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First Line Friday: If Spring Comes

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Hello, reader friends!!! I’ve been (mostly) off the grid and enjoying some quality time with my family (and tbr) this week. I’ll be checking in periodically over the weekend so tell me what device is hardest for you to unplug and set down? Why does technology have such a hold on us sometimes? Is it the connection with other people or the pretty colors?!


First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

If Spring Comes by Amy Leigh Simpson

If Spring Comes by Amy Leigh Simpson

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This could be it. The break they needed.


These new covers are simply stunning!!! Y’all can check out my review for book 1 and book 2… I’ll have my review for book 3 up soon! For now, I’ll just say that it’s quite possibly my favorite of the three and the emotional and spiritual elements touched my reader heart!

The Girl Next Door series

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13 thoughts on “First Line Friday: If Spring Comes”

  1. “Bonjour, Mimi!” Heather Holmes, a lanky blonde in her forties with huge, wide eyes and long, curly tresses, breezed into Bistro Rousseau. She screeched to a halt. “Whoa!”
    “A DEADLY ÉCLAIR” by Daryl Wood Gerber


  2. My iPad is definitely the most difficult to unplug from–largely because it has Kindle on it! Hope you’ve been enjoying the downtime. 🙂

    I’m featuring the first line from ‘Dancing in the Rain’ by Eileen Rife and Jennifer Slattery on my blog today, but I’m currently up to chapter eleven, so here’s the first line from chapter eleven:

    “Nervous energy filled Loni’s stomach as her plane made its descent into Blountville, Tennessee.”


  3. I used to despair of the teenagers with their phones constantly taking their attention. Now I find myself doing the same. I definitely need to unplug. This weekend I’ll get the chance with family headed home for the long weekend. Have a wonderful Friday!


  4. “Olivia Rutherford applied lip rouge the same way she painted – with bold, broad strokes.” I am reading an ARC of “Where the Fire Falls” by Karen Barnett and absolutely loving it!

    Enjoy some down time over the holiday weekend!


  5. Today on my blog I am sharing a book I read a long time ago by Mary Connealy that I greatly enjoyed, Petticoat Ranch. Here I will share the first line from the book I am currently reading/studying, “Saving Truth” by Abdu Murray. “You’ve been at an intersection before, waiting for the red light to change, and had that uneasy feeling: Is the bus next to me moving forward or am I in reverse?” This book is about finding meaning and clarity in a post-truth world. I highly recommend this author. Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.


  6. Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from To Kill a Mockingbird — one of my most favorite books ever written. So here I will share from the book I am currently reading, The Theory of Happily Ever After by Kristin Billerbeck. I am just beginning chapter 14, so I will share the first line from there.

    “Try as I might, I can’t release Sam’s kiss from my memory.”

    Have a great weekend!


  7. Happy Friday!????

    My FLF comes from a book I will be reading soon, My Heart Belongs in Niagra Falls New York by Amanda Barratt.

    As the coachman loaded her trunk onto the carriage, nausea churned in Adele’s stomach.

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


  8. Happy Friday Beth!

    My first line Friday is from a book I received in the mail today…
    The Hawaiian Discovery (Sequel to The Hawaiian Quilt) by Wanda Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter.

    Middlebury, Indiana

    Ellen Lambright finished sweeping the kitchen floor and paused from her work to brew a cup of tea.

    blessings, Tina


  9. Happy Friday!
    The book I’m sharing on my blog this week is Unblemished by Sara Ella but it’s also the book I’m currently reading so I’ll share the first line from chapter 4 here: “The expression on El’s face before the wall closed was all the proof I required.” Hope you have a happy Memorial Day weekend! 🙂


  10. When Fall Fades was excellent, but I don’t think I’ve read Winter’s Ashes. I must catch up, because this new book looks and sounds fantastic. And I LOVE the new covers!

    My blog post today is sharing the first line from Solo Tu by Narelle Atkins. It’s book #7 in the Tuscan Legacy series, and is set in Australia. I’m currently reading another beach book – Sanover Beach Memories by Emma St. Clair. Here’s the first line:

    “They had both been grounded for a week when Jenna’s father found the initials she and Steve carved into the birch tree.”

    Happy Memorial Day weekend!


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