First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): ‘Til I Want No More

Posted February 26, 2021 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, giveaway, Robin W. Pearson / 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 ‘Til I Want No More by Robin W. Pearson, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC (the company I own with my book sisters).

and the first line is…

“You know trouble ain’t catchin'”


When the man she loved years ago returns to town, one young woman’s complicated past rises again, threatening to expose her well-kept secrets.

If Maxine could put her finger on the moment when her life went into a tailspin, she would point back twenty years to the day her daddy died. She tells herself he’s the only person who ever really knew and loved her, and if he hadn’t left her behind, her future would’ve taken a different path. No absentee mother, no stepfather, no rebellious ripping and running during her teenage years. And no JD, who gave her wandering young heart a home, at least for a time.

But that’s over and done with. All grown-up now, Maxine has pledged her heart and ring finger to Theodore Charles, the man she’ll promise to love, honor, and obey in front of God and everybody. At least that’s what she’s telling anybody who will listen. The only folks buying it are the dog and the readers of her column, however. Her best friend and family aren’t having it–not even Celeste, the double bass-playing thirteen-year-old the community of Mount Laurel, North Carolina, believes is Maxine’s adopted sister. And apparently, neither is the newly returned JD, who seems intent on toppling Maxine’s reconstructed life. As her wedding day marches ever closer, Maxine confronts what it means to be really known and loved by examining what’s buried in her own heart and exposing truth that has never seen the light of day.

A Christian fiction novel with a poignant story of romance, a search for truth, and a journey to redemption. For fans of Chris Fabry, Lauren Denton, and Charles Martin.

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20 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): ‘Til I Want No More

  1. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from Unknown Threat by Lynn H. Blackburn
    Mondays are the worst.
    Robin’s book looks great.

  2. Natalya Lakhno

    The house stood silhouetted against a cloudless sky, the landscape frosty and still under the onslaught of one of Central Florida’s infrequent cold fronts.

  3. Gloria A

    Anything had to be better than returning to Deep Haven.
    Still the One by Susan May Warren and Rachel D. Russell

  4. Phyllis

    In my mind, the nine months from the first of June 1962 until the end of February of the following year were what I afterward called “the year of death.”

    The Swan House by Elizabeth Musser

  5. Diana Hardt

    This comes from Crime Scene Connection by Deena Alexander. “No. Oh no.” Addison Keller scrolled past picture after picture, fear choking through her. Oh, God, please don’t let this be happening again.


    Maryann’s Hope by Molly Jebber Maryann gazed across the cozy corner table into Andrew Wittmer’s light brown eyes!

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