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First Line Friday: Enchanted

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Happy Friday, reader friends!!

I don’t know about y’all but we are ready to celebrate Christmas! The stockings are stuffed (finished a WEEK ago), the gifts are wrapped, and they’re all nestled away in our closet waiting for Christmas morning. Today is cookie baking day for us and our first shindig is tomorrow!

Tell me all about your Christmas plans! Is anyone still scrambling around for last-minute gifts? Do y’all have snow? (We hardly ever have a white Christmas, it seems like the snow always goes north or south of us. Craziness!)

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Enchanted: A Christmas Collection by Melissa Tagg

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Once upon a time—specifically, last December—author Maren Grant had what she thought might be the most perfect night of her life.


If Rylan Jefferson was lucky, after tonight she’d never have to see Colin Renwycke again.


Usually on nights like this—with snowfall glimmering under the hazy glow of lamplight, a peaceful hush hovering over the town square—Leigh Renwycke could almost forget.


Believe it or not, I don’t binge on Christmas stories in December! I like to read them throughout the year and this collection is one of my favorites! I’m looking forward to getting a print copy for my shelf in the future, it’s on my wishlist!

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29 thoughts on “First Line Friday: Enchanted”

  1. I love the Enchanted novella collection! I’ll be reading The Enchanted Noel soon.
    I’m going to share two lines from “Jacob T. Marley” by R. William Bennett.
    Preface: Ebenezer Scrooge’s visit with the four ghosts and his subsequent redemption is well known throughout the world.
    Chapter 1: Marley’s death was but a beginning.

    Merry Christmas Everyone!


  2. Love Melissa’s books!

    We definitely don’t have snow here. We’re just thankful for the few cool days we currently have after a couple of 40+ degree days (we’re talking 104+F temps!). But I did finish the last of my Christmas shopping today, and we’re heading off to my in-laws tomorrow for our first Christmas celebration. Then to my folks on Christmas Day, when my brother-in-law arrives for a nine-day stay. You could say the kids are a little excited… Lol!

    Anyway, on my blog, I’m featuring the first line from a fun Christmas read called ‘Tinsel in a Tangle’ by Laurie Germaine, but here, I’m going to share the first line from another Christmas book I recently finished, this one by Chautona Havig, called ‘Carol and the Belles’:

    “I’ll never get off this plane.”

    Merry Christmas to you and yours! ❤


  3. I live in Florida, so no snow for us. 🙂 And, yes, I have last minute shopping to do. I’ll wake up early tomorrow and get to the stores before anyone else is there. Good thing I am naturally an early riser!

    My first line comes from Deborah Raney’s Circle of Blessings:

    Dakota Territory, 1864

    It was almost closing time, and in all of his seventeen years, James Collingwood could not remember being so bone-weary as he felt tonight.

    I hope you have a blessed Christmas!



    “Good morning, Kansas!” The radio scratched out static over deejay Kris Kristiansen’s lilting baritone. – Silver Bells by Deborah Raney


  5. I too read Christmas books all throughout the year!

    Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from a book I’m reading now Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery.

    Kelly Murphy was willing to accept certain injustices in the world. That brownies had more calories than celery.

    Happy Holidays!


  6. I’ve only read the first one in ths collection. Now that they’re all together, I have an excuse to get to it!

    Next up on my TBR…
    The music seeped into her sould like fog over the Thames. (from A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White)

    Merry Christmas!


  7. “I need to talk to you.”
    One hand on the aluminum stepladder, I peered out the broom closet door, wondering who needed me and why she whispered about it so urgently.
    By Leslie Budewitz


  8. I just bought this Christmas collection. I very much look forward to reading it.

    Today on my blog I am featuring Desert Duet by Debra Marvin. I’m just beginning chapter 3, so I will leave the first line from that chapter.

    “The new gray fedora, with its crisp, black grosgrain band, would be a stylish, but dismal failure at preventing sunburn.”

    I’m really enjoying this story! Happy Friday. ????


  9. Merry Christmas, Beth Erin! I enjoyed reading One Enchanted Christmas earlier this season… Melissa Tagg has such a easy sense of humor! 🙂
    Over on my blog, I’m featuring Monster by Frank Peretti, but over here, I’ll share the first line of another on my TBR pile, The Cottage by Michael Phillips: “The letter two weeks before had been brief. Less than half a page. Yet in an instant it had turned her life upside down.”
    Have a wonderful cookie-baking day! 🙂 That is so much fun! We’re almost done with Christmas preparations here, except for the baking/cooking, of course.


  10. I like the idea of reading Christmas stories thoughout the year – after all, we should celebrate Jesus throughout the year (and winter stories always make more sense in winter … which is July and August here in New Zealand).

    I’m sharing from All is Bright by Andrea Grigg over on my blog, a wonderful novella set in Australia … which means a summer Christmas (FYI, that’s normal for me. Not so normal for most of you, or for my Icelandic pastor and his family.)

    I’m currently reading A Sweethaven Christmas by Courtney Walsh, an new favourite author. Here’s the first line:

    “Why is that woman staring over here?” Lila shifted in the tall-backed linen-covered chair and nodded towards a blonde woman at the bar.

    I suspect this is going to be more than a Christmas story …

    Blessings as you celebrate the birth of our Saviour this week!


  11. I don’t mind reading Christmas stories all year long. And no snow and it is rare here, so I’d be surpeised to see it…..although we did get some a couple of weeks ago. Everyone have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!


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