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 The Kitchen Marriage by Becca Whitham (one of our CFRR2019 authors!) and Gina Welborn.
And the first line is …
July 4, 1887
Jakob Gunderson lifted his chin to acknowledge friends as he marched, pie plate in hand, across the lawn in search of a solitary tree.
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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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My first lines come from Killer Classics by Kym Roberts……
“Sugar did it.” Sugar’s mouth dropped open, and her eyes nearly popped out of her head at Reba Sue’s accusation. “Sugar didn’t kill anyone,” Leila argued. “The woman traps scorpions at the bar and releases them outside.” Leila shuddered, her round body jiggling from head to toe. “Stupid critters belong under a boot heel.”
Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!???
“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.”
Things I Never Told You by Beth K. Vogt
Jason Huyard had to be dreaming. The whole scene playing out in front of him was surreal as he stood in the Lapp family’s kitchen doorway and peered into their large family room.
“The Forgotten Recipe”
By Amy Clipston
Mine for this week is from Shattered Memories from Debbie Lynn Costello
It is about a great earthquake in Charleston, South Carolina , August 30, 1886.
“Why can’t you have him arrested and demand our money back?” Olivia Macqueen frowned at her brother. It seemed a simple enough solution. She shuddered at the thought of once being engaged to the detestable man they now discussed.
Reality TV. A misnomer if there was one.
First line from “All Made Up” by Kara Isaac.
Happy Friday, Carrie! I’m sharing from an upcoming read, The Love Letter by Rachel Hauck, over on my blog today. Here are the first lines from the prologue, set during the American Revolution:
“He must finish. He must. Stumbling, he fell to the damp earth of the maple swamp with the click-slap of musket fire ringing through the cold dew, his breath billowing.”
“In the tiny back courtyard of the Golden Egg Inn, Mina Scott lowered her copy of David Copperfield to her lap and lifted her face to the October sun.”
~~A Tale of Two Hearts by Michelle Griep
The Kitchen Marriage is such a great fun title!
Hidden Peril by Irene Hannon
A Monastery Near Al Hafar, Syria
Why was a light burning in the workshop at midnight?