First Line Friday (week 186): Love Once More

Posted March 20, 2020 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, 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 Love Once More by Sally Bayless!

and the first lines are…

Anyone could – if he or she put half a mind to it – leave the past behind and focus on the future. At least that’s what the self-help books all said.


Two orphaned babies, one overwhelmed uncle, one former fiancée…

One way or another, freelance editor Kristen Hamlin will keep her word. She promised to raise her best friend’s baby girls, should the need ever arise, and she meant it. Obviously, the twins should never be given to their workaholic uncle. After all, he’s the same man who broke his engagement to Kristen so he could spend more time with his real love—computers. But when tragedy strikes, leaving the twins as orphans, Kristen discovers that the paperwork was never done. He’s the legal guardian.

Entrepreneur Clay Norris has his hands full, taking care of his twin nine-month-old nieces, not to mention running his computer-gaming company. To make matters worse, his former fiancée claims she should have been given custody of the twins—not him—and has now suddenly moved in next door. Coincidence? He thinks not.

Once the demands of looking after two infants require a team effort, Clay and Kristen are inevitably drawn together. Old feelings rekindle, but the couple struggles to move beyond painful mistakes from the past. As circumstances conspire against them, can they learn to forgive one another, accept God’s limitless grace, and find the courage to take a chance on love once more?

“Love Once More” is a stand-alone contemporary Christian romance novel and is part of the Abundance Series by Sally Bayless. If you like a sweet, small-town romance, you’ll love this uplifting novel about a couple given a second chance at love.

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15 responses to “First Line Friday (week 186): Love Once More

  1. Kay Garrett

    “Teddy! Put that jar away before you get us arrested.” Cornelia looked back to see if the sheriff’s car they had just passed was turning around.
    MURDER AT THE MILLION DOLLAR PIER by Gwen Mayo and Sarah E. Glenn

  2. Vickie

    Baby steps. Sarah Beth LeClair forced one foot in front of the other and willed herself to soak in the new life bursting around her on the University of Mississippi campus.
    Leaving Oxford by Janet W. Ferguson

  3. Amy M.

    I’ve recently discovered Sibella Giorello’s Raleigh Harmon series. I’m currently on book #2 “The Rivers Run Dry”. The first sentence is: It was early October when I drove east toward the mountains outside Seattle with tainted emeralds on my mind.

  4. Happy Friday! I hope you and your family are all doing OK in this crazy time. God’s got us all!
    Today on my blog, I’m sharing from The Gift of Forgiveness by Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt: I’m currently reading Carolina Breeze by Denise Hunter. It is SO good. I’ll share a line from there.
    “Levi was a genius.”
    I hope you have an excellent weekend. Happy reading! 🙂❤️📖

  5. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “The Jerusalem Assassin” by Joel C. Rosenberg:

    “They were coming, and he knew they were coming, and he knew why – they were coming to kill him and to kill the president and to kill anyone else who got in their way. They were coming to settle scores.”

  6. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from my current read, Finding Peace in Wishing Bridge by Ruth Logan Herne. Here is the first line of chapter four:

    “Three new fairy houses found their way to Fairy Trail Lane the following week.”

    Hope you stay healthy and have a great weekend!

  7. This week on my blog I shared the first line from One Little Lie by Colleen Coble but I’m just about to dig into Silent Shadows by Natalie Walters so I’ll share that first line here: “Pecca Gallegos never thought she’d be turning down a marriage proposal–much less four of them.” Hope you are doing well and can enjoy some quality reading time during all this social distancing!

  8. Paula Shreckhise

    I’m featuring Runaway Bride by Jody Hedlund
    Vancouver Island. September 18, 1862
    Today she might meet the man she’d marry.

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