Once Upon a Christmas Eve: First Line Friday #24

First Line Fridays

Happy Friday, bookish friends!

This week I’m pulling a book from my excessively large and overwhelming tbr (that’s the big stack on my shelf and long list of titles on my Kindle that are waiting “to be read”). The blurb and prologue look very promising… Let me know if you’ve read it!

Once Upon a Christmas Eve by Anita Higman

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Once Upon a Christmas Eve

The people of Noel always said Holly Goodnight was like a rock tumbler—that she had a gift for smoothing out the edges of other people’s lives.

So, open the book nearest to you and post the first line in a comment below!

Then go see what my friends, the First Line Ladies are up to:

Carrie @ Reading is My Superpower

Rachel @ Bookworm Mama

Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books

Andi @ Radiant Light

Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

Sarah @ All the Book Blog Names are Taken


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

20 thoughts on “Once Upon a Christmas Eve: First Line Friday #24

  1. This book looks really good, too! My first line is: “Wounded soldiers returned from war as heroes. Wounded nurses returned as old maids.” From The Thorn Healer by Pepper Basham.

  2. I have not read this one. My first line is “Jane Fairmont Bell sat alone in the keeper’s lodge she had once shared with her husband.” – The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen…It is really good so far! Almost done!

  3. I love Christmas books–this book looks really good! My first line is: “Once upon a time–specifically, last December–author Maren Grant had what she thought might be the most perfect night of her life.” One Enchanted Christmas by Melissa Tagg

  4. No, I haven’t read this one….

    My first line comes from Swept Away by Laura V. Hilton

    Sara Jane Morgan gasped for breath, scanning the crowded pathways.

  5. Reagan McAdams had been gone more than a decade when Rachel resurrected her.

    I’m reading my editor Robin Patchen’s new book, Convenient Lies.
    It’s great so far!

  6. Good grief, I forgot it was Friday O_o
    The Christmas Dog by Melody Carlson
    As Betty Kowalski drove home from church on Sunday, she realized she was guilty of two sins.

  7. My book this week is Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me and the first line from Chapter 24 ‘Now What?’ is:

    “The degree to which David has deviated from L. Ron Hubbard’s management directives since he took power in the 1980s has had several consequences that I don’t think he ever predicted.”

    Happy Friday!

    1. I think I’ll just smile and nod at all your nonfiction, Sarah 😉 You definitely read enough of it to make up for my lack 😀

  8. I’m planning to read Rachel Hauck’s A Royal Christmas Wedding this weekend:

    “The night was moonless, the color of black ink, with not one star twinkling from the heavens.”

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