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First Line Friday: Eli vs God

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It’s Friday and time for some bookish fun! I look forward to reading y’all’s first lines every week!

Hopefully, I’ll be back to my regular commenting habits next week since my phone is on its way back from a little trip to warranty land. The old standby I’ve been relying on for the last several days was replaced for a reason!

I can read comments on the oldie but replying to comments is a hit or miss (mostly miss) affair… I simply have no desire to sit at the computer when I could be doing life (or reading, yay!) and periodically checking in with my phone.

My hubby was so sweet to surprise me with it on Christmas morning and he took care of sending it in for repairs too. It sure didn’t take me long to be spoiled by my upgrade! Since last week he also saved us from a laundry crisis by replacing the pump in our washer. He’s my hero! ????

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Eli vs God by John Moelker

Eli vs God by John Moelker

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I’m shakin’ the dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I’m gonna see the world.


Break my small town girl heart, Eli!

There are a few tv shows that I truly enjoy watching with my family (reading books during the commercials, obviously) and one of our favorites is called Home Town. I love this clip where Erin says, “People think small-town’s not cool but they’re WRONG!” I wholeheartedly agree.

Perhaps Eli here will find his way Home as well!

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28 thoughts on “First Line Friday: Eli vs God”

  1. Great first line!

    I’m sharing the first line of The Man Who Never Was by James L Rubart on my blog.

    I’m currently reading The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon, a modern marriage of convenience story based on the Book of Esther. Here’s the first line of the Prologue:

    Hannah Pratt stared out across the grainy hills as the wind blew a gentle kiss over the crest.


  2. It wasn’t too hot for 10 pm in the middle of May unless you were about yo climb over the ledge of a 14 story building in downtown Memphis.
    Justice Buried by Patricia Bradley


  3. Yup, men who fix washing machines are true heroes! 🙂
    Right now, I’m reading The Cottage by Michael Phillips. Here’s the first line:
    “The letter two weeks before had been brief. Less than half a page. Yet in an instant it had turned her life upside down.”
    Happy Friday!


  4. A shrill voice grated from across the room. “Prudence Edith Gifford!”
    By Rachael Anderson


  5. Happy Friday! Wow Beth, your husband is a hero!!????

    My first lines come from a book im reading now, Where Hope Begins by Catherine West.

    My husband is leaving me. The thought , the reality, presses against my throat as I stand outside and take in the view from the back patio of our home.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!????


  6. Intriguing first line!

    Happy Friday!

    Today over at my blog, I am sharing the first line from the novel An Improper Proposal by Davalynn Spencer. Here, I will share the first line from Janet Ferguson’s novel Leaving Oxford.

    “Baby steps. Sarah Beth LeClair forced one foot in front of the other and willed herself to soak in the new life bursting around her on the University of Mississippi campus.”


  7. I’m so glad you have a hero husband, Beth. I remember when my husband fixed the dryer years and years ago. It was a real “hero” moment.

    “Ladysmith, you have a gentleman caller – maybe two.”
    Shenandoah Hearts by Carrie Fancett Pagels novella in The Backcountry Brides Collection.


  8. Happy Friday! On my blog today, I’m sharing the first line from Jody Hedlund’s book, Love Unexpected. Here, I will share the first line from the second chapter of the book I’m currently reading, Mail-Order Revenge by Angela K. Couch. “The town of Bumble Bee appeared to consist of the sign bearing its peculiar name and a cluster of rustic buildings.” Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


  9. Happy Friday Beth!

    My first line is from The Redemption of Lillie Rourke by Loree Lough…

    “Rain sheeted down the grimy window and puddled on the blacktop, and a dozen identical buses lined up in angled parking slots.”

    blessings, Tina


  10. Happy Friday!
    The book I’m sharing on my blog is The Butterfly and the Violin, but I’ll share here what I’m currently reading- All Things New by Lynn Austin: “Josephine Weatherly thought she’d already lived through the darkest hour of this endless war, but she had been wrong.” Hope you have a great weekend!


  11. I’m sharing from Where the Fire Falls on my blog today but I’m currently reading The Backcountry Brides Collection, so here is the first line from the first novella, Shenandoah Hearts by Carrie Fancett Pagels:

    Philadelphia 1753
    “Ladysmith, you have a gentleman caller–maybe two.” The voice of her employer, Jacob Owens, held a slight tease.

    Happy Friday!


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