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First Line Friday: Then There Was You

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Hello, reader friends! We’ve made it to the halfway mark of the Take 10: blogger break and I just HAD to drop by and check on on y’all!

Let me know what you’ve been up to this week and as well as what you’ve been reading!

Then There Was You by Kara Isaac

Then There Was You by Kara Isaac goodreads | amazon | bookdepository | christianbook


Paige McAllister didn’t think it was possible,
but there was something worse than being single and thirty at your nineteen-year-old sister’s wedding.


Yay! This is one of the few books I’ve been reading this week during my blogger break. I adore Kara Isaac!!!

Also, I am SO excited about the new home of First Line Fridays!
Y’all MUST hop over and see it for yourselves! ????

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33 thoughts on “First Line Friday: Then There Was You”

  1. My first line is from The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristi Cambron:
    Sera James bounded through the front door of the Manhattan gallery, so excited that she nearly slipped for running across the hardwood floor in her heels.


  2. Definitely worth reading! Hope you’re having a good break.

    I’m sharing the first line from Lynn Austin’s new release ‘Where We Belong’ on my blog this week, so I’m going to share the first line of the book I just finished here: The Case of the Clobbered Cad by Debra E. Marvin.

    “Heather Munro gazed down Victoria Street so long, she became another gray-suited statue along the Royal Mile.”

    Have a great weekend!


  3. “I last attended worship service on a blustery Sunday in March, the year I turned seven. I’m certain of the date because I still have the bulletin from that morning.”
    This line is from Jaded by Varina Denman.


  4. I so want to read this one! Love the opening. 🙂 I’m getting ready to start “Lady Jayne Disappears”. Here’s the first line…

    London, England, 1861

    “Well, Miss Harcourt. Are you, or are you not, Nathaniel Droll?”


  5. November 13, 1863
    Franklin, Tennessee
    21 miles south of Nashville
    “Very nice stitching, Mrs. Prescott.”
    Christmas at Carnton by Tamera Alexander


  6. That opening. I need to know what could be worse than being a thirty-year-old single at your nineteen-year-old sister’s wedding. Love the cover and definitely going up higher on my TBR.

    I’m sharing about “Witness Protection” by Carol Kinsey on the blog today, but I’m going to share the first line from the book I’m currently reading here.

    “All of the stories have been written, including mine.”
    Lu. by Beth Troy


  7. LOVE Kara Isaac! Happy Friday, Beth!

    I’m reading The Second Chance Brides Collection. My first line comes from Chapter 2 of Married by Mistake by Laura V. Hilton.

    The crush of people in the Grand Hotel ballroom overwhelmed Thomas to the point he wanted to turn around and have his driver take him home.


  8. That’s definitely an interesting first line. What could possibly be worse than that?

    I’ve joined the FLF fun and featured a book on my blog, but I will feature a different one here: After A Fashion by Jen Turano. I haven’t started it yet, but it’s next on my list of books to read. “Miss Peabody, I do so hate to interrupt your work, but an urgent message has just arrived that requires immediate attention.”


  9. Afternoon Beth!

    My first line is from Colors of Christmas: Two Contemporary Stories Celebrate the Hope of Christmas by Olivia Newport.

    There are two stories in this book: Christmas in Gold and Christmas in Blue. This is from the first story, Christmas in Gold.

    “They rode in silence, the murmur of Alex’s expensive late-model white SUV lulling Astride into drowsiness”.



  10. Happy Friday!!! My first line is from Mission Undercover by Virginia Vaughan:

    “Blake Michaels pulled into the parking lot of Northshore Medical Center and cut the engine.”


  11. I loved Then There Was You so much. It’s such a great book!!!

    I’m currently reading An Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter, and that’s the book I’m doing on my FLF post today, so here I will post the first line from the novel I’m reading next. The next book on my schedule is Rancher to the Rescue by Barbara Phinney.

    Proud Bend, Colorado, April, 1883

    “Did I read that right?” Clare Walsh peered up from her chair at the Recording Office in Proud Bend, Colorado. She blinked rapidly. “My parents are gone?”


  12. I adore that book! (and you!)

    Here’s the first line of the book currently closest to me – “Someone had left the front door open.” – Portrait of Vengeance by Carrie Stuart Parks


  13. I am completely biased, but I loved Then There Was You. I think I read those last two chapters three times.

    I’m sharing from Where We Belong by Lynn Austen on my blog, but I’m currently reading Cardiac Event by Dr. Richard Mabry. Here’s the first line:

    Dr. Cliff Hamilton watched the bright green lines of the EKG dance across the monitor screen.

    I’m finding Cardiac Event is perhaps more medical murder mystery than thriller, but there is plenty of suspense and I’m enjoying it. I’ll post a full review on my website next week.


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