First Line Friday (week 65): Just Look Up

Posted July 7, 2017 by meezcarrie in Courtney Walsh, First Line Fridays / 43 Comments

Welcome to July!

Since it’s Friday, 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 Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh.

And the first line is …

“Just breathe.”

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 || Joy of Reading || C Jane Read

Moments Dipped in Ink || Molly’s Cafinated Reads

Interested in Just Look Up?
Check out my Q&A with Courtney Walsh and enter the giveaway for Just Look Up!



43 responses to “First Line Friday (week 65): Just Look Up

  1. Megan Hamsher

    They were going to drown.

    True Devotion (Uncommon Heroes series)
    by Dee Henderson

  2. Andrea Stephens

    His brown eyes were cavernous pools boiling with Mayhem.
    The Fisherman’s Nymph by Jamie Jo Wright in Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection

  3. Maple leaves draped over the tree house window, the silvery fronds linked together like rings of chain mail to protect the boy and girl playing inside.
    Catching the Wind, by Melanie Dobson

  4. Robert had a bad feeling about the way things were working out. — The Captain Takes A Wife by Doris Durbin. I found this book by a local author while spending a weekend at our cabin in N GA. Post-Civil War soldier turned circuit riding preacher.

  5. On my blog this week I’m excited to be teaming up with Carrie Turansky and sharing the first line & cover reveal for her new book “Across the Blue” scheduled to be released early 2018! I wanted to share another great line on the comments, so I’ve borrowed the book that my 9 year old son is currently reading.

    “Charlie Scott leaned against the corner of the garage, every inch of him spelling boredom.” — Some Summer by: Jean Vandevenne
    1987 Bob Jones University Press, Greenville, SC

  6. Tracey Hagwood

    “I have never served as a soldier, yet I have the strange sense that most of my life I have stared down the blade of a sword, the face of my adversary haunting me.”

    Bread of Angels by Tessa Afshar

  7. carylkane


    MAY 1, 1774

    Jeremiah Ring had witnessed death as often as the next man on the Allegheny frontier, but in all his thirty years he had encountered no deaths more dismaying than those confronting him now. – Many Sparrows by Lori Benton

  8. There have been two moments in my life when everything changed. –Just One Damned Thing After Another, Jodi Taylor

  9. Remembering that I’m a librarian, and that I’m grabbing the book closest to my desk!
    “It was one of those January days in New York that feels like winter will never end.” Property of a Noblewoman by Danielle Steel

  10. Paula S.

    Jody Hedlund,An Uncertain Choice:My slippered feet slapped the dirt road and my heart hammered against my chest like a battering ram. Medieval romance of young people , first of a trilogy!

  11. Donna L

    “I met Dobbs on the day my world fell apart.” “The Sweetest Thing” by Elizabeth Musser
    I loved this book.

  12. Carrie,
    My first line is the same as yours.
    I’m reading this right now and so far I’m really enjoying it.
    I love how Courtney writes. It grabs you right away!
    Thanks for sharing!

  13. Amy Leigh Simpson

    By some rare twist of fate and circumstances, she was early.

    -The Warning Track, WIP ?

  14. I can’t wait to read Courtney’s book!!!

    Dutch Whitney hit the bog hard, tumbling forward to smack facedown into the muck. – Grounded Hearts by Jeanne M. Dickson

  15. Kay Garrett

    “Beware the ides of March.” Shakespeare might have been onto something, Cam Flaherty mused.
    MURDER MOST FOWL by Edith Maxwell

  16. Wow. I have my first Courtney Walsh book in my TBR pile.

    “Ross Springer knew he was going into the drink the second Abby Cushman stepped up to the mark, fixed those intelligent blue eyes on the bull’s-eye, and let the beanbag zip.” Hook, Line, and Sinker by Susan May Warren

  17. I looked through my “read these NOW” pile & decided, based on the first line, that my next read will by Sarah E. Ladd’s A Stranger at Fellsworth, “Annabelle gasped at the sight that met her eye as she passed the parlor door.” Technically, though, the first line is from the prologue:

    Superintendent’s Cottage, Fellsworth School
    Surrey, England, 1807

    “She shouldn’t be listening.”

  18. Absolutely LOVED Courtney’s book! I’m having her on my blog soon. 🙂

    My first line is:

    “I could not hold my breath for seven minutes.”

    The Heir by Kiera Cass

  19. Melissa Joy Romine

    Julia Foster lifted her gaze to the clear October sky as a lark swooped past.
    The Governess of Highland Hall – Carrie Turansky

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