Friday, October 5, 2018

First Line Fridays


Merry Christmas!  Well, kind of...there are so many lovely Christmas book coming out this season, so of course I had to highlight another story.  This book actually contains four stories--The Christmas Heirloom--and I thought it was interesting to note that each story focuses on one single brooch.

Novellas are always fun to read, so I hope you will be able to check this one out during the holiday season.  Maybe you can even begin reading your Christmas novels early this year--since Hallmark Christmas movies start at the end of this month!  :)  Happy reading everyone!

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

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  The Christmas Heirloom: Four Holiday Novellas of Love Through the Generations 
by Karen Witemeyer, Kristi Ann Hunter, Sarah Thomas, and Becky Wade 



And the first line is...

"A Haven Manor"
by Kristi Ann Hunter 

1827
Lancashire, England 

"From a purely rational standpoint, Sarah Gooding should have been ecstatic with her present position." 

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. I am posting the first line of A Hope Remembered by Stacie Henrie.
    France 1917 Are you the Ashby Brothers?

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    1. Hmmm...who are they Ashby brothers? I need to know more--great first line! Happy reading Deanne!

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  2. I loved reading the stories in this collection! Over on my blog, I'm featuring the first line from The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear. Do stop by and check it out. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thanks Trisha! This looks like a wonderful book and series! Happy reading!

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  3. Happy Friday!😊

    My first lines come from Jacob's Bell by John Snyder...

    A deafening screech, then a loud thud jolted Jacob McCallum upright from his slumber as the freight train pulled into the Chicago yards on a chilly September morning in 1944.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊📚🎃

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    1. Great author name...Snyder. :) Happy reading Susan!

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  4. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Connilyn Cossette's newest novel, Shelter of the Most High. I cannot wait to get into this book. Currently, I am reading A Tale of Two Hearts by Michelle Griep. It is SO good. I am loving it. I am on chapter 23, so I will post the first line from that chapter here:

    "He'd meant to talk to his uncle, truly he had, but the next day passed in a blur of festive activities -- and never once had Uncle been without Miss Whymsy at his side."

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with lots of good reading!

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    1. I have this book by Griep in my Christmas book stack, and I can't wait to read them! Happy reading Nicole!

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  5. Sounds like a lovely series. I'll have to check it out a little closer to Christmas. On my blog today, I am featuring one of my favorites, “The Princess” by Lori Wick. Here I will share the first lines from Chapter 3. “Nikolai stood alone in his bedroom and told himself to breathe deeply. He had the window wide open, cool as it was, but still felt as if he were going to suffocate. This was his wedding day.” Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks Anneliese! I read this book years ago--it was so good--wonderful author! Happy reading!

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  6. Happy Friday! I forgot about this week being about favorite genre but I DID share one from one of my favorite authors. I have to say historical fiction is my favorite, but I also like suspense to change things up a bit. I'm currently in-between books but I'll be be starting a new book after dinner tonight. Hope you have a great weekend with lots of quality reading time!

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    1. I know--it's always so hard to decide what to read next. :) Happy reading Becca!

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  7. I love these four authors, and I'm looking forward to reading this collection.

    I'm featuring Burden of Proof by DiAnn Mills on my blog today, but I'm currently reading Calm Cool and Connected by Arlene Pellicane, which is about forming good online habits. Here's the first line:

    "Imagine a small device that has gone from nonexistent to indispensable in less than a decade. You've probably guessed it. That amazing little invention is the smartphone."

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. This book is on my Christmas wish list. I am excited to read it!

    I’m currently reading When Hearts Collide by Sara Beth Williams and the first line is “Lacey Bennet hunched forward with her forehead pressed against her knees, blood roaring in her ears.”

    I hope you have a nice weekend!

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    1. When I hear the name Bennet, I immediately think Pride and Prejudice. :) Happy reading Ellie!

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  9. Happy Weekend! My first line is from Until I Met You by Kimberly Rose Johnson, which is included in the collection A Christmas To Remember:

    "Early Saturday morning, Brandi Prescott held her latte in one hand and opened the door to leave her favorite coffee shop in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle."

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    1. Sounds like the start to the perfect morning. :) Since it's in Seattle, could it possibly be Starbucks?! Happy reading Becky!

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  10. I love Christmas novellas and I'm looking forward to these! I’m featuring Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd on my blog, here is the second line:

    “All present quickened as lightning pierced the ground just outside the wide panel of windows, like a finger pointing deep within the earth.”

    Happy Friday!

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    1. I just started reading this novel today! :) Happy reading Yvette!

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