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First Line Friday: Things I Never Told You

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Happy Friday, reader friends! Today is a big day for my furbaby Suzie, she is meeting her new groomer today… and not a moment too soon, she is beginning to look like a miniature sheepdog! We’ll see if the little diva cooperates for some before and after pics.

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Things I Never Told You by Beth K. Vogt

Things I Never Told You by Beth K. Vogt goodreads | amazon | bookdepository | christianbook


The what-ifs taunted me every time I visited my parents, but any hope of beginning again had vanished years ago—if there’d ever been one.


Although I don’t usually seek out women’s fiction titles, I had the pleasure of reviewing this one for RT and I highly recommend it!

Things I Never Told You by Beth K. Vogt 4 star RT Book Review quote



Things I Never Told You by Beth K. Vogt giveaway on Reading Is My SuperPower1. Reading Is My SuperPower giveaway ends May 9
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2. Goodreads giveaway ends May 15

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45 thoughts on “First Line Friday: Things I Never Told You”

  1. My first line is
    “When the city of ember was just built and not yet inhabited, the chief builder and the assistant builder, both of them , sat down to speak of the future.” City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau


  2. I’m a bit bummed I’m not going to fit this in straight away. There are too many good books coming out!

    I’m featuring the first line from Susan May Warren’s ‘Storm Front’ on my blog, but right now I’m going to give you the first line from ‘A Worthy Groom’ by Angela K. Couch, which is part of ‘The Backcountry Brides Collection’:

    “The first shovelful of dirt struck Samuel’s crude hickory box, but Lorinda Cowden didn’t flinch.”


  3. Happy Friday! Im dying to read this book!???? Thanks for the chance!!

    Today my FLF is from a book I will be reading very soon, An Awakened Heart by Jody Hedlund.

    “Stop prostituting yourselves and run to the loving Father who will embrace you with forgiveness.” Reverend Bedell’s voice rose above the sniffles and muffled weeping of the women crowded on trestle benches of Centre Street Chapel.

    Have a great weekend and Happy Reading!????????


  4. I just love the title of Beth Vogt’s book. Seriously. So good.

    I’m currently planning on proofreading my debut novel that releases in December. Here’s the current first line:

    “Today would have gone so much better in my paisley tights.” Teal Paisley Tights by Barbara Brutt (eep!)


  5. Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Mary Connealy’s The Accidental Guardian. Here I’ll share the first line from chapter 8 of the same book.
    “A scream jerked Trace awake.”
    Have a wonderful weekend!


  6. Every time you talk about Suzie, it takes me a second to realize it’s your dog, LOL :).

    This book was emotional, powerful, and downright amazing!

    I’m currently reading His Surprise Son by Allie Pleiter: “Here comes the bride. For Jean Matrim, the arrival of Matrimony Valley’s first bride was a victory.”

    Have a fabulous weekend!


    1. BAHAHAHAHA! I will try to use her middle initial in the future ????
      I agree! This book struck a chord with me.
      Happy reading, Suzie! (My Suzie Q can’t read, poor girl)


  7. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord – Jeremiah 29:22 NIV
    March 2006
    His heart races and he can feel sweat running down hi sback as he silently presses his body against the garage.

    By Sarah E. Kincaid


  8. Losing a sister is a hardship I can’t imagine going through it. I’ve lost a cousin who grow up just a few blocks away from our childhood home, but although he was 5 (and pretty much in love with baby me), I had barely turned 1 at the time. I did feel his loss as I’d cry every time someone left our home as it would be the last. I did remember several trips to the cemetery as my mom and her sister when to grieve her son.


  9. It was August 16, 1977. The midday heat was unbearable in Memphis, Tennessee. From the book, “The Touch of Two Kings” by Rick Stanley, who is the step-brother to Elvis Presley.


  10. Happy Friday! Your book is another book on my Must-read list! My first line is from Storm Front (Montana Rescue Book #5) by Susan May Warren:

    “Ty Remington blamed the homemade orange marmalade cake for why he found himself huddled under an overhang off some faraway path in Glacier National Park, shivering, praying he might live through the night.”


  11. A good name for the book. I have not read it. Todsy, I am featuring Joanne Pence ‘s Rebecca Mayfield series, a police procedural. Have a fun weekend and some reading time.


  12. I’ve been wanting to read this one!

    I’m featuring Pepper Basham’s, “A Twist of Faith” on my blog today. Since I have Lindsay Harrel’s, “The Heart Between Us” in front of me, I’ll share my first line from here.

    “Amy says in order to move forward, I have to stop clinging to past.”

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!


  13. On my blog today, I’m featuring “The Substitute Wife” by Dorothy Clark. Here, I will share the first line of Chapter Three in “A Civil Contract” by Georgette Heyer, the book I’m currently reading. “When Adam left Mount Street Lord Oversley suffered some qualms of conscience, fearing that he had raised hopes that he might presently be obliged to dash to earth.” I love this authors writing style. Have a wonderful weekend!


  14. Would love to read this one. My first line from Spirit of Christmas by Lauraine Henderson: “Stone and McAllister.”


  15. The book I’m sharing on my blog is The Road Home by Beverly Lewis but here I’ll share the book I just finished today called A Higher Ransom by Aleigha C Israel: “Anna Haddington took a deep breath of the salty air.”


  16. I’m sharing from my current read, No Less Days by Amanda G. Stevens, on my blog today, so here is the first line from an upcoming read, Reclaiming Shilo Snow by Mary Weber:

    “The moment Earth’s United World Council officially placed seventeen-year-old Sofi Snow at the top of their Imminent Terrorist Threat list, a siren went off in the circular downtown building, and she became the most wanted teenager alive.”

    Happy Friday!


  17. I love this cover, and this is definitely going on my to-read list. Thanks for sharing!

    Today I’m sharing the first line of That’s Amore by Marion Ueckermann on my blog. It’s the first book in the new multi-author Tuscan Legacy series. I’m now reading the third book, Rapsodia (Rhapsody) by Alexa Verde. Here’s the first line:

    Marco Carter would rather spend a day in a pit with snakes than an hour on a plane.

    Personally, I love flying and hate snakes. What about you?


  18. Hi Beth,
    My first line Friday line is from The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin.

    Kerryville, Texas
    Saturday, June 14, 1941
    Wyatt Paxton never realized coming home could be as bittersweet as leaving.

    Blessings, Tina


  19. Hi Beth! My first line is…”Finding oneself at the mercy of a crazed gunman isn’t all fun and games.” True to You by Becky Wade.

    I’ve heard such amazing things about this book! Looking forward to reading it!


  20. Tonight was no ordinary night, not for Any Deerson, at least. From Reunited wit the Bull Rider by Jill Kemerer


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