Happy Friday, reader friends! I’m so glad you’ve joined us for one last 2016 FLF!
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I’m wrapping up December with one last Christmas novella.
Wrapped in Red by Meghan M. Gorecki
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“Magical? More like laughable. It’s only November.” The first snow of the season was flying so thick and fast that Merry pulled over onto the pot-hole-riddled shoulder and turned on her blinkers.
Yes, I can count and it’s a good think I’m not a stickler for rules around here. Sometimes that first line just begs for another few lines. 😉
Meet Meghan M. Gorecki
Y’all need to hop over and get to know this sweet young lady author and make sure you pick up her novella, it’s a great read!
So, open the book nearest to you and post the first line in a comment below!
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29 thoughts on “Wrapped in Red: First Line Friday #27”
Yes, I added two lines for my post today. 🙂
Here is my first line:
Waves of Mercy
by Lynn Austin
“I am living my nightmare. A violent storm has overtaken our steamship, and as we mount high on the crest of a wave one moment, then plunge sickeningly into a watery trough the next, I am certain we are about to sink.”
Happy reading and Happy New Year!
We bookish folks are a wild bunch 😉
I loved Wrapped in Red – great choice!
My first line is from For the Record by Regina Jennings:
“Only a limited patch of Earth could claim the privilege of belonging to Texas. Not that he despised the rest of the world for its misfortune, but there was a difference.”
Regina Jennings has a great sense of humor!
This week mine is from “Charles Brandon: The King’s Man” by Sarah Bryson.
“Charles Brandon was an enigmatic, charismatic man, rising from mere boyhood friend of a future king to flirting with a European duchess, marrying the Dowager Queen of France, being created the Duke of Suffolk, and not to mention becoming the leading magnate in Lincolnshire by the end of his life.”
My world shattered last winter. A hairline crack formed, and my life perched on the edge of an abyss, set to topple at the slightest breeze. But instead of a breeze, I got a whirlwind…in the form of a positive pregnancy test. Justified by Varina Denman
Ah! I love this series, Caryl!!! Are you hopping right to Jilted after you finish or reading some other books first?
“The sorcerer arrived on a Saturday.” -A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
Love those lines! My first line comes from Laura Frantz’s new book Moonbow Night.
What cannot be cured must be endured.
Happy New Year!
Yay for Laura! Enjoy, Andi!
“Lydia King took a tentative step into Mr. Lowe’s hazy office, feeling like Bob Cratchit approaching Scrooge.” ~ A Heart Most Certain by Melissa Jagears
“I need to breathe, but I can’t. I suck at the air, but the harder I try, the more impossible it seems.” Breaking Matthew, Jennifer H. Westall
Have a lovely New Years everyone ☺
Nice first line! This one is on my tbr!
Wow! That’s going to have to go on my TBR. Pronto!
Toronto, September 1910
A murder scene is no place for a proper lady.
The Bachelor Girl’s Guode to Murder by Rachel McMillan
I’ve heard propriety is overrated!
I’ll share the opening lines of my favourite Christmas read: ‘Ordinary Snowflakes’ by Jennifer Rodewald.
“I almost stepped on it.
A small brown box with a simple strip of burlap around it lay conspicuously on my tiny front porch. Like a wordless little message. ‘I see you.’ ”
Perfect any time of the year ????
Agreed! I adore that story!
Looks like a cute novella!
Here’s my line 🙂
She would die today one way or another~ Giver of Wonders
I very much enjoyed this Christmas novel!
Love Roseanna’s stories 🙂
That was the first I’d read by her. I look forward to others. Do you have a fav?
I devoured the entire Ladies of the Manor series in one weekend and it was fabulous!
I’m going to have to get a copy of this book!
Yes! Meghan did a great job!
And I loved the Ladies of the Manor series! It’s a toss-up for me whether Reluctant Duchess or A Lady Unrivaled. They’re both favourites for different reasons.
I need to look them up!