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 new novella collection, A Christmas to Remember, featuring Janet Ferguson, one of our CFRR2019 authors!
And the first line of Janet’s story, “Falling for Grace” is …
It was finally over.
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!
If you’re a blogger or just a social media-er, we’d love for you to join us too!
This sounds like a great collection. I put it on my wish list. I am starting Delayed Justice by Cara Putnam.
Twenty-One Years Earlier
It’s time to go, sweetie.
Thanks, Gloria! I hope you enjoy!!
My first line is from Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd:
September 1866, Oxfordshire, England
A threading of voices spooled throughout the expansive chamber wherein we waited, voices so decently quiet as to be murmurs.
Hope you are doing better today Mz Carrie, and Eric too!
I have this Christmas collection on my kindle and hope to get to it soon. I’ll read a Christmas book anytime, doesn’t have to be Dec 🙂
My first line is from Liz Johnson’s A Sparkle of Silver,
“There are some things Millie Sullivan would rather forget.”
Hi Tracey! Thanks for giving the collection a try! I hope you enjoy Falling for Grace!
Looking forward to reading it Janet!
I am catching up on some older books by favorite authors. Today I am reading Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay. The first line is:
“One misstep can kill a New York Restaurant.”
Wow! So happy to be included on First Line Friday! It’s been a year since I released anything new, ha!
Praying you are getting well! Sending hugs!
Beryl Helliwell watched as her friend Edwina Davenport capped her fountain pen and laid it on the desk in front of her.
MURDER FLIES THE COOP by Jessica Ellicott
Ooooh, that looks like a good set that I need to add to my ever growing TBR planet (or universe at this point!).
I am also trying to read books by everyone going to CFRR 2019. I just finished Still Waters last night, which was so good! Today I started Literarily for Keeps by Sarah Monzon. First line is “Have you ever been in a situation where you took a step back, looked around, and said to yourself, how did my life become one big cliche?”
Hope you are feeling much better and have a great weekend!
Hi Haley! I can’t wait to meet everyone at CFRR! So will you be there! Also, I loved Sarah’s novella! Fun stuff!
I love Christmas Stories, so have added this collection to my TBR. The first line certainly lends to speculation.
On my blog I have highlighted Academic Curveball by James J. Cudney, but I am also reading Cropped To Death by Christina Freeburn.
“The industrial sized straight-blade trimmer sliced through the air.”
Hi Carla! I hope you enjoy the collection!
Over on my blog, I’m featuring the first line from The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear. Do stop by and check it out. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
will do! Thanks Trisha 🙂
Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Connilyn Cossette’s newest novel, Shelter of the Most High. I cannot wait to get into this book. Currently, I am reading A Tale of Two Hearts by Michelle Griep. It is SO good. I am loving it. I am on chapter 23, so I will post the first line from that chapter here:
“He’d meant to talk to his uncle, truly he had, but the next day passed in a blur of festive activities — and never once had Uncle been without Miss Whymsy at his side.”
Hope you have a great weekend filled with lots of good reading!
Congratulations on the new magazine Carrie! Happy reading!
My first lines come from Jacob’s Bell by John Snyder…
A deafening screech, then a loud thud jolted Jacob McCallum upright from his slumber as the freight train pulled into the Chicago yards on a chilly September morning in 1944.
Have a great weekend and happy reading!???
This looks like a great series. Happy Friday! On my blog today, I am featuring one of my favorites, “The Princess” by Lori Wick. Here I will share the first lines from Chapter 3. “Nikolai stood alone in his bedroom and told himself to breathe deeply. He had the window wide open, cool as it was, but still felt as if he were going to suffocate. This was his wedding day.” Have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks, Anneliese! That sounds like a good novel!
Happy Friday! On my blog today, I am featuring one of my favorites, “The Princess” by Lori Wick. Here I will share the first lines from Chapter 3. “Nikolai stood alone in his bedroom and told himself to breathe deeply. He had the window wide open, cool as it was, but still felt as if he were going to suffocate. This was his wedding day.” Have a wonderful weekend!
Susan Scott is a wonder. We sold over forty copies of the book, which was very pleasant, but much more thrilling from my standpoint was the food.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
I keep going back and forth between reading the book and listening to the audio version (as I’m doing my other work), and loving both…the audio version has a British accent and as such is absolutely delightful.
Happy Friday! I forgot about this week being about favorite genre but I DID share one from one of my favorite authors. I have to say historical fiction is my favorite, but I also like suspense to change things up a bit. I’m currently in-between books but I’ll be be starting a new book after dinner tonight. Hope you have a great weekend with lots of quality reading time!
It’s far too early for Christmas stories … isn’t it?
I’m featuring Burden of Proof by DiAnn Mills on my blog today, but I’m currently reading Calm Cool and Connected by Arlene Pellicane, which is about forming good online habits. Here’s the first line:
“Imagine a small device that has gone from nonexistent to indispensable in less than a decade. You’ve probably guessed it. That amazing little invention is the smartphone.”
Have a great weekend!
Ha! It is a little early, maybe but the stores are decorating 🙂 Can’t beat them, join them!
Happy Weekend! My first line is from Until I Met You by Kimberly Rose Johnson, which is included in the collection A Christmas To Remember:
“Early Saturday morning, Brandi Prescott held her latte in one hand and opened the door to leave her favorite coffee shop in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle.”
Hi Becky! I hope you enjoy the set!
Happy Friday! I’m featuring Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd on my blog, here is the second line:
“All present quickened as lightning pierced the ground just outside the wide panel of windows, like a finger pointing deep within the earth.”