First Line Friday’s (9/8/17) The Case of the Clobbered Cad

Welcome to Friday and a chance to share the first line of a book that you are either reading or a book that you are planning to read soon.

This week I am choosing to feature a book that I finished a little bit ago (watch for my full review coming soon).

The Case of the Clobbered Cad is the first book from Debra E. Marvin that I have had the pleasure to read, and I’ll be going back for more of Debra’s books soon!

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Edinburgh, Scotland 1956

Heather Munro gazed down Victoria street so long, she became another gray-suited statue along the Royal Mile.

 

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Romances of the Cross // Jane Reads //
Singing Librarian // Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective //
Lauraine’s Notes // Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads //
It’s Story Time with Van Daniker // Iola Goulton // The Christian Fiction Girl //
Book Reviews by Tima //  A Brighter Destiny // Sprinkles and Pink //

Would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog? Contact one of the following:
Rachel at Bookworm Mama // Beth Erin at Faithfully Bookish
Sydney at Singing Librarian // Carrie at Reading is my SuperPower

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First Line Friday’s (9/1/17) Many Sparrows

Welcome to the first Friday of a new month!  In case you missed it, this week was the release of Many Sparrows. This stunning book zoomed right to the top of my favorites list. To read my full review (click here).

I had the great pleasure this week to visit with author Lori Benton here on my blog. Don’t miss reading the full interview & entering the giveaway (click here)

 

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May 1, 1774
Ohio River, Near Yellow Creek

Jeremiah Ring had witnessed death as often as the next man on the Allegheny frontier, but in all his thirty years he had encountered no deaths more dismaying than those confronting him now.

 

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Romances of the Cross // Jane Reads //
Singing Librarian // Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective //
Lauraine’s Notes // Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads //
It’s Story Time with Van Daniker // Iola Goulton // The Christian Fiction Girl //
Book Reviews by Tima // A Brighter Destiny //

 

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact one of the following:
Rachel at Bookworm Mama // Beth Erin at Faithfully Bookish
Sydney at Singing Librarian // Carrie at Reading is my SuperPower

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First Line Fridays (8/25/17) Vow Unbroken

I don’t know about you, but for me Friday’s are busy! The good news is that all that by the end of the day on Friday we can hopefully relax and put up our feet for a bit. It kind of makes the weekend all that more enjoyable.

This Friday I’m happy to be featuring a new-to-me (this year) author, Caryl McAdoo. Earlier this month I had the privilege to read ‘Vow Unbroken’. Please make sure to enter the giveaway (click here)!

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This book will take you on a journey that you heart won’t soon forget. Filled with sigh-worthy tender moments as well as heart pumping action that will keep you turning pages long into the night. (see full review here)

Ok, so this isn’t the first line, I just had to share another favorite line from this wonderful book. Make sure to see the first line below!

Be sure to check out the author interview with Caryl McAdoo and enter the giveaway!

 

 

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He took the pinch of cotton Sue offered and rubbed it between his short, pudgy fingers. “I’m truly sorry, Mis’ess Baylor. Two cents is all I can pay.”

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Romances of the Cross // Jane Reads //
Singing Librarian // Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective //
Lauraine’s Notes // Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads //
It’s Story Time with Van Daniker // Iola Goulton // The Christian Fiction Girl //
Book Reviews by Tima //

 

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact
Carrie at Reading is my SuperPower.

 

First Line Friday (8/18/17) The Promise of Breeze Hill (A Natchez Trace Novel)

Welcome to this week’s edition of First Line Friday’s!  I hope you have had an enjoyable week, and that you have some fun plans for the weekend.

Today, for First Line Friday I’m sharing with you the first line from ‘The Promise of Breeze Hill (A Natchez Trace Novel)’ by Pam Hillman

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If you haven’t already, you can read my full review here.

 

 

 

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Natches, Under-the-Hill on the Mississippi River
May 1791

Connor O’Shea braced his boots against the auction block and glared at the crowd gathered on the landing.

 

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Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Romances of the Cross // Jane Reads //
Singing Librarian // Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective //
Lauraine’s Notes // Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads //
It’s Story Time with Van Daniker // Iola Goulton // The Christian Fiction Girl //
Book Reviews by Tima //

 

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact
Carrie at Reading is my SuperPower.

 

 

 

 

First Line Fridays (8/11/2017): Freedom’s Ring

Welcome to this week’s edition of First Line Friday! It is always fun to hear from you and find out what you are currently reading. While you are here don’t forget to enter the current Giveaway that is running this week (click here).

This week I’m featuring Freedom’s Ring by Heidi Chiavaroli
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A fast-paced story with a dual-timeline. This book has something for everyone.

Perhaps Brad says it best when he told Anaya “…its some sort of exhilarating ride that I never want to get off of.”

See my full review (click here)

 

 

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Boston
Patriots’ Day, 2013

Death’s threshold overwhelmed me in a swell of instant silence and intense heat.

 

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Romances of the Cross // Jane Reads //
Singing Librarian // Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective //
Lauraine’s Notes // Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads //
It’s Story Time with Van Daniker // Iola Goulton // The Christian Fiction Girl //

Please give a warm welcome to our newest member: Book Reviews by Tima

 

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact
Carrie at Reading is my SuperPower.

First Line Fridays (8/4/17) To Wager Her Heart

Here we are, the first Friday in August! Is it just me or is summer just flying by?  Make sure you enter the giveaway running this week (click here) for a author signed, printed copy of ‘A Name Unknown‘ by Roseanna White.

Today I’m happy to be featuring ‘To Wager Her Heart’ by Tamera Alexander. This wonderful book is scheduled for release August 8, 2017.  Don’t miss my review (click here).

