First Line Friday (week 122): A Christmas Promise (The Victorian Christmas Brides Collection)

Posted September 7, 2018 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, Gabrielle Meyer, historical, romance / 14 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 #CFRR2019 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 actually a novella from The Victorian Christmas Brides Collection
“The Christmas Promise” by Gabrielle Meyer, one of our CFRR2019 authors!

And the first line is …

Just five days.

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 – and a few days – left to register 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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14 responses to “First Line Friday (week 122): A Christmas Promise (The Victorian Christmas Brides Collection)

  1. Jerry Marquardt

    I cannot wait to read The Christmas Promise. This is just right in time to start out the early Christmas reading collection.

  2. Becky Smith

    Can’t wait to read this! Happy Friday! My first line is from How to Make Victoria Sponge by Margaret Kazmierczak.

    “Monday, six-fifteen in the morning and the alarm wakes me up for a new day.”

  3. Andrea Stephens

    Eugenie Mott yanked the velvet curtains closed to the September sun in the parlor.

    From Carrie Fancett Pagels novella “The Sugarplum Ladies” in The Victorian Christmas Brides Collection

  4. Kay Garrett

    He was there.
    For what? Harry Bronson couldn’t answer that, but somehow he knew the man sat somewhere behind him, eyes scrutinizing him.
    By L. C. Hayden

  5. I am featuring Dani Pettrey’s novella, Deadly Isle, over on the blog. But here I will share my current read, Fit to Be Tied by Debby Mayne. “As soon as my Fitbit vibrates, letting me know that Thomas Flaherty is calling, I mentally kick myself for forgetting to disengage that feature when I turned off my ringer.”

  6. Happy Friday!?

    My first lines come from a book I’m reading next, In Her Bones by Kate Moretti.

    Your life is more open than you think. You think you’re safe. You have neighborhood watches and room -darkening drapes, password-protected computers, alarm systems, and garage codes that are absolutely not your firstborn’s birthday.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!??

  7. I have shared the first line of J.D. Robb’s newest release Leverage in Death. But here I’ll share the first line of the last chapter of the book I am currently reading. This is from Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz forthcoming book I Do Not Trust You.

    “The sky darkened. The air, then the ground, vibrated with a sound so low it was almost inaudible, like the sound the individual Set pieces made, only amplified a hundred times over. It invaded M’s entire body, hammering at her skull, the delicate bones of her ears, and every joint that connected her frame.”

    I hope you enjoyed that. Happy Friday! 😀

  8. I’m featuring a novella as well, Michelle Griep’s A Tale of Two Hearts. Here is the second line:

    “Closing her eyes, she savored the warmth and the first line to a new adventure, as was her wont whenever Miss Whymsy stopped by and lent her a book.”

    Happy Friday!

  9. Happy Friday!
    The Book I’m sharing on my blog this week is A Love Restored by Kelly Goshorn but I’m currently reading The Abolitionist’s Daughter by Kathleen Maher so I’ll share the first line of that here: “The wrong ideas could get a head–and a body–into a heap of trouble.” Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of quality reading time! 🙂

  10. Looks like a great book! Thank you for the opportunity to enter a giveaway! Would love to win a print copy! The current book I’m reading (and enjoying!) is:”The Mail-Order Brides Collection,” with a variety of authors! Lual Krautter

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