First Line Friday (Week 43): When Love Matters Most

Posted January 27, 2017 by meezcarrie in First Line Fridays, giveaway, Kate James / 47 Comments

It’s Friday! Finally!!! (Anyone else?)

That means it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

The book I’m featuring today is When Love Matters Most by Kate James.

And the first line is…

“‘Enrique flinched at the burst of gunfire.”

So… what’s your First Line today?

Let me know in the comments and then head over to share your First Line with these friends:

Bookworm Mama || Singing Librarian Books || Faithfully Bookish

Radiant Light || Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen || All the Book Blog Names are Taken

Robin’s Nest || Fiction Aficionado

And let’s all welcome Bibliophile Reviews to the group!!

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

Kate James is giving away a copy of When Love Matters Most plus a K-9 series tote to one of my readers. Comment on this post – with your first line – and then head over to Zuzu’s interview with Harley and Logan to claim 5 extra entries!

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47 responses to “First Line Friday (Week 43): When Love Matters Most

  1. Becky Smith

    My first line is: “Journeys are a curious sort of thing.” From Embracing the Baobab, Missionary Reflections on Christian Community, by Jerry Ireland.

    • I’ve become so accustomed to Harley, Logan and Zuzu getting kudos for their terrific interview, I thought it was going to be “…here to say that I loved, loved, loved Harley, Logan and Zuzu!” Imagine my great pleasure to find it was my book!

      Oh, wow, Catherine! Thank you so very much for your kind words. That’s huge praise coming from one of the most talented, accomplished and prolific authors I know.

      For anyone who might not know Catherine, including her other terrific works, she wrote the novel versions of Romancing the Stone and Jewel of the Nile. To play along, since I have all her books, here’s the first line from Catherine’s Heartwarming book, Sophie’s Path:

      Jack was at the bottom of a dank, wet drainage tunnel.

  2. Loved this book and the entire series!

    I’m currently reading ALL HE DESIRES by Melanie Shawn and the first line is: Single.

    ** I know, it seems strange … but she’s recently divorced and finding it weird not to check the “Married” box on an application she’s filing out. 🙂 **

  3. My first line for the week comes from Tea and Sympathy by Carol Cox:

    “Kate Hanlon settled back into the pillows propped against the headboard of her bed and stared down at her lap. The tray resting on her knees contained a steaming mug of tea and a plate holding one slice of lightly buttered toast.”

    Happy reading and happy Friday!

  4. carylkane

    1890’s Adirondack Mountains

    New York State

    “My trunk!” Elsie Mitchell watched in horror as her trunk fell off the over packed porter’s wagon, spilling its contents onto the platform at the Albany train station. A Changed Agent by Tracey Lyons


  5. You have convinced me that I need to check out Kate James… now I just need to get my hands on one of her books 😉

    “Your relation to the inmate?”
    Maybe It’s You by Candace Calvert

  6. Merry

    Abby Wentworth sighed with contentment as she leaned into the soft plush sofa.

    from The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson

    I still have a few christmas reads to get through, but I love to read them anytime!

  7. Hi Carrie!

    My first line comes from Carrie Turansky’s new book Shine Like the Dawn.

    Four years later…April 1903

    Maggie turned the hat block and examined the broad-brimmed, yellow straw hat.

    Happy Friday!!

  8. Andrea Stephens

    “When Love Matters Most” sounds very interesting, I must enter the contest. I’ve never said no to a tote bag either 😉

    First Line from “Stars in the Grass” by Ann Marie Stewart
    Prologue- I spent the better part of my childhood sitting on a pew in the balcony of Bethel Springs First Presbyterian Church, listening to my dad’s long vowels as he preached on predestination.

  9. Michelle F.

    SUZANNE didn’t know how she felt about Blond Bombshell No. 4 as a hair color, but she was about to find out. From a cozy mystery, Scorched Eggs, by Laura Childs. Suzanne was in the salon and then the county services building next door was engulfed in flames.

  10. Pam K.

    “Jimmy Dale Oldham had never killed anything bigger than a June bug.” from Not by Sight by Kathy Herman.

  11. There are some great first lines on here today! So many I haven’t read yet, but also one I’m reading right now!

    My first line today is from Regina Jennings’ “For the Record”:

    Only a limited patch of Earth could claim the privilege of belonging to Texas. Not that he despised the rest of the world for its misfortune, but there was a difference.

    Have a good weekend 🙂

  12. Better late than never…

    Paris, France
    May 1719

    “You shouldn’t be here.” With gentle authority, Julianne Chevalier ushered a man twice her age to the doorway of his young wife’s lying-in chamber.

    `Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green

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