First Line Friday #70

Posted July 19, 2019 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 24 Comments

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Happy Friday!

The book I’m featuring this week is:


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He’d never killed a woman in cold blood before, but now was as good a time as any.

Okay, this may come as a total surprise, but I haven’t read any of Ronie Kendig’s books before even though I’ve wanted to. *Insert shocked face here*  I just received a copy of this one though so I’m quite excited to dig into it very soon! Plus I’ll get to meet the author next month at the Fiction Readers Summit in Grand Rapids, MI so I better get to it! 🙂

About the Book:

Once lost to history, the Book of the Wars has resurfaced, and its pages hold ancient secrets and dangers. Former Navy SEAL Leif Metcalfe has been tasked with capturing the ancient text, but a Bulgarian operative snatches it, determined to secure her freedom. When a series of strange storms erupt, they must form an alliance to thwart impending disaster.

About the Author:Ronie Kendig

Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author who grew up an Army brat. She married her own hunky hero, who’s an Army veteran. After twenty-plus years of marriage, she and her husband have a full life with four children and a retired military working dog. Ronie’s degree in psychology has helped her pen novels of raw, broken characters.

Since launching onto the publishing scene, Ronie’s Rapid-Fire Fiction has hit the CBA Bestseller List, won the prestigious Christy Award, the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, the HOLT Medallion, IRCA, FamilyFiction’s Readers’ Choice Awards, as well as being named an RT Book of the Year Nominee.

Ronie loves people and helping other writers through speaking, workshops, and/or mentoring. Find Ronie at, on Facebook ( , Twitter (@roniekendig), GoodReads, and Instagram.

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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24 responses to “First Line Friday #70

  1. lelandandbecky

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “Kate’s Song” by Jennifer Beckstrand:

    “Is he dead? Please tell me he’s not dead!”

  2. Ellie

    I’m currently reading Andrew by Jennifer Beckstrand and LOVING IT! I loved the first line of chapter three so I’ll share that line. ” Alfie Benaiah Petersheim, get that cat off my table!”

  3. I am currently reading an ARC of The Bridge Between by Lindsey Brackett. Here’s the first line — She still had trouble sleeping.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Happy Friday!

    On my blog I’m sharing the first line from Underestimating Miss Cecelia by Carolyn Miller:

    Today, I’m currently reading The Spice King by Elizabeth Camden. It’s an excellent story that I highly recommend! I’m just starting chapter 34, so I’ll share from there.

    “Gray rarely took the time to read The Washington Post first thing in the morning.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend!!! 😀❤📚

  5. That’s up next on my tbr! Here’s the first line from my current read, Just One Kiss by Courtney Walsh: “Carly Collins hated running late.”

  6. I have several Ronie Kendig books on my shelves, but I’ve only ever read one! Since I’m sharing from chapter 1 of Yours Truly, Thomas by Rachel Fordham on my blog today, here is the first line from the prologue:

    “After letting an involuntary squeal escape, Penny pulled the yellowed papers closer and pressed her lips to them.”

    Happy Friday and happy reading!

  7. A great first line! I’m sharing on my blog the first line from At First Spark by Liwen Y. Ho.

    Darren Spark never imagined that one person could make him feel so happy and sad all at the same time.

  8. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from The Crossing of Cypress Creek by Pam Hillman
    Natchez Under-the-Hill on the Mississippi River, August 1792
    Caleb O’Shea jerked awake to utter stillness.

    Great series!

    Storm Rising is next after I finish The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken.

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