Friday, September 22, 2017

First Line Fridays

I love the cover of this book!  This is another book I stumbled upon during my Amazon book research.  Just like last week, I have not read anything by this author either, but I love discovering new books and authors, which is why First Line Fridays is so much fun!  Have any of you read any books by Jenny Colgan?  She seems to write about cafes and bakeries in several of her books--baking is one of my favorite things to do.  :)  I don't know if she includes recipes or not, but I love it when authors include the recipes from some of the food items they mention in their books.  Laura Childs tends to do that in her tea shop mystery books.  :)

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 
Trisha from Joy of Reading
  Jane from C Jane Read  
Christina from Moments Dipped in Ink 
Molly from Cafinated Reads
Alicia from A Brighter Destiny  
  Ellie from Sprinkles and Pink   

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

Susan from Susan Loves Books  
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: 

The Bookshop on the Corner 
by Jenny Colgan 

And the first line is...

"The problem with good things that happen is that very often they disguise themselves as awful things."  

Happy reading and happy Friday!  


  1. Great opening!

    I'm featuring the first line from J. Rodes' "Charging the Darkness" on my blog today--great conclusion to her dystopian trilogy--but right now I'm going to share the opening of Rachel Dylan's recent release, "Deadly Proof":

    "You can't call that a settlement offer." Kate Sullivan looked directly into the dark eyes of her opposing counsel, who represented a medical device company.

    Have a great weekend!

    1. I have seen that book floating around the looks like a great suspense novel. Happy Friday! :)

  2. The cover of the book reminds me of a cozy book cafe. Quite inviting!

    1. I know...I wish I could visit that cozy book cafe today. :) Happy Friday!

  3. That's a great first line!
    Here's the line I'm sharing today.
    How dare the stars still light the night and the James River continue to flow, when the one who made Lettie’s life bearable was gone?
    This is the first line from chapter 1 (not the prologue) of Carrie Fancett Pagels novella “Love’s Escape” in The Captive Brides Collection.

    1. I remember crossing over the James River when I lived in Virginia. :) Happy Friday!

  4. Mrs. Pollifax had attended church that Sunday morning, and her hat-a garden of pale pink roses and green leaves-still sat on her head as she ate lunch in the sunny kitchen of her apartment. - The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax (Book 2) by Dorothy Gilman

    Happy Friday!

  5. Love this cover!! Happy Weekend!