First Line Friday (week 216): The Christy Award 2020 winners

Posted November 13, 2020 by meezcarrie in 2020 The Christy Award, Amish, Christian, Christmas, contemporary, fantasy, First Line Fridays, historical, mystery/suspense, romance, YA / 10 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 lines of all The Christy Award 2020 Winners!

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A tangle of arms reaching for the fig tree.






Destiny is measured in inches.



(Whose Waves These Are also won BOOK OF THE YEAR!)



“Every wave in that big old blue sea is a story.”





December 3, 1833
216 Strand
London, England

Thieves did not stop for a spot of tea – as a rule, they robbed and ran.



The violin cries softly from the summer garden, weaving its notes among the gathered guests – a lament of the bride’s passing youth and the leaving of her father’s house




It was hot that day in the hills of Tennessee.





Ivy placed the last of the pink-rose centerpieces on a crisp white tablecloth and paused to smell the fragrance of the soft petals.




That night when my man eased through the door, his clothes felt and smelled like the summer rain tapping on the roof.





It was just a house.


On behalf of myself, this blog, and JustRead Tours, I want to extend my BIGGEST CONGRATULATIONS to each of The Christy Award 2020 winners!!!

Let me know the first line of the book closest to you & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!

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10 responses to “First Line Friday (week 216): The Christy Award 2020 winners

  1. Diana Flowers

    Congrats to all the deserving winners!

    “I knew something was terribly wrong the moment I stepped foot back inside Loxby Manor—the pervasive restlessness of the servants, the strained silence of the front room.” The Vanishing at Loxby Manor by Abigail Wilson

  2. Rachael K

    What was the first line for Now and Then and Always? (I think it was missed). I heard the next book Some Bright Someday is up for preorder! So exciting.

  3. Gloria A

    “Let us come too. Please…” Fern lifted her chin sensing what was coming next.
    A Murder Between the Pages by Amy Lillard

  4. Thank you for listing all the Christy Award winners! I’ve been so busy I haven’t even seen the list. I was supposed to watch the awards ceremony but had a conflict. “Most people only die once.” The Words Between Us by Erin Bartels. (I think this is going to be a good one!)

  5. Happy Friday! 😊
    I’m sharing from All is Mary and Bright by Kasey Stockton on my blog: I’m currently reading The Cul-de-sac War by Melissa Ferguson. I’m just starting chapter 4 so I’ll share from there.
    “Chip tried really, really hard to keep a smile from playing on his lips as Bree stomped out of the sleet and onto his concrete porch in tall black galoshes.”
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 🙂❤📚

  6. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “Into the Darkness” by Margaret Daley:

    “Hot, humid – no, make that wet – air clung to her like a second skin.”

  7. Diana Hardt

    Congratulations to the winners!

    This comes from Autumn Skies by Denise Hunter. Reading people was part of Wyatt Jennings’s job, and judging by the look on his boss’s face, the news wasn’t good. Wyatt forced himself to sit still as the special agent in charge lowered his considerable weight into the chair behind his battle-scarred desk.

  8. Paula Shreckhise

    Looking forward to reading some of these!
    My first line is from an exceptional book: 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.”

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