Friday, April 28, 2017

First Line Fridays

Today is a very important day for me.  It is the day when the Lord did something very miraculous in my life.   I was in a very difficult place, because I was very sick, but He gave me a second chance at life.  Through His strength and the brilliance He gives to doctors and nurses, I am still here today, and I am so grateful!  Words cannot express how happy I am to be alive, and how honored I am to be here with my family and friends.  Please take a moment today to tell your loved ones how much you love them.  As the Bible says, life is like a vapor (James 4:14).  So take the time to embrace life, love others, and to do all you can for others.  Happy Friday!

As always, please be sure to check out the book lines from these other amazing bloggers too:    

Sydney from Singing Librarian
Rachel from Bookworm Mama
Andie from Radiant Light
Katie from Fiction Aficionado
Kathleen from Kathleen Denly
Lauraine from Lauraine's Notes 
Jessica from A Baker's Perspective  

And I want to welcome Jessica to the First Line Fridays fun!   

  Trisha from Joy of Reading
 Click the links above to be taken to their posts and...
If you would like to join us, send Carrie a message and let her know!

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

Today I am going to post a line from:

by Lisa Harris

And the first line is:

11:24 a.m., Tuesday 
Flight 1545 from Houston to Nashville

"Nikki Boyd grabbed the armrest of the aisle seat as the plane hit another air pocket and the FASTEN SEAT BELT light flickered on above row 29 on the Airbus."

Happy reading and Happy Friday!


  1. “You get out there, and I mean now.”
    My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains – Carmela’s Quandary by Susan Page Davis

    1. I don't think I have read anything by this author before, but I noticed she has a story in the novella collection...Seven Brides for Seven Texans.

  2. What a wonderful anniversary! And I loved 'Pursued'!

    Since I have so many wonderful first lines to choose from at the moment, I'm going to share a different one here than on my blog. It's the first line from Varina Denman's 'Looking Glass Lies':

    "I woke up in the middle of the night in our cavernous walk-in closet. Again."

    1. Thank you Katie! Intriguing first mysterious!

  3. The line I’m going to share with you here is different than the one featured on my blog post. This book is one that my 9 year old son is currently reading for the second time.

    “This is a true story. Well some of it. Most of it.”
    Harlow & Sage (and Indiana) A true story about best friends by: Brittni Vega

  4. Today I’m sharing the first line from Cynthia Roemer’s debut book that came out today.
    Under This Same Sky
    Illinois ~ May 8, 1854
    Nothing could have prepared her for this.

    1. Great first line! I will have to check this book out. Happy Friday!

  5. Happy Friday (is it really?)!! My first line is from a nonfiction book that is being released on May 2nd, Women Who Move Mountains by Sue Detweiler: " 'Get my baby out!' I screamed with a raspy voice."

    And one of my favorite quotes: "Every day we have the opportunity to agree with God & allow His perspective to flood us with His hope. It’s like having a pressure washer in your mind."

    1. Brilliant quote! Thank you for including a nonfiction has been ages since I have picked up a nonfiction text. Happy Friday!

  6. What a wonderful anniversary to be celebrating. God is good. happy Friday!

    1. Thank you Sarah...I wholeheartedly agree. :) Happy Friday!


    They were coming. - Orphan's Song by Gillian Bronte Adams


    1. Wow...amazing first line. It definitely draws the reader in. Happy Friday!

  8. Yay! So glad God gave you that chance!
    And PS I loved this book!!!

  9. Wow Heather we have more than reading in common. God gave me not only a second chance but a third one as well. Blessings friend!

    1. I'm so happy to hear that...God is good! Glad you are doing well! :)