First Line Friday (week 79): Just Maybe

Posted October 13, 2017 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, Crystal Walton, First Line Fridays, romance / 48 Comments

Happy Friday!

And welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!!!

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 Maybe by Crystal Walton

And the first line is:

“It wasn’t supposed to be like this.”

Let me tell y’all. This book is SO GOOD. And keep a fan handy when you read it. Whew.

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating! Join us too!



48 responses to “First Line Friday (week 79): Just Maybe

  1. Great minds think alike! Luckily, I saw this before mine posted, so now I’m featuring the second line on my blog. (I know it doesn’t really matter, but I thought I would see whether the second line satisfied readers, or left them asking even more questions!)

    Meanwhile, I’m currently reading a speculative novel called ‘Day Moon’ by Brett Armstrong. Here’s the first line:

    “The drizzle tapped on the coffin with an increasing intensity.”

  2. “Saw your post on Twitter. Glad to see a new meme. Thanks for the invite. My first line is from A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn. This is a Veronica Speedwell Mystery.

    “For the love of all that is holy, Veronica, the object is to maim or kill, not tickle,” Stoker informed me, clipping the words sharply as he handed me a knife.”

  3. Anne Rightler

    Closest book to me: A Flood of Evidence. Ken Ham and Brodie Hodge.
    That there was a flood 4000 years ago is not provable. In fact, the evidence, for me at least, as a reasonable man, is overwhelming that it couldn’t possibly have happened; there’s no evidence for it. —Bill Nye
    Evolutionist Bill Nye repeatedly attacked the global Flood recorded in the Bible at the historic debate with Ken Ham over creation-evolution at the Creation Museum on February 4, 2014.

  4. Here is my first line from The Welcome Home Diner by Peggy Lampman

    If you’re the last person to leave Detroit, don’t forget to turn off the lights.

    Have a great weekend!!

  5. I just purchased this book yesterday! I look forward to reading it!

    The first line on my blog this week is from Toni Shiloh’s latest book ‘Returning Home’. I’ll share with you here a book that I just started reading last night.

    June 1811
    A London lady never sallied forth unchaperoned. Least of all to a place with the reputation of Vauxhall Gardens. — First Comes Marriage by Amanda Barratt
    The Regency Brides Collection

  6. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! I want to share the first line from the first chapter instead of from the prologue: (This is a REALLY fun book to read!)

    A New Shade of Summer by Nicole Deese:

    “I jiggled the locked doorknob again and wished, not for the first time, that it was legal to use tranquilizer darts on adolescent boys.”

  7. Perrianne Askew

    Maggie Newcomb stood on the front porch of her house gazing idly into the yard. Sister’s Choice by Judith Pella.

  8. Great first line! So many questions. Looks like I need to read this one too!

    I’m featuring Lu. by Beth Troy on my blog today, but here I shall share the book I’m currently reading.

    “They rode in silence, the murmur of Alex’s expensive late-model white SUV lulling Astrid into drowsiness.”
    -Colors of Christmas by Olivia Newport

    Happy Weekend!

  9. The title is already interesting. The first line peaks the interest further. The book I’m featuring on my blog is Perfectly Matched by Maggie Brendan. However, the book I will share here is Fire and Ice by Mary Connealy. “The bullet spit dirt up in Gage Coulter’s eyes, and he didn’t even flinch.”

  10. Paula S.

    Just finished The Captivating Lady Charlotte by guess who? Carolyn Miller! Number two in this Regency series!

    The room glimmered with a thousand points of sparkling light, the bright glow from the enormous crystals-dropped chandelier glinting off heavily beaded gowns, ornate mirrors, and the desperation shining in dozens of pairs of eyes.

  11. Gloria A

    I have that book on my wish list. I think I better get it. I am reading Seeds of Evidence by Linda J. White.
    The beach is time, liberated.

  12. I accidentally left my kindle at home today. It was torture on the bus. So, I have no books. NO BOOKS!!!!!!!!!! I’M DYING!!!!

    You know how I like books that require fans, so I’ll put this on the list!

  13. Andrea Stephens

    I forgot that I pre-ordered that book for Kindle and was happily surprised when I saw it had downloaded.
    My first line this week is: The Sinai Desert 1890
    Rebecca Hawes lay awake in her tent, convinced that the howling wind was about to lift her entire camp into the air and hurl it to the far side of the desert.
    Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

  14. Suzie Waltner

    FLF is dangerous. It increases my TBR list every week!

    I shared the first line of April McGowan’s Hold the Light today.

    Here’s the first line of the book I just finished reading:

    “How can I help?”
    from The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay

  15. Haley Resseguie

    “Hello, Matt. Long time no see.” From Dangerous Illusions by Irene Hannon. This book is so good!

  16. Caryl Kane

    Happy Friday, Carrie! Intriguing first line! I’m adding this book to my Goodreads shelf.

    Wednesday,September 2, 1987

    Mike Dolan was snoring when the telephone rang. Fly Away by Lynn Austin

  17. Shannon

    “It had never been proven that Lord Blackwell had killed his wife, but then the man in question hadn’t actually denied it, either.”

    Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by Nancy Campbell Allen

  18. Happy Friday! I’m participating with Amy Matayo’s new novella, Christmas at Gate 18, over on my blog.

    Here’s the first line from a book I sorta-reread this week: A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay. Oh, the things we do for Top Ten Tuesdays, right!?

    “Piccolo. The restaurant matched its name-a tiny and delicate white stucco building with a short, neat brick wall leading from its front door to the parking lot.”

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