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First Line Fridays — In Spite of Ourselves

Happy Friday, reader friends! My attention span has been suffering lately and I’m not sure if it’s due to the crazy times we’re living in or simply the size of my to-do list! I’m thankful for my auto-buy authors for supplying me with a constant stream of purchase-worthy titles to keep my Kindle full of fresh reads like In Spite of Ourselves by Jennifer Rodewald!

In Spite of Ourselves by Jennifer Rodewald

In Spite of Ourselves by Jennifer Rodewald




First Line:
Of all the ways he could have imagined this weekend going, this had never entered his mind. Not once. And if someone had told him it would happen this way, he would have laughed in their face, said Not in a million years, and gone on his way.


I feel the same way about 2020, Jackson Murphy! Don’t y’all?!


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7 thoughts on “First Line Fridays — In Spite of Ourselves

  1. My first line is from Acceptable Risk by Lynette Eason

    Chapter 2
    September. Helmed Province, Afghanistan

    Sarah Denning sat on the dirt floor of the Afghani prison cell and shivered in the hinety-degree heat, fighting the fear that had been her constant companion since the Taliban had attacked the school yesterday.


  2. I’m currently reading The London Restoration by Rachel McMillan. I’m just beginning chapter 10, so I’ll share from there:
    “The only other time Diana had been at Brent’s flat -her flat- in Clerkenwell alone was when she was packing her suitcase to leave for Buckinghamshire.”
    I hope you have a great weekend! 😀❤📚


  3. My First line is from Michael Connelly’s The Night Fire, a 2020 publication: “Bosch arrived late and had to park on a cemetery lane far from the grave site.” It promises to be a good read.


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