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First Line Friday: The Road Home to You

Happy Friday, reader friends! Is ANYONE experiencing spring-like weather?! One thing I can say about our weather lately… it hasn’t been boring! Rainy, windy, snowy, mild, then back to cold… it literally makes my head spin!

Faithfully Bookish is 2 years old, reader friends!!! Thank you so much for hanging out with me and all these great stories! How shall we celebrate?! Facebook live? Q&A blog post? Toss out some ideas and when the weather isn’t making my head pound, we’ll party like the bookish!


First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

The Road Home to You by Melinda D. Galloway

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It was dark. So dark. I turned the wheel of the white Isuzu pickup, trying to maneuver the diesel engine vehicle closer to the interior of the village.



Doesn’t this story sound so good?! It’s definitely going on my wishlist!



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19 thoughts on “First Line Friday: The Road Home to You”

  1. No spring weather here! 😉 But we do have warmer weather than many of you over there, so I guess I shouldn’t complain too loudly!

    The book I’m featuring on my blog today is ‘Shadows of Hope’ by Georgiana Daniels, but I’m going to share the first line of my current read here: The Man He Never Was by James L. Rubart:

    “Toren Daniels rolled over in bed and light pierced his closed eyelids, which meant five a.m. had come and gone.”


  2. Happy Friday! Great first line and I’m putting it on my TBR pile!! We have snow coming today so no spring here…..

    My FLF comes from a book im starting soon, Honeysuckle Dreams by Denise Hunter……

    Playing house was just a little too easy for Hope Daniels. Her special chicken casserole waited in the oven, covered with foil; butter beans were simmering on the stovetop; and the yeasty smell of baked rolls hung in the air.

    Have a great weekend!????


  3. Enjoying Spring (rainy) weather here in Texas.

    MAY 1659

    The babe’s crying would rip her heart to shreds if she had to listen to it one more minute. – The Preacher’s Bride by Jody Hedlund

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!


  4. Sleep, I need sleep. But instead of hitting the snooze button, I’m frantically charging along a downtown city sidewalk, weaving through throngs of Monday-morning business types who seem to be walking in every direction but mine.
    By TJ Amberson


  5. Congrats on two years! From the cover of this book, I would guess historical but the first line blew that theory out of the water.

    I’m currently reading the First Love Forever Collection, so I’ll share the first line from the current novella I’m in, Heartfelt Echoes by Jennifer Uhlarik:

    Travis McCaffrey stared at the front door of the mansion before him.


  6. Sounds really good. I can’t add the first line of the book I’m currently reading because I left it in the car and I’m at work but I would like to add the first line of one I recently read. One on my Kindle app on my iphone. Love the War Woman by April Gardner. Don’t let the cover scare you away,it is a wonderful book! First line: “To hold on to life is to grasp the rain, contain a breath in the palm of a hand, or halt the gushing of a punctured blood vessel.


  7. Same weather as you’re having where I am, but Happy Friday anyway! The book I’m highlighting on my blog is The Mistress of Rosemere by Sarah Ladd. I will share here the first line of Chapter 11, which I’m currently reading. “A flurry of activity swirled in the recovering Rosemere.” Wishing you a blessed weekend.


  8. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Rachael Anderson’s newest Regency novel, My Sister’s Intended. It’s an excellent book I highly recommend. Here I will share the first three lines from the novel I’m currently reading, Not Abandoned by MacKenzie Morganthal.

    “It was a prison like none other. With boarded windows and a tall fence, I’d almost forgotten what it looked like outside. The bars that caged me in were strong, but not as strong as the bars I’d put up around my heart.”


  9. Spring-like weather, what’s that? Still snows everyday where I am. Not enough to accumulate, just enough to irritate us. I hope we see spring before summer gets here, ha!

    I love the cover of this book – looks like such a serene setting. One I’m putting on my radar.

    Happy Friday!


  10. Happy Friday!
    The book I’m sharing on my blog is A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron but I’m sharing the book I’m currently (re)reading to get ready for the new Hallmark movie this weekend Once Upon A Prince by Rachel Hauck: “What did he say? The storm gusts moving over the Atlantic must have garbled his words.” Hope you have a blessed weekend!


  11. No spring-like weather here. Talking of ice & snow for the next 2 days! A FaceBook party would be fun to celebrate!

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Joel C. Rosenberg’s book The Kremlin Conspiracy, which my husband grabbed from me and read first:

    “Louisa Sherbatov had just turned six, but she would never turn seven.”


  12. That line was unexpected with that cover 😀 I’m sharing from The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim on my blog today, so I’ll share from a recent read. Here’s the first line from the prologue of Julie Cantrell’s Perennials:

    “Summer 1979
    Oxford, Mississippi

    “Four!” Bitsy cheers, twisting the lid to her firefly jar.”

    Happy Friday!


  13. Lovely autumn (fall) weather here in New Zealand. The sun is shining, and it’s already Saturday morning (time zones!) …

    I’m sharing the first line from Winning Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller on my blog today—a wonderful Christian Regency romance.

    But I’m going to share the first line from the book I’m currently reading – an advance copy of Falling for You by Becky Wade. It doesn’t release until 1 May, but I loved True to You and I have no self-control when it comes to Becky Wade, so here are the opening lines:

    “I discovered a secret.”
    Corbin Stewart looked sharply at twelve-year-old Charlotte Dixon. “What kind of a secret?”


  14. Here in the DEEP South, Florida, we’ve already been through spring, the pollen season, and all that. We’re creeping into summer, today it was near 80 degrees. The robins have flown through Florida and are heading up North to “youse guys”. All of my flowers are blooming, and the butterflies, bees, gnats, and dragonflies are enjoying our weather. Lots of sunshine today, too!
    Romans 10:9-13; John 3:16-21


  15. No spring weather in WV! It snowed yesterday, and it’s supposed to snow again tomorrow. I’m SO ready for warm weather.
    I’m reading Love In Three Quarter Time: A Viennese Valentine by Rachel McMillan. First line-
    If Evelyn Watt’s life were projected on a movie screen, it might look like the strand of Laura Linney’s story in Love,Actually.


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