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 Thing About Home by Rhonda McKnight! Confession: I went to grab the first line and then kept reading and had to force myself to stop so I could put this post together haha
and the first line is…
I stepped into my limousine and pressed the bottom of my wedding dress flat.
Home is not a place—it’s a feeling.
Casey Black needs an escape. When her picture-perfect vow renewal ceremony ends in her being left at the altar, the former model turned social media influencer has new fame—the kind she never wanted. An embarrassing viral video has cost her millions of followers, and her seven-year marriage is over. With her personal and business lives in shambles, Casey runs from New York City to South Carolina’s Lowcountry hoping to find long-lost family. Family who can give her more answers about her past than her controlling mom-slash-manager has ever been willing to share.
What Casey doesn’t expect is a postcard-worthy property on a three-hundred-acre farm, history, culture, and a love of sweet tea. She spends her days caring for the land and her nights cooking much needed Southern comfort foods. She also meets Nigel, the handsome farm manager whose friendship has become everything she’s never had. And then there are the secrets her mother can no longer hide.
Through the pages of her great-grandmother’s journals, Casey discovers her roots run deeper than the Lowcountry soil. She learns that she has people. A home. A legacy to uphold. And a great new love story—if only she is brave enough to leave her old life behind.
“. . . a beautifully written story about family, self-discovery, secrets, and forgiveness.” —Kimberla Lawson Roby, New York Times bestselling author
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The hunt had been good.
The Deadly Wilderness by Kelly Irvin
The day Remy Victoria Reed fished a drowning man from the Atlantic Ocean began in the most ordinary way. -Becky Wade from Memory Lane
My grandma Nene always said that early was on time, on time was late, and late was unacceptable. – The House of Eve by Sadeqa Johnson
Thank you for sharing The Thing About Home. I hope you enjoy the story.
July 8, 1941
You left without a single word. How could you, James Pierce Propfield?
-The Long March Home by Marcus Brotherton and Tosca Lee
July 15, 1881
Jacci Reed’s mother shook her awake, then put her fingers lightly over Jacci’s lips.
From In the Shadow of the River by Ann Gabhart.
I’m currently reading Fraser by Susan May Warren. It’s pretty good!
“All her training, all her years of keeping her focus…And she’d simply abandoned it all in one blinding moment.”
I hope you have a great weekend! 😀❤️📚
I like that first line. I hope you enjoy this one. Have a great weekend!
Love the cover of this one. I just finished When the Day Comes by Gabrielle Meyer so I can read book two. The first line is: “Williamsburg, Virginia, May 5, 1774, For as long as I could remember, my mama had told me that my life was a gift.”