First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Blackberry Beach

Posted April 16, 2021 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, giveaway, Irene Hannon, romance / 11 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 Blackberry Beach by Irene Hannon, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC (the company I own with my book sisters).

and the first line is…

“The mystery woman was back.”


Katherine Parker is on the cusp of having everything she ever wanted–fame, money, and acclaim. So why isn’t she happy? In search of answers, she comes incognito to Hope Harbor on the Oregon coast for some R&R. Maybe in her secluded rental house overlooking the serene Pacific she’ll be able to calm the storm inside.

Coffee shop owner Zach Garrett has found his niche after a traumatic loss–and he has no plans to change the life he’s created. Nor does he want to get involved with his reticent new neighbor, whose past is shrouded in mystery. He’s had enough drama to last a lifetime. But when Katherine and Zach are recruited to help rehab a home for foster children, sparks fly. And as their lives begin to intersect, might they find more common ground than they expected . . . and discover that, with love, all things are possible?

Bestselling and award-winning author Irene Hannon invites you to come home to Hope Harbor–where hearts heal . . . and love blooms.

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11 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Blackberry Beach

  1. Gloria A

    Eleven months had not been long enough to prepare Sophie Lawson for the sight of him.
    Bookshop by the Sea by Denise Hunter

  2. Judy Sickler

    The sunset was startling that night, bursting angrily through ominous clouds that had seemed impenetrable all day, and fairly tearing them to inky tatters, letting the fire of evening blaze into a terror-stricken world sodden with grief and bewilderment.

  3. Becky Smith

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

    “Was Christmas the best of times or the worst of times? No matter what the song said, the season wasn’t always merry or bright.”

  4. Paula Shreckhise

    Loved Blackberry Beach!
    My first line is from All That Really Matters by Nicole Deese:
    I used to marvel at the way my Great Mimi’s arthritic fingers would pinch her eyeliner pencil and trace a perfect stroke of midnight black along her upper lash line.
    Happy reading!

  5. Diana Hardt

    This comes from Hidden Away by Sharon Dunn. Despite the windows being shut against winter temperatures, a chill skittered across detective Jason Enger’s skin. Hidden in the trees that surrounded the property, he stared at the monitor in his surveillance van as a man made his way toward the door of the secluded mansion.

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