First Line Friday (week 253): Love and the Silver Lining

Posted August 27, 2021 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, giveaway, romance, Tammy L. Gray / 24 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 Love and the Silver Lining by Tammy L. Gray, the 2nd book in her State of Grace contemporary romance series!

and the first lines are…

I’m supposed to be on an airplane, flying to Central America to teach children to speak English. Instead, I’m sitting on the couch and nursing my third pint of Rocky Road ice cream, watching a Telemundo soap opera in Spanish.


This disaster may be just what she needed.

Darcy Malone’s dreams of mission work are dashed on the eve of fulfilling them: The Guatemalan school she was going to teach at has closed, and she’s already quit her job and given up her apartment. Stuck in her worst-case scenario, Darcy accepts an unexpected offer to move in with Bryson Katsaros’s little sister, despite the years of distrust between her and Bryson, the lead singer in her best friend Cameron’s band. But as she meets those close to Bryson, Darcy quickly discovers there is more to him than just his bad-boy persona.Needing to find a purpose for all her sudden free time, Darcy jumps at the chance to care for and train a group of unruly dogs, with the aim of finding each a home before their bereaved owner returns them to animal control. But it’s Darcy herself who will encounter a surprising rescue in the form of love, forgiveness, and learning to let go.

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24 responses to “First Line Friday (week 253): Love and the Silver Lining

  1. Debra J Pruss

    Addie Greyborne swiped at the condenstion on the window and pressed her nose against the cold glass.
    To The Tome of Murder by Lauren Elliott

  2. Gloria A

    This is a great book. My first line is from The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox.
    Sarah nudged aside last night’s puddle of clothes with her bare foot, the exposed designer label sticking out a bit too much.

  3. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading Secrets in the Mist by Morgan L. Busse. This is a new-to-me author and genre. So far, it’s pretty engaging. I’m just beginning chapter 13 so I’ll share a line from there.
    “Theo spent the month collecting everything he could on the subject.”
    Hope you have an excellent weekend!

  4. Megan

    I loved the first book in this series! I have this one on my TBR pile and am really looking forward to reading it soon.

  5. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from a book coming out on the 31st
    Carved in Stone by Elizabeth Camden:
    April 1900. New York City
    How could a man buy a new suit with a dizen eggs?
    Your book looks great. I’m going to have to catch up!

  6. Caryl Kane

    “So, What say you carina” Lucas asked me, calling me his little love. Deluge – Lisa T. Bergren

  7. Connie Porter Saunders

    “Freya Winston rested the back of hand on her mother’s forehead,” I’m actually reading this on Tuesday instead of Friday, but this is the first line of Song of Salzburg by Jen Geigle Johnson. I just finished Love and the Silver Lining and I loved it! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Perrianne Askew

    Mitchell B. Harris, better known to readers of the Era as Our London Correspondent, leaned casually on the desk of John Munson, toying with his cane while Munson chuckled over what he was reading. Crossed Lines by Jennifer Delamere.

  9. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from Mistletoe Countess by Pepper Basham!
    November 25, 1913. Willow, Virginia
    Every fairytale needed an appropriate castle.

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