First Line Friday (Week 45): Romantic Lines

Posted February 10, 2017 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, Pepper Basham / 41 Comments

Happy last First Line Friday before Valentine’s Day!

Normally, I would have you grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line, but today I’m going to mix it up a little bit in honor of this romantical holiday that is nigh upon us.

You are still welcome to leave a first line…


You could do what I’m going to do & leave your favorite romantic line from a book you’ve read in the last year or so. (Or longer… i won’t be fussy)

The book I’m featuring today is The Thorn Keeper by Pepper D. Basham.

And one of my fave romantical lines (ever, not just from this book) is…

“Heaven help me, you taste like Christmas!”

So… what’s your romantical 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 || Bibliophile Reviews

and welcome Kathleen Denly to the gang!

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


41 responses to “First Line Friday (Week 45): Romantic Lines

  1. Becky Smith

    Awwww! I LOVED The Thorn Keeper! Of course my favorite is from Pride & Prejudice: “You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

    But I also love this line from The Thorn Healer by Pepper Basham: “If my thoughts could write letters for you, your arms would be filled every day with words from me.

  2. carylkane

    Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine. Song of Songs verse 2

    Happy Friday Meez Carrie and ZuZu.

  3. I LOVED The Thorn Keeper. Probably my favorite in the Penned in Time series. And Becky Smith stole my favorite line from my favorite book. So I’ll pick Kara Isaac’s Can’t Help Falling. Favorite line: “Are you a Susan or a Lucy?”

  4. I’m kind of cheating! My favorite line is from a movie, but the script is available in paperback from Amazon (I just checked!), so that’s kind of like a book, right? 🙂

    Julia Roberts, playing actor Anna Scott, says to small bookstore owner Hugh Grant in NOTTING HILL (the paperback script version, of course!): “I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” (So sweet and cheesy!) <3

  5. Andrea Stephens

    Worth The Wait by Karen Witemeyer
    (Ben speaking to Tori) “You can tell me anything, Tori. I will hold your confidence sacred, and I will listen without judgment. You have my word.”

    There are many more swoony lines in a few more pages but I think this line is so good. Don’t we all want someone to trust like that?

  6. Well the best first line to commemorate this week would be from my favorite book–Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

    “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife.” 🙂

    The Mark of the King
    Jocelyn Green

    And the first line is…

    Paris, France
    September 1719

    “There it was again. Suddenly wide awake, Julianne covered her ears. Straw crunched beneather her, needling her skin through the ticking as she inched away from the dank stone wall and closer to the warm body beside her.”

    Happy reading and happy Friday!

  7. I LOVE that line! And David. And peppermint. 🙂

    There are so many romantic lines to choose from, but here’s one I was recently reminded of from Love Everlasting by Julie Lessman:

    “After a lifetime adrift, you anchor me unlike anyone I’ve ever known, Shannon, and just being with you completely calms my soul.” -Sam in chapter 39

  8. “I need you to light my fire.”
    A Twist of Faith by (the fabulous) Pepper Basham
    Reece is super romantical for a gal like me, I like my guy a little bit ornery (or a lot!) and humor is always attractive! LOL 😉

  9. I’m going to cobble this together, taking out the responses, but this had me putting Katherine Reay’s A Portrait of Emily Price down for a bit, just to absorb it:

    “”I think you like Italian art? Do you know Francesco Hayez? Il Bacio? Look it up. This was that moment.” (p.48)

    And then I went and looked it up.

    I’m starting Mark of the King this weekend, can’t wait!

  10. Don’t you just love Pepper’s books? I’m actually sharing a book review for “The Thorn Healer” on my blog, Feb 20th. So I just finished reading that book and it happened to have one of my all-time favorite romantic lines in it:

    “If my thoughts could write letters for you, your arms would be filled every day with words from me.”

  11. I was recently reminded of one of my favourite moments from Shadow of the Storm by Connilyn Cossette:

    “You are mine.” He brushed his lips along my jawline until I shivered. “You are mine here, alone, for seven beautiful days and seven beautiful nights. And I want to cherish you. Every. Single. Moment.”


  12. He could feel her heart beat and the rapid catches of her breath as he held her close. Or was that his own heart and breath? No, he wouldn’t kiss her. Now was hardly the time to fall in love.

  13. Winnie Thomas

    Okay, I’ve got my fan blowing full force here! Y’all have come up with some good quotes!

    Mine’s a first line from JoAnn Durgin’s Whisper to My Heart:
    “Anna cringed, waiting for the inevitable crash.”

  14. One of my FOREVER favorites right here!!!!! <3 My first line this week is from The Memoir of Johnny Devine (It is fiction lol) "A tiny cyclone of dry leaves raced ahead of Eliza as she crossed 35th Avenue, urging her to hurry."

  15. Hi Carrie,

    Sorry I’m a day late. Internet has been ridiculous! My first line comes from The Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay.

    Piccolo. The restaurant matched it’s name – – a tiny and delicate white stucco building with a short, neat brick walk leading from its front door to the parking lot.

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