First Line Fridays – Special Edition – Where the Fire Falls

Happy Friday my friends!

Today’s special edition is the First Line from an author whose books you haven’t read yet. I am sharing a book by Karen Barnett that I recently won in a giveaway. I am super excited to read this series! I can’t believe I haven’t read any of Karen’s books yet! Eeep! – Rach

Today’s First Line comes from

Where the Fire Falls

by Karen Barnett

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July 2, 1929
Sacramento, California
Olivia Rutherford applied lip rouge the same way she painted–with bold, broad strokes.

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First Line Fridays – Sons of Blackbird Mountain

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With as many books as we read each year, it can be hard to narrow down our favorites. But I think it’s safe to say that this book is one of the BEST books I have EVER read. If you only read ONE book this year…Let it be this one! – Rach

Today’s First Line comes from

Sons of Blackbird Mountain

by Joanne Bischof

Sons of Blackbird Mountain

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Blackbird Mountain, Virginia
August 27, 1890

Aven peered down at the letter again, noted the address written in Aunt Dorothe’s hand, then looked back to the wooden sign that was staked into the ground.

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First Line Fridays – Together Forever

Happy Friday!

I may have been purposefully putting off this book…Only because, I LOVE Jody’s books SO.MUCH. That I need to savor them…make them last…I even went back and listened to the first book on audio…I can’t get over how Jody’s books capture my heart, how the characters feel REAL, and how their circumstances speak to me. The way that God is portrayed is so REAL and so TANGIBLE, that often times, I am brought to tears. Jody is without a doubt one of my top 5 favorite authors of all time.

Today’s first line is from…

Together Forever
Jody Hedlund

New York City
June 1858

Marianne Neumann’s fingers were shaking so hard she could barely pry open the first record book.


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First Line Fridays – Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations

Happy Friday!

If you have not had the pleasure of reading this cute and fun romance, I definitely encourage you to check it out!

Today’s first line is from…

Love, Lace and Minor Alterations
V. Joy Palmer

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When a bride finds The Dress, there is joy, laughter, and on some occasions, even spontaneous dancing.
There is none of that right now.

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First Line Fridays – Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Happy Friday!

This week on Hoarding Books we are celebrating Academia! I am featuring one of the most popular, and appropriate, books for graduation.

Did you receive this one for a graduation?

Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

“Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!

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First Line Friday – Unbreakable

Happy Friday!

Spring is in the air and a book is in my hands…well…ok, not right NOW as I am typing. But as soon as I hit “publish” I will be diving back into my current read.
Today I want to share a Young Adult book with you. This series has BLOWN me away! Filled with unique characters, an incredible world, and unforgettable emotions…Sara Ella is a mastermind of YA Fiction.

Unbreakable by Sara Ella

Unbreakable

“What is that wretched odor? Am I dead? Because I smell dead or death or something close to it. I can’t open my eyes. Not yet. Opening my eyes makes it real.”

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Don’t miss the first two books of the series!

Unblemished

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Unraveling

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First Line Fridays – A Stray Drop of Blood

It’s Good Friday!

What an honor it is to be able to celebrate Jesus this weekend! While today represents such a dark day, we know what comes next…Resurrection Day!

Today’s first line comes from one of Roseanna White’s Biblical books. This particular book takes place around the trial of Jesus. The trial that sentenced him to death. I have not read this book yet, but I am looking forward to it.

A Stray Drop of Blood by Roseanna M. White

A Stray Drop of Blood

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“Abigail’s tears were unneeded.”

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First Line Fridays – Keturah

Happy Friday Reading Friends!

I recently started this book by Lisa T. Bergren. And I confess, I picked it up because I just visited the Caribbean in December, and let’s face it, I am ready to go back! The sun, the food, the relaxing atmosphere….This is certainly a unique setting for a Historical Romance as well, so that has been fun!

Today’s first line is from…

Keturah
Lisa T. Bergren
 
10 June, 1773
Rivenshire, England
In the hopes that at least one would get through, their father had sent three copies of his last letter from the West Indies; as it happened, his daughters received them all.

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First Line Fridays – Love in Three-Quarter Time

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Hi folks! Today we have a special edition theme. Short month…Short Book. I choose this particular Novella to feature because it releases on Valentine’s Day. I am SO excited for this story!!! Rachel McMillan is a FABULOUS author and I just adore her. You can pre-order this story for less than $2! I highly encourage you to do so.

Today’s First Line is From…
Love in Three Quarter Time
by Rachel McMillan

Love in Three Quarter Time

Prologue

If Evelyn Watt’s life were projected on a movie screen, it might look like the strand of Laura Linney’s story in Love, Actually. Not that she was far from home or responsible for an ill relative; rather, every time Rudy Moser walked by her cubicle, she touched up her lip gloss and melted into a puddle of idiot.

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First Line Friday – A Song Unheard

Winter is here! And here to stay…At least where I come from. I am looking forward to curling up with a good read and enjoying the snow…from inside my warm house, wrapped in a fuzzy WARM blanket…Drinking hot cider. I LOVE winter, but I do NOT like being cold. I am looking forward to reading this particular book over the upcoming weekend. What is on your TBR this winter?

Today’s first line is from…

A Song Unheard
by Roseanna M. White

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London, England
September 28, 1914
The music seeped into her soul like fog over the Thames.

I don’t know about you, but I ADORE music! And this line makes me want to close my eyes and drink in the melodious sound drifting around her…*sigh*

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