What have you been reading lately? This month, I’ve been devouring a lot of romantic suspense and historical reads. We’re only into the second month of 2018 and there have been so many great releases already! What are some of your favorites so far?
This week, I’m sharing the first line from a new-to-me author, Sarah Varland. I enjoyed her peek into life in Alaska.
Check out the first line below then grab the book nearest you and share your own first line. When you’re done with that, hop on over to our host, Hoarding Books Blog and check out what others are sharing.
About the book
When someone tries to grab Summer Dawson on a secluded mountain path, she escapes—but soon discovers she’s a serial killer’s latest target. Her brother’s friend, ex-cop Clay Hitchcock, promises she won’t become the next victim, though, even if it means putting himself at risk. Clay thought he was done with law enforcement, but after finding Summer running for her life off a mountain trail, he’s back in cop mode. Determined to protect her, Clay shadows the brave, beautiful mountain runner. Now if they want to stay alive, Clay and Summer must work together to bring down the crazed killer lurking in the wilderness.
Amazon // Goodreads
Ooh, that title is quite suspenseful already. Adding this to my TBR.
I’m featuring “The Saturday Night Supper Club” by Carla Laureano on the blog today, but my first line here will be the book I’m currently reading, “Across the Blue” by Carrie Turansky.
Isabella Grayson’s shoes sank into the plush red carpet of Broadlands’ south hall, and she released a soft sigh. What luxury!
Happy reading and have a wonderful weekend!
Sounds like a great book! I’ve always enjoyed the Live Inspired books. Two of my favorite LI authors are Marta Perry and Carol J. Post.
Right now I’m finishing up Small Town Brides romance collection (a compilation by various Christian romance writers), and my friend and I have been reliving days from our childhood by going through the Sweet Valley High books and doing fun posts on our blogs about them.
Andrea Stephens says
I’m sharing the first line from Part 1 Chapter 1 of Jocelyn Green’s “A Refuge Assured”
She should be used to this by now, the way skin exposed to cold eventually lost feeling.
Katherine Good says
My current read is not CF, so no First Line this week. However, I did just realize a new Kimberly Rae Jordan book came out, so I’ll be starting that ASAP.
Beth Erin says
A suspense novel set in the woods is testing the limits of my bravery! I might give it a try but no late night reading!
Suzie Waltner says
with a serial killer, no less!
I love that cover. Suspenseful first line. On my blog, I’m featuring Wilted Dandelions by Catherine Ulrich Brakefield. Here I will share the first line of the book I’m currently reading, Rumors and Promises by Kathleen Rouser. Stone Creek, Michigan, 1900. “Sophia Bidershem jerked awake as the train whistle blew.” I wish you a wonderful weekend.
Nicole Santana says
Over on my blog, I am featuring Heather B. Moore’s novel, Worth the Risk. I am very excited to read that book. It sounds like it will be a lot of fun.
Here, I will post from the novel I am currently reading, A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green. It is an AMAZING story that I am enjoying wholeheartedly. I am just starting chapter 29, so I will share the first two lines from this chapter.
Still damp with morning’s dew, the cool earth soiled Vivienne’s apron as she knelt in her garden, tugging weeds from between iris and yarrow. Geese soared overhead, soft brown chevrons against a sky of robin’s-egg blue.
The cover and the line has me entrance. It sounds like it will be a scary suspenseful tale. Today I am featuring one of my favorite author’s sentient cat series by Shirley Rousseau Murphy. I am looking forward to the book being released in November
Heather Snyder says
Caryl Kane says
Josie Gallagher gripped the letter from the county manager’s office with tight hands. – Her Secret Daughter by Ruth Logan Herne
Happy Friday and Happy Reading! 🙂
Becky Smith says
Happy Friday! My first line is from Forward to What Lies Ahead by Chloe S. Flanagan:
“Regina’s cellphone buzzed sharply, shattering the silence of her apartment and making her coffee table vibrate.”
Katie Donovan says
Yes! So many good books already!
I’m featuring Jennifer Rodewald’s Valentine’s Day novella on my blog, but at the moment I’m refreshing my memory on Mary Weber’s The Evaporation of Sofi Snow:
“The ice-planet arrived in the dusky heat of summer twilight during Earth’s Fourth World War.”
Have a great weekend.
Great first line! I love romantic suspense, and this definitely sounds like a good one.
I’ve got the first line from The Saturday Night Supper club up on my blog, and I’m currently reading another great contemporary romance – Paper Hearts by Courtney Walsh. She’s one of my new favourite authors. Here’s the first line:
“I can’t believe she did this to me again.” Abigail Pressman stared at the computer screen in disbelief.