First Line Friday (Week 53): A Fragile Hope

Posted April 7, 2017 by meezcarrie in Cynthia Ruchti, First Line Fridays, giveaway / 26 Comments

Hooray for Friday!

Since it’s Friday, it’s also time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

The book I’m featuring today is A Fragile Hope by Cynthia Ruchti

And the first few lines are…

This wave of pain will pass. So will the next.
Life’s hard seasons rock us. Hold on.
Some years, spring comes early.

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

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 || Kathleen Denly || Lauraine’s Notes

With A Joyful Noise || A Baker’s Perspective

And don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY for A Fragile Hope! Click the graphic for more info.

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26 responses to “First Line Friday (Week 53): A Fragile Hope

  1. ‘Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch Hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage; there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a distressed one; … there any unwelcome sensations, arising from domestic affairs, changed naturally into pity and contempt.’
    ~ Persuasion, Jane Austen

  2. carylkane

    AWWWWWW! I love Cynthia’s stories!

    My first line comes from A Heart So True by Dorothy Love. This is the first story in Among The Fair Magnolias collection.

    Pawleys Island, South Carolina
    May 1860


  3. If a girl could go blind from too bright a sky, I would have gazed upward anyhow, burning the sight right out of my eyes. — A Trail of Crumbs by Susie Finkbeiner.

  4. Becky Smith

    I’ve looked at this book. The cover really draws you in! Yesterday I read Pepper Basham’s book Just the Way You Are ~sigh~ It’s so good that I will read it again soon. My first line:
    “One step into the massive, glass-walled waiting area was all it took.”

  5. Andrea Stephens

    To celebrate its release day, I will share the first line from
    The Patriot and The Loyalist by Angela K. Couch
    South Carolina, November 1780
    Daniel Reid slowed his horse and sucked air into his lungs as he reined to the road’s grassy edge.

    I have to thank you, Carrie, for introducing me to “The Scarlet Coat” for without that introduction, I would not have read this book and it’s oh so good!

  6. “Belinda, I don’t want to hurt your feelings. Truly. But what in the world has possessed you?”

    from Love Finds You in Poetry Texas by Janice Hanna – picked this up at Dollar Tree yesterday and it looks to be great fun, with the heroine deciding to be a mail order bride broker. 😀

  7. Haley Resseguie

    I just got a package on my doorstep with 3 or 4 new releases from the past two weeks and after much debate I am starting with Pursued by Lisa Harris: “Nikki Boyd grabbed the armrest of the aisle seat as the plane hit another air pocket and the fasten seat belt sign light flickered on above row 29 on the Airbus.”

  8. Kay Garrett

    The family trip when our nightmare began was supposed to be a celebration.
    Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

  9. That first line sounds very encouraging. Today I’m celebrating the release of Angela Couch’s “That Patriot and the Loyalist” by sharing its first line over on my blog. Happy Friday!

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