First Line Friday (week 102): The Writing Desk

Posted April 20, 2018 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, historical, Rachel Hauck, romance / 21 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 The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck
a nominee for the 2017 RT Reviewer’s Choice Awards!

And the first lines are….

“This should be her night of triumph. To be the queen of her world.”

Congratulations, Rachel, on the much-deserved nomination!! Another of my fave reads from 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!

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21 responses to “First Line Friday (week 102): The Writing Desk

  1. Paula Shreckhise

    Ty Remington blamed homemade orange marmalade cake for why he found himself huddled under an overhang off some farawy path in Glacier National Park, shivering, praying he might live through the night.
    From Storm Front by Susan May Warren

  2. Andrea Stephens

    “Ladysmith, you have a gentleman caller-maybe two.” Shenandoah Hearts by Carrie Fancett Pagels novella in The Backcountry Brides Collection

  3. Kay Garrett

    A shrill voice grated from across the room. “Prudence Edith Gifford!”
    MY SISTER’S INTENDED
    By Rachael Anderson

  4. Patsy Curry

    If you’re willing to admit it, you probably know me as Raine de Bourgh.
    The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner.

  5. Rebecca Maney

    “Oh, Lena . . . Do you see the sparkly lights? And do you hear the music playing?” – Refuge of the Heart by Ruth Logan Herne

  6. Happy Friday!

    My first lines come from a book im reading now, Where Hope Begins by Catherine West.

    My husband is leaving me. The thought , the reality, presses against my throat as I stand outside and take in the view from the back patio of our home.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!?

  7. Happy Friday!
    The book I’m sharing on my blog is The Butterfly and the Violin, but I’ll share here what I’m currently reading- All Things New by Lynn Austin: “Josephine Weatherly thought she’d already lived through the darkest hour of this endless war, but she had been wrong.” Hope you have a great weekend!

  8. Jocelyn

    I LOVED The Writing Desk! I’m just now finishing Things I Never Told You by Beth Vogt. First line –

    “The What-Ifs taunted me every time I visited my parents, but any hope of beginning again had vanished years ago – if there’d ever been one.”

    Great story. I could hardly put it down.

  9. I’m sharing from Where the Fire Falls on my blog today but I’m currently reading The Backcountry Brides Collection, so here is the first line from the first novella, Shenandoah Hearts by Carrie Fancett Pagels:

    Prologue
    Philadelphia 1753
    “Ladysmith, you have a gentleman caller–maybe two.” The voice of her employer, Jacob Owens, held a slight tease.

    Happy Friday!

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