First Line Friday

Happy Friday my reader friends! Have you ever had a book that you see everywhere, but are a little nervous to open it up because it’s something different then you are used to reading? This week’s book is exactly that for me. I’ve had it for awhile now, but just haven’t brought myself to open it up. It even sat on my daughter’s bookshelf for awhile because she really wanted to read it, until I snatched it back from her. What brought me to all of a sudden decide to grab it? Well, I told myself in 2016 that I was going to branch out and try more genres. I did that, sort of. Let’s just say I did it in a way that was still in my comfort zone. My goal for this year to extend beyond that. Still staying in the Christian writing world of course (with a few here and there that aren’t, but they are clean), but looking into new types of books to just expand my horizons. And so here I am, opening this book to share the first line with you.

This week’s first line comes from……

Unblemished by Sara Ella


This is all my fault.

I know. It doesn’t really tell you much. But it certainly grabs your attention! And now it’s your turn. I hope you’ll grab the book nearest to you and post the first line in it. Don’t forget to visit my friends and see what they are reading this week too 🙂 Happy Friday!

All The Book Blog Names Are Taken  /  Bibliophile Reviews

Bookworm Mama  /  Encouraging Words From The Tea Queen

Faithfully Bookish  /  Fiction Aficionado

Lauraines Notes  /  Radiant Light

Reading is my SuperPower  /  Robins Nest

Singing Librarian  /  Kathleen Denly

With A Joyful Noise  /  Joy of Reading

Special Welcome to Three New #FirstLineFriday Members!!

CJane Read  /  Moments Dipped In Ink

Molly’s Cafinated Reads

27 thoughts on “First Line Friday

  1. I thought I’d share something different here than the book featured on my blog today. This book is one my son is reading.
    “Betsey Maxwell wearily trailed behind Loren as her brother dodged the muddy puddles, horse manure, and piles of crates in the narrow London street.”
    – The Thieves of Tyburn Square by: Dave & Neta Jackson
    The Trailblazer Books – Bethany House Publisher 1995

      1. He loves to read! On Tuesday, I bought him 6 new books. This morning he told me he had read 5 of them and only had one left. They were all history books. I love that he enjoys reading!

  2. Here’s my first line:
    Garvin Poole slipped out of bed, got his lighter off the fireplace mantel, and walked in his underwear through the dark house to the kitchen, where he took a joint out of a sugar jar, then continued to the garden door. ~Golden Prey by John Sandford

    Dinh @Arlene’s Book Club

  3. That’s a great first line! I still need to read this one too, but more because of time restraints than anything else.

    I have the first line from Erynn Newman’s debut release ‘Out of Darkness’ on my blog, but here I’m going to share the first line from Johnnie Alexander’s latest release, ‘What Hope Remembers’:

    “The June sun beat on Gabe Kendall’s bare head and tapped into his childhood memories of the horse farm.”

    Happy Friday!

  4. Happy Friday!!! Good for you branching out can be so exciting! It opens up a whole new realm of books for you to discover!

  5. Happy Friday! My first line is: “My heart beat as if it was trying to build up speed and erupt from my chest.” From Warfare:Life After Book 2 by Julie Hall. Coming out June 13th.

  6. Venturing out of reading comfort…I’m trying to venture out a little too. And yes, mainly sticking with Christian. One I’m about to review is a suspense–haven’t read Christian suspense, but I really like the Sue Thomas F.B.Eye TV series so I’m thinking I like suspense. 😉

  7. I received an advance review copy of UNBLEMISHED as a freebie at ACFW last August. My daughter snatched it and it’s been in her room since then. I need to reclaim it. I’ve read too many good things about it.

    My first line is from TURTLES IN THE ROAD, a humorous romance from mother/daughter duo Rhonda Rhea and Kaley Rhea. The book arrived yesterday, and I didn’t get to crack it open until 1:00 AM…but I just HAD to start it before bed! The first chapter is hilarious…and Piper is my new BF! — “Normally a nice long solo drive had a calming effect on Piper.”

  8. If you want to branch out and read different genres, try books from the Victorian era…Jane Eyre, Oliver Twist, Wives and Daughters, etc. And read more classic literature…Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Edith Wharton, C.S. Lewis…just to name a few. 🙂

  9. It’s a Regency weekend for me. Today I’ve started reading Carrie Turansky’s Edwardian Brides series.

    October 1911
    Berkshire, England

    Julia Foster lifted her gaze to the clear October sky as a lark swooped past.

    The Governess of Highland Hall


  10. I haven’t heard of this. I need to branch out more.

    Here’s mine. Jody Hedlund’s For Love & Honor: “You have one month to pay the debt,” Captain Foxe stated, his tone as rigid as the plate armor he wore.

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