Friday, March 9, 2018

First Line Fridays


I have read several books in the Tea Shop Mystery series by Laura Childs, and one day I hope to read them all.  :)  Childs actually writes several series, such as the Scrapbooking Mysteries and the Cackleberry Club Mysteries.  In fact, I just found one of those stories, Eggs in Purgatory, at a used book sale the other day.  :)  Do you enjoy reading cozy mysteries?  If so, please leave your recommendations in the comments below.  Happy reading! 

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

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  Plum Tea Crazy  
by Laura Childs 



And the first line is...

"Tall sailing ships, their masts and sails outlined with glowing white lights, ghosted across Charleston Harbor in a glittering parade."  

Happy reading and happy Friday!  

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








26 comments:

  1. I have to admit I don't read a lot of cozy mysteries. I do enjoy them when I do, though.

    I'm featuring the long-awaited conclusion to Ronie Kendig's fantasy series this week: Fierian. However here, I'll share the first line from Tammy L. Gray's new release, Until I Knew Myself:

    "Even after his mom passed away, Tyler refused to call himself an orphan."

    Have a great weekend! :-)

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    1. What a beautiful and moving line...happy Saturday Katie!

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  2. I don't think I've ever read a cozy mystery so I don't have any recommendations.
    I'm currently reading The Amish Nanny's Sweetheart by Jan Drexler. The first line is "You're sure you want to do this?" Happy Friday!

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    1. Goodness, great intrigue in that first line! Happy Saturday Ellie!

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  3. I've only read a handful of cozy mysteries. They are fun, though.

    I'm currently reading "My Heart Belongs in San Francisco, California: Abby's Prospects" by Janice Thompson. The first line is: "Never underestimate the power of coffee, Neville."

    Enjoy your Friday!

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    1. I completely and totally agree with this first line...lol. :) Happy Saturday Suzie!

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  4. Over on my blog today I'm sharing the first line from Michelle Griep's newest book "The Innkeeper's Daughter". Drop on by if you get the chance and let me know if you are a fan of numbers. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. I can't wait to read this book! And unfortunately, I am not a fan of numbers. I was the English major in college--words and letters are much more fun. :) Happy Saturday Trisha!

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  5. I enjoy reading cozy mysteries. This one sounds good!

    I’ll share a first line from the new release by Jessica Patch, Secret Service Setup.

    “Do you ever feel like sometimes the sunshine is deceiving because the day is going to be ominous regardless of how bright it is?”

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    1. Brilliant first line! Happy Saturday Jessica!

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  6. Delicious cover!

    Father Brian Flynn, the curate at St. Augustine's, Rossmore, hated the Feast Day of St. Ann with a passion that was unusual for a Catholic priest. - Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy

    Happy Friday! :)

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    1. This first line reminds me of the BBC show Father Brown. Have you seen it? It's a great mystery show. Happy Saturday Caryl!

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  7. I don't know if I've ever read a cozy mystery, but this series sounds perfect for "the tea queen"! :-)
    Over on my blog, I'm sharing the first line of a wonderful new book about the Maccabees, Judah's Wife, but here I'll share the first line of the nonfiction book I'm reading now, Our Unmet Needs by Charles Stanley: "Do you have a nagging, gnawing feeling that something isn't quite right in your life? Do you feel overwhelmed by a need you can't meet, a problem you can't solve, or a question you can't answer? Are you able to identify the real need that underlies your feelings of uneasiness, fear, worry, or restlessness?"

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    1. I know! I just ordered this tea book. :) This sounds like a great book by Charles Stanley. Happy Saturday Alicia!

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  8. Happy Friday! I always love seeing what everyone is reading when I get to stop by! My first line is from A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green:

    “Propping open the door to her shop, Vivienne Rivard listened to a distant rumble that vibrated the windows and shivered in her chest.”

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    1. This book is on my TBR. :) Happy Saturday Becky!

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  9. I do enjoy cozy mysteries, I will have to be on the look-out for some of these. Happy Friday!

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    1. I recommend Laura Childs and Ellery Adams. Right now, I'm listening to The Secret, Book, and Scone Society by Ellery Adams on Audible. Happy Saturday Sarah!

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  10. Happy Friday! On my blog, I'm featuring The Healer by Beverly Joy Roberts. It's an amazing fiction that moved me deeply. I hope you will take the time to check it out. Here, I will share the first line from a book by C.H. Spurgeon that I'm currently reading. "'Thou has visited me in the night.' --Psalm 18:3. 'Tis a theme for wonder that the glorious God should visit sinful man." Wishing you a blessed weekend.

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    1. I love this first line! Spurgeon is always a good choice for FLF. :) Happy Saturday Anneliese!

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  11. Happy Friday!

    Over on my blog today, I am sharing the first line from Kristi Ann Hunter's new novella, A Search for Refuge. I'm just on chapter two, so I will share the first line from that chapter here:

    "Nash slid the tin of peppermints into his coat pocket and reached beneath the counter to pull out Mrs. Lancaster's log book."

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    1. I just downloaded this book to my Kindle--can't wait to read it! I love Kristi Ann Hunter's books. Happy Saturday Nicole!

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  12. Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from a book I will be starting later this weekend, Love’s Journey in SugarCreek by Sienna Miller.

    The leather on Rachel Troyer’s gun holster creaked as she shifted her weight on the kitchen chair. Her three elderly Amish aunts shot wary glances toward the offending weapon.

    Have a great weekend and Happy Reading!πŸ˜πŸ“š

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    1. Oh my, what a suspenseful first line--I love the irony. Happy Saturday Susan and happy reading to you too!

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  13. I really need to start that series from the beginning one of these days!

    My current first line is from Robin E. Mason's The Silent Song of Winter: "The sounds of the swamp in winter would scare another person but not me. I grew up here."

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    1. The sound of the swamp would definitely scare me...lol. I need to read all of Robin's books this year. Happy Saturday Carrie!

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