First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): 26 Below

Posted May 18, 2023 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, giveaway, Kimberley Woodhouse, mystery/suspense, romance / 34 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 from 26 Below by Kimberley Woodhouse, on tour this week with JustRead Tours. Plus there’s a giveaway! I can’t wait to read this one!

and the first line is…

The warmth of the summer wouldn’t last.

Title: 26 Below
Series: Alaskan Cyber Hunters #1
Author: Kimberley Woodhouse
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Release Date: April 4, 2023
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

“A THRILL RIDE . . . AS CURRENT AS TODAY’S FRONT-PAGE NEWS!” –Colleen Coble, USA Today best-selling author

A curse.
A killer.
A chill in the air.

Temps are dropping and time is running out.

In her new role as Emergency Operations Center director for Fairbanks, Alaska, Darcie Phillips prevents disasters. But none of her training can prepare her for the terror that’s coming.

As a cybersecurity specialist, Jason Myers is determined to ferret out any threats to the town he now calls home–and that includes his reckless brother and his ecoterrorist friends.

When an old woman’s wild prediction–widespread destruction as soon as the Fairbanks temperature falls to 26 below–hits national headlines, neither Darcie nor Jason sees a real risk to anything but tourism. Then the bodies start dropping.

Darcie is relying on her experience and intelligence to stop a killer; Jason is relying on God to guide the way. But they’ll have to work together to find the truth and prevent their Alaskan town from becoming a city of nightmares.

“An action-packed page-turner that . . . blew me away. If you like stories of intrigue, action, romance, and biblical hope, this is the story for you.” –Tracie Peterson, ECPA and USA Today best-selling author

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Kimberley Woodhouse is the best-selling author of more than thirty books and novellas, including A Deep Divide, Bridge of Gold, and The Mayflower Bride, as well as the coauthor of the Heart of Alaska series with Tracie Peterson. Kimberley’s writing has earned a Carol Award, the Christian Market Novel of the Year, the Holt Medallion, and many others. A proud former resident of Alaska, she now makes her home in the Pennsylvania Poconos.

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(1) winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight May 15, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 22, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US Amazon accounts only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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34 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): 26 Below

  1. Gloria A

    Starting soon:
    The Fairy Tale: Once Upon a Time
    The King of Viore
    “Daddy! Tell me a story.”
    Royally Rearranged: A Sweet Royal Romcom by Emma St. Clair

  2. Do you have to depress me by reminding me summer won’t last right as summer is about to start? 😉

    Summer is definitely my favorite season.

  3. Kay Garrett

    May 27, 1885
    La Plata Springs, Colorado
    Narcissa Platte sat at her vanity, admiring her reflection.

    Her eyes, large, soulful and jadestone green, stared back at her with a heaviness that made her appear older than her twenty-two years.

  4. Rita Wray

    July 1899

    Emilie Pascal wipes her hands on the cleanest cloth she can find and carefully places the sheet of stationary on the desktop.

  5. Oh this looks good! I’ve enjoyed other books by Woodhouse, so I’d give this one a try, even though I don’t usually gravitate towards contemporary settings.


    Sounds like another great Book ! Firefighter Colton Cassidy’s newly discovered grandmother is notorious for her matchmaking, and she’s decided her next match will be between Colton and ER doctor Olivia Lemmon. The Firefighter’s Family Secret by Lisa Childs!

  7. Sandy Avery

    This book sounds great! I just started reading this one: Forged in Steele by Susan Sleeman.

    First line(s): Bristol Steele beloved in perfect days. Today wasn’t one of them. Not even close.

  8. Paula Shreckhise

    Absolutely loved Kim’s book!
    My first line this week is from Counter Attack by Patricia Bradley:
    Phame fingered the White pawn and opened the TOR browser from a USB drive.

  9. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading A Heart Worth Stealing by Joanna Barker. It is really good!
    “I stood frozen, unable to move, speak. Catherine looked from me to Jack, her expression unreadable.”
    I hope you have a great weekend!

  10. I’m looking forward to reading this one! I just got my JustRead copy, and the cover is even better in person. 🙂 I’m currently reading Across the Shores novella collection, and am on the third story, “Running from Love” by Angela K. Couch. The first line is: “Alberta, Canada, 1906 ~ Anna Kohler choked on a scream–and the rank odor that shattered any relief or hope that had flitted through her at the sight of the small cabin.” — I hope you have a wonderful week!

  11. Roxanne C.

    26 Below sounds “wicked good” as they say. The story sounds great, but there is that evil killer. I am between books at the moment except for the children’s book I am reading to my daughter which is Andi’s Pony Trouble by Susan K. Marlow. “Andi Carter dropped her spoon into her empty bowl.”

  12. Bea LaRocca

    “Hello, Dr, Stark!” from Falling for the Recluse by Liv Prescott which I will be starting tonight. I finished reading 26 Below this morning and all I can say is that I can’t wait to read the next story in the series! Thank you for posting about this book

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