Happy Friday, Happy February! Know why I’m excited for this month? Because there are so many great books coming out (many of them next Tuesday). Well, that and my birthday happens to fall on the last day of this month! Stop by often because I’m celebrating all month long.
My first line this week comes from a book by an author I’ve been waiting for a new read from for a while. And Carla Laureano does not disappoint with The Saturday Night Supper Club. You can read my full review here.
After you check out the first line from this delectable book, grab the book nearest you and share the first line in the comments. Then hop on over to the Hoarding Books Blog to see what every else is sharing this week.
Three hours into Saturday night dinner service and she was already running on fumes.
About the Book
Denver chef Rachel Bishop has accomplished everything she’s dreamed and some things she never dared hope, like winning a James Beard award and heading up her own fine-dining restaurant. But when a targeted smear campaign causes her to be pushed out of the business by her partners, she vows to do whatever it takes to get her life back … even if that means joining forces with the man who inadvertently set the disaster in motion.
Essayist Alex Kanin never imagined his pointed editorial would go viral. Ironically, his attempt to highlight the pitfalls of online criticism has the opposite effect: it revives his own flagging career by destroying that of a perfect stranger. Plagued by guilt-fueled writer’s block, Alex vows to do whatever he can to repair the damage. He just doesn’t expect his interest in the beautiful chef to turn personal.
Alex agrees to help rebuild Rachel’s tarnished image by offering his connections and his home to host an exclusive pop-up dinner party targeted to Denver’s most influential citizens: the Saturday Night Supper Club. As they work together to make the project a success, Rachel begins to realize Alex is not the unfeeling opportunist she once thought he was, and that perhaps there’s life–and love–outside the pressure-cooker of her chosen career. But can she give up her lifelong goals without losing her identity as well?
Caryl Kane says
A long black train scrapes across Mr. Sutton’s fields. – Into the Free by Julie Cantrell
Happy Friday and Happy Reading!
Ha! Love this! I’m currently reading this book so you already know the first line. 🙂
I keep hearing really good things about this book, and it does sound like a really great story! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
On my blog, I’m featuring Serendipity by one of my favorite authors, Cathy Marie Hake. Here, I’d like to share a line from the 30th chapter of The Captivating lady by Carolyn Miller, which is the book I’m currently reading. “The hope filling his heart leaked out the next day when he saw the way Charlotte barely looked at him.” May you enjoy a blessed, joyful, and restful weekend.
I’ve been hearing good things about this one! Can’t go wrong with foodie books, right? 🙂
Becky Smith says
Happy Friday! My first line is from Kizzie’s Kisses by Zina Abbott:
“Kizzie Atwell felt her breathing become more labored.”
The book feature on my blog highlights how words can effect a person or event as what happened here. I am reading THE AWKWARD SQUAD by Sophie Bend The FL is “Paris, August 9, 2012 Anne Capestan was standing at her kitchen window waiting for dawn to arrive. She drained her mug in one gulp and set it down on the shiny green tablecloth. She had just drunk her last coffee as a police officer. Or had she?”
So interesting! Happy Birthday and happy Friday!
This is high on my list of books I want to read!
I’m currently reading Why I Hate Green Beans by Lincee Ray. The first line in the introduction is “I can’t recall the first time I tried green beans, but I do know I have decided to hate them forever.”
I hope you have a great weekend!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
Here is my first line – Stella Carnegie chose that day, that hour, that moment to lift the mini blinds at the window above her diminutive writing desk.
It’s from Pemberton Manor: The Waiting Woman by Becky Doughty. It is episode 04 of a serial novel. Loving this series!
As for favorite/best restaurant meal – a good filet mignon!
I am so looking forward to this book. I am currently reading Hidden Currents by Christy Barritt, “Today’s Goals: Suvive. Blend in. Resist the ice cream.”
Nicole Santana says
Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first lines from the three novellas in A Night in Grosvenor Square. It’s a new Timeless Regency Collection. I’m 1/2 way done, and I’m loving it so much. Currently, I’m starting chapter 5 in the second story, so I’ll share that first line here:
“In spite of Anne’s attempts to distract herself from thoughts of Davis Whitledge, hours of repetitive work allowed her mind to drift.”
Loved this book!
I’ve shared from The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron on my blog, but I’m currently reading The Heart Between Us by Lindsay Harrel. I’m really enjoying it. Here’s the first line:
“Amy says in order to move forward, I have to stop clinging to the past. But it’s not that simple.”