First Line Friday (week 179): Hometown Healing

Posted January 24, 2020 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, giveaway, Jennifer Slattery, romance / 17 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 Hometown Healing by Jennifer Slattery, currently on tour with JustRead Tours (the company I co-own with my book sisters).

and the first line is…

Paige Cordell felt as if she had regressed back to that awkward, frizzy-haired bookworm who’d left Sage Creek, Texas, fourteen years ago.


She’s home again, but not for long…

Unless this cowboy recaptures her heart

Returning home with a baby in tow, Paige Cordell’s determined her stay is only temporary. But to earn enough money to leave, she needs a job—and her only option is working at her first love’s dinner theater. With attraction once again unfurling between her and Jed Gibertson, can the man who once broke her heart convince her to stay for good?

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17 responses to “First Line Friday (week 179): Hometown Healing

  1. Megan Hamsher


    Waiting on the Billionaire
    (Billionaires of Manattan #1)
    by Jenna Brandt

    (it really is in all caps, although not sure if it was actually intentional or not)

  2. Kay Garrett

    If Lucy Maxwell had learned one thing. It was that when life appeared to be going smoothly, it was time to listen closely for the other boot to drop.
    CLAIMING HER COWBOY by Tina Radcliffe

  3. Gloria A

    Autumn in Connecticut brought out the best in things–the prettiest colors in trees, October skies the deep blue of the Mediterranean, and the mingled, cozy scents of fallen leaves and chimney smoke.
    Belinda Blake and the Birds of a Feather by Heather Day Gilbert

  4. Heather Smith

    Journalists traveled light—especially the unemployed ones running from a tsunami of poor choices.

    A Firm Place to Stand by Lori Altebaumer

  5. Alicia Haney

    As Dan Whitlock pulled his pickup to a stop in the middle of the quiet Oklahoma cemetery, his cell phone buzzed against his chest for the third time. He fished it out of his shirt pocket and checked the screen. this is from the book A Rancher to Trust by Laurel Blount

  6. Teresa Warner

    Countess Anna Ryland de Silva’s eyes snapped open as if they were spring-loaded. Cut and Run by Fern Michaels

  7. I’m sharing the first line from The Bright Unknown on my blog today, however I’m currently reading Her Rocky Mountain Hope by Mindy Obenhaus so I’ll share the first line from that book here: “Boy, he needed a haircut.” I hope you have a good weekend!

  8. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from Walkabout, by James Vance Marshall on my blog today. Here is the first line from chapter 2:

    “The advance guard of sunlight filtered into the gully, turning the night to powdery opaqueness.”

  9. Happy Friday!
    The book I shared on my blog this week is Veiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green but the book I’m just about to start is The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay so I’ll share that first line here: “People parted around us in the courtyard.” Hope you have a wonderful weekend with plenty of quality reading time! 🙂

  10. Karen VanAntwerpen

    After almost thirty-four years of living, my most important discovery was that there are remarkable few things I absolutely had to do. “Cat with a Clue”. Laurie Cass

  11. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from End Game by Rachel Dylan:
    “I think they may be keeping dead bodies in their condo.”

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