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
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:
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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Restoring Christmas is one of my favorite books. 🙂
You do know how to encourage an author, David!
So blessed by this comment, Melissa!
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
Yay! I won that book recently & im looking forward to reading it!
OOooh! Let me know what you think…I have not started reading it yet, but I will soon
Love that book.
“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. 🙂
Oooo I need to read these!
It’s now available as one combined book, Carrie.
She just released the 3rd book in the Father Christmas series, Kissing Father Christmas. https://www.amazon.com/Kissing-Father-Christmas-Robin-Jones-ebook/dp/B01BKSLGU8/ref=pd_sim_351_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01BKSLGU8&pd_rd_r=BPZNAA9WRASN9J45T7A4&pd_rd_w=aTrTn&pd_rd_wg=gRl1i&psc=1&refRID=BPZNAA9WRASN9J45T7A4
“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
That one sounds good!
I’ve never had roasted chestnuts OR a latte, so I am not sure how I would like those in a combo 🙂
Thanks for letting me join in, here is my First Line:
Happy Friday everyone!
Yay! Thanks, Sarah!!
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!
That’s ok! I’m only on my phone today so I’m behind on visiting your post too!
“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.
Yaaaay!!! I am looking forward to reading both of those!
“She would die today, one way or another.” Giver of Wonders by Roseanna M. White
I forgot to say that I really enjoyed Restoring Christmas, and the hardback copy is simply beautiful!
Winnie, I agree with you! Worthy Publishing does such a beautiful job with their covers! And the embossed holly berries!!!!
Love that book!
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.
“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. 😀
Yaaay for new books from you!
One of them is Drew Six. I hope you like it. Drew wants to make your heroes list someday. 😀
as soon as I get to read Drew’s books, I have no doubt that he WILL make every hero list I ever do from that point forward 😀
Snerk. I dunno. That’s some pretty tough competition you’ve got there. 😉
Now I want to go to Starbucks. 🙂
Seattle, Washington Territory
“What better time than a wedding to ask a man to marry you?”
The Convenient Christmas Wedding by Regina Scott
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.”
One of my very fave series!
As Betty Kowalski drove home from church on Sunday, she realized she was guilty of two sins. From “The Christmas Dog” by Melody Carlson.
I’ve read a couple of Melody’s Christmas books but not that one
AH! I still need to read a Cynthia Ruchti title!
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!
YES! You must read a Cynthia book 😀
Waves of Mercy by Lynn Austin… my brain must have been in a turkey fog!
turkey fog is a real thing! lol
Beth, count me among those encouraging you to read a Cynthia Ruchti title! 🙂
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!
haha! I have yet to read a Dan Walsh book though I have several on my Kindle waiting for me
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! 😉
haha! LOVE THAT BOOK! 😀