First Line Friday (week 313): The Sergeant’s Christmas Gift

Posted October 27, 2022 by meezcarrie in Christmas, contemporary, First Line Fridays, romance, Shelley Shepard Gray / 8 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! 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 The Sergeant’s Christmas Gift by Shelley Shepard Gray! I love her stories, and I love the Harlequin Heartwarming line so the combination of both has my bookish heart all giddy!

and the first line is…

“Hey, Sergeant, are you doing okay?”


A lonely boy…

Gets a Christmas miracle!

Christmas in Colorado would be magical…if Canadian Air Force sergeant Graham Hopkins wasn’t missing home. Volunteering as a Santa Tracker with NORAD, he’s able to comfort six-year-old Will Parnell and his widowed mother, Vivian. When Graham receives a gift certificate for a stay at Vivian’s B and B, the warmth between them brightens the holiday season. Suddenly, returning to Canada isn’t as appealing. But will being together take a Christmas miracle?

From Harlequin Heartwarming: Wholesome stories of love, compassion and belonging.

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8 responses to “First Line Friday (week 313): The Sergeant’s Christmas Gift

  1. I’m currently finishing Where the Blue Sky Begins by Katie Powner. It’s really good!
    “The survival bag, or whatever she called it, was not in Eunice’s bathroom.”
    I hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Kay Garrett

    The yellow and orange leaves swirled around in a light breeze as if they were dancing, then slowly fluttered to the ground for their finale.
    A DOOMFUL OF SUGAR by Catherine Bruns

  3. Diana Hardt

    This comes from Mulberry Hollow by Denise Hunter. Two glaring realizations flashed through Wes Garrett’s mind as he blinked against the morning sunlight: he was alone in the camping shelter, and he was soaked to the skin. A few other insights struck–his head throbbed, his muscles ached, and despite the July heat, chills wracked his body.

  4. Paula Shreckhise

    First line of Where the Blue Sky Begins by Katie Powner:
    Eric Larson had never seen such a sorry excuse for a town.

  5. This weekend I’ve been reading a complimentary early copy of Where Dreams Reside by Heidi Chiavaroli. The first line is: I pressed the gas pedal harder as I passed the quaint sign that welcomed travelers to my hometown of Camden, Maine. ~ Have a great rest of the weekend!

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