First Line Friday: Vanishing Point by Lisa Harris

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It’s the first Friday of November (can you believe we’re on the downside of another year?). This week I’m featuring a Romantic Suspense that I was thrilled to hear about it. Fans of Lisa Harris’s Nikki Boyd series get to find out the story behind Sarah Boyd’s (Nikki’s sister) disappearance. While Nikki makes appearances in the book, the main characters are the investigators working the Angel Abductor case.

Without further ado, I present to you:

Vanishing Point Lisa Harris

First Line (Prologue): She could read the satisfaction in her abductor’s face.

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First Line Friday: Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson

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Happy Friday everyone! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been enjoying some cooler fall weather. It takes a while to hit us here in Tennessee! Stop by Hoarding Books Blog and read all of the first lines (maybe you’ll find your next read).

There have been several good Jane Austen modernizations and Jane Austen inspired books this year. I’m a fan of Austen’s books (read all of them several times). This week I’m going to share a YA modernization of Mansfield Park that I adored! It’s been out a few months but this book deserves some recognition. Author Kate Watson did an amazing job of making this story relevant and giving Finley Price a backstory that tugged at my heart.

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First Line Fridays: Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey

First Line Fridays

You guys, I’m reading Christmas books already! Can you believe it? For those of you who are staunch day after Thanksgiving celebrators, no worries. I won’t start sharing those first lines for another month or so :). Today I’m going with a romantic suspense from one of my favorite authors in this genre.


Blind Spot Dani Pettrey

First Line


Luke crouched behind an orange shipping container, dreading to think what it held.


More about the Book

FBI agent Declan Grey is in the chase of his life–but isn’t sure exactly what he’s chasing after. Threatened by a terrorist that “the wrath is coming,” Grey fears something horrible is about to be unleashed on American soil. When his investigation leads him to a closed immigrant community, he turns to Tanner Shaw to help him. She’s sought justice for refugees and the hurting around the world, and if there’s anyone who can help him, it’s Tanner. 

Tanner Shaw has joined the FBI as a crisis counselor . . . meaning she now has more opportunity to butt heads with Declan. But that tension also includes a spark she can’t deny, and she’s pretty sure Declan feels the same. But before anything can develop between them, they discover evidence of a terror cell–and soon are in a race against the clock to stop the coming “wrath” that could cost thousands their lives


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First Line Fridays: Hold the Light

First Line Fridays

Another week is winding down. I’m enjoying the cooler weather this week. In Tennessee, fall doesn’t hit until October! Don’t forget to check out the other FLF bloggers over at our host’s site. You can also link your own FLF posts here: Hoarding Books Blog

This week’s book released a couple months ago but it has stuck with me, easily at the top of my best of the year list!

First Line Friday Hold the Light

And here’s the first line, which happens to be one unassuming word:


More about the book

To an artist, the light is everything. So what is Amber supposed to do when facing blindness?

Amber spent her life adapting first to being abandoned by her birth mother as a toddler, and then to the death of her adoptive father in her teen years. Now she s moved past all that, loving life as an independent woman: she has a job as an art instructor and the perfect apartment.

But when a routine eye appointment reveals she s losing her sight, life comes to a halt. Pressures come at her from all sides. Her mother, her boss, her boyfriend and her closest friend, Shannon, all have ideas about what s best for her.

Even after her blindness counselor, Ethan, befriends her and opens her eyes to new opportunities and the possibility of a deeper relationship, one haunting question remains: How could the God she loved all her life turn everything upside down again?

First Line Fridays: A Dangerous Legacy

First Line Fridays


I’ve watched several bloggers put up their First Line Friday posts for a while now, wondering how they connected to do that. Well, turns out the lovely ladies over at Hoarding Books Blog have made it easy. This week, they are opening up FLF to anyone who would like to participate. If you join in the fun, be sure and link your post over at the Hoarding Books Blog.

Without further ado, here is my first First Line!

Dangerous Legacy Elizabeth Camden

“The amount of female attention her brother garnered never failed to amaze Lucy.”


About the Book

Lucy Drake’s mastery of Morse code has made her a valuable asset to the American news agencies as a telegrapher. But the sudden arrival of Sir Colin Beckwith at rival British news agency Reuters puts her hard-earned livelihood at risk. Newly arrived from London, Colin is talented, handsome, and insufferably charming. 

Despite their rivalry, Lucy realizes Colin’s connections could be just what her family needs to turn the tide of their long legal battle over the fortune they were swindled out of forty years ago. When she negotiates an unlikely alliance with him, neither of them realizes how far the web of treachery they’re wading into will take them.