Friday, November 22, 2019

First Lines Friday, 56 and BBH ~ 11/22/19

Today's "First Lines" and "56" are from:

First Lines

My Mamaw died in April as they were painting her toenails.  It didn't matter if she was ever getting out of that bed again or not; there would be nail polish and perfectly primped hair. 
 Page 56

Experiencing healing and being made well are not the natural by-products of pain.  They are by-products of a decision--a choice--to be made well.

 Q.  Excluding the Bible, name one book that makes you feel thankful and happy. (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
 A.   My answer is pretty broad and not just one book, but I would say Children's Books.  The reason Children's Books make me thankful and happy is because it means I am spending time with a little one. Sharing my love of reading with up-and-coming readers brings me great joy :)


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  1. Man, that first line packs a powerful emotional punch. Sounds like a read where you should have some tissues handy. Hope you're enjoying it!

    I LOVE this penpal idea! I'll have to come back later to sign up (since I'm on a work computer now), but oh my gosh, I've been wanting a penpal for quite a while now.

    You can find my First Line Friday 56 here.

  2. Great 56!! Very true too! Sounds like an interesting read! Happy American Thanksgiving weekend!

  3. My first line is from A Match For Emma by Pepper Basham:
    Molly Caudwell needed a perfect match, and Emma Mitchell was the woman to give the newest waitress her very own happily-ever-after.

  4. That's a good answer to the BBH question, Colletta. I'm not sure about books that make me feel thankful, but I read as a form of entertainment so there are a huge number that make me happy. :-)
    I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. Here's my BBH Post
    Flora x

  5. This one seems like an interesting read. Enjoy your current read!

  6. Happy Friday! My first line is from “A Match for Emma” by Pepper Basham:

    “Molly Caudwell needed a perfect match, and Emma Mitchell was the woman to give the newest waitress her very own happily-ever-after.”

  7. Happy Saturday! Today, I'm currently reading On My Honour by Elizabeth John's, so I'll share from there.

    "Meg looked down at her hands, which were raw from lye soap. How did people do this every day?"

    Hope you're having a good weekend filled with awesome reading time and rest. 😊❤📖

  8. Your novel sounds like an inspiring book. I hope it is. My Friday quotes

  9. How do you like Made Well? It sounds interesting! Today I'm sharing the first line from Unscripted by Davis Bunn: "The entire Beverly Hills jail was nonsmoking and air-conditioned."


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