No Other Will Do: First Line Friday #1

First Line Friday

Y’all! I am so excited to join my fellow book blogger friends for First Line Fridays!!! 

Carrie @ Reading is My Superpower
Rachel @ Bookworm Mama
Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books

If you’ve been following the blog for awhile, you may recall that I like to read multiple books at once. Since I finished two books yesterday, I’m diving into a new one today… just as soon as I write those six backlogged reviews. *sigh* My writing skills pale in comparison to my reading aptitude, y’all! This blog is fueled by book-love!

Here’s the first line from today’s blogging motivation:

No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer

No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer

WINTER 1882
COOKE COUNTY, TEXAS

“Malachi Shaw made the arduous climb back into consciousness with great effort.”


I. Am. So. EXCITED!

So, grab the book closest to you, open it up, and post the first line in a comment below!

Then go see what these First Line Ladies are up to:

Reading is My Superpower | Bookworm Mama | Singing Librarian Books

If you’d like to share the First Line Friday fun on your blog, contact Carrie!

47 thoughts on “No Other Will Do: First Line Friday #1

  1. I loved ‘No Other Will Do’! 😀

    Here’s my first line: “Sometimes in the dead of night, Lynette Carlisle heard her mother’s voice.” (from The Things We Knew by Catherine West)

  2. Oh fun! I just won that book in a giveaway!! 😀

    Here is my first line…

    “Romulus White stood motionless in the crowded ballroom, staring at a woman he’d once longed ro more than his next breath of air.”
    ~From This Moment by Elizabeth Camden

  3. YAY!! I’m so happy you joined us this week 😀

    My first line from the book closest to me at the moment is “When a bride finds The Dress, there is joy, laughter, and on some occasions, even spontaneous dancing. There is none of that right now.” from Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations by V. Joy Brown. (I had to include the second line too! lol)

    1. Me too! So fun!
      LOL! It’s so hard to stop anyway and that second line is priceless! I’m looking this book up!

  4. I just finished reading “You Don’t Have to be a Star” by Susan May Warren last night.

    “Just one MacKenzie would like to take the Oscar walk down Hollywood Boulevard in a pair of holey jean, a Blue Devil’s t-shirt and wearing her red Converse tennis shoes”.

    And I read a totally enjoyed “No Other Will Do”!

  5. From a book I won and received in the mail this week. “See that man over there?”
    The Bride Wore Blue by Mona Hodgson

    1. Yay for giveaways! Hmmm, new to me author… must investigate! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Ooo. how fun! That’s so cool, you’re all teaming up! I might sign up after CFRR! Leave a spot for me! =)

    Here’s my first line: from “The Life We Never Expected” by Andrew & Rachel Wilson.

    “This is a book about surviving, and thriving, spiritually when something goes horribly wrong.”

  7. I’m reading Listening is an Act of Love: A celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project. The first line is:
    “StoryCorps is on a few basic ideas: That our stories–the stories of everyday people–are as interesting and important as the celebrity stories we’re bombarded with by the media every minute of the day.”

    It’s not fiction, but it’s a fascinating book of stories from people around the US.

  8. Your first line book is on my TBR list. It sounds so good. My first line: “Snow, beautiful snow!” from The Sweetest Rain by Myra Johnson.

  9. Hey Beth! No Other Will Do is on my radar.

    Here’s my first line.

    She was too softhearted to be an oil tycoon. Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade

    1. Oh Caryl, we are kindred spirits! Undeniably Yours is clawing its way to the top of my tbr! Also, I mailed your book today, yay!!!

  10. “She could have been more than she was.”

    The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna M. White

    1. Thanks for sharing, Sylvia! The Reluctant Duchess is on its way to my house right now!

  11. Sam Hinton was about to conclude one of the biggest business deals of his career.
    from Small Town Nanny by Lee Tobin McClain

    1. I was just looking at this title not 30 minutes ago! I adore Lee Tobin McClain! Thank you for sharing!

  12. “If you spot him again, shoot him on sight,” my father said. “I shall deal with the repercussions myself.” from Glittering Promises, book 3 in The Grand Tour Series by Lisa T. Bergren. It’s a fantastic series.

    1. I’ve only read Lisa’s children’s titles, I will have to fix that ASAP! Thank you for sharing!

  13. Julia Beech stood next to the open grave and prayed the wind would stop howling for one moment. from A Wedding for Julia by Vannetta Chapman

  14. So cool. I saw that we were about to start the same book on Carrie’s blog….then I hopped over here to enter the giveaway and tada- you’re the Faithfully Bookish. So fun! Welcome. These book blogs are becoming so addictive. I’m so pumped that fellow Christian fiction book nerds exist!!! ????

    1. Hi Amanda! That I am! I love bumping into fellow readers all over the Christian fiction interwebs!!!
      To quote the M&Ms commercial, “They DO exist!” No fainting here though, that’s reserved for Carrie’s Kissing Books 101 😉 Thanks for hopping over and enjoy No Other Will Do!!!

  15. Secret Agent Bradley C. Whitemore pushed past the man who blocked the entrance of the Honey Jsm Cafe.
    “Black Mamba: A Story of Love and Faith” by Diane Theiler.

    1. I have not heard of that author or title. I’ll have to look it up! Thank you for sharing, Connie!

  16. Welcome Beth to the First Line Friday’s full of fun mayhem & fabulous bloggers! (I just made that up, lol!). I love that this is growing each week…yay!

    Ok so my first line is from “Protective Duty” by Jessica R. Patch the second of her LIS series (Love Inspired Suspense):
    “Bryn Eastman refused to think about the bullet that had pierced her abdomen.”

    Which by the way, since she’s an FBI profiler, shooting kind of comes with the territory!

    Looking forward to more FLF with you!

    1. Yay! Hi Trixie! So good to see you!
      That is one intense first line! I am so concerned about Bryn that I will have to read the entire series now. I’m okay with that. Thanks for sharing!

  17. If you do, the first one is called “Fatal Reunion” 🙂 Just a little marketing plug there…lol 😉

  18. I’m organizing a stack of books for July reading, so I’m (not really) randomly picking The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson:
    “Reinhart Stolten, Margrave of Thornbeck, spotted the pack of wolves devouring their fresh kill at the bottom of the ravine.”

  19. “If only he could get away from the smell.” From Friends of Jesus by Karen Kingsbury.

  20. From the book I’m currently reading- Unashamed by Lecrae

    The papparazzi’s cameras were flashing, but their lenses were all pointed at someone else.

  21. Happy Friday!
    On my blog this week I’m sharing the first line from The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse but I’m currently reading the Amish Midwife’s secret by Rachel J Good so I’ll share the line from my current chapter (10) here: “By the time Leah arrived at the Groffs’, Sharon had already completed the checkup.” Hope you have a wonderful weekend with plenty of quality reading time!

  22. Happy Black Friday! On my blog, I’m featuring A Holiday By Gaslight by Mimi Matthews. Here I will share the first line from the book I’m currently reading, A Handcarved Christmas by Cynthia Hickey which takes place in 1880 Montana. “Laura Worth wrapped her wool shawl tighter around her shoulders and peered out the train station window.” Enjoy your weekend and happy reading!

  23. Great first line! I love Karen Witemeyer’s books.

    I’m sharing the first line from Ashmore by Angela Curtis on my blog today. It’s her debut novel, and it’s based on the real-life journey her ancestors took when emigrating from England to New Zealand. It makes me thankful for our modern world where we have cleaner and faster methods of transport!

    “One half-witted decision changed Lillie Curtis’ life forever. Unfortunately, that decision had not been her own.”

    Happy reading!

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