First Line Friday (Week 23): Love’s Faithful Promise

Posted September 9, 2016 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, historical, Susan Anne Mason / 40 Comments

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Happy Friday, y’all! Is anyone else as happy as I am to see the weekend on the horizon?

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

The book I’m featuring today is Love’s Faithful Promise by Susan Anne Mason. I cannot WAIT to dive into this book; I have loved this series so much!!

love's faithful promise

And the first line is….

“Deidre O’Leary strode down the wide corridor on the second floor of Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital, her stomach quivering with each step.”

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

Speaking of these delightful friends, we all met up at #CFRR2016 and of course we just had to get a pic together! Love these ladies so much!!


Besides me, from L-R, meet Singing Librarian Books, Bookworm Mama, and Faithfully Bookish 🙂

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


40 responses to “First Line Friday (Week 23): Love’s Faithful Promise

  1. Becky Smith

    “Becky Martin had escaped one bad situation only to find herself in the middle of another.” From A Home of Her Own by Keli Gwyn. This is the 2nd historical fiction of hers that I have read & I am really enjoying it!

  2. Rebecca Maney

    For once, I have a book with me while I am eating lunch. I just finished it, though. From Denise Hunter’s “Just a Kiss”.

    “Paige Warren checked her watch, then peeked around Miss Trudy’s silver head for the dozenth time. Riley’s plane had landed . . . .. ”

    Definitely falls into your “kissing books” category!

  3. Book Envy is a thing, right? Love the pic of you four ladies!

    My first line, book closest to me, could have already done this before, but here goes:

    “When a bride finds The Dress, There is joy, laughter, and on some occasions, even spontaneous dancing.” – Love, Lace and minor Alterations by Joy Palmer

  4. carylkane

    LOVE the photo of the First Friday gang! 🙂

    London 1807

    “You, sir, are a rogue!” Emily Payne scowled into the black marble gaze fixed on hers, determined to win the deadlock of stares. – Brentwood’s Ward by Michelel Griep


  5. “Some people know every little thing about themselves, like how much they weighed when they were born and how long they were from head to toe and which hospital their mama gave birth to them in and stuff like that.” -June Bug by Chris Fabry

    Because I’m behind most readers and haven’t read this yet. 🙂

  6. Love the picture!! I think it’s so exciting that y’all got to meet. 🙂

    “Kacey didn’t want to raise eyebrows and alert the entire town to her return.” ~ Wild Montana Skies by Susan May Warren

  7. Umm…Min is the same hahahaha!!!!
    “Deirdre O’Leary strode down the wide corridor on the second floor of Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital, her stomach quivering with each step.” – Love’s Faithful Promise – Susan Anne Mason

    LOVING it so far…purse whomping is very close to happening though…hahahahaha!!!

  8. I just received The Raven (Coffey & Hill #2) by Mike Nappa in the mail yesterday, so…

    “My daddy used to tell me the best way to stay out of trouble was to think about tomorrow before you act today.”

    Love that picture of you ladies! 😀

  9. Tracey Hagwood

    Nick Stafford stared at the half-buried, round-roofed dwelling and realized he couldn’t go through with the elementary school principal’s edict.

    And the first line of the second paragraph for perspective-

    A hobbit house.

    Home On the Range by Ruth Logan Herne

  10. Andrea Stephens

    Here goes, two first line’s since I sadly had no books near me last week.
    Placerville, CA June 1874 “I understand your reservations about hiring a draftswoman, but I’ve seen Miss Sinclair’s work, and it’s exemplary.” Make Believe Beau by Keli Gwyn

    He took the pinch of cotton Sue offered and rubbed it between his short pudgy fingers.
    Vow Unbroken by Caryl McAdoo

    Both are books I was blessed to win in different blog contests!

      • Andrea Stephens

        At least no one will have to come check my pulse! I’m alive, barely. Nearly got creamed in the loaner (big nosed beast as I call it) vehicle today. Some less than blessed person ran(at high speed) a red light as I was turning left with a green arrow, I slammed on my brakes and swerved into the oncoming lanes, stopping before I hit anyone, Praise the Lord. The guy behind me just blew his horn at me as he drove around.

  11. Weekend is when I get to hide in a room with my books, right? No? Oh. 🙁
    Awwww, do you have the FLF reunion planned yet? LOL, jk!!! You need some R&R&R (rest, recovery, and reading… obviously)!
    Okay! I’m reading Candace Calvert’s novella, The Recipe (AND btw she’s having a contest, check out her facebook page)
    “Lucas Marchal fully expected his grandmother to show no interest in her hospital dinner tray; her appetite had dwindled to almost nothing. But in his wildest dreams he wouldn’t have imagined that her dour, no-nonsense nurse’s aid would lift the dish cover, scream, then stumble backward and fall to the floor.”
    (the first line was sad and lonely, I can’t help myself)

  12. MH

    “The stage lights were down, but then an electric guitar buzzed from the darkened stage, igniting the crowd gathered in the Iowa Stafe Fair grandstand” from The Sweet By and By authored by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck. I love Rachel Hauck’s books!

  13. Melissa

    “Do you know who I see behind this thick glass? A distorted image I call me.”
    The Returning by Rachelle Dekker , 3rd in the series

  14. Anne Rightler

    Well, I saw this post earlier today and the only book close was my copy of The One Year Bible and of course the first line is “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

    It is still Friday (but not for long) and the nearest book now is The Domino Effect by Davis Bunn. “Esther Larsen hurried along the corridor, racing the clock.”

    Hope your day was fantastic and the weekend simply mahvelous, Dahling!

  15. “If Jake Palmer had only kept the mundane promise he’d made to himself, his life wouldn’t be headed down a dead-end road at the speed of light.”

    This one’s obvious! And it’s quite interesting, so far.

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