First Line Friday (week 86): And You Came Along

December 15, 2017 Christian, Christmas, contemporary, Elaine Stock, First Line Fridays, romance 29

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 And You Came Along by Elaine Stock

And the first line is:

“Jacey Tucker shoved open the red-and-green tinsel-decorated doors of Rick’s
Diner and nearly barreled into an exiting elderly couple.”

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating! If you’re a blogger or just a social media-er, we’d love for you to join us too!
First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

On a personal note, continued prayers for my dad David are greatly appreciated. ♥



29 Responses to “First Line Friday (week 86): And You Came Along”

  1. Gloria

    I am reading A Christmas Surprise by Kimberly Rose Johnson and giving the first two sentences as the second sort of explains the first.

    Keira Noble peered out her apartment window at the first snow of the season, and a shiver ran through her. Snow set her on edge.

  2. Gloria

    I am definitely saying prayers for your dad, you and family. Blessings, comfort and peace during this holy season.

  3. Beckie Burnham

    Carrie, your family is in my prayers.

    My first line on the blog is from A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs — winter and travel plus Christmas! Here I’ll share from Surgeon’s Choice by Richard Mabry. “In the emergency room, Dr Ben Merrick worked feverishly over the middle-aged Caucasian male.”

  4. Elaine Stock

    Carrie, I’m thrilled my novella is close by you

    Here’s the first line from Secrets and Wishes by Kathleen Rouser: Maggie Galloway hiked up the front hem of her skirt as she raced across the schoolyard when she first spied the commotion.

    I’m continuing my prayers for you and your family.

  5. Susan Dyer

    Happy Friday!

    My FLF is from Candy Lane Christmas by Jackie Castle
    CANDYCE BARKLEY TOSSES the fake engagement ring, the last token of her sordid past, out the window onto the highway 35N.

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Kay Garrett

    Sending up prayers of Christmas blessing and healing for your whole family. <3

    “HERE COMES THE CHAMP!” bellowed a rodeo announcer over the Las Vegas Thomas and Mack Center’s PA system.
    By Karen Rock

  7. Janice Moore

    Yes, I am praying for your dad and your family this season.
    The first line of “Almost Like Being in Love” by Beth Vogt is “A new day-another opportunity to prove herself to her boss.”( Her boss is her dad and impossible to please.) This reminds me to give thanks to our Father, whose love is different.

  8. Trisha Robertson

    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Liz Curtis Higg’s “A Wreath of Snow”. A Christmas favorite of mine! Last evening I started reading Lucette Nel’s book “A Match of Sorts”. I’m really enjoying this one also! Here is the first line: “She changed her mind.”

  9. Jeanne B.

    It is a privilege to pray for your Dad. ❤

    My first line is from Michelle Griep’s “12 Days At Bleakly Manor.” “Christmas or not, there was nothing merry about the twisted alleys of Holywell.”

  10. Anneliese Dalaba

    I hope your Friday will be especially lovely today. Here in Michigan, thick snow is falling on an eight-inch blanket of white covering the ground. Perfect for this time of year. Today, I’m featuring At Your Request by Jen Turano on my blog. Here I will share the first line from The Boy and the Clock by A. Lynn Bassett. This is a children’s book that I’m currently reading. “Tick-tock, tick-tock. Only three minutes stood between Charlie Higgins and the best summer ever!”

  11. Caryl Kane

    Carrie, I’m covering your family in prayer! ((((HUGS))))

    It was days like this, when the sun bounced off Lake Superior with an eye-squinting brilliance, that Bree Nicholls forgot all her qualms about living where the Snow King ruled nine months of the year. – Without a Trace by Colleen Coble

  12. Paula S.

    My first few lines are from Christmas at Carnton by Tammy Alexander:
    “Very nice stitching, Mrs Prescott. “
    Aletta looked up, not having heard her employer’s approach. Focused on her task, she was determined to leave the factory on time that afternoon. It was a special day, after all, and Andrew would be excited. Her son needed encouragement. They both did.

    Super good book as always from Tammy.
    Merry Christmas blessings everyone!

  13. Suzie Waltner

    Praying for your dad and your family! Isn’t it wonderful that prayer reaches across miles? Hugs, friend!

    The first line from the next book I’m reading is:

    It was no surprise to me that I’d lost track of time.
    from A Song of Home by Susie Finkbeiner

  14. Nicole Santana

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls, New York: Adele’s Journey. I am currently on chapter 14, so I will share the first three lines from that chapter here.

    “‘Are you busy?’ Adele looked up from the book lying in her lap. Uncle Osbourne stood at the threshold of the library.”

  15. Heather

    Great first line! Pretty cover…I wish the snow would stick around in my town. It always melts to fast! 🙁 Happy Saturday and prayers for your dad.

  16. Iola

    I’m currently reading Engaging The Competition by Melissa Jagears. Here’s the first line:

    Harrison Gray had never heard of anyone holding a competition over mounting or dismounting a horse, but then, Charlotte Andrews could turn anything into a contest.

    It’s a fun read!

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