First Line Friday (week 154): Five Brides

Posted August 2, 2019 by meezcarrie in Christian, Eva Marie Everson, First Line Fridays / 6 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. Today on First Line Friday, I’m featuring Five Brides by Eva Marie Everson, one of our CFRR2019 authors!

And the first line of the Prologue is…

June 2015
London, England

The phone on the hotel’s bedside table rang, startling Julie Boland from her near-nap.

One dress, five women, a lifetime of memories.

Five single, fiercely independent women live together in a Chicago apartment in the early 1950s but rarely see one another. One Saturday afternoon, as they are serendipitously together downtown, they spy a wedding dress in a storefront window at the famous Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. After trying it on—much to the dismay of the salesclerk and without a single boyfriend or date between the five of them—they decide to pool their money to purchase it.

Can one dress forever connect five women who live together only a short time before taking their own journeys to love and whatever comes happily ever after?


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6 responses to “First Line Friday (week 154): Five Brides

  1. It is always fun to visit other blogs and see which books people choose to feature for FLF! This week I’m sharing the first line (and a few bonus lines…I just couldn’t help myself) from The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken.
    Here I’ll share the first line from Chapter 8 of the same book.
    “Nearly all the apple trees along the main drive had bloomed, their pale petals washed by moonlight against the dark sky.”

  2. Sharon Sparks

    I am reading Connilyn Cossette’s A Light On The Hill, book #1 in her Cities of Refuge series, and my first read in the Biblical Fiction genre. It is SO good, I know I’ll read the entire series! Here is the first line:


    1406 BC

    The priest’s kohl-lined eyes glazed over as he held the iron brand in the center of cedar-fueled flames.

  3. Andrea Stephens

    Carrie, I went to buy Five Brides after reading your first line, I already own it! I must read it soon.
    My first line this week is;
    London, England 1831
    Molly O’Malley’s coal-powder disguise hid her creamy skin and blended with her black-clad form in the shadows of the early morning. “A Lady’s Maid” by Jen Geigle Johnson.

  4. Gloria A

    This sounds like an interesting book. I am reading “Beneath A Billion Stars” by Julie Carobini. This is the first line:
    Priscilla stood at the edge of the path overlooking the sea and watched Wade Prince try to make up his mind.

  5. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “Brett, Billionaire Bodyguard” by Autumn Macarthur & Alexa Verde:

    “Brett Jarvis grimaced, yawned, and snatched up his ringing cell phone. Two a.m. phone calls rarely meant good news, especially in his business.”

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