Friday, July 6, 2018

First Line Fridays


This book is one of the many in my Amazon wish list...mostly because I love the cover and title. :)  And I know what you are thinking--you can't judge a book by its cover, yet I have found so many wonderful books through the years because the cover caught my eye.  Haven't you ever done that before?  :)  In the comments below, let me know what cute book covers you have seen.  Happy reading! 

P.S.  Wouldn't a cupcake be the perfect addition to a cup of tea?  :) 

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

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes 
by Betsy St. Amant 



And the first line is...

"There was more to life than vanilla buttercream.  Or at least, Kat Varland used to believe so."  

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! 









36 comments:

  1. Happy Friday!😎 I love cupcakes!!

    My first lines come from Loving Grace by April Smith.

    I’M LATE. THE PHONE IS already ringing off the wall by the time I make it to my desk. I toss my keys and bag to the side, not really bothering with where they land. I’ll get them later. I grab the phone and snag the corner of the desk with my hip. That’s going to leave a mark.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!😊

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    1. I love these first lines! They are totally relatable...lol. Happy reading Susan!

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  2. My first line comes from The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard

    Proluge
    November 1942

    The news that June's grandfather was being evicted had come from her older sister Mary, who worked in town at Langham's Drug Store.

    Happy Friday and happy reading! :D

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    1. Oh goodness! That's awful! Happy reading Caryl!

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  3. great first lines. I was 'shocked' to see First Line Fridays this morning when yesterday FELT like MONDAY! happy weekend, Heather!

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    1. I can totally understand that feeling Debra. The week goes by way too quickly! Happy reading!

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  4. I love the cover, too, and that's a great first line! The book I'm sharing on my blog is "Lord Livesey's Bluestocking" by Audrey Harrison. I will share the first line from chapter 22. "Livesey stood next to his aunt in the side chapel, taking in the scene whilst gritting his teeth." Have a wonderful weekend!

    Here is a cute cover I saw just yesterday:
    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61%2BAe3qtEEL.jpg

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    1. So I want to know why he is gritting his teeth?! And that is a cute book cover--it reminds me of Moana for some reason. :) Happy reading Anneliese!

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  5. This cover.....makes me want to start baking!! But....it's too hot and humid.

    I'll share a first line from a book I hope to start reading very soon.

    "Two construction workers carried in the orange ladder splatted with dried paint blotches and old drywall mud."

    From The House at Saltwater Point by Colleen Coble

    Happy Friday! :)

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    1. I know what you mean--I love baking, but it's too hot to make baked goods! However, the best way to cheat in this is to just go and purchase them from Starbucks. :) Happy reading Jessica!

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  6. My first line is from Blind Betrayal by Nancy Mehl:

    As Martin Avery waited to be murdered, he was surprised to find that, more than anything else, he felt offended.

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    1. I love mysteries, so this line is very intriguing! Happy reading Paula!

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  7. I miss reading Betsy St. Amant books. I hope to see a new one from her soon!

    My current read is The Truth Between Us by Tammy L. Gray:

    Nine months, twenty-seven days, and four hours.

    Have a terrific weekend!

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    1. Brilliant first line! Is the character having a baby?! Happy reading Suzie!

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  8. I shared the first few lines of Rosie Walsh's debut "Ghosted" on my blog, but I'm going to share an old favorite here.

    "The fans scream for her, but they don't really know the girl on the magazine covers - the girl with the guitar and the easy smile. Her given name is Delilah, and they think she goes by Lilah. But anyone who really knows my best friend calls her Dee."

    That line comes from Emery Lord's "Open Road Summer". It's a light, fun and romantic read, perfect for, well, summer. Haha!

    Hope you enjoyed it. Happy Friday! :D

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    1. Sounds like a great summer read Rachel! Happy reading!

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  9. Happy Friday!

    I loved this book! It's so cute (and delicious)!

    I'm reading Newlywed Games by Mary Davis right now, so here's the first line: "Bruce Halloway had looked up with a start when he heard the ruckus outside his office window."

    Hallie @ Book by Book

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    1. I can't wait to read this cupcake story--it's on my Kindle. :) Happy reading Hallie!

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  10. I don't know, vanilla buttercream is pretty amazing...

    Happy Friday Heather!

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  11. Oh that cover is SO cute!!! I read a novella by Robin Lee Hatcher this week because of the cover. :)

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    1. Sounds like a splendid decision! Happy reading Ellie!

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  12. Happy Friday! My first line is from This Freedom Journey by Misty M. Beller:

    "This journey I take seems foolish to others, yet I can't help the yearning that fuels me. ~ Adrien's Journal"

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    1. What a passionate first line! Happy reading Becky!

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  13. I enjoyed this book. I hope you can stop by:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2018/07/first-lines-friday-7618.html

    Colletta

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    1. That's so lovely to hear Colletta. This is a new author for me. :) Happy reading!

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  14. I’m sharing from Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton on my blog today, so here is the first line from chapter 2:

    “The babysitter was late, Addie and Walsh were flying around the house in superhero capes yelling the Batman theme song–“Da-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-Batman!”–and Jenna had just poured a mug of coffee when Walsh bumped into her from behind, spilling hot liquid down the front of her black Full Cup Coffee T-shirt.”

    Happy Friday!

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    1. Sounds like the typical morning...lol. Happy reading Yvette!

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  15. i love that cover - and the first line! :)

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    1. I wish I had a cupcake right now...lol. Happy reading Carrie!

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  16. I don't know...buttercream is pretty darn good! Lol!

    This week for FLF, I am showcasing Roseanna M. White's novel Whispers From the Shadows. Here, I will post the first line from chapter 2 in the book I'm just starting today, The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham.

    "Em, you look so improved."

    Kind of sounds insulting...I'll have to read on and find out the context. 😉

    Hope you're having a blessed weekend with lots of fun reading time. 😊

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    1. Improved?! That does sounds insulting...lol. Happy reading Nicole!

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  17. Haha cute first line! The book I shared on my blog is The Hidden Side by Heidi Chiavaroli, but I'm currently reading Things I Never Told You by Beth K Vogt so I'll share that first line here: "The what-ifs taunted me every time I visited my parents, but any hope of beginning again had vanished years ago--if there'd ever been one. Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. I think you can always begin again. :) Happy reading Becca!

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  18. That cover makes me want to grab a yummy cupcake! This sounds like it is a fun book to read. I hope you enjoyed a nice weekend.

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    1. I know! I wish I had a cupcake right now...lol. Happy reading Trisha!

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