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Hi, y’all! Welcome to our first Friday of July!!!
Don’t miss out on our current giveaways! We launch a new giveaway here tomorrow plus you can always check out more bookish opportunities on our Pinterest book giveaway board!
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!
My Unexpected Hope by Tammy L. Gray
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Moonlight leaked through the dirt-splotched windows of Joe’s Bar, its silvery rays glinting off the tumbler in front of Laila Richardson’s saddest customer.
I’m inching my way to this title in my tbr and exctied to get there! Interested? Check out my review of My Hope Next Door!
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
Singing Librarian Books
Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen
All the Book Blog Names are Taken
With a Joyful Noise
A Baker’s Perspective
Joy of Reading
C Jane Read
Moments Dipped in Ink
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22 thoughts on “First Line Friday #54: My Unexpected Hope”
Good morning! 🙂 My first line is from the prologue in “The Shell Seekers,” by Rosamunde Pilcher.
“The taxi, an old Rover smelling of old cigarette smoke, trundled along the empty, country road at an unhurried pace.”
Happy Reading. 🙂
I hadn’t heard of that one. Thank you for sharing!
On my blog this week I’m excited to be teaming up with Carrie Turansky and sharing the first line & cover reveal for her new book “Across the Blue” scheduled to be released early 2018! I wanted to share another great line on the comments, so I’ve borrowed the book that my 9 year old son is currently reading.
“Charlie Scott leaned against the corner of the garage, every inch of him spelling boredom.” — Some Summer by: Jean Vandevenne
1987 Bob Jones University Press, Greenville, SC
Oh, he’s reading an oldie! Raising him right!!!
MAY 1, 1774
OHIO RIVER NEAR YELLOW CREEK
Jeremiah Ring had witnessed death as often as the next man on the Allegheny frontier, but in all his thirty years he had encountered no deaths more dismaying than those confronting him now. – Many Sparrows by Lori Benton
YAY!!! I’m so excited about Many Sparrows!!! 🙂 Have a great weekend, Caryl!!!
Whoooo Happy Friday!! 🙂
My FLF comes from my next book on the TBR list – hopefully I’ll get to break into this over the weekend. From Deanna Fugett’s Ending Fear, “Crouching down in our hovel, I shiver.”
Woop woop, Kella in the house!!! Oooooo, that gave me chills!!!
That one has neat word painting. 🙂
Jody Hedlund,An Uncertain Choice:My slippered feet slapped the dirt road and my heart hammered against my chest like a battering ram. Medieval romance of young people , first of a trilogy!
Oh yes! I’ve read that series! 🙂
My first line is: “This fairy tale begins in 168 during a garbage strike.” ~ The Changeling by Victor Lavalle.
Dinh@Arlene’s Book Club
A garbage strike?! That’s original!
Good afternoon! My first line is from The Captivating Lady Charlotte by Carolyn Miller.
“The room glimmered with a thousand points of sparkling light, the bright glow from the enormous crystal-dropped chandelier glinting off heavily beaded gowns, ornate mirrors, and the desperation shining in dozens of pairs of eyes.”
Oops, forgot to put it is at St.James’s Palace, London April 1814
I NEED to catch up on this series!!!
OH! I love feel of this line! Happy Friday!
“Beware the ides of March.” Shakespeare might have been onto something, Cam Flaherty mused.
MURDER MOST FOWL by Edith Maxwell
“Ross Springer knew he was going into the drink the second Abby Cushman stepped up to the mark, fixed those intelligent blue eyes on the bull’s-eye, and let the beanbag zip.” Hook, Line, and Sinker by Susan May Warren
The first line of Sarah E. Ladd’s A Stranger at Fellsworth is, technically, “She shouldn’t be listening.” But when I first opened the book, I accidentally skipped the prologue, so I’m officially sharing the first line of Chapter One:
London, England, 1819
“Annabelle gasped at the sight that met her eye as she passed the parlor door.”
Goodness, there are so many titles in my to-read list. I think they could wrap around the world. 🙂