First Line Friday (week 69): Sweetbriar Cottage

Posted August 4, 2017 by meezcarrie in Denise Hunter, First Line Fridays / 44 Comments

Thank goodness it’s Friday!

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

But first, I appreciate your patience this week – and your prayers – as we received a ‘cancer’ diagnosis for a family member and are adjusting to this unexpected news. Your continued prayers are so cherished ♥

The book I’m featuring today is Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter.

And the first line is …

“There was nothing like a letter from the IRS to stop a man in his tracks.”


Check out my review of Sweetbriar Cottage to see more about this fabulous book!


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 || Romances of the Cross

Reviews by Van Daniker || Iola Goulton

…and our newest arrival

The Christian Fiction Girl


44 responses to “First Line Friday (week 69): Sweetbriar Cottage

  1. carylkane

    Carrie, I’m continuing to cover your family in prayer! (((((HUGS)))))

    November 12, 2011

    This is for them. This is for the magic. This is for every little dreamer in the room. A Season to Dance – Patricia Beal

    • Haley Resseguie

      My first line is the same! I am trying to read as many books by the CFRR authors as I can before next weekend. Can’t wait for the retreat and to see you in person, Carrie, to give a hug. Praying for you and your family!

  2. Valerie Stoj

    “Jemina, your father and I have decided that, after giving you several opportunities to prove you are pursuing a proper course for a lady of your station and background, we can no longer financially support your endeavors.”

    The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan

    I’m so enjoying this book …. all the footnotes! :o)

  3. That’s not fun for the character! Can’t wait to read this soon!

    Praying for you and your family through this tough time.

    Here is mine:

    “I never meant for any of it to happen.”
    The Last Summer by Brandy Bruce

  4. Andrea Stephens

    I want that book!
    My first line is from #CFRR2017 participating author Cindy Thomson’s Grace’s Pictures.
    December 1900
    “May I take your photograph, miss?”

  5. Said a prayer for y’all. <3

    Now that I have a bookshelf within reach of my desk, I'm grabbing one I hope to read this year.
    "Romulus White stood motionless in the crowded ballroom, staring at a woman he'd once longed for more than his next breath of air."
    – From this Moment, by Elizabeth Camden

  6. Marilyn

    Carrie, sorry to hear about your love one. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I will add your family to my daily Rosary. HUGS and good thoughts to you and yours. Thank you for this giveaway.

  7. Shash

    Prayers coming your way.

    “Nicholas peered into the fridge, biting his lip as an almost empty jar of pickles stared back at him.” -Love Me Tender by Belle Calhoune

  8. Pam K.

    I’m going to cheat a little and do the first four lines: “She’d thought it was safe to come back to the island. She’d thought it was safe to come home. She’d been wrong. It wasn’t even safe to pick up lunch.” from On Love’s Gentle Shore by Liz Johnson.
    May God be extra close to you and your family, Carrie, as you walk through this time.

  9. Melissa Romine

    I’m still praying for you and your family, Carrie!

    He glanced around what had become a dumping ground by the river’s edge.
    Prologue – Still Life by Dani Pettrey

    • Carrie

      thank you, sweet Melissa! And YAY i love that book!! 😀 Looking forward to seeing you in a week!

  10. Paula S.

    London. May 1914. Rosemary Gresham may have been a thief but she was a thief who preferred to work in broad daylight. From A Name Unknown by Roseanna White! Loving this book. Can’t get enough Roseanna!

  11. Jessica Baker

    Will keep praying my friend!!!

    That book is in my TBR stack. I’ll get to it….someday lol

  12. Kay Garrett

    Life is forever changed without her; without the sense of her somewhere near.
    Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

    Sending prayers of healing, comfort and God’s hand in leading them to the place they should be whether the perfect medical help or in leaning on a supporting shoulder.

  13. The ice-planet arrived in the dusky heat of summer twilight during Earth’s Fourth World War. ~ The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber (prologue)

    So sorry to hear about the diagnosis – will pray for you & your family.

    Love that first line & hope to read Sweetbriar Cottage soon – saving your review for after ;).

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