Friday, January 4, 2019

First Lines Friday and 56 ~ 1/4/19

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



What she was looking at was definitely not what she wanted to see.
 Page 56

One evening after supper Marco and Rachel were sitting outside on their own.  The night was icy and clear, the moon not yet up.

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  1. I have loved the two books I read by Joubert. Such an outstanding author. This book will go on my TBR list. Beautiful cover too!

    On my blog I shared the first line from We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartels. Here I will share from Secrets at Cedar Cabin by Colleen Coble -- "Bailey Fleming glanced out her patient's window into the parking lot, but the swirling snow obscured all but the dim glow of the streetlamp."

  2. Intriguing beginning, that alone was enough to draw me in! Happy weekend!

  3. Great excerpts. I am intrigued and want to know more. Here's mine: “THOSE OTHER WOMEN”

  4. I need to get my hands on one of her stories, I've heard good things about them!

  5. Wonderful cover! Happy New Year Colletta!

  6. Happy Friday! My first line is from "Until I Met You: Brides of Seattle Prequel" by Kimberly Rose Johnson:

    "Early Saturday morning, Brandi Prescott held her latte in one hand and opened the door to leave her favorite coffee shop in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle."

  7. Great beginning! I love the cover too. This week I am spotlighting The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye. Happy reading!

  8. Happy Friday! I’m sharing the first line of the ‘First January’ diary entry from D.E. Stevenson’s Mrs. Tim of the Regiment on my blog today. So here I’ll share the beginning of the ‘Tenth January’ entry:

    “Meet Nora Watt on my way home from church. She has been lying in wait for me. We agree that the sermon was slightly dull, but that the singing has improved. I see Grace hovering about but there is no escape from Nora.”

  9. Happy Friday! Today on my blog I'm featuring My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge by Pepper Basham but it's also my next read so I don't have an extra line to share yet. Hope you have a great weekend!

  10. What a gorgeous cover! This sounds like a good read!

  11. I haven't heard of this author before. I wonder what the relationship between the women is. I'm highlighting BEARTOWN today

  12. Now that quote makes me want to know more of what's going on. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  13. Happy New Year!

    My first lines come from a book I'm reading now, The Marriage Bargain by Stephanie Dees....

    Cameron Quinn looked around the tiny town of Red Hill Springs. Big pots of pansies, twinkle lights in the trees lining the streets......apparently the basketball team at the local high school was doing well this year--the storefronts were full of team spirit. It had charm, he guessed, if you were a person who liked that down-home kind of stuff.

    He wasn't.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

  14. Happy Friday!

    Interesting lines. I also love the cover. I'll have to add this book to my list of books to read before the end of the year . . . hopefully.

    On my blog this week, I’m featuring Laura Frantz’s “The Frontiersman’s Daughter” as my FLF. I’m also reading Mary Connealy’s “Out of Control.” This FLF is:

    Colorado Territory
    June 23, 1866

    “Last time. This is it. Never again.”

    Have a good weekend and happy reading.

  15. Happy Friday!

    Today, on my blog, I'm sharing the first line from Chasing Someday by Crystal Walton. I'm currently on chapter 24, so I will leave the first line from there.

    "Chase sat back in one of the wicker chairs Mom insisted he own, cradled his guitar in his lap, and watched the fireflies hail the end of a long day."

    It's such a good book. I'm loving it. πŸ˜€

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with relaxing reading time. πŸ˜€❤πŸ“š

  16. I read this a while ago and really enjoyed it. I hope you do too!

    I'm featuring a non-fiction book on my blog this week--A Light So Lovely (about Madeleine L'Engle)--but I'm also about to dive into Stratagem by Robin Caroll, so here's the first line:

    "According to your estimation, she has eight minutes to figure out she can't open the door unless her employee uses the key he got in the last room."

    Have a great weekend!

  17. I like the cover, but I might need to know more about the story. :-)


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