The book I’m featuring this week is:
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When the woman with the daisy in her hair sauntered in to the Pineville Drugstore and Soda Fountain that hazy Saturday morning in May 1954, every man in the room turned and looked.”
Now THAT’S a first line! It instantly hooked me and I wanted to read on, but I am already in the middle of another read right now and will be getting to it soon. Until then it will shout at me from my nearby TBR stack. It just released a few days ago on November 17th so you can get your hands on a copy now too!
About the Book:
No cold case is more important than the one that destroyed her own family
Every small town has one unsolved case that haunts its memory, festering for generations below the surface with the truth of humanity’s darkness. Star Cavanaugh is obsessed with the one that tore her family apart.
Over sixty years ago, Daisy Doe was murdered and discarded outside Pineville, Alabama, buried without a name or anyone to mourn her loss. When Star’s father tried to solve the case, he was also killed. Now a cold-case detective with resources of her own, Star is determined to get to the bottom of both crimes. But she’ll have to face an entire town locked in corruption, silence, and fear–and the same danger that took two other lives. The only people in town she can trust are her grandmother and the charming Mike Luinetti, and both of them trust a God Star isn’t sure she believes in. Can Christians so focused on the good really help her track down this evil?
With an irresistible combination of sharp suspense, faith, humor, and authentic regional flavor, Burying Daisy Doe will draw fans of Terri Blackstock, Margaret Maron, Jaime Jo Wright, and J. T. Ellison.
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.
My first line today comes from The Red Canary by Rachel Scott McDaniel:
May 29, 1928. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
“ From that day on, death was in my song.” Vera’s voice quivered as she ended her nightly number.
Hope you enjoy the read!
I keep hearing great things about Burying Daisy Doe and now it’s calling even louder from my TBR pile! 🙂 I posted the first line from Night Fall by Susan Sleeman: “She was dying, and it was his fault.”
I think it’s one that suspense fans are sure to love!
Over on my blog I am sharing the first line of Watercolors by Lorna Seilstad.
“Spring should be filled with the scents of apple blossoms and fresh rain, not of sweaty men, wet canvas, and diseased flesh.”
Have a lovely weekend!!
Bahaha I would agree with that!
Happy Friday! Today, I’m sharing the first line from When Silence Sings by Sarah Loudin Thomas. “Colman walked along the last car of the coal train, tapping each wheel with his long-handled hammer, listening intently to the clang clang clang.”
Oooh I’m reading that one soon! Enjoy!
Today I’m sharing the first line from Jen Turano’s latest novel, To Steal a Heart: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2020/11/20/first-line-friday-162/. But I’m currently starting A Castaway in Cornwall by Julie Klassen so I’ll share a line from there.
“Flotsam or jetsam? According to the heavy volume of Dr. Johnson’s Dictionary in my uncle’s study, flotsam is any goods floating on the sea where a ship has sunk or been cast away, while jetsam is anything purposely cast out of a ship when in danger, in hopes of saving it, or at least lightening the load.”
I hope you have a great weekend! 🙂❤📚
I have some others to get through first but I could use a little Jen Turano humor in my life right now so I’m hoping to be able to read that one soon!
“Before the rooster had crowed three times, forbidden adventure had crept into Marianne’s mind.” from Awaken My Heart by DiAnn Mills
Intriguing first line!
Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Once Upon a Silent Night” by Kimberly Rae Jordan:
“Alessia Talbot tipped her head back against the headrest of her seat, clutching her cell phone tightly in her hand.”
Wonder who she was waiting to call her 🙂 happy reading!