First Line Friday (week 118): Dead Drift

Posted August 10, 2018 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, Dani Pettrey, First Line Fridays, mystery/suspense, romance / 33 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.

Today I’m starting a new FLF series, spotlighting books from the authors who will be joining us for the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat in April 2019!
The book I’m featuring today is Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey, one of our CFRR2019 speakers!

And the first line of the Prologue is …

Eight Years Ago
Excitement bubbled through Jenna McCray, gooseflesh rippling along her skin in the cool night air as she hurried to meet Parker.

If you’d like to join us April 5-6, 2019 in Rockville, MD for the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat, click the graphic below for registration info! We only have a few spots left so grab your ticket today!

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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33 responses to “First Line Friday (week 118): Dead Drift

  1. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Other People’s Children by Ellen Fannon (which I have laughed so hard through the little bit I started reading): Prologue:

    “Why are children so childish?” Robin groused to herself as she sat valiantly attempting to put two coherent thoughts together for her newspaper column that was due tomorrow.

  2. Happy Friday!?

    My first lines come from Carolina Mercy by Regina Rudd Merrick…..

    Lucy Dixon wanted it to be a bad dream, but it wasn’t. Auto pilot. It was the only way she was getting through this. Daddy was dead.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!???

  3. Kimberly Laursen

    Good Friday morning! My first line is from “The Vow” a prequel in the An Uncertain Choice series by Judy Hedlund.

    “He loves me.” I plucked a petal off a daisy. “He loves me not.” I plucked off another and let it drift down the flank of my horse and to the trodden path.

  4. patricia rose

    hello my first line is from Grave Peril by Mart Alford “The rain that had followed Jamie Hendricks from Louisville cane down harder as she reached the Appalachians.”

  5. Kay Garrett

    Monday, January 22
    “Hi, everyone,” the young woman with a rounded belly on a stick-thin frame, long blonde hair, and large haunted eyes, began. “My name is Abby Boston. Brit asked me to come here tonight to tell my story.”
    By Kathi Daley

  6. Gloria

    Happy Friday!

    July 2, 2005
    The canvas painting on the wall called to Tara as she walked back into the kitchen, this time her arms filled with rock-climbing gear.
    As the Tide Comes In by Cindy Woodsmall & Erin Woodsmall

  7. Happy Friday! On my blog, I’m featuring a Regency romance by Sally Britton, “The Gentleman Physician.” I’m still reading it so I will share the first line in Chapter 20 here. “Are you going to resume glaring at Miss Devon when she returns?” Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  8. Paula Shreckhise

    My First line is from Lady Jayne Disappears :

    London, England, 1861
    “Well, Miss Harcourt. Are you, or are you not, Nathaniel Droll?”

    Got Dead Drift in a contest. Now to read all of them, 1,2,3,4!

  9. Caryl Kane

    Happy Friday, Carrie! My first line comes from I’ll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable.

    OCTOBER 2001

    ‘Maybe she’ll surprise us,” Eric said.

  10. MJSH

    Loved Dead Drift!

    “He Knew he didn’t deserve it, but Riley McCord wasn’t going to turn down Larke’s smile.”
    -Some Like It Hot by Susan May Warren

  11. Melissa

    Imminent Danger: How to Fly Straight into It by Michelle Proulx

    “In conclusion, I think the existence of extraterrestrial beings is a scientific probability.”

  12. Happy Friday!

    I shared the first line of the 8th book from the In Death series, Conspiracy in Death. But here, I’ll share with you the first line of one of the books I’m currently reading. This one is from Kit Frick’s “See All the Stars.”


    We went to the party because Ret insisted. I was perfectly happy right where we were: lying on our backs in Jenni’s sprawling front yard, building our best-ever summer playlist, telling time by the dandelion clocks until the sky was a white haze of down. We were idle and airy. We had perfected the summer loaf.

    Hope you enjoyed that. Happy weekend! 😀

  13. Pam K.

    “The amount of female attention her brother garnered never failed to amaze Lucy.” from A Dangerous Legacy by Elizabeth Camden.

  14. Happy Friday, Carrie! I’m sharing from the third Lady Alkmene Callender Cosy Mystery on my blog today. Here are the first lines from the fourth, Fatal Masquerade by Vivian Conroy:

    “Can’t this thing go any faster?” Denise Hargrove snapped at the driver. During the drive she’d consulted her watch over and over again, exuding a nervous energy Lady Alkmene Callender found hard to place.

  15. Melissa

    Even though I don’t believe in luck because luck is not of God I found this book funny.

    Stolen Luck by Jaclyn Weist

    “The Worst Day Ever”.

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