Friday, October 26, 2018

First Line Fridays

So I discovered this amazing bookstore last week!  It was one of those bookstores where you could spend hours and a lot of money.  :)  There were just so many treasures to discover and the people who worked there were very knowledgeable about the books in their store.  I know that seems like an odd statement, but for any family owned business, courteous and informed workers make all the difference!

I purchased a few books, which I will share in upcoming FLF, and a couple of them might have been mysteries.  :)  I hope everyone is having a lovely October and that it is not too chilly where you live.  Happy reading and happy Halloween friends!

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

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  Once Upon a Winter's Heart 
by Melody Carlson 

And the first line is...

"'Romance is officially dead,' Emma Burcelli proclaimed as she reached for the last empty crate."  

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! 


  1. Happy Friday!

    My first lines come from A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham......

    PHD WAS NOT SUPPOSED to smell like this. Adelina Roseland dropped a box of research articles onto the floor and stifled a deep breath as the strong aroma of naturally fertilized farmland wafted in from the open window.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!!😊💕🎃

  2. Wow, that's a great first line!

    I'm featuring Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh: He shouldn’t be here. A diner in some little tourist town in Michigan was no place for Grady Benson, but here he was.

    Have a great weekend!

    1. That sounds like the beginning of a great story! Happy reading Sherrinda!

  3. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I'm sharing the first lines from All Things New by June Foster. I'm at the 25% mark, so I'll just share a couple lines from there:

    "Though Jett wanted to see how the labor progressed, the medical conditions had change. Jillian had to bring the baby into the world now."

    Kind of intense! 😮

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with excellent reading time.

  4. This week on my blog I shared A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette but I'm currently reading Tell Her No Lies by Kelly Irvin so I'll share the first line from the current chapter (8) that I'm on: "Upstanding citizens of the community did not lead double lives." It's not an easy book to put down! Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of quality reading time!

    1. I love it when books are difficult to put down--that is the mark of a great story! Happy reading Becca!

  5. I enjoyed this novella. :) Happy Friday! I’m sharing from A Season of Grace by Lauraine Snelling on my blog. Here’s the first line from a book I treated myself to this week, His Promise by Shelley Shepard Gray:

    “It’s snowing again,” Grace King said to Snooze. “If it keeps up, we’re gonna have a white Christmas. Won’t that be something?”

    1. Snelling is such a great author. Happy reading Yvette!

  6. I love this author and this looks like a great seasonal book. Thanks for sharing.
    My first line is @

    1. My pleasure Michelle! The Christmas book you highlighted this week looks great too! Happy reading!