Conveniently, I just stacked up all of my October TBR print books for a bookstagram picture, so I’m pulling the top one off for today’s first line! Y’all, my October is BOOKED!! (and yes, I prefer my puns intended).
Remember that old show (I’m giving away my age here, I’m sure) L.A. Law? That was my first foray into the courtroom and I do love to revisit it every once in a while). Cara Putman does legal suspense so well, I devour her books. Lucky for me she’s got a new one on the way (Oct 16).
This week, I’m skipping the prologue and sharing the first line from chapter one of Delayed Justice.
About the Book
She had long given up the desire to be loved. Now she only needed to be heard.
Jaime Nichols went to law school to find the voice she never had as a child, and her determination to protect girls and women in the path of harm drives her in ways both spoken and unspoken. As Jaime, now a criminal defense attorney, prepares to press charges against someone who wronged her long ago, she must face not only her demons but also the unimaginable forces that protect the powerful man who tore her childhood apart.
Chandler Bolton, a retired veteran, is tasked with helping a young victim who must testify in court—and along with his therapy dog, Aslan, he’s up for the task. When he first meets Jaime, all brains, beauty, and brashness, he can’t help but be intrigued. As Chandler works to break through the wall Jaime has built around herself, the two of them discover that they may have more to offer one another than they ever could have guessed—and that together, they may be able to help this endangered child.
is thrilling installment of the Hidden Justice series explores the healing power of resolution and the weight of words given voice. And as Jaime pursues delayed justice of her own, she unearths eternal truths that will change the course of her life.
What are you reading this last weekend of September? Something beachy to hold on to summer a little longer or something to cuddle up with for fall? Whatever it is, drop the first line in the comments then jump over to our hosts at Hoarding Books and check out what others are sharing this week.
And as always, thanks for stopping by and visiting for a few minutes!
Rachel @ In Between Book Pages says
Today at my blog, I featured the first line of Beth Revis’ latest release, Give the Dark My Love. Here, though, I will be sharing the first line of my next read, Broken Things by Lauren Oliver.
“Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane – before everyone from Connecticut to California knew us by that tagline, and blogs ran pictures of our faces, and searching our names led to sites that crashed from all the names led to sites that crashed from all the traffic – we were just girls, and there were only two of us.”
Hope you enjoy the weekend! Happy reading! ❤️
Becky Smith says
Happy Friday! My first line is from A Time to Love by Marion Ueckermann:
“You can do this. You’ve done it a thousand times before.”
Happy Friday! I’m sharing about “This Is The Day” by Tim Tebow over on my blog today. I’m currently reading “Ours for a Season” by Kim Vogel Sawyer so I’ll be sharing my first line from there.
Pine Hill, Indiana
Mary Krieger Hirschler
Marty followed her husband to the front door, keeping enough distance between them to prevent bumping her knee against the bulky suitcase that hung from his hand.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Happy reading!
Susan Dyer says
My first lines come from Killer Classics by Kym Roberts……
“Sugar did it.” Sugar’s mouth dropped open, and her eyes nearly popped out of her head at Reba Sue’s accusation. “Sugar didn’t kill anyone,” Leila argued. “The woman traps scorpions at the bar and releases them outside.” Leila shuddered, her round body jiggling from head to toe. “Stupid critters belong under a boot heel.”
Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!
Trisha Robertson says
Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Roseanna M. White’s An Hour Unspent. Here I’ll share with you the first line from Kristi Ann Hunter’s novella A Legacy of Love from The Christmas Heirloom Collection.
“From a purely rational standpoint, Sarah Gooding should have been ecstatic with her present position.”
Have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Friday!!! My first line is from Love Unexpected by Jody Hedlund (her 2014 release).
“The blast of a gunshot awoke Emma Chambers.”
Have a great weekend!
Nicole Santana says
I really enjoyed this book!
Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Lynn Austin’s novel Legacy of Mercy. I just started the book today and I am only on chapter two, so I will share the first line from there.
“I don’t know how to answer my son Jakob.”
Makes me want to read on!
Hope you have an excellent day, and a relaxing weekend filled with great reading!
Happy Friday! I’m sharing from an upcoming read, The Love Letter by Rachel Hauck, over on my blog today. Here are the first lines from the prologue, set during the American Revolution:
“He must finish. He must. Stumbling, he fell to the damp earth of the maple swamp with the click-slap of musket fire ringing through the cold dew, his breath billowing.”
Happy Friday! On my blog, I’m featuring the book I just finished reading, “The Awakening” by Tamara Leigh. Here I will share the first line from the book I’m currently reading, “The Unwanted Suitor” by Michelle Pennington. There is a prologue, but I’ll share the first line from Chapter 1. “Cornelia Greystone glanced at the ormolu clock that graced the wall over her dressing table and her whole body tensed with urgency.” Have a wonderful weekend!
I’m featuring lines from Susan Stoker’s Justice for Hope on my blog today. Hope you can stop by!
Here, I am featuring lines from Dare to Love Again by Maddie Taylor. Here is the first line of chapter 13.
“Esme went to work the next day, determined to keep her mind focused on the million and one things she had to do rather than letting more sexy Finn daydreams distract her.”
Janine – The World Was Hers for the Reading