Friday, April 6, 2018

First Line Fridays


I have read several books from the My Heart Belongs series, and I have loved each one!  They are lovely stories that focus on love, adventure, joy, sadness, change, growth, and the never-ending possibilities life can bring.  Each book is written by a different author, so they can be read in any order.  All you have to do is pick the time period you love, but I recommend checking out each story.  :)  If you would like to read a review, I reviewed My Heart Belongs in Mackinac Island and My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls.  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: 

  My Heart Belongs in San Francisco, California 
by Janice Thompson 



And the first line is...

Late April 
1853

"'Never underestimate the power of coffee, Neville.'  Abby lifted her delicate white cup and took a sip of the powerful brew, then did her best to balance it on the saucer."  

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! 








30 comments:

  1. I have to agree with any character who believes in the restorative power of coffee!

    I'm sharing the first line from Winning Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller on my blog today—a wonderful Christian Regency romance.

    But I''ll share from the novel I'm currently reading - an advance copy of Falling for You by Becky Wade. It doesn't release until 1 May, but I loved True to You and I have no self-control when it comes to Becky Wade, so here are the opening lines:

    "I discovered a secret."
    Corbin Stewart looked sharply at twelve-year-old Charlotte Dixon. "What kind of a secret?"

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    1. This book by Becky Wade is on my TBR. It looks like an amazing book! Happy Sunday!

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  2. I haven't read any books in this series yet. It sounds like I should be adding them to my ever growing TBR list. I hope you have a nice weekend!

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    1. I totally understand the ever growing TBR list. I just bought six new books at a library sale over the weekend! :) Happy Sunday!

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  3. Lol! Love that first line--even if I don't drink coffee!

    The book I'm featuring on my blog today is 'Shadows of Hope' by Georgiana Daniels, but I'm going to share the first line of my current read here: The Man He Never Was by James L. Rubart:

    "Toren Daniels rolled over in bed and light pierced his closed eyelids, which meant five a.m. had come and gone."

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    1. Ok, so I'm going to repeat what Lorelei Gilmore said, "5:00 am! They have one one of those in the morning?!" :) Happy Sunday!

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  4. Love love love this series!!

    Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from a book im starting soon, Honeysuckle Dreams by Denise Hunter......

    Playing house was just a little too easy for Hope Daniels. Her special chicken casserole waited in the oven, covered with foil; butter beans were simmering on the stovetop; and the yeasty smell of baked rolls hung in the air.

    Have a great weekend!😀

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    1. Well now I'm just hungry. :) Happy Sunday!

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  5. BEDFORD, ENGLAND
    MAY 1659

    The babe's crying would rip her heart to shreds if she had to listen to it one more minute. - The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

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    1. As you know, I love books that are set in England. :) I will have to add this story to my Amazon wish list. Happy Sunday!

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  6. Happy Friday!


    I'm currently reading the First Love Forever Collection, so I'll share the first line from the current novella I'm in, Heartfelt Echoes by Jennifer Uhlarik:

    Travis McCaffrey stared at the front door of the mansion before him.

    Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. I can't wait to read this book! Happy Sunday!

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  7. Happy Friday! The book I'm highlighting on my blog is The Mistress of Rosemere by Sarah Ladd. I will share here the first line of Chapter 11, which I'm currently reading. "A flurry of activity swirled in the recovering Rosemere." Wishing you a blessed weekend.

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    1. I have several books on my Kindle by Sarah Ladd that I need to read--love her book covers! Happy Sunday!

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  8. Coffee rocks!

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Rachael Anderson's newest Regency novel, My Sister's Intended. It's an excellent book I highly recommend. Here I will share the first three lines from the novel I'm currently reading, Not Abandoned by MacKenzie Morganthal.

    "It was a prison like none other. With boarded windows and a tall fence, I'd almost forgotten what it looked like outside. The bars that caged me in were strong, but not as strong as the bars I'd put up around my heart."

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    1. This book looks so good! I love Regency novels--happy Sunday!

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  9. Happy Friday!
    The book I'm sharing on my blog is A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron but I'm sharing the book I'm currently (re)reading to get ready for the new Hallmark movie this weekend Once Upon A Prince by Rachel Hauck: "What did he say? The storm gusts moving over the Atlantic must have garbled his words." Hope you have a blessed weekend!

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    1. I recorded this film, and hope to watch it this week. :) And then I will have to read the book, which I know is backwards...lol. Happy Sunday!

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  10. Happy Friday, friend! This book is new to me. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. I'm so glad I could give a new book recommendation! Happy Sunday friend!

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  11. Happy Friday! My first line is from Joel C. Rosenberg’s book The Kremlin Conspiracy, which my husband grabbed from me and read first:

    “Louisa Sherbatov had just turned six, but she would never turn seven.”

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    1. Oh my... such a sad first line. Yet it definitely matches the criteria for an opening line. Happy Sunday!

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  12. I’m going to show the first line of The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo:
    Mama may have been named for the great-grandmother who traveled from England on the Mayflower, but the fact certainly did not keep her in the land of her birth.

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    1. I keep seeing these books everywhere--lovely historical covers. :) Happy Sunday!

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  13. I agree about the coffee (as long as it is a mocha)! :D
    I’m sharing from The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim on my blog today, so I'll share from a recent read. Here's the first line from the prologue of Julie Cantrell’s Perennials:

    “Summer 1979
    Oxford, Mississippi

    “Four!” Bitsy cheers, twisting the lid to her firefly jar.”

    Happy Friday!

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    1. I agree! I love mocha lattes. :) Happy Sunday!

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  14. I always use the phrase, "My heart belongs in/to Edinburgh", I understand the sentiment well. Happy Reading!

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    1. Yes, My Heart Belongs in York, England. :) Happy Sunday!

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