Happy Friday, everyone! I’ve enjoyed a week off which means lots of reading and making a small dent in my TBR! But yesterday I didn’t read at all because I went to the Art of Writing Conference and the Christy Awards here in Nashville. What a wonderful time of visiting with friends, authors, and fellow bloggers!
Did you know that they announce the winner of the Christy Award in each category by reading the first line? There was one line that was read twice as it won in it’s category and Book of the Year. So I thought I’d share it here today as well.
About the Book
After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now.
Unlike Nora, former Navy SEAL John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. However, when John, an adoptee, is diagnosed with an inherited condition, he’s forced to dig into the secrets of his ancestry.
John enlists Nora’s help to uncover the identity of his birth mother, and as they work side by side, this pair of opposites begins to suspect that they just might be a perfect match. But can their hope for a future survive their wounds from the past?
Congratulations to Becky Wade and all of the finalists and winners! 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!
What a fun day! Happy reading!
Anneliese Dalaba says
Definitely a good first line.
Today is book launch day for my latest Regency novel, so I’m featuring it on First Line Friday on my blog. However, I am currently reading A Tale of Two Hearts by Michelle Griep. I will share from the third chapter, which is where I’m at. “It was a grisly kind of day.”
Susan Dyer says
My first lines come from Things Left Unsaid by Courtney Walsh….
This is it, Lyndie. Don’t blow it. Lyndie St. James stood in the hallway of Judson Music Studios, willing herself to open the door. A door that, in the past few months , had come to mean so much, thanks to constant reminders that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!
Katherine Good says
My FLF today shared on the blog is from Valerie Comer’s story in A Christmas to Remember: Eight Christian Romances Celebrating the Gift of Christmas. “So how many households does that make?” Kade Delgado shifted his sleeping toddler in his arms, but Jericho snored on.”
BECCA WEIDEL says
I shared another Christy Award book this week as well! On my blog I shared The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright but I’m currently reading A Light on a Hill by Connilyn Cossette so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (30) here: “Staying close to the narrow river that now barreled downhill through the valley toward Beit She’an, we kept within the trees as much as possible.” Hope you have a great weekend!
Becky Smith says
Love this book!!! Happy Weekend! My first line is from Wait for Me by Susan May Warren:
“He wasn’t looking for trouble, but if Pete didn’t act right now, at least one person was going to die.”
Happy Friday! I’m sharing from An Unseemly Wife by E.B. Moore on my blog. Here is the first sentence from Chapter 6:
“On and on, they rode alone through the woods, between the branches, a flaming sun setting thin clouds aglow, until one night the sky cleared to a deep black studded with uncountable white points.”
I’m so glad this won! And no, I didn’t know they announced the winners by reading the first line. How clever!
I’m sharing from Romancing the Bride by Melissa Jagears over on my blog, and I’m currently reading another in the same genre – The Lieutenant’s Bargain by Regina Jennings. Two great books from two great Christian Western romance writers! Here’s the first line from The Lieutenant’s Bargain:
“If she’d known there were so few washrooms in Indian Territory, Hattie Walker wouldn’t have drunk three cups of coffee at breakfast that morning.”
What a great book! On my blog I am sharing the first line of Wait for Me by Susan May Warren. Here I will share the first line from my current read, In Too Deep by Lynn Blackburn:
“The shrill ping of his cell phone earned white-collar crimes investigator Adam Campbell a vicious glare from his aunt Margaret.”