First Line Friday (week 176): A Promise to Keep

Posted January 3, 2020 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, Melony Teague, romance / 15 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 A Promise to Keep by Melony Teague, currently on tour with JustRead Tours (the company I co-own with my book sisters).

and the first line is…

Only a promise to a dying man would make her attend her twenty-year high school reunion.


Research librarian Savannah Sanderson wants nothing more than to escape into her happily-ever-after novels with their larger-than-life fictional heroes. But a promise to her late husband has her attending her dreaded twenty-year high school reunion, drinking ghastly punch, and taking desperate measures just to keep her vow, even if she has to hide behind the décor to do it.

Once a reckless troublemaker, Michael McCann fled town after graduation. Now a professional technical rescuer, he’s back for the reunion, but on his trip down memory lane, he soon comes face to face with unresolved issues, namely Savannah.

Before the night is over, a pact between these two old friends will lead them on an adventure into uncharted emotional territory where Michael must confront his past regrets and find the courage to reveal the truth. But can Savannah fly from her sheltered nest and risk her heart on a real-life hero?

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15 responses to “First Line Friday (week 176): A Promise to Keep

  1. Gloria A

    Oh, that looks like a fun book! I just finished Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason and here is the first line from it:
    Forward Operating Base (FOB) Camp Charlie
    Sergeant First Class Asher James stared at Captain Phillip Newell, sure that he’d heard wrong.

  2. Elle Lee Love

    Putting a Promise to Keep in my wishlist. The first book I’m reading for the new year is Second Star by J. M. Sullivan. It’s a sci fi Peter Pan retelling. Can’t wait to start this action packed adventure!

    “Frantic sirens shrilled in Peter’s ears as he yanked copper wiring from the underside of the control bay.”

  3. Paula Shreckhise

    I love that cover!!!

    My first line is from The Rebel Bride by Shannon McNear:
    September 20, 1863 Battle of Chickamauga, Northern Georgia
    Not for the first time, Joshua Wheeler wondered if he’d descended into hell.

  4. Can’t wait to read this one!
    Today I shared the first line from End Game by Rachel Dylan but I’m currently reading Daughter of Rome by Tessa Afshar so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (22) here: “Like a loose thread in an unfinished weaving, Priscilla’s well-ordered world unraveled by virtue of one capricious judgment.” I’m absolutely LOVING it so far! Hope you have a wonderful weekend with lots of quality reading time! 🙂

  5. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “Because of Him” by Kimberly Rae Jordan:

    “Kieran Sutherland only just managed to keep from lifting his arm and elbowing the detective seated beside him in the face.”

  6. I’m sharing from The Gray Chamber by Grace Hitchcock today. Here is the second line:

    Rounding the corner, she slowed her velocipede and overheard two women gasp at her lack of chapeau and corset.

    Happy Friday!


    Most people wouldn’t consider keeping a promise when the other person wouldn’t find out…

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