First Line Friday (week 187): The Reunion

Posted March 27, 2020 by meezcarrie in Amy Matayo, contemporary, First Line Fridays, romance / 13 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 The Reunion by Amy Matayo!

and the first line is…

I glance down at my phone again, trying to be discreet.


It’s been quite the year for the Hayes/Gamble family, but now things are looking up. When you’ve survived a tornado, a concert shooting, and being stranded on a deserted island, what else can possibly go wrong? After all, isn’t that the rule—three strikes, and you’re out?

That should totally be the rule.

Dillon Hayes has dreamed of her wedding day since childhood. Now, after months of planning, the chapel is booked, the invitations are sent, and the dress is ready and waiting. In only a few days’ time, Dillon will become Mrs. Liam Gamble in front of God, Tennessee, and everyone she loves.

But when a rare blizzard dumps piles of snow on Nashville and the entire southern region three days before the wedding, all that planning goes up in, well…snow. Businesses close. Flights are grounded. Roads are nearly impassible. Even the chapel now has a gaping hole in the middle of the roof and a giant mound of white powder blocking the aisle.

Dillon can feel her dreams dying one by one…and there’s nothing she can do to stop it. A year filled with one mishap after another can wear a person down. But what Dillon soon discovers is this: the death of one dream isn’t necessarily the end.

Sometimes it can lead to an even better beginning.

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13 responses to “First Line Friday (week 187): The Reunion

  1. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from Silent Shadows by Natalie Walters:

    Pecca Gallegos never thought she’d be turning down a marriage proposal—much less four of them.

    Just finished this wonderful book!

  2. Perrianne Askew

    Pecca Gallegos never thought she’d be turning down a marriage proposal——much less four of them. Silent Shadows by Natalie Walters.

  3. Gloria A

    Angie Turner tucked the smiling teddy bear into her backpack as she walked around the carnival with her boyfriend, Ian McNeal.
    Deep Fried Revenge by Lynn Cahoon

  4. Kay Garrett

    I’m reading AN AMISH CHRISTMAS KITCHEN. Since it consists of three novellas, I’ll give the first line of each.

    The vase slipped through Noelle’s hand and shattered on the Kicha floor.
    An Amish Family Christmas by Leslie Gould

    Ada Weaver eyed the frozen puddle in front of the door of Heritage Amish Furniture, a stack of boxed baked goods balance in one hand, her key to the store in the other.
    An Amish Christmas Recipe Box by Jan Drexler

    The moment I saw the sign for Miller’s Quilts and Gifts through the onslaught of snow, my throat constricted as if I’d swallowed a handful of salt.
    An Unexpected Christmas Gift by Kate Lloyd

  5. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “Marry Me” by Autumn Macarthur:

    “The intercom on the hospital room wall beeped, interrupting Melanie and Alia’s fast and furious clapping game and their storm of giggles.”

  6. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from The Story Peddler by Lindsay A. Franklin today. Here is the first line from chapter 3:

    “It wasn’t easy to open the front door of my cottage with a bread bowl of stew in my hands and a jug of milk under one arm. But I managed.”

  7. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett but right now I’m reading Labeling Lincoln by Stephenia H McGee so I’ll share the first line from chapter 2 here: George struggled to keep his composure as they led him deeper into the bowels of the prison.” Happy reading this weekend!

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