First Line Friday (Week 34): Restoring Christmas

Posted November 25, 2016 by meezcarrie in Christmas, Cynthia Ruchti, First Line Fridays / 51 Comments

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Happy post-Thanksgiving Friday!!!

 I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving and were able to spend it with someone you love.

Since it’s Friday, it’s time to take a break from the crazy Black Friday crowds, grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

The book I’m featuring today is Restoring Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti

restoring christmas

And the first line is…

“Roasted Chestnut Latte? How can that be a bad thing?”

Can anyone add an Amen to that? 😉

So… what’s your First Line on this after-Thanksgiving 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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Radiant Light

Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

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

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51 responses to “First Line Friday (Week 34): Restoring Christmas

  1. As I eat pumpkin pie for lunch I will grab the nearest book to me, it is in my toppling TBR pile:

    “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” – The Long Journey to Jake Palmer by James L. Rubart

  2. “A string of merry silver bells jumped and jingled as the north wind shook the evergreen wreath on the heavy wooden door. Overhead, a painted shingle swung from two metal arms, declaring this place of business to be the Tea Cosy.”

    -Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn

    The combined film adaptation of both this novella and its sequel, Engaging Father Christmas, recently aired on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and since I have met Robin and have autographed copies, I had taken them out to read again. 🙂 Darling Christmas romantic family drama. Can’t recommend it enough. 🙂

  3. Becky Smith

    “Hattie Alexander let out a sigh as she opened up the front door to Savanah House and plopped herself down on the chaise in the parlor.” From Heart of Mine by Belle Calhoune

    • And oops! I just realized that I pasted the link instead of the quote when I was in a copy/paste frenzy, ha!

      The line is: “For mystery, mayhem, and sheer baffling weirdness, nothing else in the Bible quite compares with the story of Zipporah and the ‘Bridegroom of Blood’ in Exodus 4:24-26.”

      It’s from ‘The Harlot by the Side of the Road: Forbidden Tales of the Bible’ by Jonathan Kirsch.

      Happy Friday again!

  4. Rebecca Maney

    “The night was moonless, the color of black ink, with not one star twinkling from the heavens. “A Royal Christmas Wedding” by Rachel Hauck

    I will say that I am almost finished with “One Enchanted Eve” by Melissa Tagg and it’s really, really good. There are great Christmas stories out there this year.

  5. carylkane

    New Year’s Day, 1874
    7 Heart Ranch, Hartville, Texas

    “Quiet down, now.” George Washington Hart put his hands flat on the dining room table and levered himself upright. “I have something to say.” – 7 Brides for 7 Texans Romance Collection by Erica Vetsch, Amanda Barratt, Susan Page Davis, Keli Gwyn, Vickie McDonough, Gabrielle Meyer and Lorna Seilstad. It just came in today’s mail.


  6. “Do not, I beg of you, my lord, say more!” uttered Miss Milborne in imploring accents, slightly averting her lovely countenance, and clasping both hands at her bosom.

    –Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer

    I’m not far into it because I have book deadlines on 11/30 and 12/1, but so far it’s a delight. 😀

  7. Now I want to go to Starbucks. 🙂

    Seattle, Washington Territory
    December 1866
    “What better time than a wedding to ask a man to marry you?”

    The Convenient Christmas Wedding by Regina Scott

  8. Love Cynthia’s books, haven’t read this one. My first line comes from Jaded by Varina Denman. I have a copy that I am giving away this week.

    “Ruthie, did you hear? There’s a new kid up at the school.”

  9. Andrea Stephens

    As Betty Kowalski drove home from church on Sunday, she realized she was guilty of two sins. From “The Christmas Dog” by Melody Carlson.

  10. AH! I still need to read a Cynthia Ruchti title!

    Lake Michigan
    I am living my nightmare. A violent storm has overtaken our steamship, and as we mount high on the crest of a wave one moment, then plunge sickeningly into a watery trough the next, I am certain we are about to sink.

    Had to let you in on the second line there, too much suspense for just one little line!

  11. Just got Restoring Christmas in the mail! My first line is from my book club’s December selection, Finding Riley by Dan Walsh. “Okay, he got it,” the book is a bit better than that first line!

  12. London February 1770, My Precious Lord; My only hope; My Saviour, How I need you now. Eleanor Morgan repeated the words, over and over, scrubbing her fingernails more vigorously with each repetition. I know, I cheat…Haha! The Captive Heart Micehelle Griep…Although, you probably knew that lol! 😉

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