Happy Friday, friends! Did anyone else have trouble going back to work after that day off in the middle of the week? I had to keep reminding myself it was Thursday, not Sunday. Anyway, if you are in the US, I hope you enjoyed your holiday.
It’s another special edition of FLF as we continue celebrating patriots. I’m sharing the first couple lines from The Hidden Side by Heidi Chiavoroli.
What is your current read? Drop the first line in the comments then hop on over to our hosts at Hoarding Books and check out what books others are sharing this week.
Susan Dyer says
My first lines come from Loving Grace by April Smith.
I’M LATE. THE PHONE IS already ringing off the wall by the time I make it to my desk. I toss my keys and bag to the side, not really bothering with where they land. I’ll get them later. I grab the phone and snag the corner of the desk with my hip. That’s going to leave a mark.
Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!
Jessica Baker says
**sigh** I just need to pull this book to the front of the lines and read it. Darn that TBR pile!
I’ll share a first line from a book I hope to start reading very soon.
“Two construction workers carried in the orange ladder splatted with dried paint blotches and old drywall mud.”
From The House at Saltwater Point by Colleen Coble
Happy Friday! 🙂
Suzie Waltner says
It’s just making itself to the front of my pile too! Too many books, too little free time :). I just need like a month off of work
Paula Shreckhise says
My first line is from Blind Betrayal by Nancy Mehl:
As Martin Avery waited to be murdered, he was surprised to find that, more than anything else, he felt offended.
I like the cover of this book very much! 🙂
I shared the first few lines of Rosie Walsh’s debut “Ghosted” on my blog, but I’m going to share an old favorite here.
“The fans scream for her, but they don’t really know the girl on the magazine covers – the girl with the guitar and the easy smile. Her given name is Delilah, and they think she goes by Lilah. But anyone who really knows my best friend calls her Dee.”
That line comes from Emery Lord’s “Open Road Summer”. It’s a light, fun and romantic read, perfect for, well, summer. Haha!
Hope you enjoyed it. Happy Friday! 😀
Sarah @ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken says
It is always weird when the 4th falls in the middle of the week, isn’t it? happy friday!
The book I’m sharing on my blog is “Lord Livesey’s Bluestocking” by Audrey Harrison. I will share the first line from chapter 22. “Livesey stood next to his aunt in the side chapel, taking in the scene whilst gritting his teeth.” Have a wonderful weekend!
Hallie @ Book by Book says
I’m reading Newlywed Games by Mary Davis right now, so here’s the first line: “Bruce Halloway had looked up with a start when he heard the ruckus outside his office window.”
Hallie @ Book by Book
I kept thinking Tuesday was Friday, however I really liked having a day off in the middle of the week. 🙂 I hope you have a great weekend!
This looks so interesting! I’ll be adding it to my wishlist 🙂 I hope you can stop by:
Becky Smith says
Great book! Happy Friday! My first line is from This Freedom Journey by Misty M. Beller:
“This journey I take seems foolish to others, yet I can’t help the yearning that fuels me. ~ Adrien’s Journal”
I’m sharing from Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton on my blog today (didn’t see the theme until after I posted), so here is the rather long first line from chapter 2:
“The babysitter was late, Addie and Walsh were flying around the house in superhero capes yelling the Batman theme song–“Da-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-Batman!”–and Jenna had just poured a mug of coffee when Walsh bumped into her from behind, spilling hot liquid down the front of her black Full Cup Coffee T-shirt.”
Happy Friday … or is it happy weekend by now?
I’m sharing from The Forgiving Hour by Robin Lee Hatcher on the blog today. Not that I managed to stop with the first line—I’ve now finished it!
Here’s another great line, from Chapter Thirty. This is one I’ve been learning the truth of in the last year, attending my church prayer meeting with ladies three or four decades older than me:
Being a Christian isn’t a destination; it’s a lifelong journey. There’s always something new to learn along the way, always something fresh to be revealed.
Carrie @ Reading Is My SuperPower says
Heidi has quickly become one of my new fave authors!
Nicole Santana says
This week for FLF, I am showcasing Roseanna M. White’s novel Whispers From the Shadows. Here, I will post the first line from chapter 2 in the book I’m just starting today, The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham.
“Em, you look so improved.”
Kind of sounds insulting…I’ll have to read on and find out the context.
Hope you’re having a blessed weekend with lots of fun reading time.
BECCA WEIDEL says
Great minds think alike 😉
The book I shared on my blog is The Hidden Side by Heidi Chiavaroli, but I’m currently reading Things I Never Told You by Beth K Vogt so I’ll share that first line here: “The what-ifs taunted me every time I visited my parents, but any hope of beginning again had vanished years ago–if there’d ever been one. Hope you have a great weekend!
Trisha Robertson says
I’m needing to read this newest book from Heidi! I’m sure its a wonderful story!