Friday, January 19, 2018

First Line Fridays


Everyone knows I love mysteries, so I am excited to highlight a new book by Ellery Adams this week.  :)  I've read several of her books, and they are always very good.  My favorite series of books from Adams would have to be The Book Retreat Mysteries.  The title alone is wonderful!  The setting takes place at Storyton Hall--where book lovers come to read and relax--what could be more perfect?!    

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  The Secret, Book, and Scone Society
by Ellery Adams 



And the first line is...

A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.  ~Franz Kafka  

"The man on the park bench stared at the empty space above the knuckle of Nora Pennington's pinkie finger." 

Happy reading and happy Friday!  


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Friday, January 12, 2018

First Line Fridays


I am very excited to announce today's featured book for First Line Fridays, because it's the first line from my published story!  :)  I had the honor of submitting a piece that was picked and published in People Are Good, and I still cannot believe my story was chosen.  The word amazing is such an understatement!  Yet I am so thrilled to be part of this incredible book along with all the other wonderful authors who contributed to this work.

You can find my story in the section People Are Good...Even When Our Health Isn't, and the title of my story is Strawberries.

I pray that my story is encouraging to your heart, because that is its ultimate purpose.  The event I wrote about is special to me, and I hope it helps you find hope in world that can be quite bleak.  Ultimately, the Lord is my encourager, but I know He can use my life experiences to help others.
Thank you so much for all of your support!  

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  People Are Good: 100 True Stories to Restore Your Faith in Humanity
by AnnaMarie McHargue 



And the first line--from my story--is...

Strawberries 

"In 2006, my thoughts were focused on waiting for a liver and kidney transplant."  


Happy reading and happy Friday!  


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Friday, January 5, 2018

First Line Fridays


I keep seeing the My Heart Belongs series, so I thought I would feature one of their books this week.  :)  There are several I would like to read, but the novel by Erica Vetsch is on my Kindle, so I will highlight that one right now.  Happily, I will be reading and reviewing My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls, New York, so make sure to visit my blog again soon in order to see my thoughts on this novel.  :) 

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas
by Erica Vetsch



And the first line is...

Trans-Pecos Territory of West Texas, 1874

"Only the army would think a place like this worth defending.  Priscilla Hutchens clamped her teeth together to keep them from rattling right out of her head.  Grabbing the wagon bow, she sought to find an anchor as the converted military ambulance jounced up a slight rise."  


Happy reading, happy Friday, and Happy New Year!  


Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books  to see who else is participating!