Friday, June 1, 2018

First Line Fridays


I saw this book by Lauraine Snelling when I was shopping at Lifeway the other day, and I thought the cover was so pretty.  Snelling is such a wonderful story-teller too--I have enjoyed her books for years.  Even though it's not winter, as the cover suggests, I still thought this would be the perfect book to highlight this week, especially since it was published in April.  Although, speaking of winter, one of my best friends told me that Hobby Lobby is already putting out their pumpkin decor and Christmas decorations!  Did I miss summer somewhere?  :) 

What authors have you been reading for years?  Why do you love their books so much?  Please let me know in the comments below.  And as always, 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: 

  A Breath of Hope 
by Lauraine Snelling 



And the first line is...

"Nilda Carlson stared at the money in her hand." 

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. That cover looks as cold as I feel on this, the first day of our Australian winter. Although, I have to confess, I'm a bit of a baby when it comes to winter. I really don't like the cold!

    I'm featuring the first line from 'A Solace of Water' by Elizabeth Byler Younts this week, but as Ronie Kendig has just released the new and revised edition of Wolfsbane (one of my all-time favourite books!) I'm going to share the first line of that here:

    Blood dripped into his left eye.

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    1. I don't care for the cold either! Right now, it's about 90 degrees outside--so we are facing opposite weather--and even though it can get a bit humid, I still prefer the warmer months. :) Happy reading girl!

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  2. Lifeway and Hobby Lobby - two of my favorite stores! The authors I've been reading the longest are Robin Jones Gunn and Debbie Macomber. I hope you have a nice weekend!

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    1. One of my newly discovered favorite stores is T.J.Maxx. :) Happy reading Ellie!

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  3. PROLUGE
    May 1, 1815

    BEAWORTHY, DEVONSHIRE, ENGLAND
    We observed the first of May as we always did. - The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen

    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Devonshire, England...sounds like a wonderful book! I wonder if that is where they make Devonshire Clotted Cream. :) Happy reading Caryl!

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  4. Happy Friday! Authors I have been reading for years is a long list but I'll narrow it down to a few: Denise Hunter, Rachel Hauck, and Susan May Warren all top that list.

    More than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer is on my reading agenda this weekend, so I'll share the first lines from that: 1879--Fannin County, TX
    "Don't lose heart, children. We have several strong families lined up in Bonham. I'm sure we'll find good homes for each of you."

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    1. Rachel Hauck is a new author for me, but I loved her book The Writing Desk. And I just watched her Hallmark film--so good! :) Happy reading Suzie!

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  5. This is a beautiful cover! I've read and enjoyed Lauraine Snelling's books. I need to find a copy of this one :)

    Over on my blog I'm featuring the first line from Tara Johnson's "Engraved on the Heart". Here I'll share the first line from chapter 14.
    "Keziah wrapped the cloak around her shoulders and eased her bedroom door open, wincing at the gentle creak that echoed down the dark hallway."

    Do be sure to drop by my blog page and enter the giveaway!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. It's been so long sine I have a read a book by Snelling, so I'm so excited to read this one! Happy reading Trisha!

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  6. Snelling is a favorite of mine as well as Janette Oke (love her Canadian West series) and T. Davis Bunn. I just finished reading A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter... "Graham, the Viscount Wharton, heir to the earldom of Grableton, pride of the Cambridge fencing team, coveted party guest, and generally well-liked member of both Brook's and White's, was bored."

    Happy reading!

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    1. I love Janette Oke! I think I have read every single one of her books. :) The Love Comes Softly series was always my favorite. Happy reading Beth!

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  7. Love the cover art on this one! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a great weekend! :)

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    1. Thanks Becca! Have a lovely day and happy reading!

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  8. Happy Friday! My first line is from Mail-Order Bride Switch by Dorothy Clark:

    "Garret Stevenson kicked the snow off his boots, climbed the steps to the roofed platform of the Union Pacific Railroad station and stopped."

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    1. There are so many wonderful books in the Love Inspired Historical line. :) Happy reading Becky!

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  9. That is a pretty cover! One of my current reads is A Proposal to Die For, the first Lady Alkmene Cosy Mystery by Vivian Conroy:

    'Marry me.' The whispered words reached Lady Alkene Callender's ears just as she was reaching for the gold lighter on the mantelpiece to relight the cigarette in her ivory holder.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Great book title and excellent first line! I'm hooked! :) Happy reading Yvette!

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  10. What a gorgeous cover! Have a great weekend!😊

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    1. Have a lovely day and happy reading Susan! :)

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  11. What a pretty cover!

    On my blog, I'm sharing the first line from Tessa Afshar's upcoming novel, Thief of Corinth, due out in July. Here I will post the first line from the novel I'm about to begin, This Wilderness Journey by Misty Beller.

    November, 1852
    Canadian Rocky Mountains

    "I am the luckiest man alive."

    Makes you want to read to find out why he's the luckiest man alive, huh?! Lol! 😊

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    1. Absolutely! Why is he the luckiest man alive?! Happy reading Nicole!

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  12. ALREADY?! Have they no respect for the 4th of JULY! This is as bad as when I see Christmas decorations as soon as Halloween is over. Poor Thanksgiving gets so overlooked. Happy Reading :)

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    1. I know! I agree--Thanksgiving seems to always get overlooked. Happy reading Sarah!

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  13. That's too early, but then again, I have been seeing a lot of Christmas in July sales happening. Hallmark is even doing a 30 Days until Christmas in July.

    I'm sharing about "No One Ever Asked" by Katie Ganshert on the blog, but I'm currently reading, "The Weaver's Daughter" by Sarah E. Ladd.

    Alarm's menacing sting picked Kate Dearborne's consciousness and hurried her steps.

    Happy reading and have a great weekend!

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    1. I have this book by Ladd on my Kindle--such a great cover. Where can I get her furry muff?! :) Happy reading Rebecca!

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