I was browsing through books online the other day, and I came across this story. I have a few of Colleen Coble's books that are on my never ending to-be-read list. :) Recently, I told someone--I wish I could just stop and read for hours everyday. Wouldn't that be lovely?!
Did you get any snow where you live? It was so nice to see, since I seldom see snow where I live, but it was so cold! Since February will be our next First Line Friday, I wanted to say happy January! I hope all of you are having a lovely start to the new year. Happy reading!
Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!
Today I am going to post a line from:
To Love a Stranger
by Colleen Coble
And the first line is...
Boston, Massachusetts, 1868
"What are you doing in my room, Bessie?"
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!
Yes, reading for hours would be so nice. I do get those days in once in a while on the weekend (and when I say "hours" I mean like three or four uninterrupted)ReplyDelete
Here's the first line from a book I hope to get to this weekend:
FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson had survived missions in the Middle East, been detained in Iran, escaped an ISIS death trap, and still walked and talked.
by DiAnn Mills
I know--I've watched a few videos on YouTube where people have tried to read as many books as they can in a 24 hour period! :)Delete
Well, now I want to know what Bessie is doing in her room as well! :DReplyDelete
I agree Kara! :)Delete
I love Colleen's books!!
My FLF comes from the book I’m reading now, Liza’s Second Chance by Molly Jebber!
Lisa Schrock, clenched her teeth and dug her fingers in the fresh dough in her Amish bakery. The forced smiles, nods to her friends’ compliments, and suppressing the truth about her husband had been difficult, but she’d managed to keep her miserable marriage a secret.
Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!
Great first line! I will have to look this book up! :)Delete
Eeeep! I need to add this to my TBR! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Salazar Sanso raised his binoculars and looked out over the edge of the steep drop into the rosy New Mexican desert. - Burn by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy
Happy Friday and Happy Reading!
That looks interesting just because I'm intrigued by that writing-duo!Delete
You're welcome Caryl! Happy reading!Delete
Over on my blog I am showcasing Naomi Rawlings's novel Love's Bright Tomorrow. Here I will share the first line from the novel I am currently reading, Mary and Bright by Shannon Graupman.
"Mary Bradford's heart raced as she sat on the edge of her king sized bed -- her gaze affixed on the single white sheet of paper resting on the nightstand."
Oh wow! What was written on the piece of paper?! :)Delete
I'm more a fan of Colleen Coble's contemporary romantic suspense novels than her historical novels, but I could be convinced to change my mind ...ReplyDelete
I'm sharing the first line from Aint Misbehaving by Marji Laine on my blog. I'm currently reading My Sister's Prayer by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould. It's the middle book in a trilogy and I really shouldn't have read the third book first, because it did ruin some of the big-picture suspense. Here's the first line:
The cry for help came as I was coasting toward the bicycle rack at the far end of the story.
I know--I try to read books in the proper order too, but sometimes I pick up random books at used books sales, and I never seem to always purchase each book in the series. :)Delete
All the snow has melted where I live, but more is in the forecast for next week. :) I hope you have a nice weekend!ReplyDelete
Same here! It snowed, and then it got really warm. But of course, now it is freezing again...lol. :) Happy reading!Delete
Yes, we've gotten a lot of snow where I live ~ northern midwest! :-) I love it, but I'll admit that I'm also looking forward to spring and flowers blooming.ReplyDelete
I didn't realize that Colleen Coble writes in so many different genres! I've passed over her before because I'm not a big suspense reader, but her historical fiction looks interesting... That first line makes me gulp. :-)
The snow is so pretty, but I do understand about wanting to see the spring. I have always loved the summer, but I think spring is becoming my favorite season. :) I didn't know that Colleen Coble wrote so many genres either--check out her Amazon account. There are a plethora of books to choose from! Happy reading!Delete
I will in Michigan. January started out in the single digits and a few inches of snow, but it's ending with temperatures swinging between mid 20s and low 50s -- and no snow on the ground. Lots of colds and viruses are going around Michigan with such weather pattern changes, but it's been a good month.ReplyDelete
The first line on my blog is from a novel by Michelle Griep, The Captive Heart. Here, I will share the first line of Chapter 5 from the book I'm currently reading, The Captivating Lady Charlotte by Carolyn Miller "It was entirely possible that the excitement of last month's come-out ball was about to be surpassed."
Have a wonderful weekend!
Single digits! I cannot imagine it being that cold! Waking up to 18 degree weather was cold enough for me. :) Great first line--I want to read more books by Michelle Griep--12 Days at Bleakly Manor was wonderful! Happy reading!Delete
Happy Friday! (What's left!) My first lines (sorry, but I included the 2nd) is from These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart:ReplyDelete
"Francine Howard stepped off the bus into another world. She should have been prepared."
You can always include the second line! :) Happy reading!Delete
No snow here, but plenty of hot sunshine!ReplyDelete
I have the first line from Tamara Leigh's latest release, The Awakening, on my blog, but here I'm going to share the first line from my current read, 'Weaver's Needle' by Robin Caroll:
"Unless you get one of those miracles they're always talking about in church, I don't see how you'll be able to keep the business open into spring."
Have a great weekend. :-)
Oh my! I hope that character receives his miracle! Happy reading!Delete
Ooooh, I must know who Bessie is and who the room belonged to that she was not supposed to be in!ReplyDelete
We had some snow Sunday/Monday as part of that big winter storm that moved through, but mostly we got the ice and did not have school Monday because of the unsafe driving conditions. Minnesota, where I am from, got tons and it is no fair because I LOVE SNOW. And snow days. And poor Eleanor just wants to play in the snow and in Nebraska we hardly get any anymore.
Yeah! I'm so glad you liked the first line! :) Yes, schools here were closed for three days. Happy reading!Delete
I love Colleen's books, no matter the genre! :) My current first line is from Cathy Gohlke's Until We Find Home: "Lightning crackled, splitting the night sky over Paris, illuminating letters painted on the bookstore window across the street: La Maison des Amis des Livres."ReplyDelete
What a wonderful first line! The architecture in Paris is so beautiful. :) Happy reading!Delete