First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Key to Love

Posted November 6, 2020 by meezcarrie in Betsy St. Amant, Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, giveaway, romance / 20 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 Key to Love by Betsy St. Amant, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC (the company I own with my book sisters).

and the first line is…

The only thing Bri Duval loved more than romance was a perfectly executed French macaron.


Love doesn’t always look the way we expect

The only thing Bri Duval loves more than baking petit fours is romance. So much so that she’s created her own version of the famous Parisian love-lock wall at the bakery where she works in Story, Kansas. She never expects a video involving the wall to go viral–or for Trek Magazine to send travel writer Gerard Fortier to feature the bakery. He’s definitely handsome, but Bri has been holding out for an epic love story like the one her parents had–and that certainly will not include the love-scorning Gerard.

Just when it seems the Pastry Puff is poised for unprecedented success, a series of events threaten not just the bakery but the pedestal she’s kept her parents on all these years. Maybe Gerard is right about romance. Or maybe Bri’s recipe just needs to be tweaked.

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(1) winner will receive a copy of The Key to Love, a signed bookplate, a custom The Key to Love cosmetic pouch, and a Paris mug! Giveaway began at midnight October 19, 2020 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on November 4, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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20 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Key to Love

  1. Gloria A

    I just started the anthology, Joy to the World, the first story is Heaven and Nature Sing by Carolyn Miller. The first line is:
    December 1813
    The muted gold-and-rose-flowered wallpaper of the drawing room seemed to dip and sway as Lady Grantley’s words crept past Edith Mansfield’s disbelieving ears.

  2. Perrianne Askew

    Life was not unlike the wisp of fog that curled around the base of a grave marker, softly caressing the marble before dissolving into the violet shadows of the night. The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright. Isn’t that a fabulous first line???

  3. Megan

    I’m currently reading Melissa Ferguson’s The Dating Charade. I don’t have the book with me right now, but it’s so good!

  4. Paula Shreckhise

    I read The Key to Love last week! It was great!

    My first line this week is from Grave Christmas Secrets by Sharee Stover:
    Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead. Forensic anthropologist Taya McGill disagreed with Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote,

  5. Pam K.

    The Key to Love sounds like a fun book. My first line is from The Promised Land by Elizabeth Musser:
    “I have spent twenty years carefully stitching my family’s life together, so when it suddenly starts to unravel I find myself in a tangled knot of anxiety.”

  6. Judy

    Lenore Fulcher swept into her father’s offices, feeling like a flower in full bloom.
    Steadfast Heart by Tracie Peterson

  7. Diana Hardt

    Nice cover. I liked the blurb. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

    This comes from Once in a Blue Moon by Sharon Sala. Streaks of moonlight slipped between the blinds in Cathy Terry’s bedroom, painting silver-white stripes across the dark hardwood floor. The lights of a passing patrol car swept across the wall where she lay sleeping, but all she saw was the man coming at her in her dreams. Blaine Wagner’s face was twisted in rage–his fists doubled, ready to strike a blow.

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