First Line Friday (week 144): A Love Most Worthy

Posted May 3, 2019 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, historical, romance / 20 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 in April.

The book I’m featuring today is A Love Most Worthy by Sandra Ardoin, one of our CFRR2019 authors!

And the first lines are…

Feminine laughter drifted across the water toward the Alaskan beach at Nome. With the faint sound, cold fingers of dread tiptoed up Rance Preston’s back.


Mug not part of bag
Photo Credit: Beth Erin  (mug not part of bag)

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!

Each guest received the following courtesy of CFRR:
  • A gray with white striped zipper tote
  • “Bonnie” Candle custom created by Novelly Yours in honor of one of our founders, Bonnie Roof.
  • A pashmina scarf/wrap in one of 4 colors.
  • “Read More Books” wristlet zipper booksleeve from Novel Grounds. (Authors received “Write More Books” one)
  • Plus at least 7 books in every bag!

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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20 responses to “First Line Friday (week 144): A Love Most Worthy

  1. Anne L. Rightler

    Sad, but true. She would have to procure a new favorite coffee mug.
    The Inn at Hidden Run. Olivia Newport

  2. Kay Garrett

    “May I take you home from the signing?”
    Annie Beiler’s breath hitched, and her gaze shot from the dusty toes of her powder-blue tennis shoes to the drop-dead-gorgeous man standing not three feet in front of her. Unfortunately, his tentative smile wasn’t aimed in her direction.
    PROMISED TO ANOTHER by Laura V. Hilton

  3. That cover is stunning!

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first few lines from The Heart of a King by Jill Eileen Smith: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/05/02/first-line-friday-85/. I am beginning chapter 20 so I will leave the first line from there.

    “Abishag’s mood slipped into melancholy as the months continued on after King David’s death, a mood she had not experienced to any great length since her mother had passed into Sheol.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend. Happy reading! ???

  4. Oh, my! You cannot imagine how giddy I am to see A Love Most Worthy on your blog, Carrie! Thank you for featuring the novella, and it was great to meet you at CFRR. 🙂

    I’m reading Hidden Currents by Christy Barritt and loving it. First line: “At the sound of a footfall behind her, Cady Matthews’s back muscles tightened faster than a mousetrap snapping its prey.”

  5. Gloria A

    JUST LET GO.
    The breeze lifted Lane Kent’s auburn hair from the back of her neck. Her heels edged closer to the side of the bridge, sending loose rocks and dust spiraling into the Ogeechee River below.
    LIVING LIES by Natalie Walters

  6. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from The Refuge by Ann Gabhart but my next read I’ll be starting shortly is Shadow Among Sheaves by Naomi Stephens so I’ll share the first line from the prologue here: “The sun was the same, but that was all.” Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy Reading!

  7. Becky Smith

    Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Sweet on You” by Becky Wade, and I can hardly wait to start it!

    “Five hundred and eleven days had passed since he’d seen her last.”

  8. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from The Pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma on my blog today, but here’s the first line from chapter two of my current read, When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell:

    “There’s something romantically hopeful about having a wedding in the middle of a war.”

  9. Good morning!
    My first line is from Beyond the Shadows #1 The Shadows Series by Loree Lough

    Thick, dark hair swirled around her shoulders as she turned toward the sound of his closing car door.

    blessings, Tina

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