First Line Friday #61

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Happy Friday!

This week I’m featuring:

Living Lies (Harbored Secrets #1)

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JUST LET GO.

Living Waters is Natalie Walters’ debut novel, but I have heard so many wonderful things already that I can’t wait to dig into it! I just recently received my copy of it but it becomes available to the public in just a few short days on May 21 or you can preorder today! 🙂

About the Book:

In the little town of Walton, Georgia, everybody knows your name–but no one knows your secret. At least that’s what Lane Kent is counting on when she returns to her hometown with her five-year-old son. Dangerously depressed after the death of her husband, Lane is looking for hope. What she finds instead is a dead body.

Lane must work with Walton’s newest deputy, Charlie Lynch, to uncover the truth behind the murder. But when that truth hits too close to home, she’ll have to decide if saving the life of another is worth the cost of revealing her darkest secret.

Debut novelist Natalie Walters pulls you to the edge of your seat on the first page and keeps you there until the last in this riveting story that will have you believing no one is defined by their past.

About the Author:Natalie Walters

Natalie Walters is a military wife of 22 years and currently resides in Hawaii with her soldier husband and their three kids. She writes full-time and has been published in Proverbs 31 magazine and has blogged for Guideposts online. In addition to balancing life as a military spouse, mom, and writer, she loves connecting on social media, sharing her love of books, cooking, and traveling. Natalie comes from a long line of military and law enforcement veterans and is passionate about supporting them through volunteer work, races, and writing stories that affirm no one is defined by their past.


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.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

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18 thoughts on “First Line Friday #61

  1. The crimson of the rag Charity Skells removed from between her legs was too bright. Blood soaked the long strips of muslin. The painfully thin woman bent into herself, her arms crossed over her empty womb.
    CHARITY’S BURDEN by Edith Maxwell
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from “When He Returns” by author Kimberly Rae Jordan, which I haven’t started, but hope to start reading soon:

    Prologue
    “Dalton Callaghan stared at the gleaming wood casket at the front of the chapel, the profile of his friend just barely visible over the edge as he lay there.”

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  3. I’m so very glad today is Friday! It has been a long week! Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Michelle Griep’s new book, The Noble Guardian. Here I’ll share the first line of a book that is on my #TBR mountain.

    “Tommy, wait!” Carly Blair screeched as she bounded off the depot platform after her brother.
    Mail Order Refuge by Cindy Regnier

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  4. Happy reading Friday!
    My first line is from The King’s Mercy by Lori Benton:

    July 1747
    Cape Fear River, Colony of North Carolina

    Alex MacKinnon roused to the press of wood beneath his cheek and an ominous churning in his gut.

    Living Lies is in the mail to me!

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  5. I’m really looking forward to reading this one. Have a great time at your youth retreat!! Man, I must be getting old because I’m thinking of how exhausting that would be, lol!!!

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  6. I really like this cover. It totally draws me in.

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first couple of lines from The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay. It’s a fabulous story that I highly recommend. Currently, I am just starting Wooing Cadie McCaffrey by the fantastic Bethany Turner so I will share a line from that book.

    “What a difference four years can make.”

    I hope your weekend is a great one. Happy reading! 🤗💙📚

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  7. I’m looking forward to reading this as well.

    Happy Friday! I’m sharing from The Cowboy Meets His Match by Margaret Brownley on my blog today. Here is the first line from Chapter 12 of my current read, Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan:

    “The second day in Oxford arrived, luminescent, the honey-hues of sunlight falling from the leaves to settle on the grass like spilled paint.”

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