First Line Friday (week 91): Home

February 2, 2018 Christian, First Line Fridays, Ginny Yttrup 31

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.

I’m continuing my feature of award nominees/finalists that I haven’t used for a FLF post before. Today’s theme on Hoarding Books is “little month, little book”, and while my book of choice today isn’t little, its title is! So I’m counting it 🙂

The book I’m featuring today is Home by Ginny Yttrup,
a 2018 Inspy Award longlist title!
(The irony of the ‘long’ list with today’s ‘little’ theme does not escape me)

And the first (few) lines are….

“I run away. From conflict. From pain. From reality.

Congratulations, Ginny, on the much-deserved nomination!!

Let me know the first line of the book closest to you & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!

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31 Responses to “First Line Friday (week 91): Home”

  1. Kay Garrett

    “Bailey Bird, stand still for a minute!” I said.
    By Daryl Wood Gerber

  2. Susan Dyer

    Happy Friday!

    This week my FLF comes from Still Me by JoJo Moyes.

    It was the moustache that reminded me I was no longer in England: a solid, grey millipede firmly obscuring the man’s upper lip; a Village People moustache, a cowboy moustache, the miniature head of a broom that meant business.

    Have a great weekend and stay warm!

  3. Caryl Kane

    March 1936

    A long black train scrapes across Mr. Sutton’s fields. – Into the Free by Julie Cantrell

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

  4. Brandy

    With the Hess of smoothing irons and the starchy scent of soap trailing her, Ella toted a bundle of hospital linens up the steps. —The Last and the Lionheart

  5. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Kizzie’s Kisses by Zina Abbott:

    “Kizzie Atwell felt her breathing become more labored.”

  6. Kara

    Definitely heard really wonderful things about this story. Looking forward to diving into with the INSPYs! I really liked her novel Words, so I’m not worried that I won’t like this one. 🙂

  7. Suzie

    Ha! I totally missed the updated themes. I’m back on point now.

    So, since I shared a book from a lengthier book on my blog this week, I’ll share one from a shorter Love Inspired Suspense Read:

    Her head throbbed and grogginess gripped her. She rocked as if on giant waves. (from Thread of Revenge by Elizabeth Goddard.

    • Carrie

      (whispers) I almost forgot the theme… and I’m one of the team that came up with them LOL. Didn’t you like my recovery though? hahaha

  8. Gloria

    I am finishing up Moonlight In Vermont by Kacy Cross and is a Hallmark movie. (I didn’t know about this when I requested it from NetGalley). Here is the first line:

    Spring in Manhattan brought rejuvenation, fresh perspective, and lots of shiny new properties on the market.

  9. Rebecca Maney

    I loved the book “Home”, quite a stirring story!

    It was with great anticipation that I turned the first page of Jocelyn Green’s “A Refuge Assured” this morning, . . “Propping open the door to her shop, Vivienne Rivard listened to a distant rumble that vibrated the windows and shivered in her chest.”

  10. Kathleen Denly

    That’s a great opener.
    The longlist thing made me chuckle, too.
    I’m sharing the first line from Anne Mateer’s No Small Storm over on my blog, so I’ll share a different line here. It’s from A Bride At Last by Melissa Jagears:
    September 1885
    At the sound of running footsteps, Kate Donovan glanced up from dumping mop water in the alleyway outside the school building.
    Happy weekend!

  11. bettylouise31

    On my blog today, I am featuring a Helen MacInnes book that informs how words can effect one’s perception on an event or a person. This is happening even today. I am reading THE AWKWARD SQUAD by Sophie Henaff. Th FL is “Paris, August 9, 2012 Anne Capestan was standing at her kitchen window waiting for dawn to arrive. She drained her mug in one gulp and set it down on the shiny green tablecloth. She had just drunk her last coffee as a police officer. Or had she?”

  12. Yvette

    I’m sharing the first line from Karen Witemeyer’s The Love Knot from the Hearts Entwined novella collection on my blog, so here is the first line from her first Ladies of Harper Station series novella, Worth the Wait:

    “Are you sure it’s safe?” Victoria Adams stared down at her exposed right leg as her friend Grace Mallory fit the Remington Model 95 over-under double-barreled derringer into the small holster affixed to her garter.

  13. Nicole Santana

    Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first lines from the three novellas in A Night in Grosvenor Square. It’s a new Timeless Regency Collection. I’m 1/2 way done, and I’m loving it so much. Currently, I’m starting chapter 5 in the second story, so I’ll share that first line here:

    “In spite of Anne’s attempts to distract herself from thoughts of Davis Whitledge, hours of repetitive work allowed her mind to drift.”

  14. Iola

    I love Ginny Yttrup’s writing, but I haven’t read this yet. I’ll have to che.

    I’ve shared from The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron on my blog, but I’m currently reading The Heart Between Us by Lindsay Harrel. I’m really enjoying it. Here’s the first line:

    “Amy says in order to move forward, I have to stop clinging to the past. But it’s not that simple.”
    ck it out

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