First Line Fridays — The First Gift

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

Today’s first line is from

The First Gift
by Ruth Logan Herne.

The First Gift.jpg

My First Line:

“Brady, make sure that extra apple finds its way to the Carrutherses’ mailbox this afternoon,” Amanda Stanton instructed in a voice that meant business.

What are you reading?  What is your first line?
Open the book nearest you and post the first line in the comments below…

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35 thoughts on “First Line Fridays — The First Gift

  1. I love the scenery on that cover!

    I’m featuring the first line from Pepper Basham’s ‘Charming the Troublemaker’ on my blog, but I’m going to leave you with the first line of a book I’ll be reviewing tomorrow, ‘The Bachelor Missions’ by Jes Drew:

    “One bulky figure stands alone in the rain, keeping his head down–his identity obscured by a hat and large raincoat.”

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  2. That is such a lovely cover. It almost makes you wish you could walk right down that road yourself and enjoy the beautiful fall day.

    Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Sarah Monzon’s latest book just released this week; “The Esther Paradigm”. I’m just over half-way through the book, and I’m loving the story. But you’ll have to go over there to read the first line for The Esther Paradigm. Here I’ll share with you the first line from an older favorite.

    Bedford, England — May 1659
    “The babe’s crying would rip her heart to shreds if she had to listen to it one more minute.” — The Preacher’s Bride by Jody Hedlund


  3. Happy Friday!

    My first line is from Pepper Basham’s Charming the Troublemaker:

    “Loser ex-husbands and freezing January afternoons left a nasty chill.”


  4. This looks like a good book.

    My first line is “Sometimes leading also means following. Sometimes being first means you actually arrive second.” Service Tales by Ace Collins


  5. I love the cover and first line!

    I’m featuring The Princess Bride on my blog, but I’m currently reading Meg Mitchell & the Secret of the Journals by Kimberly McNeil so I’ll share that here.

    If I say I go to the White Raven for the food, I’d be lying, and I’m a journalist, which means I don’t lie.

    Happy Friday!


  6. Great cover, and I really like that first line. I will have to check this book out.

    Today, I’m showcasing A Mother For His Family by Susanne Dietze. So here I will share the first two lines from the novel next in line on my review pile, Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan.

    “You can’t call that a settlement offer.” Kate Sullivan looked directly into the dark eyes of her opposing counsel, who represented a medical device company.


  7. I’d love to go for a walk along that path! Happy Friday Sydney! 🙂

    His quarry was late. Very late. – An Eye For An Eye by Irene Hannon


  8. My first line is from Holly and Ivy by Fern Michaels:

    “You’re too young to be hanging around with a bunch of old ladies. You need to be with girls your own age,” Daniel Greenwood explained to his eleven-year-old daughter, Holly.

    Have a great weekend!


  9. Afternoon…that is a lovely book cover.

    My first line is from
    Karen’s Gift by Jean Brunstetter (2nd novella in the book The Beloved Christmas Quilt)…
    …Lykens, Pennsylvania…”As Karen Allgyer rode home from church with her family, she gazed at the bundle of sweetness in her arms”…
    Blessings, Tina


  10. Another first line from Ruth Logan Herne. “This couldn’t be happening. ” The Lawman’s Yuletide Baby. Lol. The first line was shorter than I thought when I grabbed tbe book.


  11. I love the rusty old mailbox on the cover. Also love the first line. Here’s Mine:

    It wasn’t too hot for 10:00 PM in the middle of May unless you were about to climb over the ledge of a fourteen-story building in downtown Memphis.
    Justice Buried by Patricia Bradley



  12. I am sharing the first line from Denise Hunter’s Convenient Groom over on my blog. Here I will share the first line from Regina Scott’s Mail-Order Marriage Promise:
    Seattle, Washington Territory
    April 1874
    Dottie Tyrrell sat in the Pastry Emporium wondering what her groom looked like.

    Don’t you just love that line?


  13. That is a gorgeous cover!!!!!!

    My first line on the blog today is from a favorite: Born of Persuasion by Jessica Dotta.

    Here are the first two lines of my current read, Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano: “Well, Miss Harcourt. Are you, or are you not, Nathaniel Droll?”


  14. That cover is beautiful.

    My first line is from Masquerade by Janette Rallison. This is the second time I’ve read the book and I enjoyed it every bit as much as the first time.

    “Opportunity didn’t knock for Slade Jacobson – it rang his cell phone at 10:34 pm while he was putting his daughter to bed for the third time.”


  15. My first line is from Vanishing Point by Lisa Harris:

    Special Agent Garrett Addison snapped a photo of the freshly dug grave located inside the yellow roped-off crime scene.


  16. I love that cover! I have Ruthy’s book on my wish list.
    I’m sharing the first line from Susanne Dietze’s novella “Three Little Matchmakers” in The Regency Brides Collection.
    So, the rumors about Henry Graves, the Earl of Marsden, were true.


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