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Still Falling: First Line Friday #49

Happy Friday, reader friends! Don’t forget to check out our current giveaways, my May Favorites, and our first Kid Lit Favorite! It’s time again to peek at a first line, today’s featured title is Still Falling. Let’s chat books in the comments!!!

First Line Fridays

After you say hi and drop off your first line in the comments, hop around to the other First Line Friday ladies for more great book recommendations!

Still Falling by Crystal Walton

Still Falling by Crystal Walton
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On his way to their squad car, NYPD Officer Josh D’Angelo fanned away a sense of dread rising with the steam coming through the subway grates.

Even though this story is set in the big city, it still has that tight-knit community vibe that I love so much! Officer Josh is a patient and driven mister steady (my favorite kind of hero) and Bree is a conflicted uber-talented violinist. Great romance novella with a dash of suspense!

Home In You series

Still Falling by Crystal Walton Write Me Home by Crystal Walton - Faithfully Bookish review Begin Again by Crystal Walton Just Maybe by Crystal Walton Chasing Someday

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

Then go see what all these lovely First Line Ladies are up to:

Reading is My Superpower
Bookworm Mama
Singing Librarian Books
Radiant Light
Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen
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Robin’s Nest
Fiction Aficionado
Bibliophile Reviews
Kathleen Denly
Lauraine’s Notes
With a Joyful Noise
A Baker’s Perspective
Joy of Reading
C Jane Read
Moments Dipped in Ink
Cafinated Reads

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

14 thoughts on “Still Falling: First Line Friday #49”

  1. Hey there! My first line is from, “A Beautiful Blue Death,” by Charles Finch.

    “The fateful note came just as Lenox was settling into his armchair after a long, tiresome day in the city.”



  2. Happy Friday!! Still Falling is only $.99, so based on this, I bought it. My first line is from Finding Love on the Oregon Coast by Angela Ruth Strong, a collection of 4 novella by different authors which will be released July 1st: “Christina gazed out the window at the balcony decorated for her wedding ceremony above the sparkling Columbia River in Portland, Oregon, before turning to face the full-length mirror.”


  3. Violinist! How neat! And a hint of suspense. I just may have to think on this one. 😉

    Here I’ll share a first line from a book I’m reading, but on my blog I shared the first line of a wonderfully sweet Christian historical fiction trilogy.

    “Nearly ten years have passed since the close of the civil war in America, and yet no satisfactory history thereof is accessible to the public; nor should any be attempted until the Government has published, and placed within the reach of students, the abundant materials that are buried in the War Department at Washington.” (Memoirs of William T. Sherman)


  4. My first line is:
    “A private plane sits on a runway in Martha’s Vineyard, forward stairs deployed.” ~ Before the Fall by Noah Hawley.
    I can’t wait to start this book. I’ve heard it’s good.
    Dinh@Arlene’s Book Club


  5. Today on my blog I’m sharing a line from Lori Benton’s book “A Flight of Arrows”.

    I thought I’d share something different in the comment, an old favorite of mine.
    “From the old and pleasantly situated village of Mayenfeld, a foot-path winds through green and shady meadows to the foot of the mountains, which on this side look down from their stern and lofty heights upon the valley below.” HEIDI by: Johanna Spyri


  6. Love the cover! I just finished a memoir (?) FAITH TRANSPLANTED by Ray Jones to prepare for the author Q&A I’m hosting at the book’s launch party this evening. (YAY!) Told with humor covered by faith, this is Ray’s story from illness to transplant list to recovery. “Some days when I first wake up, for a brief moment, I forget what has occurred.”


  7. On the blog today I am sharing the first line from Melody Carlson’s ‘Under a Summer Sky’ so I thought I would share the first line from the book I am currently reading:

    “The man relaxed in the wooden Adirondack chair in the screened-in porch of his cabin rental and stared out across the glistening waters of Lake Williwaw.” Stormy Lake by L.D. Stauth


  8. “The crackle on the two-way radio gave EMT Anne Lundstrom a two-second warning that someone’s life teetered on death’s fine edge.” from Tying the Knot by Susan May Warren.


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