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First Line Fridays – The Hope of Christmas Past

Happy Friday, reader friends!! Happy November! And HAPPY RELEASE DAY for this gorgeous Christmasy time-travel novella from Stephenia H. McGee!

The Hope of Christmas Past

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First Lines:

The cheery Christmas music, the gingerbread-scented air freshener, and her foster mom’s happy humming couldn’t paint over the festering in Isla Laird’s heart. Because riding shotgun in a shiny red Honda on her way to spend an old-fashioned Christmas in an antebellum house wouldn’t change anything.

I’m hooked! That opening plus the beautiful cover has my full attention!

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10 thoughts on “First Line Fridays – The Hope of Christmas Past

  1. The tip of Anna Hostettler’s pencil broke when she picked it up to write in her journal. From the Brunstetters’ Amish Front Porch Stories.


  2. Thanks for sharing! I had so much fun with this little story and I’m super excited for it to greet the world today!


  3. What a fun little link-up this is. My book is “London Belles,” a WW 2- era story set in—you guessed it—London. “So what are you going to do now that old Bert has finally gone, Olive?”


  4. Happy Friday!

    My first line is from The Courtship Basket by Amy Clipston.

    Rachel Fisher smiled as she stepped out onto the porch of her parents’ large farmhouse.

    Blessings, Tina


  5. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from The Bright Unknown by Elizabeth Byler Younts. Oh my word is this book amazing!!! Currently, I am reading Once Upon a Christmas: Contemporary Retellings of Timeless Tales. It’s a really fun Christmas collection of novellas. I’ll share a line from that book here.

    “Being escorted out of the firm by building security wasn’t on his to-do list, but he could write it in later … and cross it off.”

    LOL! This book is filled with sweet and sassy stories. I am loving it so far.

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading!


  6. My first line is from Silent Night Suspect by Sharee Stover
    Asia Stratton’s gaze remained transfixed on the lifeless eyes staring back at her

    The Hope of Christmas Past was a great read!


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