Happy Friday! I’m visiting my family in North Idaho (aka NOT potato country) this week. I hope you all have some plans you are looking forward to this weekend!
An invitation to join The Fifth Avenue Story Society gives five New York strangers a chance to rewrite their own stories.
Executive assistant Lexa is eager for a much-deserved promotion, but her boss is determined to keep her underemployed.
Literature professor Jett is dealing with a broken heart, as well as a nagging suspicion his literary idol, Gordon Phipps Roth, might be a fraud.
Uber driver Chuck just wants a second chance with his kids.
Aging widower Ed is eager to write the true story of his incredible marriage.
Coral, queen of the cosmetics industry, has broken her engagement and is on the verge of losing her great grandmother’s multimillion-dollar empire.
When all five New Yorkers receive an anonymous, mysterious invitation to the Fifth Avenue Story Society, they suspect they’re victims of a practical joke. No one knows who sent the invitations or why. No one has heard of the literary society. And no one is prepared to reveal their deepest secrets to a roomful of strangers.
Yet curiosity and loneliness bring them back week after week to the old library. And it’s there they discover the stories of their hearts, and the kind of friendship and love that heals their souls.
Now it’s your turn! Grab the book nearest you and drop the first line in the comments. Then head over to Hoarding Books and discover what others are sharing this week!
Nicole Santana says
Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from The Blue Cloak by Shannon McNear: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2020/02/07/first-line-friday-122/. I haven’t started the book yet, so I will share a line from the novel I am reading with my Freshmen Honors class, Elsewhere.
“The end came quickly, and there wasn’t any pain.”
Hope you have an excellent weekend! ❤️
Alicia Haney says
Her old ranch foreman had called them trash trees, but the elm-lined drive remained long after the man had faded to a higher horizon. This is from the book Forty Acres on Loan by Cindy M. Amos
Becky Smith says
Happy Friday! My first line is from “The Fifth Avenue Story Society” by Rachel Hauck:
“Well this was a fine mess.”
Paula Shreckhise says
My first line is from The Blizzard Bride by Susanne Dietze
“ Forgive my cryptic invitation to lunch, Miss Bracey, but I dared not go into detail on the chance your post was intercepted.”
Happy reading this weekend!
I just finished this one yesterday and loved it! ❤️ Right now I’m reading The Solid Grounds Coffee Company by Carla Laureano; here’s the first line: “By all accounts, Suesca was haunted.”
Have a great weekend!
BECCA WEIDEL says
I’m reading this one right now! I’m about a quarter of the way through.
Beauty in the Binding says
Happy Saturday! Today I’m sharing the first lines from When I Close My Eyes by Elizabeth Musser: “The lady come out of the bookstore — it was all decorated for Halloween, all sizes and colors of pumpkins making faces at me from where I watched across Haywood Street in downtown Asheville.”