First Line Friday (week 100): Upon a Spring Breeze

Posted April 6, 2018 by meezcarrie in Amish, Christian, First Line Fridays, Kelly Irvin, romance / 36 Comments

Happy Friday!

Welcome to a special Spring Edition of 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 will return to my spotlight of award nominees next week, but this week we have another special edition for First Line Friday! (Also, stay tuned in a couple of weeks for a special TWO YEARS OF FLF celebration!)

In the spirit of Spring, the book I’m featuring today is Upon a Spring Breeze by Kelly Irvin

And the first line is …

“Heaven must smell like bread baking.”

I heartily concur! (And I love the flowers on that cover!)

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

If you’re a blogger or just a social media-er, we’d love for you to join us too!


36 responses to “First Line Friday (week 100): Upon a Spring Breeze

  1. Judi Burns

    For perhaps the twentieth time that morning, Bea narrowed her eyes at the checkbook sitting on her kitchen counter.

  2. Gloria

    I am reading Flowers and Foul Play by Amanda Flower.

    Chapter one

    I will never eat cake again.

  3. I have said that exact same thing myself before! So it must be true! 😉

    The book I’m featuring on my blog today is ‘Shadows of Hope’ by Georgiana Daniels, but I’m going to share the first line of my current read here: The Man He Never Was by James L. Rubart:

    “Toren Daniels rolled over in bed and light pierced his closed eyelids, which meant five a.m. had come and gone.”

  4. Kay Garrett

    LOVE – LOVE – LOVE that first line! Would love to read that book and added it to my TBR list.

    My first line is:
    Sleep, I need sleep. But instead of hitting the snooze button, I’m frantically charging along a downtown city sidewalk, weaving through throngs of Monday-morning business types who seem to be walking in every direction but mine.
    By TJ Amberson

  5. Patsy Curry

    Hertfordshire, England, 1800
    There was something fascinating about the rhythm of writing, especially when someone else was doing it. An Elegant Facade by Kristi Ann Hunter. I am reading through the series and have enjoyed books one and two very much!

  6. Happy Friday! I love Kelly’s stories!!❤

    My FLF comes from a book im starting soon, Honeysuckle Dreams by Denise Hunter……

    Playing house was just a little too easy for Hope Daniels. Her special chicken casserole waited in the oven, covered with foil; butter beans were simmering on the stovetop; and the yeasty smell of baked rolls hung in the air.

    Have a great weekend!?

  7. Caryl Kane

    Enjoying Spring (rainy) weather here in Texas.

    MAY 1659

    The babe’s crying would rip her heart to shreds if she had to listen to it one more minute. – The Preacher’s Bride by Jody Hedlund

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

  8. emilee

    I like that first line and I LOVE the cover. I don’t read a lot of Amish but this cover is calling to me and bread baking…..I’m dreaming right now of fresh bread with melted better dripping off it maybe a little honey.Yummm….. Can y’all tell I’m hungry? My first line today is from a book I read a while back, it’s on my Kindle. “Finding oneself at the mercy of a crazed gunman isn’t all fun and games.” Then Came You by Becky Wade. It is an amazing novella! Check it out!

  9. Love this first line – probably because I love baking bread myself (when I have the time!). I can smell it now……thanks for getting my stomach rumbling! lol

    Happy Friday 🙂

  10. Happy Friday!
    The book I’m sharing on my blog is A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron but I’m sharing the book I’m currently (re)reading to get ready for the new Hallmark movie this weekend Once Upon A Prince by Rachel Hauck: “What did he say? The storm gusts moving over the Atlantic must have garbled his words.” Hope you have a blessed weekend!

  11. Becky Smith

    Great first line! Happy Friday! My first line is from Joel C. Rosenberg’s book The Kremlin Conspiracy, which my husband grabbed from me and read first:

    “Louisa Sherbatov had just turned six, but she would never turn seven.”

  12. Great first lines!

    My first lines come from J Kenner’s Justify Me.

    “I should never have let him get close, this man who swept into my life like living flame, beautifully wild and dangerously enticing.”

    If you stop by my blog, I am featuring lines from Susan Stoker’s Rescuing Sadie.

  13. Paula Shreckhise

    I’m going to show the first line of The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo:
    Mama may have been named for the great-grandmother who traveled from England on the Mayflower, but the fact certainly did not keep her in the land of her birth.

  14. Wow! Two years for FLF–I had to go back to see when I first started with FLF–November 2016! 🙂 The only FLF ladies then were Carrie, Sydney, Rachel, Beth, and Andi. 🙂 It’s so awesome to see how much we have grown! Happy early Birthday FLF!

    • Carrie

      Isn’t it fun to see how far it’s come?? I’m so glad you’re a part of the original group, Heather 🙂

    • Carrie

      We were supposed to get a RECORD SNOW last night. Woke up to a dusting… if I squinted LOL

  15. Great choice for sharing today! I’m sharing from The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim on my blog today (I’m in Pacific Time, so it is still Friday for me!), so here’s the first line from the prologue of Julie Cantrell’s Perennials:

    “Summer 1979
    Oxford, Mississippi

    “Four!” Bitsy cheers, twisting the lid to her firefly jar.”

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. Melissa Breusch

    Strange things happen in Sea Cliff Heights every year on this date, June 15th.

    The MirrorMasters
    By Lora Palmer

  17. I love the smell of bread too. Mmmmm. Come to think of it, I have a pork casserole in the oven that needs my attention.

    My first line is “When the world stood in ignorance of God, when it lived in shadows and the shadow of death, when it kept a communal silence as the night was driving its course, whose worthy action, whose summons could compel your all-powerful Word to come down from its royal throne?”

    Which is from a book called Monodies, by a 12th century French Monk called Guibert of Nogent.

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