First Line Friday: Week 16

Posted July 15, 2016 by meezcarrie in First Line Fridays, Pepper Basham / 43 Comments

first line fridays

Yay for Fridays!

And since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!


Let’s mix things up a bit today.

Since it’s July 15th (7/15), you can either leave the first line from Chapter 7 or Chapter 15 of the book closest to you. Or BOTH if you’re feeling wild and crazy lol.

One of the books closest to me is A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham. I keep it handy because it makes me smile 🙂 

a twist of faith revised

And the first line from CHAPTER 7 is….

“Reese slammed his truck door and revved the engine. He’d had about enough of Doc’s bellyaching.”

Ok… so that’s technically two lines, but I figured y’all wouldn’t mind 🙂

So… what’s your First Line from CHAPTER 7 or 15 on this Friday?

Let me know in the comments and then head over to share your First Line with these friends:

Bookworm Mama

Singing Librarian

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If you’d like to join us on your blog for First Line Fridays, shoot me an email and let me know! 🙂


43 responses to “First Line Friday: Week 16

  1. Becky Smith

    “Isn’t this adorable, Joey?” First line of chapter 7 from The Snowball Fight Professiional by Angela Ruth Strong – a delightful book!!

  2. carylkane

    “Worm-casting tea?” First line from Chapter 7
    How had she misplaced the note from Ellie’s mom so long? First line from Chapter 15 from song of silence by Cynthia Ruchti


  3. Oh and I totally just put the first line. Haha. Here is the first line from chapter 15…

    Abigail glanced at the door as Aenti Ruth came back inside, one hand clutching the egg basket, the other hand holding a sack of dirty seed trays.
    ~Amish Firefighter by Laura V. Hilton

  4. Oh, that Reese!!! *fanning* He knows how to light a fire and warm up a room!
    Now, you know I couldn’t decide between 7 or 15. Fortunately, I picked up a book with 14 chapters and an epilogue 😀

    Chapter 7
    “Casper leaned against the wall, watching the flurry of family activity.”
    You’re the One That I Want by Susan May Warren

      • My husband has that talent of making innocent comments sound sultry. I can never read “Home for a Bunny” to the kids with a straight face now, he completely ruined it for them but it’s a fun little inside joke for us to snicker about so the kids think we’re completely weird.

  5. Once Mr. Blakeley had handed Mrs. Granton off to the elevator attendant, he turned back to me. Chapter 7. Of The Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall!

  6. Having to skip ahead since I just started this book. Still on page 1! “The first full day Davison stayed at the farm, Branigan made it a point to get home early.” The Camtaloupe Thief by Deb Richardson-Moore.

  7. Winnie Thomas

    “An azure sky swam overhead today, no foamy clouds, no breathy gales.” Like Never Before by Melissa Tagg

  8. “Sunday morning, Beth paced her apartment like a Pavlovian dog torn between a bell and a buzzer.”
    The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again by Nancy Thayer, Chapter 7.

    fun fact: I read The Hot Flash Club (the first book) in a library in Finland, and I finished it there, too.

  9. Hey Carrie, I would live to do this! Right now I’m reading Lizzie Lane War Orphans!
    Can I leave a comment later?!

  10. Winnie Thomas

    Oh, and A Twist of Faith is one of my faves, too! I had the Kindle copy, but I broke down and bought the print one–just so I could look at the cover and smile. I just love that cover! So fun! And the book’s okay, too! Actually, I absolutely adored the book (swooning and fanning)! It’s one of my favorites. Luckily, it goes quite well with my decor!

  11. Pam Crist

    “It was eight o’clock when she awoke.” Chapter 15 from Practically Twins, a teen book by Viola Rowe. I had this book years ago and recently ordered it from a book company. I’m trying to replace books from my youth that I owned and lost through the years.

  12. Pam K.

    “Two Hawks had barely outraced the coming storm.” First line of chapter 7 of A FLIGHT OF ARROWS by Lori Benton. I had to wait a YEAR to read this sequel but it was very much worth the wait.

  13. Tracey Hagwood

    A suprise free download was in my email today for subscribers to Susan Warrens mailing list.

    The roaring headache could collapse Ian into the fetal position.
    If ever I would Leave You
    I just got to this chapter, prequel to Montana rescue series. So far so good.

  14. Tracey Hagwood

    I just finished chapter 7, that was the last chapter so it barely made it, lol. It ties in to the 1st book and gives you the first chapter of Wild Montana Skies, but I can’t read a chapter then wait until Oct to keep going. So I’ll just wait. She knows how to pull an audience in and have them waiting for the next installment!

  15. Trixi

    This is from Dana Mentink’s newest book “Fetching Sweetness”, and I’ll include both chapter 7 & 15 for fun 🙂 I’m about to crack open the pages for the first time. Although the dog on the cover is so cute, I could almost stare at his face all day, lol!

    Chapter 7: “Rhett didn’t slow until they turned into the campground again.”

    Chapter 15: “Stephanie could hardly taste the chicken piccata, though she was sure it must be good”

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