First Line Friday (week 101): Life After

Posted April 13, 2018 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, Katie Ganshert / 36 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 back with my feature of recent award nominees/finalists that I haven’t previously used for a FLF post.

The book I’m featuring today is Life After by Katie Ganshert
a nominee for the 2017 RT Reviewer’s Choice Awards!

And the first line is….

“We rarely know when death will come.”

Congratulations, Katie, 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…and get a peek at Katie’s newest book, No One Ever Asked!

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 101): Life After

  1. Gloria

    I just started Burnin’ for You by Susan May Warren, the third in the Montana Fire series.

    If they started running now, they just might make the lake before the fire consumed them.

  2. Megan Hamsher

    Jace Rawlings, MD, sat in the damp Kenyan jail with his back against the stone wall.

    An Open Heart by Harry Kraus, MD

  3. Happy Friday! My FLF comes from a book I will be reading soon, Her Fear by Shelley Shepard Gray…….

    Until that moment, Sadie Detweiler hadn’t thought mere words could hurt so badly. But as Harlan continued to speak, each word cutting her as deeply as if it were a shard of glass, Sadie felt her heart was bleeding.

    Have an awesome weekend and Happy Reading!?

  4. Linda

    Maggie Galloway hiked up the front hem of her skirt as she raced across the schoolyard when she first spied the commotion. from Secrets and Wishes by Kathleen Rouser

    (I absolutely loved Life After – couldn’t put it down!)

    • Carrie

      Life After is amazing, isn’t it? I’m curious about your first line – and what comes after it! I’ll have to check it out 😀

  5. Kay Garrett

    For the first time in her life, Megan Jacobs felt almost brave.
    THE HEART BETWEEN US by Lindsay Harrel

  6. Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd. Here I’ll share the first line from chapter 30.

    “Henry winced as he gripped the newel post and pivoted from the stair’s landing to the next flight of stairs.” — The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd (first line from chapter 30)

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Anne Rightler

    London, Sunday, September 3rd, 1939
    Maisie Dobbs left her garden flat in Holland Park, taking care to lock the door to her private entrance as she departed.
    In This Grave Hour
    Jacqueline Winspear

  8. Caryl Kane

    Life After is in my TBR.

    Elin Carlson walked into the barn and everything changed. – Until We Reach Home by Lynn Austin

    Happy Friday!

  9. Katie’s books are so powerful and moving!

    I’m reading Julie by Catherine Marshall right now (for a certain blog tour coming up). 🙂 The first line is: “Our 1928 Willys-Knight had been climbing for at least ten miles, one hairpin turn after another, under a threatening sky.”

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Carrie

      A certain blog tour, huh? 😉 Have you ever read Julie before? I read it eons ago in middle school but am looking forward to reading it again.

  10. Happy Friday!

    My first lines come from Lexi Blake’s Close Cover.

    “The light in his face blocked out the view of the man interrogating him. Remy blind in the glare and sighed. He should have known things wouldn’t go the way he’d hoped it would.”

    I’m featuring lines from Lacey Black’s upcoming release My Kinda Player on my blog. I’d love you to stop by!

  11. Well there is much truth in these lines!
    Happy Friday!
    “Stop interrogating me. I’m not going to say anything different,” a panic-stricken voice shrieked after begging for the third time to leave for the hospital. “There was so much blood.”

    These lines come from Father Figure by James J Cudney. A suspense and family drama with an intricate plot like none other!

  12. No One Ever Asked is on my TBR list. I also want to read A Broken Kind of Beautiful by this author. I hope you have a nice weekend!

  13. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from library books today, since it is National Library Week, so here is the first line from Laura V. Hilton’s Love by the Numbers:

    “He was gorgeous. Simply gorgeous.”

  14. And I can’t decide if that is a good thing or a bad thing. Like, would we really act any differently if we knew exactly when and where death was coming? Happy Friday!

  15. That’s a truth we cannot argue about. 🙂 On my blog, I’m featuring Jen Turano’s book, A Match of Wits. Here I will share the first line on page 113 of a book I’m currently reading, The Heaven Answer Book by Billy Graham. “Marriage in Heaven will be on a much higher plane because the church will be united with Christ.” Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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