First Line Friday #128

Posted October 2, 2020 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 7 Comments


Happy Friday!

The book I’m sharing this week is:

The Edge of Belonging

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People considered him homeless because he didn’t have an address of his own, but Harvey James would’ve been homeless even if he owned the turreted mansion off State Route 460. To have a home, you’d have to feel as though you belonged.

Okay, you technically get the first 2 lines this week but that second line was too gripping not to add! I pre-ordered this book but it got lost by the post office. Thankfully I was able to file a claim and they found it, but I received it about a month after it was originally shipped! Thankfully it’s in my hands now though, and I can’t wait to dig into it very soon 🙂

About the Book:

When Ivy Rose returns to her hometown to oversee an estate sale, she soon discovers that her grandmother left behind more than trinkets and photo frames–she provided a path to the truth behind Ivy’s adoption. Shocked, Ivy seeks clues to her past, but a key piece to the mystery is missing.

Twenty-four years earlier, Harvey James finds an abandoned newborn who gives him a sense of human connection for the first time in his life. His desire to care for the baby runs up against the stark fact that he is homeless. When he becomes entwined with two people seeking to help him find his way, Harvey knows he must keep the baby a secret or risk losing the only person he’s ever loved.

In this dual-time story from debut novelist Amanda Cox, the truth–both the search for it and the desire to keep it from others–takes center stage as Ivy and Harvey grapple with love, loss, and letting go.

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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7 responses to “First Line Friday #128

  1. Kay Garrett

    Kathryn Stinson slowed to take the Lee exit for the Berkshires. After two and a half hours of high-speed driving on the Massachusetts Turnpike, she welcomed the shift to a more leisurely pace of travel and life in general, here in the westernmost corner of the state.
    SHUNTOLL ROAD by Leslie Wheeler
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. sassybookishmama

    Happy Friday!!

    Enjoy the book!! Edge of Belonging was spectacular!!!

    Over on my blog I am sharing the first line from Miss Tavistock’s Mistake by Linore Rose Burkhard. “Mrs. Filbert! Only guess what I have learned from my uncle!” Miss Tavistock, the nineteen year old orphaned ward of the Duke of Trent, rushed across the great library of Toadingham to where her companion, Mrs. Filbert, lay settled upon a settee amongst layers of pillows near the fire, sniffling and sneezing.”

    Have lovely weekend!!

  3. Happy Friday!
    I’m sharing the first line from Storing Up Trouble by Jen Turano on my blog. I’m currently on chapter 22, so I’ll share a line from there.
    “Before Norman could fully process the idea of a giggling Theo, Stanley was escorting Theo into the room, beaming a bright smile at her, one she was certainly returning.”
    I hope you have a great weekend. 🙂❤📚

  4. Becky

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “Valley of Shadows” by Candace West:

    “The torrent swept away Lorena’s well-devised surprise into the muck.”

  5. Paula Shreckhise

    That was a great debut by Amanda!
    My first line is from POINT OF DANGER by Irene Hannon.
    “The package was ticking.”
    Happy reading!

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