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My Hope Next Door: First Line Friday #11

Carrie @ Reading is My Superpower
Rachel @ Bookworm Mama
Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books

First Line Fridays

One of my favorite avid reader bookish pleasures is discovering and enjoying a new to me author! Occasionally I will stumble upon a gem on my own but usually, new authors are recommended to me by fellow book blogger friends.

Carrie of Reading is My SuperPower is the queen book pusher among the FLF ladies but we all do it! This week’s featured book is my first from this author and was recommended to me by Rel of Relz Reviews and Rel knows her Christian fiction!

My Hope Next Door by Tammy L. Gray

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My Hope Next Door

The Fairfield water tower loomed over Katie’s regrets like a guard she had to sneak past. She was almost home.

This book releases next week! I’ve had a chance to read the first several chapters and they are goooood!!! I’ll be posting my review in the near future.

So, open the book nearest to you and post the first line in a comment below!

Then go see what these First Line Ladies are up to:
Reading is My Superpower | Bookworm Mama | Singing Librarian Books

If you’d like to share the First Line Friday fun on your blog, let Carrie know!

23 thoughts on “My Hope Next Door: First Line Friday #11”

  1. I will have to read your review when you finish Tammy’s book. I’ve already posted the print book that I am reading during the day, so my first line is from my kindle which I read at night: “Tears flooded Gil Montgomery’s eyes as Daniel Winston was strapped down to a gleaming metal gurney.” From Time Tsunami by Danele Rotharmel.


  2. I started this one the other day too!! Excited to read more over the weekend! 😀

    Here is my first line:
    PhD was not supposed to smell like this.
    ~Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham


  3. London 1807

    “You, sir, are a rogue!” Emily Payne scowled into the black marble gaze fixed on hers, determined to win the deadlock of stares. – Brentwood’s Ward by Michelle Griep



  4. That one looks good. I’ve never read anything by her either. I’ll have to put that on my TBR pile! 🙂

    “Kacey didn’t want to raise eyebrows and alert the entire town to her return.” ~ Wild Montana Skies by Susan May Warren


  5. “Deirdre O’Leary strode down the wide corridor on the second floor of Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital, her stomach quivering with each step.” – Love’s Faithful Promise – Susan Anne Mason

    SO good!!!


  6. Hi Beth – Yes, Carrie is great with the book recommendations! I’ve never participated in First Line Fridays, but I just finished reading a “new to me” author, Elizabeth Maddrey’s Operation Mistletoe and decided it was time for me to join in the fun. “Tori Spencer slammed down a stack of file folders and stood.” Operation Mistletoe is a novella, but it keeps a good pace, and the main character, Tori, has a clear, strong personality throughout this Christmas themed book. It is never too early to start Christmas reading, especially when the temperature in Virginia is 92 degrees and humid. Nothing like a good book and a tall glass of sweetened iced tea to cool you down! Have a great Friday!


    1. I’m so glad you’re here to play FLF with us! I enjoyed Operation Mistletoe as well and I agree, books are meant to be enjoyed year round regardless of setting!
      Thanks for joining in and have a great weekend!


  7. “Queen book pusher” – love it! Carrie is downright dangerous 😉

    I’m reading Barbour’s The California Gold Rush Romance Collection, and I’m planning to read the second story (with a cup of tea) this evening. So, here is the first line from The Best Man in Brookside by Angela Bell – coincidentally, the author that is the reason I requested this particular collection from NetGalley:

    “Donovan shoved the worn tarp that served as a tent into his pack and glared at the river, which for the past three weeks had broken California’s promise of boundless gold.”


    1. Hahaha! I know! My tbr has grown at an alarming rate since I met Carrie ❤
      Those Barbour collections are always top-notch! Aw, I feel really bad for Donovan. Poor guy!


  8. “They who bear false-witness against the innocent and blameless are rightly condemned.”

    Love & Friendship by Whit Stillman


  9. Hello there, Beth Erin! Thanks for the lovely shout out 🙂 Books surround me on my desk and on my floor but the one closest to me is Tamara Leigh’s SPLITTING HARRIET which begins like this, “Don’t want to think about anything.” It’s my favourite contemporary of Tamara’s and if you haven’t read it, I recommend you do 🙂


    1. Rel, I have been itching to dive into Tamara’s contemporary titles. Her medieval books are among my all-time favorites! Thanks for stopping by!


  10. Well, I saw this post earlier today and the only book close was my copy of The One Year Bible and of course the first line is “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

    It is still Friday (but not for long) and the nearest book now is The Domino Effect by Davis Bunn. “Esther Larsen hurried along the corridor, racing the clock.”

    Hope your day was fantastic and the weekend simply mahvelous!


    1. I’m glad you stopped by to play along! I am not opposed to first lines posted on Saturdays, life gets crazy! Feel free to join the fun regardless of the day 😉
      Davis Bunn is quite prolific! I have not read the Domino Effect. Thank you for sharing!


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