Welcome to First Line Friday’s hosted by Hoarding Books.

Today I’m featuring “If Not For Thee” by Amber Lynn Perry. This is the first Christmas Novella from Amber Lynn Perry and it was a sparkling delight! (You can read my full review by clicking here).

This story is perfect for enjoying with a hot drink and the glow of Christmas lights. If you haven’t yet had the chance to read this charming story, you will want to make sure to snag a copy as soon as possible (the e-copy is  currently on sale for .99c – click here)!



          “Absolutely not”
          Margaret Main gripped the smooth handle of the axe and raised it over her head before slamming it down on the submissive chunk of wood.



Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.

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9 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: If Not For Thee

  1. Merry Christmas!

    My first line is from Circle of Blessings by Deborah Raney

    Dakota Territory, 1864

    It was almost closing time, and in all of his seventeen years, James Collingwood could not remember being so bone-weary as he felt tonight.


  2. Merry Christmas!

    Today on my blog I am featuring Desert Duet by Debra Marvin. I’m just beginning chapter 3, so I will leave the first line from that chapter.

    “The new gray fedora, with its crisp, black grosgrain band, would be a stylish, but dismal failure at preventing sunburn.”

    I’m really enjoying this story! Happy Friday. 😊

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  3. Now that line sounds like it comes from a strong-minded woman! 🙂 Beautiful cover on this one!
    Over on my blog, I’m featuring Monster by Frank Peretti, but over here, I’ll share the first line of another on my TBR pile, The Cottage by Michael Phillips: “The letter two weeks before had been brief. Less than half a page. Yet in an instant it had turned her life upside down.”
    Merry Christmas ~ May God remind you over and over of His unfailing love and mercy in Jesus Christ!

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  4. The first line is great, but you always do such a nice job picking a line for your graphics, Trisha. I’m so happy for Amber’s success with this series!

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  5. Love the cover, and that’s a great first line!

    I’m sharing from All is Bright by Andrea Grigg over on my blog, a wonderful novella set in Australia … which means a summer Christmas (FYI, that’s normal for me. Not so normal for most of you, or for my Icelandic pastor and his family.)

    I’m currently reading A Sweethaven Christmas by Courtney Walsh, an new favourite author. Here’s the first line:

    “Why is that woman staring over here?” Lila shifted in the tall-backed linen-covered chair and nodded towards a blonde woman at the bar.

    I suspect this is going to be more than a Christmas story …

    Blessings as you celebrate the birth of our Saviour this week!


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