First Line Friday #34

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Happy Friday!

Did you happen to join the Facebook Live event to watch the Christy Awards this week? Or were you luck enough to attend the event live? This week I decided to feature one of the winners:

The House on Foster Hill

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Oakwood, Wisconsin
March 1906

Death had a way of creeping up on  a soul, and Ivy Thorpe was determined that when it visited her, she would not be surprised.

I don’t know about you, but that first line sure sounds intriguing! I admit I haven’t read this story yet, however I DID read her book The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond and loved it so this one is definitely on my TBR! Congratulations to Jaime Jo Wright on winning the award for Mystery/Suspense/Thriller!

About the Book:

Kaine Prescott is no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious death fell on deaf ears. In desperate need of a fresh start, Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather’s Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And when the house’s dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forced to face the terrifying realization she has nowhere left to hide.
A century earlier, the house on Foster Hill holds nothing but painful memories for Ivy Thorpe. When an unidentified woman is found dead on the property, Ivy is compelled to discover her identity. Ivy’s search leads her into dangerous waters and, even as she works together with a man from her past, can she unravel the mystery before any other lives–
including her own–are lost?

About the Author:jamie-jo-wright

Professional coffee drinker & ECPA/Publisher’s Weekly best-selling author, Jaime Jo Wright resides in the hills of Wisconsin writing spirited turn-of-the-century romance stained with suspense. Coffee fuels her snarky personality. She lives in Neverland with her Cap’n Hook who stole her heart and will not give it back, their little fairy TinkerBell, and a very mischievous Peter Pan. The foursome embark on scores of adventure that only make her fall more wildly in love with romance and intrigue.

Jaime lives in dreamland, exists in reality, and invites you to join her adventures at jaimejowright.com!

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.

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25 thoughts on “First Line Friday #34

  1. Loved this book, and love that first line!

    I’m featuring the first line from Angela K. Couch’s brand new release “The Tory’s Daughter” on my blog, but here, I’m going to share the first line of “Little Women”, which I’ve just started listening to via audiobook:

    “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. I loved that book, too! Can’t wait for Misty Wayfair!

    My first line is from Stratagem by Robin Caroll:

    “ According to your estimation, she has eight minutes to figure out she can’t open the doorunless her employee uses the key he got in the last room.”

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  3. That first line sure sounds suspenseful.

    This week I am featuring the first sentence from `Swimming in the Deep End` (Christina Suzann Nelson)

    So here I’ll feature the first sentence from my next TBR book.

    `Someday I hope to write a book on the subject of “The End”. (Through My Father’s Eyes` by Franklin Graham)

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  4. That is a great first line. Hooked me and this book is not on my TBR.

    I shared the first line of Murder at Harbor Village on my blog. Here I will share the opening of Slay Bells Ring by Karen Rose Smith. I am on a cozy mystery kick right now.

    “Your Christmas Delight theme for staging this house is perfect, ” Sara Merriweather told Caprice De Luca on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Yet Sara’s voice held forced cheerfulness and her eyes were troubled.

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  5. I enjoy Jaime’s books!

    My first line comes from A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner:

    Manhattan
    September 2011

    The length of floral-patterned challis rested on the cutting table like a bridal bouquet undone.

    Happy Weekend and Happy Reading!!!

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  6. That sounds ominous.

    Today is book launch day for my latest Regency novel, so I’m featuring it on First Line Friday on my blog. However, I am currently reading A Tale of Two Hearts by Michelle Griep. I will share from the third chapter, which is where I’m at. “It was a grisly kind of day.”

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  7. Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from A Musket In My Hands by Sandra Merville Hart. Here I’ll share the first line from chapter 8.
    “Callie’s fingers shook as she signed the document to enter the army.”

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend with lots of time to enjoy reading!

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  8. Happy Friday!🍁

    My first lines come from Things Left Unsaid by Courtney Walsh….

    This is it, Lyndie. Don’t blow it. Lyndie St. James stood in the hallway of Judson Music Studios, willing herself to open the door. A door that, in the past few months , had come to mean so much, thanks to constant reminders that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!🍁🙃💕

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  9. Happy Weekend! My first line is from Wait for Me by Susan May Warren:

    “He wasn’t looking for trouble, but if Pete didn’t act right now, at least one person was going to die.”

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  10. Happy Friday! I’ve only read novellas by this author, so I am looking forward to reading her novels. I’m sharing from An Unseemly Wife by E.B. Moore on my blog. Here is the first sentence from Chapter 6:

    “On and on, they rode alone through the woods, between the branches, a flaming sun setting thin clouds aglow, until one night the sky cleared to a deep black studded with uncountable white points.”

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  11. Congratulations to Jamie Jo Wright, and all the Christy Award winners!

    I’m sharing from Romancing the Bride by Melissa Jagears over on my blog, and I’m currently reading another in the same genre – The Lieutenant’s Bargain by Regina Jennings. Two great books from two great Christian Western romance writers! Here’s the first line from The Lieutenant’s Bargain:

    “If she’d known there were so few washrooms in Indian Territory, Hattie Walker wouldn’t have drunk three cups of coffee at breakfast that morning.”

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