First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Marriage, Melodies and Rewritten Conclusions

Posted December 11, 2020 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, giveaway, romance, V. Joy Palmer / 12 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 Marriage, Melodies and Rewritten Conclusions by V. Joy Palmer, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC (the company I own with my book sisters).

and the first line is…

When real life starts to mirror the first verse of any number of country breakup songs, you should expect it to get messy.


Kaylee McGrurd feels like life has left her behind. Her best friends have all moved out, married, or are in the process of matrimony. Meanwhile, she’s lost another job, and her daily diet consists of noodles that are better suited as packing material.

Then Kaylee’s ex, Gabe Sanders, enters the equation.

Gabe walked out on Kaylee without warning or explanation nine years earlier, but now he’s been brought back to the area for the unforeseen future. And he’s in need of new lead vocalist for his wedding band.

A dwindling account balance calls for desperate measures, and Kaylee reluctantly accepts Gabe’s offer. While the former couple works together in the midst of happy marriages and heartfelt melodies, secrets and the need for forgiveness highlight the strife between them…and the hope that maybe God’s rewriting the conclusion to their story.

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(1) winner will receive a print copy of all three books by V. Joy Palmer and a $25 dollar e-gift card for Barnes and Noble!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight December 9, 2020 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on December 16, 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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12 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Marriage, Melodies and Rewritten Conclusions

  1. Patty

    A stranger stalking down the street shouldn’t make her hands tremble in anticipation.
    This first line is from On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna M. White.

    Marriage, Melodies, and Rewritten Conclusions sounds good, I think I am ready for something contemporary.

  2. Kay Garrett

    MacKintyre Sullivan, world-famous crime novelist and former Navy SEAL, had the dark good looks of a movie star, with deep blue eyes, an awesome body, and a sexy smile.
    PREMEDITATED MORTAR by Kate Carlisle


    Sheriff Mitch Hamond has vowed never to love again, for fear of wounding someone else Second Chance Family by Winnie Griggs

  4. Gloria A

    This sounds like a fun book.
    Sheet-covered shapes loomed like ghosts in the dim light.
    Shatter the Silence by Carol J Post

  5. Happy Friday!
    Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Thawing the Viscount’s Heart by Mindy Strunk: It’s a really sweet read. Currently I’m reading Night Vision by Susan Sleeman, so I’ll share a line from there.
    “Jenna woke in the middle of the night to the sound of the wind buffeting the cabin.”
    Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend! 🙂❤📚

  6. Megan

    “An icy late November breeze rustled the bare branches of the trees along the Serpentine” from A Holiday by Gaslight by Mimi Matthews.

  7. Roxanne C.

    “Here in Boston where honor means everything, dare I risk breaking my word?” from
    One Groom is Not Enough by Anne Greene

  8. Paula Shreckhise

    Just got this in the mail yesterday!
    Courting Misfortune by Regina Jennings:
    1898 Chicago
    “You want me to work for Jinxy Seaton? Calista York dropped her handbag onto her desk and reached up to remove her hatpin from her heavy swirl of brown curls.

  9. Diana Hardt

    I liked the blurb. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

    This comes from Her Forgotten Amish Past by Debby Giusti. “Hello?” Becky Taylor tapped on the door of the trailer, then glanced at the Montcliff Studio van parked nearby and raised her voice to be heard over the cold wind that whistled through the tall pines. “Is anyone there?”

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