First Line Friday #38

Posted December 7, 2018 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 16 Comments


Happy Friday!

This week the book I’m featuring is:


“The sun hung high, pouring its heat down on the party making the temperatures warmer than normal for a September afternoon.”

So by the time you read this I will already be somewhere in the middle of this book. I happened to hit another week where I finished a book earlier in the evening so decided to start on another. So this one is now my current read. And already that line has me wishing it were truth for December haha. I am NOT a winter person. I don’t like the cold and especially not those little white demon dots that fall from the sky lol. While I’m reading the book now, I won’t be sharing my review until Dec 26 as part of a Celebrate Lit tour. So you’ll have to stop back then to see my full thoughts!

About the Book:

All the plans Tiffany and Brad made for their lives as individuals were thrown to the wind the moment they met. Now, after almost a decade of marriage, they spend more time apart than together. Though plans remain unfulfilled, their hearts seek to remain steadfast and connected.
After Brad returns from his latest tour in Afghanistan, it is evident that the man Tiffany married is no longer the same. As Brad struggles with reacquainting himself with his life, Tiffany questions how it could be part of God’s plan. Have the sins of their past finally come back to haunt them? No matter how much support they have in their family and friends, the choice is still theirs. Will they continue to trust God with their lives or will they choose their own course?

About the Author:Melissa Wardwell

Melissa resides in a small mid-Michigan farm community with her husband, three children. Besides writing, she enjoys reading, taking photos, and motorcycle rides with her husband. Her hope is that each story touches your heart, gives you hope, or just gives you a moment away from the chaos of life.


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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16 responses to “First Line Friday #38

  1. I agree, I love snow on Christmas Day, besides that, I can do without the cold. I used to love it, but as I have gotten older, I head south after Christmas.

    I posted my first line from Jacob’s Bell by John Snyder, on my blog. I am also reading Can You Hula Like Hilo Hattie by Tyler-Addison Colins for a blog tour. The couple of lines are: “Oopsy.” “That would be an understatement.” The three of us peered down at the slim, twisted, bloodied body of a previously pretty woman.

    I have just started this one, so am not sure yet what I think.

  2. carylkane

    My first line comes from The Fashion Designer by Nancy Moser…

    Late August 1912
    New York City

    Annie Culver tidied her work table for the last time.

    Happy Friday and happy reading!

  3. lelandandbecky

    I have just been introduced to author Stacey Weeks, and am excited to start reading her book “Mistletoe Melody”. Here is the first line:


  4. I am showcasing the book `Shadows of Deception` (Ashley Dawn) on my blog,

    So here I’ll put the first line of a non-fiction book I am reading.

    Next Level Thinking (Joel Osteen)

    So often we let our environment, how we were raised, and other people’s expectations of us set the limits for our life.

  5. Happy Friday!

    My first lines come from The Mother In Law by Sally Hepworth………

    I am folding laundry at my dining room table when the police car pulls up. There’s no fanfare— no sirens or flashing lights— yet that little niggle starts in the pit of my stomach, Mother Nature’s warning that all is not well.

    Have an awesome weekend and stay warm! Happy reading!😊📚💕

  6. It’s a difficult winter when you can’t enjoy it. Almost every time the snow begins falling, I have to smile. It’s just so much prettier than the ugly brown. Lol. Anyway…I love reading Christmas romances this time of year, so I’m featuring one on my blog today, but here I’ll share one of the books I’m currently reading, The Christian History Devotional by J. Stephen Lang. I’ll be slowly reading it for a long time. And I’m not reading it in the right order. Today I’m on April 10. “1820: We are so accustomed to the Salvation Army that we forget how radical it seemed when it first appeared. Its founder was William Booth, born on this date.” Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading!

  7. Happy Friday!

    On my blog, I’m sharing the first couple of lines from Silent Days, Holy Night by Phyllis Clark Nichols. I’m just starting chapter 2 now, so I’ll post the first lines from there.

    “‘Since I can’t go to Grancie’s today, could I go tomorrow?’ I didn’t think Dad was looking, so I took another sugar cube and stirred it into my tea.”

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with awesome reading time. 😀❤📚

  8. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from Georgette Heyer’s Envious Casca on my blog today, but here’s the first line from the next Heyer book I’ll be reading, Why Shoot a Butler?:

    “The signpost was unhelpful.”

  9. Paula Shreckhise

    I am about to start Searching for You by Jody Hedlund.

    New York City, September 1859

    Sophie Neumann nuzzled her nose against Danny’s chest.
    His arms tightened around her possessively. “ You’re my girl now. A Bowrey Girl.”

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