First Line Friday (week 148): When Love Blossoms

Posted June 21, 2019 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, Elaine Stock, First Line Fridays, romance / 18 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 When Love Blossoms by Elaine Stock, one of our CFRR2019 (and 2016 & 2017) authors!

And the first line is…

Kierra Madden grasped the phone tighter in both disbelief and gratitude.


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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18 responses to “First Line Friday (week 148): When Love Blossoms

  1. Anne L. Rightler

    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 🙂 Okay, okay, it was the book closest to me! Another one near: On 5 January 1942, a French police inspector named Rondeaux, stationed in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, caught sight of a man he believed to be a wanted member of the French Resistance.
    From A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead

  2. Gloria A

    Prologue
    Four years ago, on my thirtieth birthday, I had two very important realizations.
    Wooing Cadie McCaffrey by Bethany Turner

  3. Sharon Sparks

    On this day, 8 August, 1778, a child was safely delivered…Nay, not safely. Anything but safely. …to Anne Howard Ogilvy and Seamus Michael Ogilvy of Tall Acre, Roan County, Virginia.

    ~~ The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz

  4. Andrea Stephens

    April 1933 Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
    Elsie closed her eyes for a moment and breathed in the steamy air, imagining she stood beside grand prismatic spring instead of the massive laundry boiler in the back of the Mammoth hot springs Lodge.
    Ever Faithful by Karen Barnett

  5. I shared from Amanda Barratt’s My Dearest Dietrich on my blog. Here is the first line from Outbreak by Davis Bunn — “Avery Madison was awakened at eleven minutes past midnight by a most unexpected call.”

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  6. “Rabbi Jeremiah Silverman always felt a bit tired on Wednesdays.” From Anointest My Head with Oil, #16 The Psalm 23 Mysteries by Debbie Viguié

  7. Happy Friday!

    I’m currently reading The Golden Bride by Kimberly Woodhouse. I’m just beginning chapter 3, so I will share the first line from there.

    “Buttercup and Julius plodded along ever so slowly as if the past days’ circumstances were thick mud around their hooves, weighing them down.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend! 😀❤📚

  8. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from The Golden Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse:

    No matter how much he thought he deserved to be one, Olivia Brighton’s husband of six weeks was not a king.

  9. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday and Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Until Then (Women of the Heartland Book 5)” by Gail Kittleson:

    “Sent Jerry packin’, didn’t we?”

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