambers.”

  18. Michelle Connell

    Happy birthday, Carrie! You share a birthday with one of my writing friends!

    From The Saboteur by Andrew Gross: (March 1942), The old, creaking ferry steamed across the sun-dappled mountain lake.

  19. Suzie Waltner

    Happy, happy birthday!

    I shared a line from Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson on my blog today but the first line of what I’m reading is…

    Is Daddy down there? (from Christmas at Cade Ranch by Karen Rock).

  20. Winnie Thomas

    Happy birthday, Carrie! Have a great day! Hugs, my BFFF!

    “Lexie Grant’s father had to pick today, of all days, to come back from the dead.”” from Holiday Secrets by Susan Sleeman

  21. Perrianne Askew

    Happy Birthday Carrie!

    Christmas or not, there was nothing merry about the twisted alleys of Holywell. 12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michelle Greip (a must read! Sooo good).

  22. Becky Smith

    My first line is from The Color of Redemption by Lynn Cornell:

    “An eerie foreboding had jolted me from my sleep this morning, vexing my spirit – the kind of vexing that made me want to cower under my covers and stay in bed.”

  23. Melissa

    Lost Girl by Chanda Hahn


    “It never happened. It was just a dream”.

    This is unique retelling of Peter Pan that takes place in our world with special abilities added to the mix. It was a great read.

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