First Line Friday (week 114): Jane By The Book

Posted July 13, 2018 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, romance / 19 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 Jane By The Book by Pepper Basham.
It is one of the novellas in the Once Upon a Laugh collection which releases July 23rd.
(And oh! I can’t wait for y’all to meet TITUS ♥)

And the first lines are …

Predictability and order cultivate peace.
Jane Warwick glanced with appreciation at the great room of the Inn at Simeon Ridge, the dying firelight in the stone fireplace casting flickers of gold against the book-shelved walls.


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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19 responses to “First Line Friday (week 114): Jane By The Book

  1. Gloria

    This first line is from A Vast and Gracious Tide by Lisa Carter.
    Prologue
    Nine Months Ago
    Afghanistan
    Sergeant First Class Caden Wallis grinned as his CO whistled-perhaps the fifteenth time today-that same tune again.

  2. Today, I’m sharing the first line from River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart over on my blog, so I’ll share with you here the first line from chapter 12 of the same book.
    “In the years she’d been with Ruth, Adria had brought home plenty of strays.”
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Happy Friday!😁

    My First Line Fridays comes from a book I’m planning on reading very soon, Shelter In Place by Nora Roberts.

    On Friday, July 22, 2005, Simone Knox ordered a large Fanta – orange – to go with her popcorn and Swedish Fish. The choice, her standard night at the movies fare, changed her life, and very likely saved it. Still, she’d never drink Fanta again.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😎📚📚

    • Carrie

      YUM. Swedish Fish. And I’m intrigued by that opening snippet – i may have to read this one 😀

  4. Mine first line is also from Once Upon a Laugh but in Krista Phillips’ novella, A (wildly) Wonderful Wedding. “Danielle Littleton stared at her best friend, quite a few words sitting on the tip of her tongue but none that would be helpful or welcome at the moment.”

  5. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from The Reckoning of Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright:

    .Gossamer Grove, Wisconsin. 1907

    Libby Sheffield had never stopped to wonder what she would take specific note of if she ever stumbled upon a dead body.

    Really want to read Pepper’s novella, too!

  6. Caryl Kane

    Happy Friday, Carrie!

    My first line comes from The Counterfeit Heiress by Tasha Alexander

    I raised the long, curved bow and with two fingers pulled back its string, all the while resisting the urge to remove one of the silver-shafted arrows nestled in the quiver slung over my shoulder.

  7. Becky Smith

    LOVE Pepper’s novella! SOOO much fun to read!

    Happy Friday! My first line is from La Risposta: The Answer (A Tuscan Legacy book 9) by Autumn Macarthur:

    Prologue: “Instead of returning to her vegetable garden, Teresa Pellegrini rushed into the farmhouse.”

    • Carrie

      i need to read that series soon. and YES Pepper’s novella is so delightful!! TITUS!! <3

  8. Haley Resseguie

    I can’t wait to read Pepper’s newest!
    My first line for today is from Joanne Bischof’s Sons of Blackbird Mountain: “Aven peered down at the letter again, noted the address written in Aunt Dorothe’s hand, then looked back to the wooden sign that was staked into the ground.”

    Oh. My. Goodness. I love this book! Thor has now entered the top 5 book boyfriends. This book is so real and raw, so full of hope and grace. I couldn’t put it down and just finished it. Definitely one of the top reads for 2018!

  9. Melissa

    Elements (The Crystal Series) by Nia Markos

    Prologue
    Alba, 997 AD

    “There had been a light rain falling for weeks over the northwestern coast of Alba.”

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