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Nashville, Tennessee
August 9, 1871

Alexandra Jamison had always wanted a sister.

 

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As a special bonus from Tamera Alexander you can start reading ‘To Wager Her Heart’ early by visiting Tamera’s web page.

(or clicking here)

 

 

 

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Romances of the Cross // Jane Reads //
Singing Librarian // Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective //
Lauraine’s Notes //Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads //
It’s Story Time with Van Daniker // Iola Goulton //

Please give a warm welcome to our newest member Nichole Santana. You can find her blog and First Line Friday feature at: The Christian Fiction Girl

 

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact
Carrie at Reading is my SuperPower.

 

 

 

First Line Friday’s (7/28/17) My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho

It’s Friday and that means it’s time to share a First Line! It is always fun to hear from you and discover new books, or revisit old favorites.

Today I’m choosing to feature ‘My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho (Rebecca’s Plight)’ by Susanne Dietze. As you may remember I reviewed this fantastic book a few months ago. For those that may have missed it, you can read my review by clicking here.  If you haven’t yet picked up this book, I would like to encourage you to do so. Rebecca is a mail order bride who ends up married to the wrong groom. It is a fun book to read!

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Owyhee County, Idaho Territory
May 1866

The dimming afternoon sky outside the stagecoach window was thick with flat-topped clouds, but the reverberating crack was no clap of thunder.

 

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Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Romances of the Cross // Jane Reads //
Singing Librarian // Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective //
Lauraine’s Notes //Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads //
It’s Story Time with Van Daniker // Iola Goulton //

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact
Carrie at Reading is my SuperPower.

First Line Fridays (7/21/17) Love’s Unfading Light (Eagle Harbor #1)

Happy Friday! July is speeding by and before we know it August will be here. I hope that you are finding time to enjoy your summer.

This week I’m featuring a book I read a few months ago ‘Love’s Unfading Light’ by Naomi Rawlings. You can read my review here. The digital book is currently free for download on Amazon! I have really enjoyed reading the Eagle Harbor series. Now is a great time to get started reading this delightful story!

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Eagle Harbor, Michigan
June 1880

“I said no.” Tressa Danell scowled at Finley McGabe, who’s rancid breath wheezed across the bakery counter that stood between them.

 

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Romances of the Cross // Jane Reads //
Singing Librarian // Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective //
Lauraine’s Notes //Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact
Carrie at Reading is my SuperPower.

First Line Friday (7/14/17) Child of the Mist (These Highland Hills #1)

It’s Friday, and time to share the first line. The summer is zipping by. The days are longer, warmer, and filled with the shouts and joys of children playing outside. I hope that you too have been able to get outside and enjoy the summer sun.

Today I’m choosing to share with you a slightly older favorite of mine. Child of the Mist by Kathleen Morgan. This book was published in 2005 as part of the “These Highland Hills” series (which grace my bookshelf at home). The other titles in this series are: “Wings of Morning” and “A Fire Within“.  I hope you enjoy the first line, and let me know if you have read this book also.

 

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March, 1563
Kilchurn Castle, Argyllshire, Scotland

“N-Nial!”
The weak but insistent cry rose above the muffled sobbings, carrying across the large, stone-walled bedchamber to the fireplace.

 

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Romances of the Cross // Jane Reads //
Singing Librarian // Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective //
Lauraine’s Notes //Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads

 

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact
Carrie at Reading is my SuperPower.

 

 

First Line Fridays (7/7/17): Cover Reveal & Giveaway “Across the Blue” Carrie Turansky

I am super-duper excited to be teaming up with Carrie Turansky for the cover reveal of her upcoming book “Across the Blue“. Not only are you getting the first line for Carrie’s new book, but also a fabulous cover reveal! As a special bonus, Carrie is hosting a giveaway on her site so be sure to CLICK HERE to drop by and enter!

While you are here, don’t forget to enter the current giveaway this week for Sarah Monzon’s book “All Of You” 

 

“Across the Blue”

Isabella Grayson, the eldest daughter of a wealthy, English newspaper magnate, longs to become a journalist, but her parents don’t approve. They want her to marry well and help them gain a higher standing in society. After she writes an anonymous letter to the editor that impresses her father, her parents reluctantly agree she can write a series of articles about aviation and the race to fly across the English Channel, but only if she promises to accept a marriage proposal within the year.

When James Grant, an aspiring aviator, crashes his flying machine at the Grayson’s new estate, Bella is intrigued. James is determined to be the first to fly across the Channel and win the prize Mr. Grayson’s newspaper is offering. He hopes it will help him secure a government contract to build airplanes and redeem a terrible family secret.

 

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The first line is:

Isabella Grayson’s shoes sank into the plush red carpet of Broadland’s south hall, and she released a soft sigh. What luxury!

Carrie Turansky shared with me the following: “I was able to give some input on the cover, helping to choose the model, the outfit, and finding just he right hat. We’ve worked with Darna Michie of East Angel Harbor Hats to design the hats for the photo shoots for my last three covers. She’s wonderful! This hat is perfect for 1909 Edwardian England. The airplane featured on the cover shows how fragile they were, and it makes you realize how brave James Drake was to attempt a flight across the English Channel to France. The white Cliffs of Dover play an important role in the story, so I was really pleased to see them used at the background. I love the cover and I’m very grateful for the design team at WaterBrook! 

Before you go a quick reminder to stop by Carrie Turansky’s page to enter her giveaway and then be sure to come back and continue on the First Line Friday blog hop! Across the Blue is scheduled to release on Feb. 20, 2018, make sure to drop by Goodreads and click on the”want to read”!

 

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Singing Librarian // Jane Reads //
 Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective // Lauraine’s Notes //
Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact
Carrie at Reading is my SuperPower.