First Line Friday (week 70): The Space Between Words

Posted August 11, 2017 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, Michele Phoenix / 28 Comments

Happy Friday!
Probably as you’re reading this, I am in Cincinnati, stuffing #CFRR2017 swag bags full of goodies and free books!! Watch for pics in the next few days 🙂

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 another of my favorite reads of 2017 so far:
The Space Between Words by Michele Phoenix.

Iola Goulton shared the first line of this timeslip novel’s prologue last week, so this week I’m going to share the first line of Chapter 1:

“The alarm went off at eight on the day my life imploded.”

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 || The Christian Fiction Girl

…and our newest addition

Book Reviews by Tima


28 responses to “First Line Friday (week 70): The Space Between Words

  1. I loved this book! And I seem to be getting into a timeslip habit, because I’m currently reading Freedom’s Ring by Heidi Chiavaroli:

    Death’s threshold overwhelmed me in a swell of instant silence and intense heat.

    It’s a dual timeline story set in 1770’s and modern Boston.

    Have a wonderful time at CFFR!

  2. Andrea Stephens

    Happy Friday indeed! I don’t have a book near me at the moment. I am on my sister’s couch, more than half way to CFRR!
    I will SEE you later!

  3. “A touch of kindness and enthusiasm could transform a person’s spirit, and Quintessa Beaumont delighted in participating in the process.” from When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin. Not my current book but one l hope to get to soon.

  4. Have a wonderful time at CFRR! I so wish I could be there with you all!

    I have the first line from Thomas Locke’s “Fault Lines” on my blog today, but I’m going to share the first line from Candace Calvert’s “Disaster Status” from her Mercy Hospital Collection. The Kindle collection with all three books in the series is on sale this month for just $2.99, so I couldn’t resist!

    “Fire captain Scott McKenna bolted through the doors of Pacific Mercy ER, his boots thudding and heart pounding as the unconscious child began to stiffen and jerk in his arms.”

  5. 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

  6. carylkane

    Have a FANTASTIC time at #CFRR2017!

    Here is my first line:


    In the fourth grade we made little rockets out of old film canisters, baking soda, and vinegar.
    The Isaac Project by Sarah Monzon

  7. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! Putting The Space Between Words on my reading list. My first line is from The Spinster & the Cowboy by Lena Nelson Dooley:
    “When the sharp rap on his closed office door roused him, Joshua Dillinger raised his gaze from the legal document he had been studying with intense concentration.”

  8. Gloria Anderson

    The Space Between Words is on my reading list…probably after this book: The View From Rainshadow Bay by Colleen Coble.

    First line: The wind blew her long black hair across her face and obscured her vision as she ran through the lavender fields, the sweet aroma mixing with her perspiration. And the next line: Panic threatened to overtake her, but she had to push it back, push on.

  9. Another book I must add to my bottomless TBR!

    I’m sharing about Three Wishes by Lisa T. Bergren over on my blog today, but I’m currently reading the sequel, Four Winds, so I’ll share that here. 🙂

    “Javier laughed and shook his head as we reached the top of the sand dune, Centinela loping in a wide circle around us. “I do not know if I can court a girl from the future and have a pet wolf,” he said in Spanish. “That is a lot to ask of one man.”

  10. First person is always fun. 😉

    After reading about ten fiction books in the summer, I’m taking a fiction break and reading non-fiction. 🙂 I’m currently reading “Arms and Equipment in the Civil War,” which is a super fascinating read that goes in depth with all of the weapons used, tactics used, etc.

    Have fun at your conference!!

  11. Linda

    “Gage Watson blamed the trouble on the bright, sunny day.”

    A Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren

    I’m leaving to drive to CFRR in less than an hour, I really hope I get to meet you!

  12. As Betsy climbed up from the creek carrying two buckets of water, she heard the sound of her brothers’ laughter, and then a man’s deeper laugh. The Return by Suzanne Woods Fisher.

    Have a great time!!

  13. Marilyn

    I do not have a book near me right now. Have a good time,you sound like you are having fun.

  14. Cyndi

    “I am the worst possible person to write this book.” Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book About a (Really) Big Problem by Kevin DeYoung. ? Trying to take a break from my large TBR CF pile to read this book our pastor gave us to read. LOL.
    Have a fabulous time in Cincy!!

  15. Pam K.

    “Rebekah Carrington stood shivering across the street from her childhood home, satchel heavy in hand, cloak dusted with snow.” from A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander.

    I’m a teeny bit jealous about all the fun you’ll be having this weekend but am glad you will be telling us about it and sharing photos. I’m sure all your hard work will be rewarded by meeting all the authors and fellow readers.

  16. Paula S.

    I know I’m breaking protocol but I’m still readin the same book! So this is the first line of another chapter.. just to whet your reading appetite:
    “Right… right here.” Peter came to a halt between two massive trees where the undergrowth provided a good screen for anyone hiding.
    A Name Unknown by Roseanna White.
    I need to find more time to read!

  17. So I grabbed the book nearest me. It ended up being my husband’s. Not sure I’ll ever read this book, but here it is. =)
    Sharpe swore. Then, in desperation, he turned the map upside down. – Sharpe’s Battle by Bernard Cornwell

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