First Line Fridays – Skip Rock Shallows

Happy Fall!

Autumn is my FAVORITE time of year. And I am 100% in the depths of fall here! TIme to snuggle up with a cozy blanket, steaming warm drink, slippers, and a BOOK! (Always a book.) What book is on the top of your Fall TBR?

Happy Reading!

Today’s first line is from…

Skip Rock Shallows
Jan Watson

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Stanley James knew there’d been an accident before the blast of the whistle shattered the stillness of the morning.

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9 thoughts on “First Line Fridays – Skip Rock Shallows

  1. The book I’m looking most forward to reading is The Girl Who Was Missing by Charlie Donlea.
    These are my first lines from a book I’ll be soon starting:

    There were some things Millie Sullivan would rather forget. The long gravel lane up to this home.

    Taken from A Sparkle of Silver by Liz Johnson.
    Happy Friday!!


  2. Happy Friday!🎃

    My first lines come from Winter Without You by Beth Good.

    Hannah thought it looked like the saddest house in the world, a slate-roofed Cornish monolith with dark windows for eyes, looming out at them from under November rain. Did houses have feelings , though? she wondered, studying it as they drew steadily closer. Could a house emote? Or was that all in the eyes of the beholder?

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!💕📚💕


  3. Have a good weekend! My first line is from “Somewhere Beyond the Blue: Fun sixty-something romances” – the first one is “A TIME TO PUSH DAISIES” by Marion Ueckermann:

    “Caleb Blume shuffled outside onto the wooden deck of his posh Camps Bay apartment, feeling three decades older than his sixty-two years.”

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  4. Autumn is my favorite season, too. Here in Southern California it’s trying really hard to be fall. LOL!

    Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from Sandra Byrd’s novel Lady of a Thousand Treasures. I’m LOVING this book. Currently, I am on chapter 10, so I will share the first line from that chapter.

    “I had no faith at all in the doctor who had been tending my uncle.”

    Hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend! 🙂❤️ 📚


  5. Happy Friday! It is a gorgeous autumn day here with temperatures at 69* and breezy.

    My first line is from a book on my ever growing TBR list pile….
    A Prairie Christmas Collection: 9 Historical Christmas Romances from America’s Great Plains by Tracie Peterson, Tracey Bateman, Deborah Raney, Pamela Griffin, JoAnn S. Grote, Maryn Langer, Darlene Mindrup, Janet Spaeth and Jill Stengl.

    From the first novella, Take Me Home by Tracey Bateman.

    Coon’s Hollow, Iowa 1887
    A frigid wind assaulted Kathleen Johnson the second she stepped off the train onto the boardwalk in front of the Coon’s Hollow station.

    Blessings, Tina


  6. My first line book is Lisa Harris’s new one “A Secret to Die For” “A Sharp clatter jerked Grace Callahan out of the novel she was reading.” Have a great weekend Rainy here in Oklahoma.


  7. Happy Friday!
    On my blog this week I shared Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst but I’m also currently reading Emerald Illusion by Jennifer Rodewald. I’m on chapter 12 so I’ll share the first line from there: “Clouds began to cloak the few stars that were determined to see light into the dreary hill country.” Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of reading!


  8. I am sharing from Eternity Between Us by Stephenia McGee. I’ll give you the first line from the third chapter:
    The sound intensified, a keening wail that knifed through her very bones and caused them to quiver.
    Great Civil War book!


  9. Any season is a good season for reading 🙂

    I’ve just finished reading Things Left Unsaid by Courtney Walsh (one of those books I opened to copy the first line so I could share it, but got hooked. So now I’m sharing the first line after I’ve read the last. And I’m sharing a day late. #SorryNotSorry). Here’s the first line:

    “This is it, Lyndie. Don’t blow it.”

    On my blog, I’m sharing from an old favourite Australian contemporary Christian romance that’s recently been re-released: Return to Baragula by Mary Hawkins. I hope you get a chance to check it out.


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