First Line Friday (week 172): Above the Fold

Posted December 6, 2019 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, giveaway, historical, Rachel Scott McDaniel, romance / 11 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, 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, I’m featuring the first line of Above the Fold by Rachel Scott McDaniel, currently on tour with JustRead Tours (the company I co-own with Annie of JustCommonly).

And the first line is…

March 10, 1922
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Soot-stained windows filtered the morning light, casting an ashen shadow on the crowded courtroom and darkening the sting of judgment.


Her dream is the byline. His is to recapture her heart.

After losing the love of her life to a big city journalism job, Elissa Tillman pours herself into the suffragette movement and her secretarial work helping keep her father’s Pittsburgh newspaper afloat.

Cole Parker returns to the steel city with the phantom failures of his past nipping his heels. All he asks of the future is a second chance with the woman he once spurned.

The murder of a millionaire offers the perfect chance for Elissa to prove to her father and the world that she’s a serious journalist. But there’s a catch—she has to compete for the story. Against none other than Cole Parker, the very man who shattered her heart.

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Rachel Scott McDaniel is an award-winning author of historical romance. Winner of the ACFW Genesis Award and the RWA Touched By Love award, Rachel infuses faith and heart into each story. She currently enjoys life in Ohio with her husband and two kids. Rachel can be found online at and on all social media platforms.

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(1) winner will receive an autographed copy of Above the Fold, a handmade bookmark, a custom newspaper-themed book cozy!

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11 responses to “First Line Friday (week 172): Above the Fold

  1. Andrea Stephens

    I loved Above the Fold!
    The first line I am sharing is from,
    The Major’s Daughter by Regina Jennings
    ‘From the growing ruckus outside the door, President Harrison could tell the time was approaching.’

    • Happy Saturday!

      Yesterday on my blog I shared the first two lines from Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar. I’m currently starting The Dating Charade by Melissa Ferguson so I’ll share from there.

      “If one was going to dip one’s toes into the murky, pestilential waters of online dating, an escape plan was critical.”

      Hope you’re having a good weekend! ???

  2. Paula Shreckhise

    Absolutely loved Above The Fold! Spectacular debut!
    I’m sharing the first line of Chapter 5 in Echoes Among The Stones by Jaime Jo Wright (since others also chose this book today) :
    It was a cavern of hollow memories that ricocheted off dark walls, repeating themselves over and over until Imogene wished to clap her hands over her ears and scream the remembrances into silence.

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