St. Patrick's Day special edition of First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

First Line Fridays — A Passion Most Pure

Hello, reader friends!
We’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a special edition of First Line Fridays!

Obviously, the first book to pop into my head for St. Patty’s features a big, beautiful green spine AND one of my favorite fictional families with Irish roots, the O’Connors!

No pinching allowed as we spread the luck of the Irish via books and first lines! Let’s paint the shelves green… or fill them with green books! Yeah, let’s do that!


A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman

A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | Christian Book

Boston, Massachusetts, Late Summer, 1916

Sisters are overrated, she decided. Not all of them, of course, only the beautiful ones who never let you forget it.


You’re invited…

Join author Julie Lessman on her Facebook page for a special St. Patrick’s Day Facebook Live
on March 16 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern/10:00 a.m. Pacific!

In addition to a special free ebook sale, Julie is giving away one prize: winner’s choice of a $25 Amazon gift card OR 3 signed paperback copies (or ebooks) of ANY of her series: The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, Heart of San Francisco, or Isle of Hope.

Go to Julie Lessman’s Author Facebook Page



Your turn, reader friends! Share YOUR first line in the comments below!

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We also invite you to participate in First Line Fridays on your own blog!
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Next week is our “in like a lion, out like a lamb” March special edition!
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27 thoughts on “First Line Fridays — A Passion Most Pure

    • Thank you, Kathleen, for reading my books! I have to admit that I’m a wee bit surprised you haven’t read APMP yet since it’s the book that most of my readers like best. But if you do read it, let me know, and I will send you a free copy of the prequel novel to this passionate Irish family saga, A Light in the Window, okay? Here’s the video to A Light in the Window to pique your interest. My artist hubby created it using my daughter as the model, so I’m very proud of it. 🙂


      Hugs and HAPPY ST. PAT’S DAY! ☘️

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      • Hey, Kathleen, I AM proud of it — and proud of my hubby and daughter too! Shoot me a private FB message with your email if you want ALITW, and I’ll get it right out to you, okay?



  1. COURTNEY!! Thank you SO much for featuring Faith and Collin in your First Line Fridays — you are a sweetheart, my friend, and I truly appreciate it!



  2. A Search For Refuge ( Haven Manor) by Kristi Ann Hunter:
    Marlborough, England 1804
    Margaretta had used the word DESPERATE many times in her life, but she’d never truly known the meaning until she stood in the open door of a mail coach, clutching an eight-month-old letter and praying that someone in this minuscule market town would know where the writer had gone when she moved on.


  3. Happy Friday!

    Today at my blog, I am sharing the first lines from Jennifer Delamere’s latest novel, The Heart’s Appeal. It’s such a great book!

    Here I will share the first lines from my next-up book, Finding Evergreen by Jennifer Rodewald. This is my first read of this author’s works, but I am very excited!!!

    Brandi’s head throbbed. The hateful words still sizzled in her ears as the front door brushed open. Ethan stepped over the threshold.”


  4. *sigh* Collin. And the O’Connors.

    Here are the first lines from chapter 1 of my current (heart-wrenching) read: You are more than this. Andrew Harris glared at his smartphone while his mother’s text burned into his mind. – from Blue Columbine by Jennifer Rodewald

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  5. Oh my. I can relate to this first line!

    Here is the opening from my favourite story for you: “All children, except one, grow up.” Have a great week.


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