Happy Friday, friends! It’s a rainy one here in Nashville. This weekend is shaping up to be a nice laid back one for me. I’ve got a meeting on Saturday morning but other than that, I plan to read. A Lot! And as much as I dislike Daylight Savings Time, I’m going to enjoy that extra hour of sleep on Saturday night.
This week I’m sharing the first line from Courtney Walsh’s newest release. I finished the audiobook on Thursday but haven’t written the review yet as it’s one that I need to process before I can put my thoughts into words.
About the Book
An emotional novel of family, friendship and forgiveness from Courtney Walsh, the New York Times bestselling author of Hometown Girl.
Lyndie St. James is thrilled that her best friend, Elle, is getting married but unprepared for the emotional storm of the wedding week and returning to her childhood summer home of Sweethaven. The idyllic cottage community harbors some of her best—and worst—memories. It’s not only the tragic death of her childhood friend Cassie that has haunted her for ten years, it’s the other secrets she’s buried that have kept her from moving on.
But Lyndie isn’t the only one with secrets.
Cassie’s mother, father and brother, still struggling with the loss, have been drifting further and further apart. And Elle herself, the last to see Cassie alive, carries an impossible burden of guilt. Now reunited, each of them has a choice: to reveal the truths of that night or continue to live in its shadow. That means embarking on a personal journey of the heart—to escape the darkness and all its regrets and to finally come to terms with the past and, especially, with each other.
Now it’s your turn…
Grab the book nearest you and leave the first line in the comments. Then head on over to Hoarding Books and find out what others are sharing thing week.
Rebecca Van Daniker says
I’m reading this one next!
I’m sharing about “A Lady of a Thousand Treasures” by Sandra Byrd over at my blog, but I’m almost finished reading, “The Bullying Breakthrough” by Jonathan McKee. So my first line will come from there.
It’s 6:37 a.m., and I haven’t slept for hours.
This has been an emotional project for me, probably the toughest I’ve ever tackled. Not because the research has been any more burdensome or the topic more daunting, but because never have I heard so much anguish and hurt.
Happy Friday! Hope you have a wonderful reading filled with lots of good books to enjoy.
Suzie Waltner says
L0ved A Lady of a Thousand Treasures!!
Susan Dyer says
Happy Friday! I cannot wait to read that book!!
My first lines come from a book I’m very excited to be reading soon, Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverni……..
The heavy iron doors open and for a moment Mildred stands motionless and blinking in the sunlight, breathless from the sudden rush of cool, fresh air caressing her face and lifting her hair. The guard propels her forward into the prison yard, his grip painful and unyielding around her upper arm.
Have a great weekend and happy reading!
BECCA WEIDEL says
Happy Friday! This week on my blog I’m featuring Everything She Didn’t Say by Jane Kirkpatrick but it’s also the book I’m currently reading so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (13) here: “Doing what I haven’t ever done before has become a kind of purpose for me.” Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of quality reading time!
Becky Smith says
Happy Friday! My first line is from “Oceans Apart” by Clare Revell, included in the set “Somewhere Beyond the Blue”:
“Oliver Voight checked his passport for the third time.”
Nicole Santana says
Can’t wait to read this book!
Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from An Hour Unspent by Roseanna White. Currently, I’m reading The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear. This book is SO good, I’m absolutely loving it. I’m on chapter 28, so I’ll share a line from there:
“The women came for her very shortly after, and while leading her off, they shooed Crying Bird away.”
Hope you have an amazing weekend filled with great reading time!
Happy Friday! It is raining here in Oregon, too. I’m sharing from my current read, Temptation Rag by Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard. Here is a line from the top of page 9:
“She thought she would never tire of watching him at the piano, his fingers caressing the keys, a look of such tenderness on his face as if he would gladly die for each and every note.”
I’ve just written my review for this – I always have high expectations from a Courtney Walsh book, and they never fail to deliver.
I’m featuring Pathway to Peace by Elizabeth Maddrey on my blog, and I’ve just picked up That’s When I Knew by Laurie Tomlinson. Here’s the first line:
“Bless her heart. Chelsea Scott’s sales director had no idea what she was getting them into.”
I’m guessing this is that Southern meaning of “bless her heart” which means anything but!