Happy Friday, y’all! I’m excited for the weekend for two reasons this week. First, it’s a three day weekend. How many of you have Monday off and are planning on spending a good portion of that extra day reading? My hand is up!
But the second reason I’m looking forward to the weekend is even better! Tamera Alexander is going to be at the Carnton Plantation this Sunday talking about her new Civil War romance: With This Pledge and doing a book signing. I live in Franklin, TN so I’m not going to let the 30 degree temperature drop between Saturday and Sunday keep me away from the event.
Now you’d think that would be my first line this week, wouldn’t you? But I’m going in a different direction and sharing from Elizabeth Goddard’s January Love Inspired Suspense read: Distress Signal. I love that this author delves into some different branches of law enforcement other than the usual suspects. This time one of the main characters is an undercover NCIS agent.
About the Book
Perilous reunion at sea
A Coldwater Bay Intrigue story
When shipwreck archaeologist Cora Strand is attacked and the research boat she’s on explodes, her ex comes to her rescue. Years ago, Kirk Higgins forfeited her heart, and now with no memory of who attacked her, Cora must trust him with her life. But at the risk of blowing his cover, can the NCIS agent stop a killer determined to put them both in a watery grave?
Now it’s your turn to grab the book nearest you and share the first line in the comments. Then head over to Hoarding Books to check out the others!
Becky Smith says
Happy Friday! My first line is from “Liza’s Second Chance” by Molly Jebber:
“Liza Schrock clenched her teeth and dug her fingers in the fresh dough in her Amish bakery.”
Jolene Arrant says
I’m sharing the first line from The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin:
“Wars weren’t won with caution, and aces weren’t made in straight and level flight.”
Very dramatic opener! Enjoy 🙂 I hope you can stop by:
That sounds like a wonderful event! I wish I could go! 🙂 I read the novella in Alexander’s series, and it was wonderful. Happy reading Suzie!
What a great first line! How did you manage to stop reading long enough to write this post?
I’m sharing the first line from The Baggage Handler by David Rawlings on my blog today. I’m hearing great things about it, and am looking forward to reading it.
Suzie Waltner says
I had already finished the book but the first line was memorable enough to stick with me 🙂
BECCA WEIDEL says
Wow what a first line!
On my blog today I shared the first line from The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright but I’m currently reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte so I’ll share the first line of my current chapter (11) here: “A new chapter in a novel is something like a new scene in a play; and when I draw up the curtain this time reader–you must fancy you see a room in the George Inn at Millcote, with such a large-figured papering on the walls as in rooms have; such a carpet, such furniture, such ornaments on the mantlepiece, such prints–including a portrait of George the Third and another of the Prince of Wales, and a representation of the death of Wolfe.” I honestly don’t know how I made it this far into my life without reading it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend with plenty of quality reading time! 🙂
Nicole Santana says
Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green. It’s so amazing!!! I’m currently on chapter 22, so I’ll leave the first line from there.
“The river had grown narrow and felt even smaller since Bright Star and Joseph had arrived with Gaspard Fontaine.”
Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! ❤
I’m sharing from Excellent Women by Barbara Pym on my blog today, but I haven’t started reading it yet, so here is a not-so-randomly chosen line from the first page:
“I suppose an unmarried woman just over third, who lives alone and has no apparent ties, must expect to find herself involved or interested in other people’s business, and if she is also a clergyman’s daughter then one might really say that there is no hope for her.”
Have a great weekend!
Beckie B. says
Sounds like an exciting read! Shipwreck archaeologist — now that’s an interesting profession! Have a wonderful day.