First Line Friday (week 96): Freedom’s Ring

Posted March 9, 2018 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, Heidi Chiavaroli, historical, romance / 39 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.


I’m continuing my feature of recent award nominees/finalists that I haven’t previously used for a FLF post.

The book I’m featuring today is Freedom’s Ring by Heidi Chiavaroli,
a nominee for the 2017 RT Reviewer’s Choice Awards!

And the first line is….

Boston
Patriots’ Day 2013

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

Congratulations, Heidi, on the much-deserved nomination!! One of my fave reads last year!


Let me know the first line of the book closest to you & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

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39 responses to “First Line Friday (week 96): Freedom’s Ring

  1. Gloria

    My first line is from the book, Love At First Laugh, Eight Romantic Novellas and this is from Second Impressions by Pepper Basham.

    Birthdays were not her happy place.

  2. Megan Hamsher

    “Do you ever feel like sometimes the sunshine is deceiving because the day is going to be ominous regardless of how bright it is?”
    Secret Service Setup (The Security Specialists) by Jessica R. Patch
    (Love-Inspired Suspense line)

    just released on March 8, 2018!

  3. I still need to read that one! *sigh*

    I’m featuring the long-awaited conclusion to Ronie Kendig’s fantasy series this week: Fierian. However here, I’ll share the first line from Tammy L. Gray’s new release, Until I Knew Myself:

    “Even after his mom passed away, Tyler refused to call himself an orphan.”

    Have a great weekend! 🙂

  4. Amy Holbrook

    “Jane Fairmont Bell sat alone in the Harper’s lodge she had once shared with her husband.”

    The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen

  5. Rebecca Maney

    I loved “Freedom’s Ring”!

    “Fried rice isn’t worth dying for.” Am I glad that “If I Live” by Terri Blackstock has released???? Absolutely! Now if I can just get some work done this morning, knowing that my lunch hour is going to full of reading time.

  6. Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from a book I will be starting later this weekend, Love’s Journey in SugarCreek by Sienna Miller.

    The leather on Rachel Troyer’s gun holster creaked as she shifted her weight on the kitchen chair. Her three elderly Amish aunts shot wary glances toward the offending weapon.

    Have a great weekend and Happy Reading!??

  7. I LOVE this book! If my TBR pile wasn’t 100 miles long, I’d reread it again today 🙂

    I’ll share a first line from the new release by Jessica Patch.

    “Do you ever feel like sometimes the sunshine is deceiving because the day is going to be ominous regardless of how bright it is?”

    Happy Friday!

  8. Kay Garrett

    Ada Rupp balanced on her chair and reached overhead to finish stapling the row of alphabet letters across the front of the classroom.
    THE AMISH TEACHER’S GIFT
    By Rachel J. Good

  9. Caryl Kane

    I’ve been wanting to read Freedom’s Ring!

    Father Brian Flynn, the curate at St. Augustine’s, Rossmore, hated the Feast Day of St. Ann with a passion that was unusual for a Catholic priest. – Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy

    Happy Friday! 🙂

  10. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! I always love seeing what everyone is reading when I get to stop by! My first line is from A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green:

    “Propping open the door to her shop, Vivienne Rivard listened to a distant rumble that vibrated the windows and shivered in her chest.”

  11. Happy Friday! On my blog, I’m featuring The Healer by Beverly Joy Roberts. It’s an amazing fiction that moved me deeply. I hope you will take the time to check it out. Here, I will share the first line from a book by C.H. Spurgeon that I’m currently reading. “‘Thou has visited me in the night.’ –Psalm 18:3. ‘Tis a theme for wonder that the glorious God should visit sinful man.” Wishing you a blessed weekend.

  12. Melissa

    Captivate Me by S.J. Pierce

    Just started reading this. We will see.

    Prologue: “One breath.”

    Okay, folks that’s all just two measly words. Have a great day. Lol

  13. I love that cover! I am featuring Olivia Twist on my blog so here I’ll share the first line from The Man He Never Was by James Rubart.
    Toren Daniels rolled over in bed and light pierced his closed eyelids, which meant five a.m. had come and gone.

  14. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from A Most Noble Heir by Susan Anne Mason:
    Derbyshire, England
    March, 1884
    Nolan Price scanned the fields of newly budding greenery that stretched as far as he could see and slowly inhaled the scent of grass, soil, and freshly spread manure.

  15. WOW! She has a way with words! Happy Friday! My lines are: “Face it Eric. You’re a f@ckboy”. I turned away from the shapely a@ss I’d been checking out, and frowned”.
    These lines come from an ARC of Chaser by Kylie Scott and it’s sweet, fun and nostalgic so far.

  16. Great first line. And I love, love the cover. Here is a first line for you from Susan Meissner’s As Bright As Heaven: Morning light shimmers on the apricot horizon as I stand at the place where my baby boy rests.

    Have a happy weekend!

  17. JJ

    “Let me begin by stating this clearly, I was voluntold. ” -from The Cupcake Dilemma by Jennifer Rodewald. This is a very funny novella!

  18. This was such a good book, and it’s a powerful first line.

    I’m featuring The Heart Between Us by Lindsay Harrel on my blog today (brilliant novel!), and I’m currently reading Grace Restored by Toni Shiloh. Here’s the first line of Chapter One:

    Victory was hers. The judge had sentenced Brett Donn to twenty years in prison for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

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