First Line Friday (week 316): The Christy Award 2022 winners

Posted November 18, 2022 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, historical, mystery/suspense, romance / 9 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s still Friday, right? I apologize that this wasn’t up on time today but I was out of town for the Art of Writing conference & Christy Award gala and my laptop refused to be cooperative last night after the gala. Anyway, without further ado… it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first lines of all The Christy Award 2022 Winners! I love so many things about the Christy Award winners gala, but one of my favorites is that they announce the winner of each category by reading the first line of the winning book… which makes First Line Friday the perfect way to announce them here too!

learn more about each book by clicking the cover

young adult

and the first line is…

Falling out of the sky is far less fun than it sounds.

historical romance

and the first line is…

As long as she kept dancing, Lucille Girard could pretend the world wasn’t falling apart.

first novel

and the first line is…

The little baby was four hours old.

short form

and the first line is…

“It’s a fool’s errand, I tell you.”

contemporary romance

and the first line is…

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.

general fiction

and the first line is…

Sarah nudged aside last night’s puddle of clothes with her bare foot, the exposed designer label sticking out a bit too much.


and the first line is…

Taylor Reid’s phone flashed as she snapped the selfie with her two friends, their heads touching and their backs to the stage.


and the first line is…

Olive Pierce chided herself for the tingle of nerves in her fingertips.


and the first line is…

Where could he be?

amplify award

and the first line of chapter one is…

Ah, summertime in New York City.

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9 responses to “First Line Friday (week 316): The Christy Award 2022 winners

  1. Suzanne Sellner

    Sweat rolled down Eliza Bontrager’s neck as she carried her youngest sibling on one hip and a plate of sliced bread in her hand. [From Yesterday’s Gone by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall]

  2. Regina

    We all face pressure in life and times when we could feel overwhelmed. ~ “You Are Stronger Than You Think” by Joel Osteen

  3. Gloria A

    Great! Congrats to the winners. I am reading a cozy mystery, On Spine of Death by Tamara Berry:
    Tess knew the exact moment the blood started dripping down her hands.

  4. I know you had a fun time at the writing conference and Christy Award Banquet! I’m reading Burying Daisy Doe by Ramona Richards. A new author to me. “When the woman with the daisy in her hair sauntered into the Pineville Drugstore and Soda Fountain that hazy Saturday morning in May 1954, every man in the room turned and looked.”

  5. Paula Shreckhise

    I’ve read 6 of those winners and own one more. I’ve read a few more of the nominees too! Great books!
    My first line comes from Nightfall in the Garden of Deep Time by award winner Tracy Higley!
    Location- from the street
    A wasted city lot, hidden behind a blank wall of moldering brick, empty of all but scrabbly weeds grown tree-height and the wind-blown detritus of several apathetic generations.

  6. What a cool post! I’m reading Blackout Book Club by Amy Lynn Green and the first line is: “Avis Montgomery, January 31, 1942, Derby, Maine – Avis gripped the ladder as her husband climbed, a thick swath of black bunting draped over his shoulder.” ~ Hope you’re having a good weekend!

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