First Line Friday (Week 20): When Death Draws Near

Posted August 12, 2016 by meezcarrie in Carrie Stuart Parks, Christian, First Line Fridays / 29 Comments

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Yep. It’s Friday again!!

It’s also my sweet momma’s 65th birthday 😀

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

Since it’s my mom’s 65th birthday, let’s be adventurous today and leave the first line from page 65.

The book I’m featuring today is When Death Draws Near by Carrie Stuart Parks.

(check out my review here)

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And the first line on page 65 is….

“Ah, good, you’re up. Any more death threats?”

So… what’s your First Line 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

Faithfully Bookish

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

And since we’re talking about When Death Draws Near, don’t forget to enter the awesome giveaway through Litfuse!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

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Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on August 22. The winner will be announced August 23 on the Litfuse blog.

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29 responses to “First Line Friday (Week 20): When Death Draws Near

  1. Rebecca Maney

    Once again, my book-in-progress, “Without Warning” by Lynette Eason is at home and I am reading your post on my lunch hour at work. . . .. but it’s a great story and probably one of my favorites by Lynette; a nice pace and quality character inter-action.

  2. carylkane

    Happy birthday to your Mom.

    “Doctor or preacher, I do believe James has taken notice of you”. – Forsaken Dreams by MaryLu Tyndall

  3. Andrea Stephens

    Happy Birthday to your Momma!

    “Soon after, Mr. Edgerton had claimed her attention. She very much disliked speaking to anyone who had been drinking g as much as he had, and she was aware that she should not allow herself to be caught alone with him.” A Spy’s’ Devotion by Melanie Dickerson.
    I cheated and used two lines.

  4. Winnie Thomas

    Happy birthday, Carrie’s Mom!

    “You still haven’t removed your hand from the lady’s arm.” A Worthy Heart by Susan Anne Mason

  5. Becky Smith

    Happy Birthday to your Mama! I will be 62 in less than 2 weeks, so we are about the same age. Does she like to read also? I don’t have a print copy but have a kindle copy. In this book it only shows Loc 65, not page 65: “The door jingled with its customary welcome as Mr.Branson swung it open.” The Thorn Keeper by Pepper Basham (which I have almost finished)

    • Carrie

      She does like to read, but only casually LOL. Kindle copies work just fine 🙂 Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on both books, Becky!!

  6. Samantha T

    “He could see a group clustered at the base of a brush covered embankment below the overpass.” Missing by Dee Henderson (From Sins of the Past by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, and Lynette Eason)

  7. Anne Rightler

    LOL, you should have said which side to pick a book from. I’ve got some on either side of me!

    From my left–Silent Takeover by Jacquelyn Sheppard…from the introduction…”My interest in how the body affects the mind, will, and emotions covers five decades.”

    And from my right–An Amish Harvest… “Naomi squeezed concealer into the palm of her hand, then gingerly dabbed it beneath her eye”

  8. “No one speaks when you enter the Center for the final time.” ~ The Progeny by Tosca Lee (prologue)
    I have a book on hand at work, for a change, as it is due back at the library today & I finished reading it just after midnight last night. 🙂

    Happy birthday to your mom!

    • Carrie

      I’ve heard good things about that one – it’s on my list haha! Thanks 🙂 I will pass it along to her 🙂

  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CARRIE’S MAMA!!! I am greatly entertained by this “casual reader” concept 😀 Personally, I rank closer to “rabid reader” and I’m thinking you, my dear friend, are off the charts!!!

    Rhett waved an airy hand. “Sorry. In a real hurry. I’ll try to call her later. Thanks for the hospitality.”
    Fetching Sweetness by Dana Mentink

    He felt silly just waving an airy hand but then he kept using sentence fragments and I didn’t want to interrupt 😉

  10. Pam K.

    “Dan lurched to his feet, flinging the book down onto the bed as he rose.” from The Husband Maneuver by Karen Witemeyer.

    I hope your mama has a wonderful birthday!

  11. Hi, Carrie! This is so fun! I already entered my first line in a comment on Faithfully Bookish’s blog, and it really wasn’t that enticing (unless you have a thing for words, which actually, you probably do. hahaha). But the book closest to me is a thesaurus. I also have copies of my books on the floor near my desk. 😉

    I love Carrie Stuart Parks, as a person and a writer! She’s always so willing to help other writers in any way she can. I finished “The Bones Will Speak” a while back and loved-loved-loved it! It’s like the Christian version of CSA–all the suspense and intrigue without the ick. 🙂

    Right now I’m reading a cozy mystery by a new-to-me author named Anne R. Tan. It’s called “Raining Men and Corpses.” It’s a secular (ABA) book but it’s pretty tame, and it’s a fairly good story.

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