Friday, August 31, 2018

First Line Fridays


I saw several of these novellas on Amazon, and each one looked so interesting.  Melissa Jagears is a great author, so I am sure this story will be wonderful; however, I wish I could purchase them in book format.  It looks like each one is only a Kindle version, and while I do love my Kindle, nothing will ever take the place of a real book in my hands.  :) 

Happy almost September everyone!  Where did August go?  I truly believe I blinked, and it was gone.  What fun adventures did you go on in August?  I think the highlight of the month for me was seeing the Christopher Robin movie.  :)  If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend going to see it!  Happy reading everybody! 

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

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  Tied and True: A Teaville Moral Society
by Melissa Jagears



And the first line is...

Kansas City, Missouri 
September 1908

"The pounding of hammers above them ceased.  Marianne Lister put down her tea and smiled at the window whose roof was being reshingled by men from their church.  'Seems you'll have peace and quiet now.'" 

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! 








20 comments:

  1. The year is definitely flying by, isn't it?

    I'm featuring 'Shadow Sister' by Katherine Scott Jones on my blog today, but right now I've just started reading 'The Raveling' by Tamara Leigh. At last! I've been waiting to find the time to read this one!!

    "He had lost a son he had not known he had--providing the child was his."

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. I know--I cannot believe it is September! Pretty soon, we will be decorating for Christmas. :) Happy reading!

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  2. I think the only way to get the novella's in print is to purchase the collection "Hearts Entwined"! They are all wonderful stories in that collection :)

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    1. Thanks for the info Trisha! I actually have that book, but I didn't realize this was one of the stories--perfect! :) Happy reading!

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  3. I haven't read this collection, but I have read the rest of Melissa Jagears's Teaville books and thought they were excellent.

    I'm sharing the first line from Justice by Emily Conrad on my blog today. It was an unexpected read - the cover gave me the impression it was a historical romance, but it was most definitely a contemporary.

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    1. That sounds lovely Iola! I'm excited to read this story. :) Happy reading!

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  4. Happy Friday!๐Ÿ˜Š

    My first lines come from a book I will be reading shortly, Unleashed by Donna Kauffman.

    Emma Lafferty’s life had gone to the dogs. Literally. And to the cats. And the parakeets, goldfish, hamsters, even the occasional potbelly pig. What it and her fledgling pet-sitting service hadn’t gone to was her bank account. Not enough, anyway.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’–

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    1. This first line is hysterical! Happy reading Susan!

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  5. I've really enjoyed the books of Melissa's that I've read, and I love novellas, so I may need to give this one a chance!

    I'm sharing the first line of "A Worthy Rebel" on my blog today. I'll share the first line of my current read, Sarah Loudin Thomas's "A Shot at Love," here: "Fleeta hunkered low, careful not to rattle the crisp fallen leaves all around her."

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    1. Novellas are always so fun to read! Happy reading Becky!

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  6. She is definitely a very good author. I haven't read this one yet, but I do love the cover of the book. I'm not posting a First Line Friday this week because I simply don't have time. I just became a great-aunt yesterday and am entertaining family from out of time. Some things are simply more important than reading. This is one of them. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Congratulations Anneliese! Have fun with your family!

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  7. I’m featuring lines from Danielle Norman’s upcoming release Roadster on my blog.

    Here, I’m sharing lines from Keira Montclair’s Falling for the Chieftan. It’s her new historical time travel romance.

    “Allison Sutton’s feet hit water as she plunged into the murky liquid at the base of the cascading falls.”

    Happy Reading!

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    1. Historical time travel--that sounds really interesting! Happy reading Janine!

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  8. Melissa is a favorite! I"m featuring Starting From Scratch by Kate Lloyd on my blog, so here is a line from page 11:

    "A few minutes later I sat on the suitcase's lid while Marta fastened the metal latches with gusto."

    Happy Friday!

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    1. Ah yes, I remember doing this when I traveled to England. There were just so many wonderful souvenirs I wanted to bring home! :) Happy reading Yvette!

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  9. Happy Saturday!

    Yesterday on my blog, I shared the first lines from Cara Putman's novel Delayed Justice. Here I will share the first line from the novel I'm currently reading, An Unpresentable Glory by Eleanor Gustafson.

    "On her return from church, Kileenda Jensen discovered a problem, and it had nothing to do with her name."

    Hope you have an awesome weekend!!! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ“š

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    1. Intrigue! What is the problem?! Happy reading and have a great weekend too Nicole!

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  10. I know I'm late for Friday, so happy Labor Day weekend! My first line is from Under Prairie Skies by Cynthia Roemer.

    "The sound of a spry whistle froze Charlotte Stanton in her tracks. She tightened her hold on her bucket of creek water, eyes narrowing."

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    1. You are never too late to leave a comment on my blog. :) Hope you had a wonderful labor day! Happy reading Becky!

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