First Line Friday #111

Posted May 1, 2020 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 14 Comments

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Happy Friday!

This week I’m featuring:

Hadley Beckett's Next Dish

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Okay everyone! We’re back in twenty. Places, please!

I am currently about halfway through reading this one, but it officially releases next week on May 5. Even though I’ve been in a book funk unable to concentrate on much, rom-com seems to be the exception and I’m fully enjoying this one right now.

About the Book:

Celebrity chef Maxwell Cavanaugh is known for many things: his multiple Michelin stars, his top-rated Culinary Channel show To the Max, and most of all his horrible temper. Hadley Beckett, host of the Culinary Channel’s other top-rated show, At Home with Hadley, is beloved for her Southern charm and for making her viewers feel like family.

When Max experiences a very public temper tantrum, he’s sent packing to get his life in order. When he returns, career in shambles, his only chance to get back on TV and in the public’s good graces is to work alongside Hadley.

As these polar-opposite celeb chefs begin to peel away the layers of public persona and reputation, they will not only discover the key ingredients for getting along, but also learn the secret recipe for unexpected forgiveness . . . and maybe even love. In the meantime, hide the knives.

Fan-favorite Bethany Turner serves up a heaping helping of humor and romance with this thoroughly modern story centered on cooking, enemies, and second chances.

About the Author:Bethany Turner

Bethany Turner is the award-winning author of The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck and Wooing Cadie McCaffrey and the director of administration for Rock Springs Church in Southwest Colorado. A former bank executive and a three-time cancer survivor (all before she turned 35), Bethany knows that when God has plans for your life, it doesn’t matter what anyone else has to say. Because of that, she’s chosen to follow his call to write. She lives with her husband and their two sons in Colorado, where she writes for a new generation of readers who crave fiction that tackles the thorny issues of life with humor and insight. Learn more at

Now it’s your turn!

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14 responses to “First Line Friday #111

  1. Kay Garrett

    Reverend Staples stood before Hayley and Bruce and all the wedding guests filled the pews of the Congregational church and asked, “If anyone here has just cause why these two people should not be married, speak now or forever hold your peace.”
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Happy Friday!

    I really can’t wait to read this one.

    This week on my blog, I’m featuring the first line from Becky Wade’s Stay With Me:

    “The hallway floor jolts downward beneath my feet, throwing me off balance.”

    Have a great rest of your weekend 🙂

  3. The book I’m featuring on my blog today is actually my current read, so I will share the first line of Chapter 12 of Love in Lead by Kari Trumbo. “Eva finished as much of her meal as he expected and daintily wiped her mouth. She’d enjoyed her food and that gave him a sense of pride he had no right to feel.” Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Jen@GracetoGrow

    I can’t wait to read this one! I think it should be coming in the mail any day now! 😉

    Today on my blog, I’m sharing from The Water Keeper by Charles Martin. I just started reading Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan Henry; here’s the first line: “From the very beginning it was the Great Lion who brought us together.”

    Have a great weekend! Happy reading!

    • I have The Water Keeper and looking forward to reading it, but right now I don’t think it’s the best read for me emotionally. So waiting for a little bit before I attempt it. Hope you enjoy it!

  5. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from a WWII book by Anne Greene: Angel With Steel Wings:
    December 1943- Camp Davis, North Carolina
    “Bad weather. Bad plane. Bad day. And I have a bad feeling.”

    Hadley is supposed to be on its way to my house!

  6. Happy Friday! 🙂
    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Unveiling the Past by Kim Vogel Sawyer. I’m currently reading Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey by Abigail Wilson. It’s awesome!!! I’ll share a line from chapter 3 here.
    “As with so many previous events in my life, my marriage proved the complete opposite of my dreams.”
    Isn’t that a fantastic line? The novel is filled with lines like this. So good!
    Have a great weekend! 🙂💚📚

  7. This sounds like a really fun book!

    My first lines come from A.K. Evans’ Meant to Be. This is a romance that begins in childhood and I’m really excited to dive in!

    “Wait for me!”
    I was suck in the middle and had to stop.
    Liam wouldn’t.

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