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Happy Friday, reader friends!
Exciting times for all of us with First Line Fridays! As our group continues to grow by leaps and bounds, we will be making some changes to streamline the bookish fun! Here’s a peek to stoke your curiosity…
For now, say hi and drop off your first line in the comments, as usual then hop around to the other First Line Friday ladies for more great book recommendations!
Beneath Copper Falls by Colleen Coble
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“Renee huddled in the garden shed in her pajamas and tried to hear him over the pounding of her heart in her ears.“
Oh, don’t you LOVE the blue on this cover?! Blue AND gold ????
Brilliant color combination. Absolutely brilliant!
Rock Harbor series
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So, open the book nearest to you and post the first line in a comment below!
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29 thoughts on “First Line Friday #65: Beneath Copper Falls”
I have a love/hate relationship with Colleen Coble’s thrillers. I love reading them, and I hate having to leave them for mundane and unimportant things like work and family. I’ve read this, and it was excellent – the suspense started with that first line and never let up.
I’m sharing from Hold the Light by April McGowan over on my blog today, and I’ve just started reading what I’m told is an excellent writing craft book, Understanding Show, Don’t Tell by Janice Hardy. It starts well:
Show, don’t tell is one of the most frustrating pieces of writing advice out there.
I’m looking forward to understanding it better!
Some of Colleen Coble’s books give me heart palpitations but I’m a suspense light-weight 😉
What a beginning!
I’m featuring the first line from J. Rodes’ “Charging the Darkness” on my blog today–great conclusion to her dystopian trilogy–but right now I’m going to share the opening of Rachel Dylan’s recent release, “Deadly Proof”:
“You can’t call that a settlement offer.” Kate Sullivan looked directly into the dark eyes of her opposing counsel, who represented a medical device company.
Have a great weekend!
Deadly Proof is next up on my tbr!
“The Black Tower of Dunnoch.” This first line is from “The Master of Blacktower,” by Barbara Michaels. It was published in 1966. This author is new to me. I found her book in a stack of used books at a gift shop I was visiting. It looked interesting so, I bought it. It’s good. 🙂
Yay for book shopping!
Her covers are always so intriguing!
I’m reading Jaime Jo Wright’s The House on Foster Hill. “Death had a way of creeping up on a soul, and Ivy Thorpe was determined that when it visited her, she would not be surprised.”
Ooooooo, I’m looking forward to Jaime’s book!
Good morning Beth.
I love the Rock Harbor series and Colleen Coble’s books! I agree with Iola, there is one “problem” with her books, it is hard to put them down to do “needful things” like chores around the house or going to bed, sigh.
I am sharing from a book of 3 novellas I won a several months back from Celebrate Lit Publishing… Springs of Love: An Amish Spring Collection featuring Laura V. Hilton, Rachel J. Good and Thomas Nyle. This is the first line from the first novella The Kissing Bridge by Laura V. Hilton…
1975 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania…
“I don’t know that it’s any of your business, what I did.”
Hi Tina! Winning books never gets old! Happy reading!
Why is she in the shed in her pajamas? I’m going to have to add that book to my list!
I’m sharing this line today.
How dare the stars still light the night and the James River continue to flow, when the one who made Lettie’s life bearable was gone?
This is the first line from chapter 1 (not the prologue) of Carrie Fancett Pagels novella “Love’s Escape” in The Captive Brides Collection.
Excellent question! Oh, that’s a great line! I’ll have to get my hands on that collection!
I loved that book! Colleen Coble is one of my favorites as well. I also love to listen to audiobooks by her. Especially the ones narrated by Devon O’Day. She has an excellent voice that draws me in to the book.
My first line is from the Chronicles of the Kings series, Among the Gods by Lynn Austin (bk 5).I’m finally making my way through this series. ????
“I hate waiting,” Joshua mumbled under his breath.
I need to make my way through that series, too! I’m only a couple books into it.
I have read so many good books by this author. 🙂
She HAS so many to choose from, too!
“If you’re willing to admit it, you probably know me as Raine de Bourgh. Yes, that Raine de Bourgh. Did you blush at the mere mention of my pen name? Yeah. So did I.” From The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner. I just had to put the whole first paragraph. I’m excited to get started on this book!
Eeeep! I have 2-3 books to get through before I get to crack that one open! I better get to it!
Beneath Copper Falls is on my must-read list (if I ever get around to it)! I first discovered Colleen’s writing with her Rock Harbor mystery series & was excited to see her go back with this book. I have SO much catching up to do!
My first line is from my much anticipated review copy of An Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter (which I just received yesterday):
Prologue “The line between boy and man was never murkier than when a father dies too soon, leaving his son to walk through the foibles of youth while shouldering the responsibilities of adulthood.”
I’m starting to think “catching up” is an illusion 😉 My copy of An Inconvenient Beauty came today! YAY!
I LOVE Colleen Coble’s books!
Mrs. Pollifax had attended church that Sunday morning, and her hat-a garden of pale pink roses and green leaves-still sat on her head as she ate lunch in the sunny kitchen of her apartment. – The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax (Book 2) by Dorothy Gilman
That’s a sweet little intro! Have a great weekend, Caryl!
Beneath Copper Falls is on my TBR list, I love Colleen Coble’s books!
My first line is from Threads of Suspicion by Dee Henderson
As Governor Bliss came to the podium, Lieutenant Evie Blackwell dug her hands into her coat pockets, grateful the January cold would keep this press announcement on schedule and limited to twenty minutes.
If only everything involving the government was on time and limited… hmmm 😉 hehehe!
From Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering:
A two for one :
Madeline, reading to Drew from Jane Eyre :
“And I sank down where I stood, and hid my face against the ground.”
OH CLEVER! You get the gold star! ⭐
Katie Ann reached into the drawer of the end table next to the couch and pulled out th eletter she’d received two weeks ago.
The Wonder of Your Love
by Beth Wiseman
That’s a rarity these days, A LETTER! Thanks for sharing, Kay!
I love Colleen Coble’s books, and the cover is fab!