First Line Friday (Week 26): Tackling the Fields

Posted September 30, 2016 by meezcarrie in First Line Fridays, Janet Ferguson / 55 Comments

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I wasn’t ready for Friday this week. Probably by the time you are reading this, I’m still not.

But, be that as it may, it IS Friday and thus it’s also time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Continuing with my fallishy theme from Tuesday, my first line today comes from Janet W. Ferguson’s book Tackling the Fields, book 3 in her Southern Hearts series.


And the first line is….

“Huge hands ripped at Cole Sanders’ shirt and yanked him away from Audrey Vaughn’s embrace.”

I have so enjoyed the first two books in this series, and I know I am going to equally enjoy Tackling the Fields and book 4 Blown Together! Watch for reviews on these two books coming soon!

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

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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!


55 responses to “First Line Friday (Week 26): Tackling the Fields

  1. MH

    Can’t breathe. Can’t breath.
    He sucked in a hard breath.

    Couldn’t stop at first line. This is from Raptor 6 by Ronie Kendig.

  2. Rebecca Maney

    “My sandals have not crossed this threshold since I was ten.” “Counted With the Stars” by Connilyn Cossette. Really interesting book.

  3. carylkane


    The bloody image of King Zireli fell away as Chima lifted into the ash-riddled air. ACCELERANT by Ronie Kendig

    It literally just arrived in today’s mail! HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

  4. Mara Harrison fanned her face with the ball cap, then took the end of her ponytail and wrapped her hair into a bun before setting the cap back on her head. (Note the second line is much more interesting.)
    On The Ropes by Hallee Bridgeman

  5. So excited about reading Janet’s series!

    “This looks like a fairy-tale cottage, one you’d see painted on the cover of a kids’ book.”
    Catching Heat by Janice Cantore
    I’m beside myself with anticipation for this one!

  6. Becky Smith

    “At least here, online, Hannah Butcher, aka SmokinHuntress62, could save the world. From the first book in Candy Cane Kisses: Oh, The Weather Outside Is Frightful by Susan May Warren

  7. Anne Rightler

    I was barely thirteen years old when Mama died and left me and Will in the are of Papa,
    The Twelfth Child
    By Bette Lee Crosby

  8. As the year winds down, I start to think of all the things I had planned to do this year and wonder if I accomplished all I wanted to.

    Carolyn Beam
    Quiltmaker Nov/Dec 2016

    (Okay, this is a quilting magazine and not a book, but it’s what I have closest. And it seemed rather pertinent.)

          • Snerk.

            Okay, first line of the page proofs:

            “And I sank down where I stood, and hid my face against the ground.”

            Murder on the Moor (coming January 2017) — but oddly enough, the first line is a quote from Jane Eyre, which Madeline is reading aloud on a rainy October night while Drew lies on the sofa with his head in her lap

            First line of the WIP:

            Madeline Farthering gripped her husband’s arm a little more tightly as they made their way through the mass of people crowding Waverley Station, certain that if they were separated in this chaos she’d never be able to find him again.

            STILL Untitled (coming Fall 2017)

            And just for you (because it wasn’t here earlier but now it is):

            In the corner of a first-class smoking carriage, Mr. Justice Wargrave, lately retired from the bench, puffed at a cigar and ran an interested eye through the political news in the Times.

            And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie


          • Carrie

            Happy sigh 🙂 I of course stalled out around Drew lying on the sofa with his head in Madeline’s lap. I recovered admirably however and now eagerly anticipating STILL UNTITLED 😉 as well

          • Sadly (but only for them, not for the reader), their quiet evening at home is interrupted by an urgent request for help concerning murder, mayhem and possibly huge spectral hounds on the moor.

            STILL Untitled is a trial, and I’m supposed to have a name for it by Monday. ACK!

            The judge. The judge. Remember the story takes place on an island. Red herrings abound. 😀

  9. I am really enjoying being apart of First Line Fridays. My first line comes from Julie Lessman’s new release Love Everlasting that releases today.

    “Okay, smile pretty—hot guys at three o’clock.”

  10. Andrea Stephens

    It takes a real man to be a Missouri River pilot, and that’s why a good one draws down as high as a thousand dollars a month. Stephanie Grace Whitson’s “A Captain For Laura Rose”
    I haven’t read it yet, I had to reboot my kindle this was the first book past my “collections” pages.
    I didn’t realize it was Friday until about 2pm today.

  11. Amanda J.

    “Let go!” her grandmother said.

    I just finished….The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert. Oh. My. Wow. I can’t get over this book. A-maz-ing!!!

  12. I am starting this series this month! So excited! “It was like being in jail.” Can’t Help Falling…Ahhh! One of my fav books of the YEAR!!! Of FOREVER!!!

  13. I am starting this series this month! So excited! “It was like being in jail.” Can’t Help Falling…Ahhh! One of my fav books of the YEAR!!! Of FOREVER!!!

  14. I’m beyond excited to have my novel on First Line Friday!! I can’t stop smiling! I hope you like it. Sorry I’ve been out of the house most of the day.
    Much love and virtual hugs,

  15. Forgot to tell you my first line. “Nothing in Abigail MacLeod’s life prepared her for the shock of watching Benjamin Rosen die in her arms.” Lynn Austin. This is from my local Christain book club for the month of September. Sadly I didn’t have time to finish 🙁

  16. Pam K.

    “Devin Bressard scarcely blinked when Grace tossed her sweet tea in his face.” TOLD YOU SO by Kristen Heitzmann. I just finished this tonight and am mulling how to write a review. I really liked it.

    • Carrie

      I love that book! But it’s so much more than meets the eye, isn’t it? Those are the most difficult to review, I think.

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