First Line Friday (week 143): The Secrets of Paper and Ink

Posted April 26, 2019 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, Lindsay Harrel, romance / 13 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 joined us for the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat earlier this month.

The book I’m featuring today is The Secrets of Paper and Ink by Lindsay Harrel, one of our CFRR2019 authors!

And the first lines from Chapter 1 are …

When life was busy, three months had a way of flurrying by.
But Sophia Barrett’s last ninety-two days had passed in a drizzle of constant monotony.


If you’re interested in one of our CFRR 2019 guest bags filled with goodies (books and swag), now’s your chance. We have 8 complete ones left over ready to ship this weekend! Each bag comes with at least 7 books or more!

For more info: http://bit.ly/extraCFRR


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

If you’re a blogger or just a social media-er, we’d love for you to join us too!

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13 responses to “First Line Friday (week 143): The Secrets of Paper and Ink

  1. Kay Garrett

    “I can’t believe she came here without letting us know ahead of time.”
    Ruby Glick paced outside on the front porch. She doubted her older brother, Timothy, and his wife, Patience, realized she could hear their conversation through the screened windows—a conversation about her.
    THE TEACHER’S BRIDE by Kathleen Fulller

  2. Linda

    From Until We Find Home by Cathy Gohlke –

    May 1940

    Lightening crackled, splitting the night sky over Paris, illuminating the letters painted on the bookstore window across the street: La Maison des Amis des Livres.

    This book is amazing!

  3. Gloria A

    Paige Westmoreland was on the verge of pulling off the impossible.
    Beach Wedding Weekend by Rachel Magee
    I am loving this book! It is a Hallmark Publishing book.

  4. Paula Shreckhise

    My first few lines are from The Noble Guardian by Michelle Griep. I just finished this fabulous book!
    Southampton, England 1815

    Was it wicked to say goodbye with a smile? Wrong to feel happy about leaving one’s family behind? Surely only a sinner’s heart would harbor such uncharitable emotions…wouldn’t it?

  5. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Moments We Forget by Beth Vogt. You can check that out here: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/04/25/first-line-friday-84/. I’m currently on chapter 20, so I will share the first couple of lines from there.

    “I should do something more to make today feel festive — more Christmassy. But turning Spotify to holiday music would have to do.”

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading!

  6. I really enjoyed that book. It was the first of hers I read, but will be watching for others.

    My first line comes from The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff.

    “New York, 1946. If not for the second worst mistake of Grace Healey’s life, she never would have found the suitcase.”

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